Wednesday, October 31, 2007


worked out today plus did Halloween with the kiddies. Will post in the morning. Daddy needs a mental break right now.........

Monday, October 29, 2007

Goddamnit KBs are dangerous.

Well not really. I almost lost a shin today cause I didn't pay attention to what I was doing. Yeesh. I missed a double clean with 2 70's and aborted the move and jumped back a little. My cheap knockoff DD 70 has a rubber pad bolted on the bottom, fuckin thing actually bounced a little back towards me and nailed my shin. Fortunately I was not standing still at the time.

Thrusters with 70's
21 reps PR

RR/pushup on KB double s 70's
20 reps

5 vups
5 burpees
20 swings

x 3 rounds.

Sunday, October 28, 2007

This is one of those days I truly appreciate the flexibility of a home gym and kettlebells

Barb is working a triple, that's right 36 hours straight. Sort of. She was the only experienced nurse on today and she worked last night and she is scheduled for tonight. But the new hospital she works at is extremely cool, they let her sleep all day today on the clock and if anything walked through the door the new nurses couldn't handle they would wake her up. So she had a residents schedule today.

Anyhow I had a lot of errands to do today and with kids you figure out how long something should take then double it :-)

I didn't get home till 6pm today and did DWs interval A

snatch 1:00
jumping jacks 2:00
x 4 rounds.

I actually counted reps today cause I was curious what 1:00 of hard snatching would get me. 27 reps

I got 27 on both sides the first 2 minutes and 20 a side on the next rounds cause I was resting at the top ( not GS mind you just plain old survival ).

94 snatches in 12 minutes, not so bad.

Thursday, October 25, 2007


Clean and push press double 53s
2-3 minutes between sets. Good little workout.

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Sickening stuff.

Most of the times I keep my political and religious opinions to myself simply because they are contoversial and after 22 years of being a Jehovahs Witness I have absolutely no desire to shove my opinion down anyones throat or have theirs shoved down mine.

Watch the video, americans did not die in the explosion but they have in similiar ones. Our sons and daughters are dieing over there.

Here is where I have a serious problem, I don't think it's just for oil although that is a big part of it.

In 1948 the US helped train and outfit the Isreali nation to fight a war of independance, thus putting them at odds with the muslim nation.

Let me be clear I an not pro radical islam espscially the ones that claim this is the 3rd great jihad and it's gods will that they rule the world. They and their gods better stay the hell off US soil. Nor am I anti-semite. I find jewish culture really cool.

But i believe that all US presidents have been rapture christians and believe an independat free Isreal is required for the rapture to occur. Wich means if I'm right ( and most people who read this will call bullshit on it as most people do ) the US started the religious war with the muslims.

My solution, get the hell outta Isreal. Do over the course of a few years. Give citizen-ship to any jewish citizens wanting to leave before US support is withdrawn. That is only fair.

Next get off foriegn oil, switch to hydrogen. Yes I know it won't solve global warming without a "green" way to manufacture it. As of now we don't have a way to do it on a massive scale. Fine use non-green ways to manufacture it and have the oil industry do it. That way the political/financial powers that be will still get to keep their money and look like heros in the process.

We ain't gunna win over there, might as well try to make US a muslim theocracy. And if shit gets real dicey China will step in and that's a whole 'nuther scary scenario.

Flippin' good fun

Did something fun tonight.
Tire flip 8 sets of 5
The last time i did this with any regularity 2x5 had me winded pretty bad. The thing just seemed light. Fun. Maybe later this week I'll try 10x10!!

OK my motivation has been in the toilet lately

Daves circuits are HARD. I will start them then waffle. Then restart and waffle again. I hate hate HATE oxygen debt and his double work puts me ther in all kinds of a hurry. This has always been my problem with fitness ( not strength wich is actually fun for me to train ) but overall fitness, of wich "cardio" is a big component. I get to a certain point wether it's KBs, running, dumbell circuits, hiking, or any of the various other things I've tried and not stuck to in the past. I get to a point where it's gets hard, then I drop out. Even if you are in good shape thrusters with 140lbs is MONSTER work.

This is my dragon, my white whale, my snake headed demon. I will ride out and kill the dragon and mount his head on my wall. For the rest of this week I'm going to do some stuff I made up. Then Sunday I will start Daves circuits again. I'm tired of banging my head against this wall.

Edit: for someone who actually Aced my english class I write like a 3rd grader :-)

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Got home last night at 3 am.

Yeesh. Fun vacation, I needed that. Fell in love with Carpinteria again :-). This will probably be the last week or so long vacation before I'm out of school.

