Thursday, July 31, 2014

Favorite Time of the Day

4 rounds

400 meter run
50 air squats


Not particularly proud of that time.  I've been stuck on this one for a while.  I think I need to work on short range sprints.  Feels like I've forgotten how to run fast.  The cool part about this one today was that I got Derek to do a scaled version of this with me.  It is definitely high time that kid start getting rid of the lazy.  He has it in him.  He simply lacks the motivation.  Not uncommon for teenagers.....or adults for that matter.

Sometimes I think about what the best part of my day or week is.  Being a certified clockwatcher one of the best parts of my day is definitely when the clock hits 7pm.  It feels like walking out of a mini-prison.  The absolute best part of my day is definitely working out though.  Even when I'm feeling tired I make an effort to do it because I know I'm going to feel better physically and mentally afterward.  Weekends have been pretty stressful lately, so I find now that I don't really look forward to those anymore.  I'm sure that will change after we move.

We got a buyer on the line for our house.  They are lowballing the crap out of us, but I have a feeling we can come to an agreement.  We have to get out of this house.

Monday, July 21, 2014

Benchmark Smashed

5 minute walk
2 mile run

3 rounds
10 toes to bar
10 handstand pushups
10 pistols off a chair (each leg)

This was basically an easy day where I wanted to practice the various movements that I can't do properly.  My right knee is bothering me a lot.  Not sure what is wrong with it.  I'm ok doing regular airsquats and runnings.  Doing any kind of pistol variation makes it feel like something is wrong though.  I'll have to be careful with that.

Last week on Friday I decided to do my old benchmark workout that I came up with way back when I first started trying the whole garage gym crossfit thing.  3 rounds of 13 divebombers, 20 burpees, and 50 airsquats.  I have been stuck on this workout for a while.  My previous PR was 10:43.  On Friday I did it in 10:05.  It's always great to hit a new PR.

We went out to look at a few more houses this weekend.  This is going to be a tough road.  I don't think me and Michelle are quite on the same page yet.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014


5 minutes walk

25 minutes
2 dead hang pull ups every 30 seconds

Pretty sure I did at least 100 dead hang pull ups this morning.  I'm feeling pretty good about that.  I think I'm going to go back and try day 4 of that pull up program I was on one more time in 2 days.  If I'm still stuck where I was then I might have to try a different program.  I hate being stuck.  I need to have some sense of progress.  Even if I can't do more reps maybe that last rep was a little easier.  Well, that isn't happening on that program.  I've done day 4 4 times now.  I'll get it.

I uninstalled Battlefield 4 from my computer last night.  I know it sounds stupid but that was kind of a big deal for me.  I've been thinking about doing it for a really long time.  Battlefield has for the better part of the last 10 years been a hobby bordering on an addiction.  I've come to a point where I feel like I need to remove as many distractions as possible from my life to make to the next level.

Monday, July 14, 2014

Shoes Matter

5 minutes jump rope
3K meter row

I wanted to do pull ups today, but the pull up bars were all taken at the gym.  So I ended up doing a 3,000 meter row.  Right now the hardest part about rowing is keeping a grip on the handle the whole time.  I suppose that aspect of it will help me with my pull ups.

I forgot my running shoes today.  It didn't bother me until the end of the row.  Turns out the part in my shoe near the heel is worn down and has some kind of exposed plastic.  So now I have some nice rubbed off skin on my heel.  Moral of the story: don't forget your shoes.

House just went on the market today.  It is going to be difficult to stay positive through this process.  The day we move out is going to be really hard.  We went looking at some houses in the general area we need to live in and didn't find much to get excited about.

Friday, July 11, 2014

Pull Up Wall

10 minute walk
5 minutes of jump rope

pull up program day 4

7, 10, 7, 7, max

2 minutes rest between sets

I am stuck on this workout.  When I get to the max out set I can only do 7.  You are supposed to hit 9 before making it to the next day workout.  I might try to do an alternate pull up workout tomorrow or the next day.

So glad it's Friday.  I downloaded the Unity game engine demo yesterday.  I'm going to start devoting what would have been my game time to learning more about this engine.

The house goes up for sale on Sunday.  Here we go.

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Clock Watching Pro

Easy Day
5 minute walk
1 mile jog

4 rounds
20 4-count bicycle crunches
20 ab wheel
10 Toes to Bar

 I need to devote an entire day's workout to just working on stuff I suck at.  Like Toes to Bar.  I marvel at athletes that can just crank these things out.  I can't seem to get a rhythm going.  I could say the same thing for kipping pullups, double unders, and hand stand pushups.  Yeah, I don't really have a handle on this whole crossfit thing just yet.

I am so incredibly bored at work right now.  I have never clock watched to the degree that I am everyday now.  Having a good routine really helps to pass that time faster.  Here is mine.

10:30 first yogurt
12:00 lunch
2:00 long walk
4:00 second yogurt
5:00 short walk
6:00 short walk
7:00 go home

I recently have become very interested in our new VR (virtual reality) department.  I think this might be a new avenue worth exploring.  I have begun to make my interest more known.  We'll see if I can escape from the doldrums of commercials.

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Warm Lungs

5 minute walk

8 x 400 meter runs
1 minute rest between each 400

I woke up feeling pretty beat up today.  However, I kept telling myself that working out is usually the best part of my day so why would I skip that.  Weird thing was the first 3 400's felt awful, but by the last 3 I started going numb to it.  Not easy, but I think my lungs were just used to it by then.  Lends credence to the notion that you need to warm up your lungs like any other muscle.

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Leg Day

5 minutes jump rope warm up

4 rounds
up and down the volleyball court walking lunges
50 air squats

I haven't done a serious leg day in a few weeks so this one hurt a little.  I've been noticing over the last few days that my right knee has been stiffening up at work a lot.  It doesn't hurt, it just feels like the joint is doing something weird.  I am almost positive this is because of sitting for too long.  Maybe I'll wind up getting that doctor's note after all.

Things feel weird at work right now.  I definitely have a sense that we have shifted into some new regime.  I'm not sure I like it.  I have started getting interested in persuing new areas of the company other than commercials.