- Date: Tuesday, December 5, 2006 -- 8:30pm
- Location: Somerville, MA
- Kitchen: My Apartment
- Fellow Chef: Matty
- Dining Companions: Andrew, Matt, and Ana
- Recipe Rating: B-
My first year at MIT I formed two goals for graduate school. Goal number one: get a PhD. Goal number two: do a pull-up. The PhD is coming along fine, but I haven't made much progress on the pull-up. I am running out of time though. So Matt and I made a deal. He's convinced that with his help I can learn to do the pull-up. So he's going to be my trainer, and in return I am going to pack his lunches. It seems like a mutually beneficial agreement! Matt is out of town this weekend though, and usually Saturday is a work-out day in our routine. So yesterday he wrote me a long workout (with diagrams and everything) and left it for me to do today. When he was explaining everything to me yesterday, he even told me when I was allowed to get water during my workout. (I definitely ignored such details and just drank water whenever I wanted to -- don't tell Matt though!). I used to work out with Mike and at the time I thought he was pretty hard on me. This summer I worked out with Marco, who pushed me even more. But Matt is way less lenient than either of them! After only a couple weeks of Matt's workouts I am already making definite progress though, so I can't complain! I may do this pull-up yet!