Tuesday, September 30, 2008

I'm sore

Martial Arts tonight was great. Took a kettlebell (my new one) with me to show off. A couple of people didn't think it weighed as much as it claimed. Some said it weighed more, one person was insisting it was over 100lbs, because his 95lbs friend was easier to pick up. So we stretched and took turns doing suit case dead lifts. Not many.

Just a couple each. Just before class I did some burpees (10), and some sideways jump pushups (6, 3 right, 3 left).

Class had jumping jacks, stretches, rotations of the neck; shoulders; and knees; some long stretch lunges, and some long front stances. Then we did kicks. Stretch front kick, stretch side kick, front kick, round kick, side kick. My feet were sticking to the floor badly. Then while trying to figure out what to do, some people suggested push ups, I said Jump Push-ups, had to show them to the master. He gave us a water break, and said to run them through 10 minutes of my training.

So we did 5 regular burpees (note all my burpees include push-ups), most of the class was complaining after 5. Then we did 5 high knee jump burpees (jump with your knees coming to your chest, or as close as you can). 5 step through lunges on each leg. 5 Super Planks (my shoulders were hurting at this point, probably from the presses before I left for class). A yoga tree on each leg (from the wii fit, no I don't have one, I have a friend with one, I would like one though). Then 2 laps of bear crawls. Which took about the whole 10 minutes.

Then we did one step fighting. That lasted about 20 minutes, then the last 15 of class was free fighting. I had 4 straight fights. One after another. First one against a white or orange belt (he never wears his uniform, his dad is one of the Masters), second fight against his Dad (who is one of the best fighters I have ever met. He kicked my butt up one side of the floor and down the other, and I wasn't that hard on his son). Then a green belt, who likes to grapple. Then the other 2nd gup red belt (my rank). Everyone else had breaks. Except for maybe one of the other green belts (the 12 to 13 year old girl).

By that point I was dead on my feet. Class ended. Then I had to take the KB to the locker room out to my car, left it on the curb while I crossed the street to get my car. Loaded in the car and got a light dinner. RamsHorn's healthy way breakfast (egg beaters, rye toast (usually dry), and 3 turkey sausage patties). Lots and lots of water. I was soaked. My uniform is soaked, has blood across the back too for some reason.

Came home, flip and caught the kettlebell. Think flip and squat, but there was no way I was squatting. I just did that to carry it into the house. I'm surprised I flipped and caught it.

The new bell was sitting there waiting for me when I got home. Had a nice warning sticker on it from UPS, due to it's weight. Opened the box, got it out. Did 2 hand swings, just a couple like 5, with no hands at the top. 1 hand swing on both sides. Cleaned it (way to easy). Pressed it. Way to hard especially on the left. But I did it a few more times in class on each side to show off. I did it after class to. Again to show off to one of the Masters. Tried to do chest presses. on the right I got 2, on the left, I had to use 2 hands to get 2.

I have to say, Anthony DiLuglio is a beast. How he can play with the 32kg kettlebell and make it look easy, I don't know. I mean I can on the swings, but I'm not going to get past 10, on presses, OH HELL NO, well not yet. I'm not going to try snatch it until tomorrow, but I expect it to be hard. Seriously though, when we were picking it up in class, it didn't feel like no 70 lbs. The scale when I weighed it tonight said it was 72.5 lbs.

The warning sticker, said "waring Heavy Package Over 70 lbs". My room mate said that the diver looked big and burrly, unlike the twigs they sent for the 53s last year and the small girl they sent with the 25s this year. I can't wait to get another one, but it's going to be a while before I'm ready to even think of swing 2 32kg bells.

That didn't feel like no 4.5 minutes.

Ran around the block... Well, jogged, and made it half way around before I started walking. Walked back to my street from the halfway mark. Then Interval sprints on down the block to home. I was surprised to see that it was a 4 and a half minute trip. It didn't seem that long.

Worked out to be about 3/10 of a mile, but since I hate running, and only broke the 10 minute mile in highschool...

Monday, September 29, 2008

little sad

Exercise to night was about 175 yards of jogging. I did it from work's front door to my spot up on the hill (the hill top parking lot). So part of it was up hill, but it's a really gentle slope.

Didn't time it. I was trying to run, but for whatever reason the legs wouldn't move faster. Shrug.

But it was raining, and I was carrying a book.

Of course was I was going to dinner, since I'm still at work (I thought I said this was going to improve, actually, I'm building 2 servers which works better after hours).

my legs felt funny afterward too.

signs you spend to much time in vi

Editing a text file today on a Windows box. On windows I use notepad++

Got done with the edit, and the first thing I though of doing was hitting esc 3x, and then typing ZZ.

