Saturday, February 19, 2011

I lost the battle

But I haven't lost the war yet. I trained with Battling Ropes today. If you ever get to the point where you think you are really fit and you start getting too big for your britches, just pick up a rope and try to sustain some velocity. The ropes always have a way of checking my ego and putting me back in my place. It's good stuff! It has to be. Anything that is that brutal has to be good for you.

So, today, I whipped the ropes for about 12 minutes. I could have maybe done more, but I wanted to do less. So, I call it a good day. 

On a cool training note, I was able to perform 10 naked warrior one arm pushups in a row with each arm a few days ago. First time ever! I thought that was really cool... 

Have a great weekend.


Sunday, February 13, 2011

The Sun is OUT!

And so was I! Trained outside today and it felt great. Nothing fancy. Just did some sled dragging and battling ropes work. Later I climbed my "rope tree" in the backyard a few times. Then I went and ran some 80 yard hill sprints. Basically, today was just another "play day." It feels good to play. 

You don't have to count reps to stay in shape. Sometimes you can just go out and have fun. 

Monday, February 7, 2011


I am a horrible blogger. I am always reminded of that when I remember that I have a blog... Things are going well. I have decided to come out of retirement as far as running goes. But not really. I have signed up to participate in a Rugged Maniac race. It's a 5k with obticles thrown in throughout the event. So I'm really not "running" as much as I am playing. Anyway, that is what I am up to; preparing for that.

Yesterday looked like this:
Carried a 90 lb sand bag on my shoulders for 80 yards then dropped and did 10 pushups. I repeated this 10 times.

Later I found an 80 yard hill that was pretty steep. I sprinted up the hill 10 times.

I also threw some of my battling ropes into a tree so i could practice climbing.

That is all i've been doing; playing around and goofing off. But I have to say, I'm having fun.

I'll try to be a better blogger!