Day 1 & 2 in the bag…

So the travel day and the actual first day of work are done. This was a good day though, because last time I was here for a similar event it was a total disaster. Today on this time around the day was productive and we got a good deal done. So got some good vibes in regards to how I expect the rest of the time here to go.

The downside to being here is the hotel was supposed to have a fitness center, something which it apparently doesn’t seem to have because they are doing a renovation on the place that isn’t quite done. It appears to be mostly done and maybe if they finish before the end of my time here they will get the fitness center open. In the meantime I did do a 3+ mile run/walk today, the upside to being in Florida the weather though a bit cool was wonderful.

Funny thing is my son came down to Florida to take my granddaughter to Disney for the first time, so I get to go out to dinner with them tomorrow. That will be nice for sure, just have to figure out somewhere to go.

Well this is going to be it for now, I have to get my ass to bed to get up tomorrow.

Later,
The Madman

Advertisements

And the Fun Begins…

So this morning I was up well before the sun ever started shining this morning, so that I could catch a ride to the airport and head off to Orlando, FL for work for the next two weeks. The good thing is the flight was good, and then after a short wait I got my rental car pretty quickly. And then it was a pretty quick drive to the hotel and even better even though I got here well before check in time I was able to check in and get my room, so I got a couple of hours to sit and relax.

So now I gotta go out and get some supplies, in this case do some grocery shopping for lunch stuff and dinner stuff, the downside on that is the fridge and microwave are pretty small so I won’t be able to get too much stuff all at once. Maybe enough lunch stuff for two weeks, and then dinners for a couple of days at a time. So that is what I am about to get ready to head out and do. And then back here to the room and relax as that is something I want to do, and then maybe a cardio workout later, after I check out what is going on with the gym in this place.

So the other thing, its spring break down here, so not sure how overtly crowded things are going to be down this way, but well all good. Just gotta roll with it.

Just a quick post.

Later,
The Madman

Fun…

So three days till I head out on another adventure, this will be the second time back to Orlando for work, first time was just before summer last year. The downside it was a pain in the ass to plan this trip, and it dawned on me why, duh, its spring break, so I get to go down to FL with all the college kiddies who are on vacation.

Even though it was tough I managed to still get a decent hotel, a suite rather than plain room, I hate just getting a regular room, I prefer some comfort when I travel. I just have to hope for the room to have a decent size fridge so that I can do some food shopping, that is all I am worried about now. Trying to eat on the cheap while I am there.

I do hope to get some actual writing done while I am down there, so we will see if I can make that happen, I don’t see why not. Not like I will have anything else better to do. It will be work from 8 – 5 and then back to the hotel, get in a workout, eat some dinner and relax and write.

I will get to do the same thing again in a few weeks but this time it will be in Alabama. I have been there three times, well actually 4 times before. I like it there, so looking forward to making that trip again. Later on in the summer I will be back in Texas again, after just having been there a week ago, and twice before in the summer.

Well that is all for now, the fun part is packing, and having to pack for completely different weather conditions.

Later,
The Madman

This weeks workouts

I have been so busy doing shit that I haven’t gotten a chance to post any of these, but here they are:

Monday

18.2

1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10 (Time cap of 12 Minutes)

Dumbbell Squats – 40 lbs

Bar Facing Burpees

18.2a

Clean – 105 lbs.

I didn’t meet the time cap but I had to finish the workout, but I don’t think 20:49 is so bad.

Tuesday

Random WOD

20 Pull-Ups

30 KB Swings – 30lbs.

40 Double Unders

5 rounds for time

Finished in 19:38

Wednesday

Random WOD for Time:

750 Meter Row

Back Squat 185 lbs 5-5-5-5-5

750 Meter Row

Completed this in 20:39

Trying to keep my workouts short and intense, this seems to work for me, and it keeps me from getting to overtly sore that I can’t do a workout the next day. I am generally working out 6 days a week.

Our Nor’Easter was a bit of a dud, at least in our area which was probably the southern most area to be affected. So all in all maybe 3 or 4 inches fell for us, and I figure it will be all gone by tomorrow.

Later,
The Madman

 

So another couple of days…

Till I am off traveling again for work. This time I will spend 2 weeks in Orlando, FL, but first I have to get through another N’Easter here at home, the one from last week was bad enough. I had my flight canceled coming back from Austin, TX as I arrived at Dulles International. I then had to rent a car and drive for 7 hours (usually a 2.5 hour drive) in order to get home the day I was supposed to.

This was caused by the closure of 2 of 3 bridges across the Susquehanna River, and eventually the closed the third but not till after I got across it.

But I finally got home, and now I get my 7 days at home before heading out again. Hopefully the weather will be decent in FL, that will be the highlight of going there. The other thing I hope to spend some time doing while there is getting some writing done.

