Thursday, June 27, 2013


Nashville, the show, is awesome. I'm addicted and I've been blowing through episodes like crazy. Hayden is obviously super hot and it's cool seeing them highlight certain places in my new hometown. The music on the show is incredible as well and I'm just in love with it. Sadly, I only have a few more episodes left before the end of the season.

I ran 3.3 miles and did 100 pushups today. Sadly, the 300 yesterday made my chest sore today and I could definitely feel it during the run. I used to do 300/day and not be fazed but these two lazy months have really set me back. The heat and humidity don't help either but I think I'm getting a little better at dealing with the fact that my clothes are going to be drenched after every simple 3-mile run. And I'm sure that the boobs will bounce back in no time.

Pushups: Today-100 YTD-27690
Pullups: Today-0 YTD-414
Running: Today-3.3mi YTD-364.45mi

Spirit of the Blog

Soooo this whole taking a week off thing is against the spirit of the blog I'm really really really going to try blogging more often, even if I do it twice or three times a day. I've noticed that I have more energy to blog in the afternoons and rarely feel like banging something out right before bed. If I give mid-day updates or whatever, maybe I'll get better at this. We'll see.

The past week was kind of shitty but I'm planning on picking it up as we reach the mid-point of the year. I've only done 50 today and still need to go for a 3-mile run. I think I'm going to make a conservative goal and go for 28K by the end of the month. Still ahead of track, despite the horrendous two months. Let's get my friend momentum rolling into my birthday month.

W: 150, 3.1miles
R: 150, 4miles
F: 100
S: 66
S: 50, 5miles
M: 0
T: 150
W: 300, 3.7
R: ???

Total: 966, 15.8miles

Pushups: Today-966 YTD-27590
Pullups: Today-0 YTD-414
Running: Today-15.8mi YTD-361.15mi

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Chillin like Bob Dylan

Today I ran 2.8 miles in the morning and did 3 random sets of 50 pushups throughout the day. I'm currently inprocessing to Fort Campbell which means I sit around and do nothing all day so I should be able to do more than that. Tomorrow I'll try to do more pushups and I'm heading into Nashville to run with this group called East Nasty. They seem like a pretty fun group to run with, you can read all about it here:
Damn NBA Finals just went to OT so I'm gonna have to stay up a little late. I love seeing Lebron choke but also love seeing Ray Allen succeed so I'm not super miserable but I'd still like to see the Spurs win. If for no other reason than the fact that I won't have to watch game 7 on Thursday, haha. Go Spurs!
Pushups: Today-150 YTD-26624
Pullups: Today-0 YTD-414
Running: Today-2.8mi YTD-345.35mi

Monday, June 17, 2013


Momentum and Inertia, such amazingly powerful forces. Unfortunately I've been on the wrong side for a looooong time now but here's the first step in the other direction. Gotta start somewhere.
My back ended up being a much bigger issue than I could have imagined. For about 2 weeks I was hobbling around like an invalid and it really affected my mood and fitness and the like. For pushups, I did 250 in Nashville that I never added up and then I did random sets of 50, 40, 40, 50 over the span of about a million years before slowly getting going over the past week or so. As soon as I got to Minneapolis last Sunday I started doing 100/day to just get the blood flowing again. Then, on Saturday, I did 200, Sunday 100, and today 200 again. So that's 1530 over the span of almost a month. Just really not gonna cut it. I did my 50-40...-10 pyramid today and it felt really painful. Still better than I did before joining the Army but nowhere near where I was a month ago. Obviously. Anyway, pushups are boring. I'm hopefully getting back on the horse and my back is feeling good enough to start putting up bigger numbers. Despite all the slacking and whatnot I'll be fine.
No pullups in this period of time either. Maybe tomorrow I'll try to do a few.
Running is going to be a little difficult to calculate but I've done most of it with my Nike+ app on my phone so it might not be too bad. I did 5.7 in Nashville before my back tightened up like woah. Then I moped around for a while until I had had enough and went on a short run, 2.4, with James which he linked on FB here. That was June 1st. Then on June 4th I ran exactly 3.0 with my Nike+ app. Then I flew home to Seattle and ran 3.6 with him on June 5th and then ran once around Greenlake with Marcus on Friday morning for 3.2. Then Dave and I ran a 12k on Saturday for 7.47. Then I ran 3.03 in Nashville on Wednesday and then slacked off until Sunday when I ran 7.0 horrible miles. That's the sum of it...35.4? I just added it twice in my head and it seems right.
Anyway, I don't have a lot to say but I wanted to get out of my slump. This isn't the prettiest blog in the world but sometimes you have to hook up with an ugly chick to bust out of a slump. One thing I wanted to mention is how horrible my run was on Sunday. I attribute it to running in the late afternoon after driving 6 hours home from Alabama and not being hydrated enough and the Southern heat. Also, I only ran once during the week and that's just not gonna cut it. Things I will do from now on:
(1) Run in the morning
(2) Hydrate better. I'm probably going to order a hydration belt or something because I was absolutely dying in the head on Sunday afternoon.
(3) Take midweek runs more seriously.
If I stick to those three rules, I'll be fine. Next weekend the training schedule only calls for 5 miles but the following weekend calls for 10 so I need to be better prepared for marathon training in the southern heat. I will defeat it, I just need to do it smarter. More tomorrow, it feels good to get one off my chest no matter how much it sucks.
Pushups: Hiatus-1530 YTD-26474
Pullups: Today-0 YTD-414
Running: Hiatus-35.4mi YTD-342.55mi