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

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

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

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

Bit of a Slacker

Well yes I am a bit of a slacker, because I haven’t posted here in a couple of days. So what is new, well decided that the Carnivore Diet was not for me, did 4 full days of it and came to the realization after doing calorie counts for a couple of days and realized that I was only getting 650 calories a day. Which is way below what I should be getting, so this would have if I kept it up too long thrown my body into starvation mode and that wouldn’t have been too good at all. The goal at this point is to do some sort of combination of Paleo and Keto, with a focus on keeping carbs low most of the time, or at the minimum focusing on good carbs. And I am going to continue to completely cut out sweets such as chocolate at least 6 our of 7 days a week. Hey everybody has to have a cheat day or you will go nuts.

Beyond that, today I just did some cardio, mainly because I spent about 7.5 hours of today in airports, on airplanes or driving a car to get to my end destination. My full time job has me in Austin, Texas for the week. Today was my travel day, and I get to the do the same thing as today on Friday going back home. I am not sure, but then I think a week later I will be heading back out and going to Orlando, FL before coming back to here to Austin again. There might also be a trip to Huntsville, AL again, as I have been there 3 times already.

I sometimes don’t mind the travel but the reality is it gets kind of boring because you don’t really get to do anything else but work, so I might get to do something fun, but not likely since I am here most just during the week, the next time I am here I might get to check out some more stuff, as I will have a weekend in between so that might be cool. We will see, most of the time when I am traveling for work, I wind up beat and don’t want to do much of anything and it surely isn’t as much fun when you are doing this stuff by yourself.

But this week I should be posting some more or at least more than usual, since I am all alone and well need something to do. So might as well share my thoughts.

Later,
The Madman