Thursday, March 20, 2014

Squat workout done

First set of squats I’ve done in a few weeks. Prolly gonna be sore

Monday, March 17, 2014
You wanna scare the crap out of a grown man? Leave a half-deflated balloon floating in the middle of a dark room, and let him walk into it.

You wanna scare the crap out of a grown man? Leave a half-deflated balloon floating in the middle of a dark room, and let him walk into it.

Friday, March 14, 2014

I ran in my first 5K of 2014 today. Having not run any significant distance all winter, I came in with low expectations for myself (just finish, don’t walk). Well, I set a new PR in the mile (10:35) and overall 5K (35:18). My short term running goals are running a mile under 10:00 and a 5K under 35:00. I’ll take this as a good start to the year.

This is the view from Big Bluff, an old goat path 550 feet above the Buffalo River. 

P.S. Sorry for the selfie, but I was hiking alone.

This is the view from Big Bluff, an old goat path 550 feet above the Buffalo River.

P.S. Sorry for the selfie, but I was hiking alone.

Pay Day Weigh Day - March 15th

238.

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Home workout done

Got in my first deadlift session on my new home gym set up. I think I’m going to like not driving, parking and waiting in lines for equipment to get my workouts done.

Friday, February 21, 2014

New Deadlift Personal Record

I picked 315 pounds off the floor this morning, 15 more than my last PR.

Monday, February 17, 2014
My daughter’s basketball team wrapped up their season with a Division Championship. As a coach, I had to deal with more crying and girl drama than I’d like, but it was fun to see them get better throughout the season.  Winning our tournament was just a cherry on top.

My daughter’s basketball team wrapped up their season with a Division Championship. As a coach, I had to deal with more crying and girl drama than I’d like, but it was fun to see them get better throughout the season. Winning our tournament was just a cherry on top.

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Keep the Fire Burning

I heard a good analogy for diet and fitness recently and it goes like this:

Think of your body like a fire. You want to keep the fire burning hot all day. The foods you eat are what fuels the fire. You don’t want to put little leaves and twigs (chips and cookies) on it, because it won’t stay lit and will never get hot. And you don’t want to put big, wet logs (large meals) on it either, because they’ll put it out. You want to put decent sized logs (healthy, natural foods) on it frequently throughout the day.

And think of working out like chopping wood and stoking the fire. You have to stoke the fire every now and then, to make sure it has air and can breathe. And you have to chop wood so you’ll have something to put on the fire. 

And if the fire goes out, just light it back up the next day. But no matter what, always try to keep it burning.

Sunday Workout Done

Quick warmup - jump rope, slam ball, sit-ups

Bench press - warm up, then 3 x 5 x 160 sets

Cool down - half mile run (untimed)