Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Day One

Well it's not earth-shattering but I got 200 done today. 50 in the morning and then forced myself to do 150 tonight in sets of 50 and 25 randomly. Tomorrow I have a 24-hour shift at Staff Duty from 9 AM to 9 AM and I'll try to do pushups to stay awake during that time. Maybe I'll do a whopping 200 more!!
Next week I'm flying for 4 days in a row which I'm pretty excited about. I'm also going to start a 24-day detox on Sunday and I'm pumped about that as well. I've been living way too crazy and am looking forward to 24 sweet alcohol-free days.
Pushups: Today-200 YTD-30025


It's just getting worse and worse. The lack of Internet at my new place, the transition to a new workplace, my alcoholism; all add up to one horrible blogger. Well the end of another month is near and that gives us another chance to make a monthly goal that we'll probably fail at achieving. My fitness has been pretty damn lackadaisical so I'm going to make the simple goal of hitting 150/day for the next month.

On July 2nd I had 28450 and then my month has looked like this:
7/3: 100
7/4: 50
7/5: 50
7/6: 50
7/7: 50
7/8: 100
7/9: 50
7/10: 200
7/11: 50
7/12: 50
7/13: 250
7/14: 150
7/15: 200
7/16: 200
7/17: 100
7/18: 150
7/19: 75
7/20: 50
7/21: 50
7/22: 50
7/23: 100
7/24: 100
7/25: 50
7/26: 50
7/27: 50
7/28: 0
7/29: 0

That's only 1375 if I can count and that's a big zero the past two days. Super gross. I'll do more than that today and try to pull my life together. On a positive note, I have been flying a lot and it's really fun. This weekend is going to be another party weekend but I'm planning on 3-4 weeks of detox afterwards. August is the month we get momentum back, we promise.

Pushups: mostofJuly-1375 YTD-29825
I'm going to quit tracking the other things since I don't have money riding on their outcome. I'm going to do some quick math to see how much wiggle room I still have. Obviously I'm still slightly ahead of pace because 25k was pace at 6 months and I'm almost 5k more than that at 7 months. But pace is actually 50/12 = 4,167/monthx7months = 29,167. So I'm 658 ahead of pace if I didn't do any pushups the next two days. Kind of amazing how big of a cushion I had built up. I know if I still lived with James I wouldn't have fallen off so bad or if I lived with Dookie I'd probably have done even more but I really just need to find my own motivation and get this fucking ball rolling again. Baby steps = 150 minimum/day. Let's dooo it.

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Army Physical Training is blah

So I have to wake up at 5 AM to get to PT and it's pretty lame. I prefer running and doing pushups on my own and I also prefer sleeping in late. Anyway, we did a bunch of squats and lunges and crap that hurts real bad tonight. I did 50 pushups this morning, 50 before dinner, then I did my favorite workout interspersing pushups and pullups 25-5-25-5-25-5-25. I'm feeling decidedly less sore and can tell that I'm on my way back to 500pushupville, TN. Unfortunately, I'm heading to Denver for 4 days and I'll probably visit 0pushupville, CO while I'm there. Tomorrow we're running 60-120s in the morning and then I'm going to run this in the evening. At least there'll be beer afterwards. And maybe tomorrow I'll update my totals.

Monday, July 15, 2013


Went for a slow 3-mile run with my platoon today. It's amazing how out of shape so many people are. After the run we had to do 50 pushups and 50 situps and I finished, watched everyone struggle for a bit, then decided to do 50 more pushups. I did 100 more tonight for 200 on the day. It'd be so much easier to put up big numbers if I wasn't at the hangar all day sweating my balls off. I think tomorrow I'll try to get another 200+ and finally add up my total for the year. Hope I haven't fallen too far off pace.

Sunday, July 14, 2013


This was one of the most relaxing weekends I've had in a while. It feels great. Still don't really feel like writing a long blog post. I wonder if I'll ever feel like doing one again. Blah.

Thursday - 50
Friday - 50/3.6
Saturday - 250
Sunday - 150

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Getting Better

Still not motivated to make a legit entry. Knocked out 200 this morning in sets of 40-30-20-30-30-25-25 with 5 pull-ups in between each set. Then tonight I did another 100 and felt sore as hell. Hopefully these 300 will get some momentum building.

Tuesday, July 09, 2013

Still Tired

Ran 10 sets of 60-120s today because my Platoon leader made us. A conservative estimate is 320m each time so I'll take 3200m or 2 miles. Then I went to this West Nashville running group and ran 3 more miles. So I'll take 5 for the day. Sadly I only did 50 pushups tonight and I don't feel like adding everything up. It was a long day and the drive to Nashville only makes things longer. I had a good time seeing some running buddies but I don't think I'm going to do it very often if I have to keep getting up at 5 for PT. Blah.

Monday, July 08, 2013


Had a 13-hour work day today. Learning all the local flying rules is hard! Ran 3 miles on the treadmill this morning and did 100 pushups tonight. I think tomorrow I'm going to focus on pushups in the morning because there's another running club in Nashville on Tuesday afternoons and supposedly this one has more females. One of these days I'll have more energy and give you a good blog entry with updates fitness totals. One of these days.

Sunday, July 07, 2013

Roughest weekend in a long time

Well, totally failed on posting every day. Also failed on working out very much. Literally did one set of 50 every single day, 4th, 5th, 6th and 7th. And ran zero miles. Will have a better post tomorrow but I'm exhausted and I have to wake up early. xoxo

Wednesday, July 03, 2013


Got 100 done this morning and no more. I'm drunk. But 3-3!!

Tuesday, July 02, 2013

Struggle Bus

Welp, I almost missed day #2 but I just snuck it in there. 2 for 2 baby!
Yesterday I only managed 100 and today I only managed 150. The major problem is that I'm not doing any in the morning and then in the afternoon I never have any energy. I'll work on knocking out 100 each morning and the numbers will blow up from there. It's just really felt like a chore for  long time now and I need to figure something out to get out of this funk.
I did some 400m sprints with my new roommates and it was pretty fun to do some hard running for a change. I've been running longer distances so I've been jogging it out more than sprinting. My legs were heavy and I know I need to incorporate some more track time. Tomorrow, East Nasty is running 6 miles so I'm going to take it slow again. It's funny to listen to Dave bitch about 80ish degrees when it's 95 here all the time and the humidity is about the same. Southern ain't nothing to fuck with.
This weekend is going to be nuts. I have no less than 7 friends coming up from Alabama to party for the 4th of July. If I make it to Sunday with 7 blog posts I'll consider it a success.
Pushups: Today-250 YTD-28450
Pullups: Today-0 YTD-414 
Running: Today-1.5mi YTD-371.95m

Monday, July 01, 2013

Halfway Home

I don't have Internet at my condo in Nashville so it's hard to make consistent updates. I'd really like to be more consistent and the 1st of the month is a good time to set goals. I'd like to get one post up, at a minimum, every day of July even if it's just a few words on my phone. Here's my post for the 1st, 1 for 1 Baby!!
Friday I did 260 pushups, Saturday 150, and Sunday 100. I'm glad that I managed to make it more than halfway in the first six months but I know I can do a lot better. I'm going to shoot for 5K in July and build from there. The running is going to take care of itself due to the marathon training but I really need to get motivated for the pushups. I haven't done any yet today but I'm planning on doing a couple hundred tonight, 200 minimum.
July is my favorite month of the year, I can't wait to make it huge in a lot of ways.
Pushups: Today-510 YTD-28200
Pullups: Today-0 YTD-414
Running: Today-6mi YTD-370.45m