After this trip I am expecting to either go back to Austin, TX or to Huntsville, AL, my preference is to go to Huntsville, so hopefully that is the trip I get to make.

Was also nice to get back and do a real workout, trips make for usually nothing but cardio getting done which is fine, but I miss my regular workouts. But at least I am getting workouts done so this is still a good thing.

Last thing, I talked a few days ago about my wife’s food issues, its funny as I told her yesterday about what my eating intentions would be going forward she literally balked at how 1900 calories per day was entirely too much, though my requirements are more like 2800 per day. But I guess she has gone so long not eating properly she doesn’t get it. I came to the realization that if I got her to eat normal for too long she would probably gain 20+ pounds because her metabolism is shot out from eating less than 700 calories a day for so long. Her body is in a perpetual state of thinking its starving so she won’t ever lose any weight, and I can’t tell her that or she will stop eating altogether.

But that is it for now.

Later
The Madman

Ah yes…

And it is almost time for the traveling to home to start.

I have to get my ass up bright and early in the morning around 4AM so that I can get my ass to the airport by 530 or so to catch a 7AM flight out of Austin. And then in between I have to keep my fingers crossed that the weather in the NE cooperates so that I can actually get all the way home.

On another more serious note, because this is something that has been on my mind for a couple of weeks now and since this is my anonymous source of posting things I am going to share this. It strikes a chord for me because I have been clean and sober now for nearly 9 years. But I get to basically watch my wife continue to be in the throws of her own addiction involving food, anorexia to be more specific. She has been obsessed with her weight and how she looks for pretty much the entire time we have been together, which is going on 27 years now, and of course for a good portion of that time she got to experience me in my addiction, and was there for my bottom. It appears that she doesn’t have a bottom and I don’t think she will ever actually see that bottom, and I say that more because of something she said a couple of weeks ago after remarking about how much I ate at dinner (while she left her food pretty much unfinished) as I said to her, if I didn’t force you to eat you would starve to death. At which time she remarked yes I probably would, and she said it with a smile.

She has pretty much been subsisting on maybe around 500 – 600 calories a day for quite some time now, it might even be less, I only ever see her eat dinner in the evening, I don’t know what she actually eats during the day. I also don’t know what she eats when I am traveling, she says she does but I really don’t know.

I have read enough material to know that one can subsist off this little for a long long time, but it will have consequences on ones body, I make sure she gets a vitamin supplement daily, that likely helps. She is obsessed with losing weight, she doesn’t however realize that she has shot out her metabolism and she won’t lose anymore weight at all, and if she starts eating more calories a day she will just gain weight quickly, I am sure, I haven’t mentioned that I just keep trying to get her to eat more.

I worry that her bottom is going to wind up being something quite severe, and it won’t be pretty, I know it will happen, eventually, I just don’t know when. I don’t know how long her body will continue to function before the low amount of calories starts to actually take a real toll, though I am sure it has in some ways, that I am must not noticing as I should.

OK, that is enough for now, I have to go to sleep as 4AM comes early and I want to get my happy ass home!

Later,
The Madman

Yep Still a Slacker…

I know totally suck for sure. It isn’t easy to travel for work. So this week my full time job has me in Austin, TX, now I am sure it is a beautiful and cool place to see and hang out at but I don’t actually get to do that. I get to spend my day working from 8 until around 5 ish then head back to the hotel and workout and then shower and eat. So I get to really do nothing. A good portion of my job while doing what I am this week is like watching paint dry, so you can imagine how bored I am by the end of the week.

I do have hopes to visit http://rogueamericanapparel.com/ which has its original store here in Austin, I have been to the one up by Fort Hood in TX already but I want to visit the original store while I am here. I was also hoping to check out The Range at Austin, but that is a 40 minute drive north of where I am staying and working, so kind of knocked that off the list.

And then today I am watching the weather and Friday is going to be shitty back home, where I have to fly into in the Northeast so there is that potential for delays in getting me home. I am hoping that something such as that doesn’t happen as I will not be a happy camper at all. I just want to get home at this point in time.

10 days after I get home I am back out on the road, this time to Orlando, FL. If the weather is decent this will prove to be a bit nicer but still, I won’t be doing much fun while I am down there, other than hoping to find a decent place to stay so that I can enjoy the hotel I am in it will be great.

The upside, when I am traveling I get a lot of reading done, depending on the length of the trip or even the flights I am knock off 2 – 3 books over the course of the trip. This week I might finish just 1, but that is OK, it is one more book knocked off my list of books to read.

I do need to spend some time writing while I am doing this traveling, I mean I have lots of time, so I have to stop being a slacker, but sometimes its hard because time just gets away from you in these cases.

Later,
The Madman