Monday, October 27, 2008


So, my workout regiment has been slim to none since I stopped training for the 5k. It's so hard to find time with school, work, and a doubly pregnant wife who has to sit at home all day alone... all I want to do is spend time with her when I'm not running around every place else!

I did get a chance to "work out" yesterday... I played two games of flag football. Now, you might not think that's too much of a workout... but I'm so freaking sore today... wow! I can really feel it in my back, shoulders and gut especially.

I think this is just proof that it IS possible to get positive results even if you don't had a ton of time to work out. I went really intense for about 2 hours and I can feel the effects.

That's not to say that this is the best way, for sure... those flag football games certainly weren't no contact, I tell you what! And if you're not prepared to go really hard, you set yourself up for injury... that's why stretching is so important. Just gotta listen to your body.

Next weekend is the last week for football... and good thing too, it snowed here (flurries) today, and we got rained and hailed on yesterday!

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Fun with Mythbusters

So funny...

Running on a treadmill while drunk...

Running again and getting smacked around

Thursday, October 16, 2008

First day of practice

How about a little nostalgia...? Today (well, yesterday, it's after midnight) is October 15th, the first official day of practice for Division III basketball. Three years ago, I would have been (as my wife so eloquently put it) "running my butt off." Ya know, there's more to that phrase than first meets the eye!

This is the first year I've been away from Point since I graduated and it will be the first season where I'm not able to see more than a couple of games, max. Up until this point, I've known all the guys. This year's seniors were freshmen the year after I graduated, so I've followed their careers... from a tough freshman year, coming off the heals of back-to-back National Championships (and losing 6 seniors) to a sophomore season being ranked, #1 in the country much of the year and not losing to another D-III team until January 24th, to a junior year spending the entire year ranked in the top 15, with much of it in the top 10. They had to overcome some injuries last year and ended up getting upset for the second year in a row in the NCAA tournament, but 4 starters return and they've all started most of their careers. This could be the year where it all pulls together... and I know I'm sure pulling for them!

Sunday, October 5, 2008


Yikes, it's been a while...!

Today is officially the day I would have been running my 5k. I'm kind of bummed that I wasn't able to keep training... but I think I have a great plan (the couch-to-5k) and I have a good mindset about doing it now!

I hadn't weighed in in a while... and I was kind of surprised when I did...

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I've started a new job as a Pharmacy Tech, so I'm up on my feet all day instead of sitting at a desk... and I think that that's helping me lose weight!