Workout post

Thrusters with 53's
30 reps 3 at the top of every minute
30 reps 3 at the top of every minute
5 v-ups/5 burpees/20 swings
x 4 rounds

Yeah so I had the idea that this workout would be easier because I was using the 53s not the 70s. It's not as heavy but it burns more.

I'll upload vacation pics later today.

Monday, October 15, 2007


Took Barb all the way to Solvang Cali. She has never been north of LA. I showed her Carpinteria. She showed me Sea World. Awesome.

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

OK huge victory for me

Went and played pool last night with ZERO alcohol. i think I'm done fucking around.
food yesterday
bacon cheeseburger sans bun
2 large salads.
Drank plain ole' ice tea in the bar.
Workout yestrerday

double kb snatches/walk-jog 1/8 mile
8 rounds

did 10 snatches per round.

Gunna workout later today, It's Lyndsey's birthday so we are having a little party. Then tonight we are going to scoot over to San Diego to go to Sea World. I'm taking a 'bell with me to workout on vacation.

Tuesday, October 09, 2007


Enough bullshit. I'm hungover right now after I told myself last night I wasn't going to drink. Now I'm just angry at myself. I'm going to go punish my self with a little HOC.
Fuck this lifestyle, I hate feeling bad. Tossing back a brewski or two with amigos is coolness defined. But this is horseshit.

Sunday, October 07, 2007

Starting over......again

268 as of today. I'll post pics tommorrow. Nobody here to take pics today. The competition is over on Dec 1st. i'm going to continue to post pics at the end of each month. I will beat this fat thing.

workout ME bench
bar x 20
wow out of practice. Keeping tension was hard, setting up was hard. Cool to do it though

3 hours later

thrusters with 2 70's edt for 10 minutes
18 reps ( damn hard stuff, I can't believe someone actually did 142 jerks in the same time I did 18 thrusters )

RR edt 2 70s
( shoulders and chest fried by this point )

17 reps

5 vups
5 burpees
25 2 hand swing

3 rounds.

Workout notes. 2 months of partying really hurt my performance. I think I'm going to do bare minimium ME DE stuff in the morning and consider my KB stuff as my accesory work. We'll see if this works. I'm going to keep trying to shed fat after the competition. KBs hit everything so they should make for good accesory work for now.

Life notes. Barb had basically 2 months off work and we had a 36 thousand dollar deposit in our bank account. Lots and lots of that went to bills and fincial obligations.
But we basically had 2 months of "free" time. We never really dated, we used to joke that we had 3 dates and then got married. There was always a child and more than likely children with us everywhere we went. We spent a lot of nights together at her ( now our ) house. But always after getting the kids ready for bed, and at any moment one or more kids could interupt us.
I think this is the first time where Cheyenne had a babysitter and the other kids were in school. So this was the first time in 5 years we could go and spend time together alone. I think we went a little crazy. The one good thing is that we got to actuall "date". I feel about 100 times closer to her now. It also makes me realize that I love her and would have fallen for her weather we dated for a long time or not.

Friday, October 05, 2007

Happy Birthday to my beautiful wife

Here is to being 37
looking 27
and acting 17

Love you hon, I'm so glad we get to spend the day together

Thursday, October 04, 2007

OK so it turns out

that I have a more serious problem with alcohol than I thought. I had many controls in place. Most of those controlls were removed temporarily. They are pretty firmly back in place as of today. But the last 2 months have been really really counterproductive. You know what scares me? Someday I'll be retired, the kids will be grown, and I will have zero responsibilities. If I can't get a handle on this now I'm going to have a miserable life when I'm older.

1 We admitted we were powerless over alcohol – that our lives had become unmanageable.
2 Came to believe that a Power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity.
3 Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God as we understood Him.
4 Made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves.
5 Admitted to God, to ourselves and to another human being the exact nature of our wrongs.
6 Were entirely ready to have God remove all these defects of character.
7 Humbly asked Him to remove our shortcomings.
8 Made a list of all persons we had harmed, and became willing to make amends to them all.
9 Made direct amends to such people wherever possible, except when to do so would injure them or others.
10 Continued to take personal inventory and when we were wrong promptly admitted it.
11 Sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God as we understood Him, praying only for knowledge of His will for us and the power to carry that out.
12 Having had a spiritual awakening as the result of these steps, we tried to carry this message to alcoholics, and to practice these principles in all our affairs.

I sorta agree with number 1, numbers 8 and 10 are just good humanity. However, I'm athiest so the rest won't work for me.

I really am a little concerned obout this. I played pool for an hour yesterday, had a damn fine steak and 4 glasses of water. I haven't drank today. If I'm quite on the blog for a while it's soley because I'm trying to get a handle on this stuff....