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February 29, 2012

Breaking through the wall

NEW ALBANY — From a fitness standpoint, the last two weeks haven't been the best. But it all worked out in the end. 

First of all, I only made it to the gym five times in the last two weeks, including two visits with Floyd County YMCA Personal Trainer Alli Hilles. The other three days in there? Yeah, should have been six. It's been very busy around these parts, and I also managed to catch myself a bit of an illness that stopped me from going last Friday. 

Thankfully, a few of my activities outside of the gym have been good substitutes. I probably walked about three miles on the campus of IUPUI on Saturday, hopelessly lost as I sought out the Indiana University Natatorium on campus. Google Maps has shaken my faith one too many times, and it was another day where the online giant couldn't tell me where one of the most iconic structures in all of Indianapolis was located. Suffice to say, my legs got plenty of work that day. 

I also had a few food slip-ups this week. On Sunday while visiting my friends and family in Cincinnati, I decided to head down to my old college paper to meet up with a buddy who's about to graduate. The plan was to hang out for an hour while another paper provided them with photos, and then we'd leave and find something healthy to eat. Unfortunately, the other newspaper didn't do much to respect the time of my friend and his peers, and as 10 p.m. rolled around there were still no photos to be had. When we finally got out of there, the only places open were pizza places and fast food joints. We decided to forego cooking and just grabbed a pizza. At least the toppings were healthy, right? 

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