This weeks Workouts and other stuff…

Ok, I have been seriously slacking of course with keeping up on posting this stuff but here is the quick and dirty.

Monday – Elliptical for 30 Minutes (Knees were hurting like hell so took the easy way out.)

Tuesday – We took the dog for a 2 mile walk around our neighborhood because the wife had a doctors appointment after work.

Wednesday

5 Rounds for Time:
15 KB Swings – 53 lbs.
15 Push-Ups
Row 400 Meters
This was a 25 minute workout for me, the rowing seriously slows you do for sure. Even when I get a good pace going it is still hard to row 400 meters fast. Gotta work on that for sure.

Not sure what tonight will be for a workout as of yet, mainly because I tweaked my knee last night doing the KB Swings, so need to figure something out to work around that. Will see about that as I plan that later today.

So onto the other stuff, I got word the other day about a close friend passing away, we lived next to one another for decades, grew up together watched our families grow and what not. Apparently he took his own life, and that is what seriously left me speechless as it is not something I would have ever expected to hear having happened to him. Outwardly it seemed that he had it altogether for sure, but there was obviously something. But in regards to the whole suicide thing, damn people, there is nothing worth taking your own life, it is possible to recover from anything, you just have to share how you are feeling with the people around you, with professional help if that is what you need to get by but damn do something, because you are leaving people behind that love you and care for you and you shouldn’t do shit like that to them.

The other thing I am up to is reading this book, The Ragamuffin Gospel by Brennan Manning (https://amzn.to/2IOu3pc) I highly recommend picking it up and giving it a read. As I have mentioned before I grew up as a Roman Catholic, and basically had those principles shoved down my throat for a long time, and at some point decided it wasn’t for me. That was around 15 or 16, and I basically turned to Satanism first Laveyan then later on Luciferianism, and with both of these it has nothing to do with believing in Satan or anything like that, but believing that you yourself are your own god. Well lately this just hasn’t been doing it for me, but being a catholic again wasn’t going to do it for me either, so with the help of a friend who turned me onto this book and some other stuff I am going to be finding my way back to God because it just seems to make sense to me at this point in my life, there was something missing, maybe this is it, maybe it isn’t. But considering myself a Christian surely isn’t going to be harmful in any way shape or form.

OK, well that is enough for now.

Later,
The Madman

 

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Today’s WOD

For Time:

2,000 meter Row

At 1-minute mark, begin:

Death by Thrusters (65 lbs.)

With a running clock start the row. At the 1-minute mark get off the rower, do one thruster, and resume rowing until the 2-minute mark. Do two thrusters, row until the 3-minute mark, do three thrusters, etc. until the 2K row is complete – or until you can no longer continue.

So this workout was a bitch, I made it to 18 minutes on the Thrusters before the previous two days workouts took there toll. But it was a great workout for sure. It might make me have to take it a bit easy for tomorrows workout. Maybe.

This week has been a bit of a bore for sure, but from time to time work gets that way, the reality is I should have been in Austin, TX for two weeks or next week I should have been leaving for Alabama, but that trip got nixed and that also caused the other to get nixed. So not happy about that at all. Oh well, at least I will get to head back to Fort Hood again in the summer, just hopefully it won’t be as warm as it was last summer when I was there.

The other thing I seriously need to do is get serious about killing my sugar habit, I just love chocolate too damned much and that makes it very hard to stop eating it but next week I am going to just do my best to stop eating it and just allow myself a single cheat day per week for junk type food. My other problem is I have to figure out how to keep doing intermittent fasting and get enough damned calories into my body so that I can actually lose weight. That has been a bit of an issue. Never thought it could be so damned hard to get 1900 calories per day.

OK, that is it for now.

Later,
The Madma

Laziness abounds…

Yes I have been quite lazy the last few days in terms of posting. I haven’t even posted my daily workouts which I have done pretty much everyday since the last time I posted a few days ago.

