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Sometimes I get sick of teaching people how to squat correctly or convincing people that not benching 3x per week won’t start the Apocalypse. Sometimes I just want to talk about Beast Wars, food, or a recent movie I saw. This section is what I do so that I don’t have to assume a fake identity and start trolling random message boards.

Day 8: I Refuse to Chuck a Sickie!

Dammit. I was up most of the night with an angry tummy, and when Tony got up a little after 6:00am he needed to go out and get me some Tylenol, Imodium, and water. I was having shakes and chills, and feeling crappy. Note from Tony: Lisa will kill me for putting this up, but… Read more

Day 7: (Circular) Quay Day!

Friends, We were up bright and early and at the gym by 8:00am. James, our Sydney host, directed us to the nearest Anytime Fitness. Tony was relieved to be able to squat, squat, squat the morning away. I took advantage of the fully equip, non-hotel gym to also squat, then Romanian deadlift, then weighted hip… Read more

Day 6: Brekkie, Kangaroos, and Vegemite by Day – Sir Stamford, The Opera House, and Dinner on the Quay by Night

We slept in! 6:00am and feeling good! I only woke up kicking the Transformer-Kardashian-Wooly-Mammoth Spider of the bed once, so that was good. As I was typing up yesterday’s blog, Tony noticed a little something out of our back door, and BAM! Kangaroos first thing in the morning! Breakfast was included with our night’s stay,… Read more

Day 5: Ballina, Sydney, Pokolbin, Success!

Lisa’s daily dairy of our Australian Adventure continues (cue old-school 1960s Batman music here. Dah-na-na-na-na-Dah-na-na-na-na)…. For no reason whatsoever I woke up at 4:00am and couldn’t go back to sleep. I think it’s because it feels like Christmas every morning since a few days before we even left for the trip! We enjoyed a quiet… Read more

Day 4: Seminar Sunday

Lisa’s daily dairy of our Australian Adventure continues…… Greetings! Tony and I made it all the way to 5:30am, so our clocks are just about re-set to Aussie time. Since we’re quick to acclimate to local culture, we waited until 7:00am before heading out for brekkie. As directed by Shannan, we went to The Gallery… Read more

Day 3: Aussie Sunrise, Turkish Toast, and a Big-Assed Mackrel

Day #3 of Lisa’s diary of our Australian Adventure. We made it straight to 4:00am! 8 hours of sleep is nothing to complain about, and Tony and I enjoyed a quiet morning while I worked on this little travel blog, and Tony reviewed some of his slides for today’s seminar. We were starving, but forced… Read more

Day 2: Goonsacks, M.A.M.I.L.’s, and Brekkie.

Lisa Continues her daily dairy of our trip to Australia. We Made it! Local time 7:05am, out of the plane and hugging our first host, Shannan by 8:00am. (A quick synopsis of who Shannan is: he’s a former distance coaching client of Tony who own his own strength and conditioning facility in Ballina. This trip’s… Read more

Day 1: 20 Hours On a Plane

What follows is Lisa’s daily diary of our musings and doings while visiting Australia. Hello Friends! Tony and I just spent 6 hours in a plane from Boston to LAX, and then 14 hours from LAX to Brisbane. The journey has begun. Thanks for joining. Here’s Tony, as excited as can be as we boarded… Read more