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Twisted Prey - John Sandford

The Spy Who Came In From The Cold - John LeCarre

UNSUB - Meg Gardiner

A Spy Named Orphan by Roland Philipps

How It Happened by Michael Koryta

The Word Is Murder - Anthony Horowitz

Star of the North - D.B. John

The Sinners - Ace Atkins

The Outsider - Stephen King

Spymaster - Brad Thor

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Operation Mincemeat - Ben Macintyre 

Berlin: Caught in the Mousetrap by Paul Grant 

Berlin Game - Len Deighton (for the Spybrary book club)

Desolation Mountain - William Kent Krueger

Podcast Favorites

https://soundcloud.com/drycleanercast/20-ian-fleming-with-jeremy-duns . (The life and Legacy of Ian Fleming, with author and historian Jeremy Duns, always an excellent and entertaining interview)

http://spybrary.com/48-oleg-penkovsky/ . (the true story of Oleg Penkovsky, regarded by many as the greatest spy of the Cold War era - with Jeremy Duns, whose book on the topic, Dead Drop, is a classic)

https://bletchleypark.org.uk/news/podcast-73-bond-at-bletchley-park (wonderful history of Ian Fleming's involvement at Bletchley Park during WWII, and Anthony Horowitz making a presentation about his new James Bond novel, Forever And A Day.

https://coldwarconversations.wordpress.com/episode16/ "How I Nearly Started World War III" with Mark Valley, host of the Live Drop Espionage podcast

 

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Wednesday
May032017

Damn, Thought I Was Holding My Own

Last night I got in a decent workout at a gym I don't go to very often. It's a nice change of pace and I have fewer interruptions. My hour+ consisted of some leg tri-sets and a few back movements. But what I did is neither here nor there.

After putting together my post-workout shake (creatine, BCAA, Vitargo, whey protein - the usual), I was walking through the gym and heard my name called. Turns out an old friend from my competitive cycling days had recently joined the gym. We hadn't seen each other in at least a decade, and had a nice chat about our shared cycling days, getting older, etc. But here's why I'm talking about this:  he said when he initially saw me he thought it was me, but then said to himself: "nah, it can't be John, his calves aren't big enough."

Damn, I thought my calves were still pretty good, even now at 62 years old.

Here's my calves less than two weeks ago, on the ride home after a workout at CrossFit Green Bay. I was sipping my post-workout shake containing fast-acting carbs in the form of either Vitargo, Build or Real Food.