Just when you think things may be settling down, you realize life can be nothing more than an angry 300 pound gorilla at the zoo flinging poo at you. I mean just lobbing primate Baby Ruth’s at an interval that makes you think the barrage is over, but nooooo.
If you’re lucky, you can catch a glimpse of life picking up more poo before it flings it so as to give you some chance to at least cover your face. If you’re really lucky you can see life squatting next to the tire swing manufacturing more ammo and can brace yourself a little better. But alas, “life gorilla” is an accurate flinger and is even more stealthy. You will get shit on your face. Too bad it’s the only exhibit at the life zoo right now. That and the churro stand that also sells those glowy light-up necklaces and both of those things only make you a better target.
You’ve gotta figure out a way to feed the “life gorilla” some cheese to block him up a little and just hope he isn’t lactose intolerant - at least until you can figure out a way to open up the happy swaying elephant or goofy waving bear exhibit.
All of that is an overly dramatic way to say that my dad passed away recently. I had been taking a break (longer than intended) to make sure I wasn’t holding anything back from my situation and everything seems to be going well in that area. I’ll update all of that later. This last year and a half have been really hard on me and I’m surprised I haven’t lost my mind. Maybe I have lost it - or a piece of it and just don’t know. In the meantime, I know I’ll be fine. Excuse me now while I shoo away the centaurs from my garbage cans. (And where did I put my churro?)
To all my followers and those I follow:
Here’s to a 2013 filled with fidelity, opportunity, discovery, security, vitality, charity, humanity, generosity, sympathy, identity, prosperity, ecstasy, hilarity, and serenity.
You’ve helped me get through 2012 and you’ve meant more to me than you know - those still here and those who aren’t. Your posts gave me a reason to sympathize, empathize, reflect, ponder, and just get out of my head for a minute. Whether it was a chuckle or an eye roll, a head shake or fist pump, it helped and I am grateful for the interaction - even if it was only “internet deep”. Thanks to you all. Let’s see what 2013 holds.
toughmuddermom replied to your post: Carl Sagan’s daughter was named Jello. I would not…
if she got shot, someone would have to yell Jello Shot
If she married someone with the last name of a color, she might be Jello Yellow.
If she and Jennifer Lopez hooked up they could call them J-elo.
If she was depressed she would be Blue Jello…
I think it’s because Carl wanted to make sure there was always room for her.
(Source: alienmeatsack, via toughmuddermom-deactivated20120)
Yesterday I finished a decent workout week, although I still missed a couple of exercises and runs that I hope don’t come back to haunt me. Here’s my workout from yesterday:
- 1 X 200 60’’ (L1)
- 12 X 50 Drill 60”
- 3 X 100 50’’ (L3)
- 2 X 200 50’’ (L2)
- 1 X 200 (L1)
Total: 1700 Meters (BTW, 1 mile is 1600 meters.)
Abs - done as a super set of Russian Twist, Jack Knife Crunch, Plank group w/:30 rests in between exercises and :60 rests between super sets.
- 4x50 Russian Twists w/10 lb. medicine ball
- 4x25 Jack Knife Crunches w/10 lb. medicine ball
- Plank :60 then moving to Right side for :30, then back to middle for :30, then to Left side for :30 - all x4
- Seated Crunch machine - 4x25
Let’s see if I can keep it up and even improve this week. I just realized I’m behind one whole week on my training plan (don’t know how that happened) and am worried I won’t be ready for my race the end of September!
Did anybody see the bicycle kick save the Brazialian volleyball player did? That was awesome! P.S. I’m a volleyball honk, too. The Olympics are the best!
Oscar Pistorius of South Africa (LOVE his nick name of “Blade Runner”) is pretty inspiring and seeing the women’s triathlon final is pretty motivating. “You can do anything” and “don’t hold anything back” are the two lessons I relearned today. That is all.
Well, I joined fitocracy after seeing followers and followees(?) talking about it and posting workouts with associated points. I wondered where my workouts would fall. Turns out they don’t. They just float away gently on the wings of a pegasus unicorn until they disappear over the rainbow horizon. I knew it! Anyway, here’s what I did yesterday and today.
Yesterday - Cycle (on a trainer)
- 10’ (L1);
- 10’ (L2)
- 3’ (L3) on small chain ring* X 5
- 10’ (L2)
- Cool Down
Today - Swimming
- 1 X 150 60”(L1)
- 4 X 50 Drill 30”
- 4 X 100 30” (L2)
- 4 X 50 45’’ (L3)
- 1 X 100 (L1)
- Total: 1050 Meters
BTW, the L#s refer to level of exertion on a scale of 1-5. 1 being jogging, floating or coasting and 5 being all out sprint/gonna pass out. I’m not as discouraged as I sound. You guys are still inspiring me. Keep going!
I had a long day at work and was looking forward to my run workout. I had wanted to switch gyms because my schedule as of late wasn’t very compatible with my gym’s hours so I decided to visit another gym. By the time I got through the sales spiel just to get the week pass, there wasn’t really enough time to do my full workout. Well, on the bright side, I did pick up my pace a little, Here’s what I did.
Run (supposed to be 5.5mi, but only got 3.5 done)/Abs
- mile 1 - 8min pace
- jog .5
- mile 2 - 12min pace
- jog .5
- abs - seated crunch machine - 4x25
- abs - interval Russian twists (feet up), crunches 4x25, plank 4x:30
- mile 3 - 10min pace
I’m glad I got some work in. Here’s hoping I can get my cycling in today.
I totally slacked it last week. It was herder getting back into the swing of things than I thought. I only worked out the one time! Anyway, I got myself to the gym today. My training program only had upper body today, so here’s what I did:
(All sets 3x10 with :30 rests unless otherwise noted.)
- incline bench
- lat pulldown
- shoulder press
- abs - alternating between Russian twists in crunch position (3x50), crunches (3x25), planking (:30)
- bicep curls
- lateral shoulder raises
I’m set to do a run tomorrow AND swim. We’ll see how it goes. Man, I gotta get my rear in gear! Oly Tri is right around the corner!
Had a great time on vacation and having a rough time reintegrating. I basically lost the entire week from a workout perspective. Interestingly enough, the only thing I did was my swim workouts - twice. I did 1350m on Monday and 1400m on Thursday but I couldn’t find a way to run or lift or spin the rest of the time. Hmmm.
Now that I’m back, I made myself get back into the swing of things. Here’s what I did on 7/24:
- shoulder press
- abs (crunch & side-to-sides - I think these are also called Russian twists?)
- bicep curls
- tricep push downs
Run 4.25mi - I averaged 11min/mi with my fastest @ 9:15ish pace. No knee pain! Didn’t workout yesterday since it’s our counseling session day. Let’s see what I get done today. How’s everyone else doing?