Day 71: Spring has sprung

Despite all the craziness that seems to be going on, I can’t help but smile at the beautiful spring weather we are having in St. Pete.

As much as I talk about hating to live in the place I grew up, it really is paradise. I know I will love living in St. Pete when I am settled down and married with kids, but for now it is too easy. This environment is not challenging. However it is nice enough for a bike ride along the water to the gym on a Sunday afternoon.


After an easy 15 minute bike ride to the gym, I focused on lower-body. I’ve recently noticed some knee pain and have added more lateral moves to my routine. I also realized that during deadlifts my knees fall inward, which is due to weak hip abductors and adductors. After working those muscles during my last two lifting sessions I am incredibly sore, a sign that I don’t work them nearly enough. Eventually I will post a lower-body workout to address this problem, so get ready!

On the bike ride home I snapped some more photos. By the way it is about 80 degrees here and afternoon thunderstorms are already becoming frequent. What happened to winter?

At one spot I found my name engraved in the sidewalk! Crazy.

Okay my name is not Karsten but it’s close. I go by many names actually since most people cannot spell or pronounce my name correctly. No big deal.

Time to kick off the work week. Oh boy, not looking forward to this…

3 thoughts on “Day 71: Spring has sprung

  1. So I just spent some time catching up on all of your China posts – looks like it was such an amazing trip. I can’t wait to hear all about it in person! I get back at the end of the month, the 25th or so.. we will def need a gym date. I feel like I’m doing a lot of walking (duh it’s nyc) and getting in some good runs in central park, but my muscles are feeling weak! Do you have any good at home/bodyweight workouts??

    1. Thanks for reading! Hope you are having a great time in NYC and definitely look forward to catching up when you return! As for bodyweight workouts, I have two circuit workout videos that I made for friends on my youtube channel. Go here: and try Circuit 1: Part 1 and 2 or Circuit 2: Part 1 and 2. It’s pretty hokey but just follow along and ignore the rambling. Let me know if you try it! The take about 20 minutes each.


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