Then I realized, regardless of what I'm in, I have a habbit of the following.

typing :q! to try and quit things
ZZ to save things
hit the escape key a lot
have to remove I,A and R from files I edit.

Saturday, September 27, 2008

oh well

ended up not working out today. Person canceled last minute. The other person has a kb and training materials at home. so he's good.

I'm going to just relax. Since I'm showing someone else the joy of kettlebells tomorrow. And I still hurt in the legs from Thursday.

Friday, September 26, 2008

Working out

I have been working out, just not talking about it.

I've been doing groups of swings, presses, and putzing around on the pull up bar.

Last night, before martial arts, I did:
20 2 hand swings
20 right hand swings
20 left hand swings
20 hand 2 hand swings
6 pull-ups with the band.

Then I went and did 2 hours of martial arts.

My legs hurt, my ribs hurt (where I got punched) and my back hurts. Feels kind off good, except for the stiffness with the pain.

Tomorrow in the Park, our first time in 3 weeks, we're going Tabata. Swings, Kettlebell Squats, Burpees, and sprints. Not in that order. 6pm Sat night can not get here soon enough.

Saturday, September 20, 2008

First day in a while, all destress

3-assisted pull-ups
10 sumo dead lifts (24kg kettlebell)
move wood from wood pile to fire pit for later
2-assisted pull-ups
9 sumo dead lifts (24 kg kettlebell)
Get kindling and rip it apart for later
3-assisted pull-ups
8 sumo deadlifts (24kg kettlebell)
move some more to the fire pit
2-assisted pull-ups
5/5 one hand swings (24kg kettlebell)

I'm still waiting to find out if anyone is coming over tonight to burn things. But it's time for dinner, shower and get the fire started, regardless of who comes. Have to do a beer run too.

Friday, September 19, 2008

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

that is how dinner should be

Chicken, pirogies, peas and carrots.

With half the meal left over for tomorrow.


I hate fried food. I hate the way it tastes, I hate the way I feel after eating it. The only thing I like less than fried food is McDonald's (or most fast food joints).

However work has been making it hard to eat real food. I left Monday night at 9:00pm, and stopped to get groceries on the way home. By the time I got home, I was not in the mood to cook, since it was after 10:30.

Yesterday I left at 2am. Yesterday was a 16 hour shift.

Last night I had fish and chips from bigboy. The only thing that wasn't fried was the coleslaw.

Today since I knew it'd be 6 hours before I get a chance to get out to eat again, I stopped at McDonold's across the street. I got a 10 piece chicken nugget, a quarter pounder with cheese, a small fry, sweet tea and 2 pies (one apple one cherry). Usually if I get McD's I get the pies, the fruit and nut salad thingy and sweet tea (occasionally the orange hi-c, it helps prevents hang overs).

I ate the burger... It tasted like the best thing I ever ate. I HATE BURGERS IN GENERAL, but it was all so good. I want another. I still have that ugh feel I get when I eat fried food, but it didn't taste like the ugh while eating it.

Nuggets and pie come later.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Fun with SSH

So I'm working on making new Xen Servers. The hard way. The p2v software from the vendor is not working. The vendor isn't responding to calls. We bought 45 trouble incidents but they are saying we don't have that ability.

So to work around that, I'm making something of a "gold-standard" image. Not exactly, but close enough. Its an image of a system that we know works, and I have to go in and make some minor changes to it at boot time.

Then I log into the original server, and copy the data over to the virtual one. I'm doing that via TAR over SSH. Last night, it was a pain. I would typo the password and then wait for ever for it to time out. Tonight, on the second system (the first one was only a handful of copies) and since I a lot of directories to copy, I made an ssh key. It was a bit of a pain to get it set up right... but WOW!!!!

Makes life so much easier.

I also set up a new way to connect to my box at home. It's a little faster. I used to set it up as: SSH to box, start vnc server, start client on same box, export x11 display back to desktop at work. It was slow. I set up vnc over SSH so I ssh into the box, start the server, and then use VNC from my Desktop. Way faster.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

new personal best

Tonight, once again I worked out a little while doing the grill thing.

Tonight I tried un-even double swings. 16kg in the left hand, 24kg in the right hand. 5 swings. Switch hands, 5 swings.

Then I went to the pull-up bar. I grabbed hold, and got 4/5 of the way up. I got my nose to my bar. I tried hard, but couldn't get any further.