Yesterday’s I would call epic, just did Military Presses but finished with the final set of about 12 total at 130 x 2, which I would consider to be pretty damn good as that is about 60% of my body weight and I was only shooting for my final to be about 50% of my body weight.

I have to make it a point to start posting a lot more often, just to get things out of my head that get in there and drive me nutty. That should technically have me writing all day long every single day though, so maybe that totally won’t work, but at least once or twice a day for sure from now on.

So one of the things on my mind which has me conflicted is something to do with religion, you see back when I was younger I was more or less force fed Catholicism up to the age of about 16 or so when I was then allowed to chose, and I quickly turned away from it in a completely opposite direction. First turning towards Laveyan Satanism, and then Wicca, then Paganism and back to Laveyan Satanism and finally to Luciferianism. Now these last two aren’t much different from one another and they both more or less have the same concept, that you are your own god, and there is no belief in a heaven or hell or a god and or devil. But now as time has gone by I find myself in conflict over my beliefs, and keep coming back to is there actually a God, is there a Devil, is there a Heaven and Hell? I know deep fucking questions! There is a part of me that now looks at things in terms of if I can have God in my life in my terms and not the way it was force fed to me then maybe I could allow myself those beliefs again. Part of me sees it, but then I want to stomp it when it pops into my head. Maybe time to start considering it again rather than stomping it out.

OK, deep subject taken care of. This weekend was fun, went to the range did some shooting, and that is always fun and a great way to do stress relief. Workouts of course are next best thing. Other fun stuff, I got laid this weekend too, always nice when that happens as well. And just to toss this out there I am reading about 5 different books, most of them are all around 50% complete, so I might write some reviews on them when I am done.

OK, all for now. More later I hope.

Later,
The Madman

Today’s WOD – 25 March 2018

Deadlift 5-5-3-3-3-1-1-1-1 reps

155 lbs. for set 1 & 2 – 5 REP Sets

175 lbs. for sets 3, 4, & 5 – 3 REP Sets

185 lbs. for set 6 – Single

205 lbs. for set 7 – Single

215 lbs. for set 8 – Single

235 lbs. for set 9 – Single

Finisher 750 meter row.

I am going to start working on doing these types of lifting days at least once a month with a goal of getting all my lifts up to a respectable level again for me, which will be at least a double bodyweight squat and deadlift, followed by maybe a 315 bench and at least a bodyweight overhead press.

Another goal is to start working the olympic lifts and see what I can get up to with those as well, they aren’t that great now, but they are learning lifts. I used to be pretty good at them, but stopped doing them, now I am interested again.

Tomorrow I am going to do 18.5, we will see how that goes.

Later,
The Madman

And the Weekend is ending

So it is Sunday evening and so tomorrow we return to work and getting things done for this particular validation. It has been moving along nicely and we are accomplishing what was set out to be done.

I did spend some time today working, but wasn’t able to get what I wanted to finished because the network was down for updates back up at my home station which totally stunk for sure. That will leave me doing it in the AM or I might try in a few minutes to see if they brought it back up and see what I can get done before I head off to bed.

The weather has been great down here so workouts have just been long ass walks outside, I might run into an issue with that in the next couple of days as there is supposed to be rain here on Tuesday and Wednesday so that will stink for sure as the fitness center isn’t yet up and running here. They do appear to be closer to being done with everything but they aren’t completely done as of yet. Was hoping they would be finished but doesn’t appear.

Hopefully the week moves along quickly at least I can hope for that but gotta be prepared for it to drag a bit.

I am definitely not a fan of traveling for work, though I have to do it. Not a fan because it screws up my exercise routine and it messes up my diet some, though I do the best I can with both depending on my circumstances it still isn’t easy.

