So I took my advice and those of comments and decided to live on the edge a little on Thursday. It was – after all – Halloween. So how did I go about living on the edge? Did I walk a tightrope? Did I drive with a blindfold on? Did I wrestle an alligator wearing a tu-tu (the alligator, not me)? No, I left my UTA Frontrunner pass at home.
I’ll wait for you to catch your breath.
That’s right. When I left for work that morning I decided not only to leave my pass at home, but my entire wallet. Who needs a license or permits? Who needs cash or identification? I am living on the edge! I get to the train station and just walk onto that train. Who’s gonna stop me? That UTA usher wearing a chicken costume? I don’t think so. She just commented on my new book I was reading and walked away. That’s right.
Then on the return trip I do it again. Bypass the system and just walk onto the train, stickin’ it to the man! There is a different person sitting in the front row of the train as I walk in. He’s wearing a different colored vest and is holding an iPad. Is THIS the random guy who is going to ask me to show him my pass or ticket? I walk up to the second level and find a seat in the middle, attempting to blend into the crowd. I scoot into my seat and pull out my book, keeping my headphones on and my head down. I feel that I have accomplished my goal! Until I see a yellow-vested man standing in front of me holding an iPad. This must be it. This is the end.
This is where UTA discovers my transgression.
I look up innocently at the man, my puppy-dog eyes forming, my brows raising up in a quizzical look. I reach up and pluck the plugs from my ears as loud, boisterous music streams into the car.
“Yes?” I say with the voice of an 11 year old boy who has chocolate on his face and cookie crumbs on his pajamas.
The man stares at me like only a hardened UTA usher could. He swings the iPad in front of him like a loaded weapon, aiming it at my torso, waiting for me to provide the answer he wants but I dread. Waiting for me to admit my atrocity so he can exact his vengeance!
“We’re doing a survey,” the man says. “Where do you get off of the train?”
Flustered at the near blow, I answer him with an “uh” and finally spit it out. He thanks me and walks away, withdrawing his electronic device from lethal status.
I breath in victoriously, reading my book until my stop and retreat from the bowels of UTA, having lived directly on the edge.
Breakfast – Homemade Egg McMuffin
Snack – Granola Bar, pumpkin spice cake, chocolate cream pie and a peanut butter banana cookie
Lunch – Grean Bean Spaghetti and garlic bread
Dinner – Chicken sandwich and chicken strips
Dessert – A single donut
An hour+ of walking at work
|5×6 Circuit Training||Sets 1-3||Sets 4-5|
|Barbell Curls – –||55 lbs||55 lbs|
|Wrist Curls – –||80 lbs||75 lbs|
|Skullcrushers – –||50 lbs||50 lbs|
|Hammer Curls – –||40 lbs/hand||40 lbs/hand|
|Concentartion Curls – –||25 lbs/hand||25 lbs/hand|
|Dumbbell Curls – –||30 lbs/hand||25 lbs/hand|
|Tricep Extensions – –||90 lbs||90 lbs|
|Tricep Pulldowns – –||90 lbs||90 lbs|
|Reverse Barbell Curls – –||50 lbs||50 lbs|
|Increasing Sets||Sets 1-2||Sets 3-4||Set 5|
|Close Grip Lat Pulldowns – –||6×90 lbs||4×100 lbs||2×110 lbs|
|Heavy Curl Jerks – –||6×40 lbs||4×50 lbs||2×65 lbs|
|Dumbbell Tricep Extensions – –||6×12 lbs/hand||4×15 lbs/hand||2×20 lbs/hand|
|Bicycle Crunches – –||3×10 Reps|
|Jabs/Uppercuts – –||3×20 Seconds|