Then I went back and forth between pull-ups with the band, and 4/5 pull-ups without it. While doing the bands, I tried a couple of corncobs. I swayed my head more than I moved my body but that too was a start.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

The Weather Underground says.....

The Weather Underground says that it's 58 degrees outside.

My head is still covered in sweat.

10 burpees (really need to get better at those, I used to be able to do way more than 10 at a time).

4 sets of the following:
Double 24kg Kettlebell Swings
3 assisted pull-ups (at least I've gotten up to three with the 1 3/4 inch band).

Rested 2 minutes between sets


I can't really afford it, I can but don't want to spend the money....

A couple of weeks ago, a group of us on the AOS forum asked about a heavier reloadable kettlebell... They have some. It goes up to 150lbs (well 147). I want, and will be buying it Thursday when I get paid. I shouldn't but I said I'd buy one, and they have some that they are selling.

Monday, September 8, 2008

feeling it today.

I'm feeling yesterday's workout now. I'm a little sore in the legs, the butt, the lats, and the shoulders. It's kind of nice. I know I worked out, and feel better about yesterday's workout.

I'm pretty sure that I'm going to place an order for a 32kg bell thursday. Get a new heavy for swings.

Sunday, September 7, 2008

I feel like a fraud

I feel like a fraud when it comes to working out. I don't do it enough. I don't put enough effort into it when I do, do it. I don't take it seriously, and take way too many breaks.

Today's workout. I only made it through 1 time, with lots of breaks. I would have loved to go through it again, because I don't feel worked out, but I don't have another 70 minutes to waist on it, since I have have to go to a friend's party, and I want to work on a computer before I go.

A lot of the stuff that involved the bell resting on my arm hurt too. My right wrist is brused from being smached between a sleeper couch and a door way. Two people on the other end (I was alone on my end) pushed before I was ready, and smashed the arm into the door. It's been bruised for a few days. I'm sure banging my kettlebell off it today (yes there was some banging which means that my form was off in a few spots) didn't help. However it hurt just resting the kettlebell on that spot too.

Today, all 16kg Doubles from a friendly challenge:
20 double swings
20 clean and presses
farmer's walk up and down the back part of my drive 2x
20 double thrusters
10 R/L renegade rows.
10 R/L double single leg dead lifts
clean walk up and down the back part of my drive 2x
20 burpees (without kettlebells, the way I meant it to be)
20 double bell getup situps
over head walk up and down the back part of my drive 2x
10 alternating cleans (probably the easiest thing besides the swings)
10 double kettlebell snatches

Like I said, with all the stopping I did, it took about 70 minutes.

Thursday, September 4, 2008

While I was waiting

My sleep schedule is all messed up right now. Last night was probably the best night of sleep yet, but I've been up 18 hours now, and not the least bit tired.

Grilled a stake tonight, that was different. I ate so much chicken the last few weeks that I've taken to clucking... I'm only half kidding. Captain clucks, no idea where he picked it up at, him doing it has gotten those cadburry cream egg adds stuck in my head, the one where everything is trying to cluck like the cadburry bunny.

I can't seem to break past sets of two. I keep trying but I just can't pull it off. I've been working the negatives though, and got the chest all the way to the bar. When I do them, I put my knee in a band, and try from a dead hang. I just wish I could break the 2 barrier.

Tonight's workout (while waiting for the coal to get ready):

2 assisted pull-ups
1 assisted pull-up
2 assisted pull-ups
(adjusted the strap so I was standing in it, and got thrown like a rocket launched me).
2 assisted pull-ups
2 assisted pull-ups
2 assisted pull-ups

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Tonight's solo workout

Made of fail tonight. I wanted to see if I could last an hour swinging. Original plan was supposed to be 20 swings, 2 minute break, repeat for 60 minutes total. Nick suggested 2min x 2min instead.

I decided to go with the 16kg bell to try and actually pull it off.

Sadly, after round 2 I had problems. Round one, I was doing all kinds of swings, 1 hand, 2 hand, hand to hand. Round 2 I was all 2 hands. Round 3 and 4 were mostly 2 hands, but I'd stop to itch. My leg was itching like mad and I couldn't ignore it any more in round 3, also felt like I was going to hurl. Round 5 2 hands, but my grip gave out on the left hand. The whole forearm burns. I think it may have had to do with my heart rate monitor.

75 swings
80 swings
30 swings
50 swings
40 swings. Mid swing on 40, the bell left my left hand, and I figured it was time to call it a night.