Oh, one thing, I might not have mentioned, as far as air travel, traveler be WARNED Spirit Airways is a total rip off, not only did my company pay airfare, but then when I went to check in to get a seat there was an extra charge ($11, up to $44), then there was also the baggage fee, highest amongst the airlines ($40), oh and get this, so I get to the airport and find out my bag is overweight, 40lbs is there top end, so there goes another $30 bucks. So now on the way back going to cost me another $70 bucks to get my luggage home and another $11 for getting a seat again, so that cheap fair I think the company thought I was getting turned out to not be so cheap. Very annoying. I won’t ever be flying on that particular airline ever again because of that.

Well must run, need to see if I can get on the network and get that stuff done maybe before I go to bed.

Later,
The Madman

The Weekend…

This is the worst part of traveling for work, nothing like having to spend a weekend alone by oneself. There is only so much you can do. So today was the day to have a bit of fun, so I took a drive to Disney Springs, which is a shopping mall by Disney itself. The last time I was here I also went there but I didn’t cover the whole thing at all, but this time I managed to see pretty much everything.

The other thing about this trip that sucks is with no fitness center in the building it makes it more difficult to get in a decent workout. So I have to investigate an alternative at least for the rest of the time I am here since this place doesn’t have its fitness center up and running. I noticed a place up the road from here and I am going to look them up and see if they charge a daily fee or something.

And it totally sucks to have to eat dinner by oneself is never fun so I just went to Chic-Fil-A rather than a real restaurant, cuz than it always feels weird.

The other downside to this trip is during it I found out that my company lost its contract and now I have to get my job but with the new company that won the contract. This shouldn’t be much of an issue as I have worked for said company twice before. The good thing is I go in with seniority with nearly 4 years working for them. The company itself well they did a bit of a backslide a bit ago, hopefully they have improved since the last time I worked with them, but I think that might have had a lot to do with the people and the organization I was working with, it wasn’t that great. The organization I work with now is cool, great people and I want to make sure I get to stay there, not just because of that but also because I am trying to transition to a gov’t position in the same location and that is something that should be happening soon or so I should hope. The gov’t doesn’t move all that fast which annoys me to no end.

I know my life is a bit boring, but hey we can’t all be overtly exciting.

Should be interesting when I get home, my wife is painting our master bath, as we decided it needed some color, so she was doing that today. Will be interesting to see how it turned out. I might not get to see it till I get home which is next Friday.

Well I am going to head off now to being bored, and finishing up with doing my son’s homework for him…LOL (not really but he is picking my brain seriously for the last 2 hours).

Oh, upside, it was about 86 degrees today, the downside, there are lots of new strange pollens in the air here that are aggravating the shit out of my allergies and sinuses leaving me miserable for the most part. LOL

Later,
The Madman

Hump Day – Week 1

So today again went off without a hitch. We made progress, so that is good. And so far this particular trip is going off quite well, in comparison to the first one which I made out here to same location but on a different project, that one was a disaster. So my expectations were set very low for this particular trip, and I am quite happy that I was able to raise them.

I am a bit disappointed though because I got stuck with a hotel that is being renovated so there fitness center is not open at all because well they are using the room for something else I guess. That puts a damper on my workouts, but it is Florida so yesterday I did a walk-run, unfortunately I am not going to be able to run every single day that I do that because well the whole knee thing, it puts a damper on those types of things unless I am on an elliptical machine. The other thing about this hotel that sucks, is it has ants I have spotted in the room, and then the microwave doesn’t work all that good. But I will get that replaced tomorrow and mention the damned bugs yet again.

Was supposed to go out to dinner with my son who was down here on a little vacation at the same time I am traveling here, but that didn’t happen so I didn’t get in a workout today, so that sucks too, on both counts. But all good, I will get to hang out with him after I get back home.

So other thing that sucks, nothing like finding out while you are on a work trip and you are a contractor that the company you work for lost the re-compete on the contract and that you won’t have a job in about a months time. Now I have already applied for said job with the new company, not that I wanted to but I did. I have worked for this company twice before, the first time was OK, the second time well it sucked. So hoping the third time is better. We will see. I have another option that is in the works but it could be very timely in how long it takes to make it happen.

So that is it for now, almost time for me to hit the sack.

Later,
The Madman