Finished my lame class today and headed up to Nashville. It's a bit of a drive, almost 6 hours, but Chris and Faith always make it worthwhile. They made a delicious salmon, quinoa, and brussel sprout dinner for me and we drank a bunch of Coronas. They have a lot of BBQs and parties planned for the weekend and I can't wait. I didn't run or do pushups today but I did 9-9-6 pullups with 2 minutes of rest between sets. I'll add the numbers tomorrow, goodnight for now.
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
I'm going a little crazy waiting for graduation. This class we're getting is extremely boring and it's a pain in the butt driving all over post trying to get clearing papers signed. Thankfully, we have a 4-day weekend coming up and I'm heading to Nashville to hang out with the Bendts and buy a condo so life should get more interesting this weekend.
For now, this is what I'm doing at night:
This afternoon, James and I had a special guest on our run, Mr. Brian Roche. He's back in town for two weeks and wanted to run with us. James and I put a bit of a hurting on him but we managed to do 3.69 miles at ~7:30 pace which felt decent in the heat. We were all sweating like madmen by the end of the run. I thought James uploaded the run but I can't find it anywhere. Anyway, 3.69.
This morning I woke up and did a 50-40-30-20-10 pyramid with 1 minute in-between sets. It's a great workout and doesn't take much time. I did two random sets of 50 this afternoon and did one set of 50 after dinner and my boobs hurt so much that I was ready to call it a day at 300. Then Marina started talking trash so I agreed to do 50 for every set of 10 she did, up to 4 sets. Well, she's kind of a beast and started doing sets of 20 but thankfully didn't make me double my ante. We're up to 3 sets and will be doing #4 shortly. Thanks to Marina, I'm going to hit my goal of 500. God bless shit talkers.
Speaking of shit talkers, I just signed up for a 12k run with my main man Dookie on June 8th. It's a hilly course and we've agreed not to leave each other but I have a feeling that may go out the window for the last km or two. He's quite the beast of an athlete and it's going to be fun to be able to run with him a bit. I'm trying to get him to come out for one of the halfs that I'm doing but he's got two young children and a lot on his plate.
Just realized that today's pushups pushed me over the halfway point to 50,000. May 22nd is the 142nd day of the year(I think) and if I can finish on day 284(October 10th?), I will be a happy camper. I actually feel better than I have in a long time, the pain is almost purely muscle soreness with just a touch of shoulder pain mixed in. Pullups tomorrow morning, driving to Nashville in the afternoon. Can't wait.
Pushups: Today-500 YTD-25344
Pullups: Today-0 YTD-414
Running: Today-3.69mi YTD-307.15mi
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
It's strange being done with flight school. We have a lame class from 0730-noon but other than that my only responsibilities lie in getting some paperwork signed and not getting a DUI. I get to spend a lot of time hanging out with Dominic so I can't complain too much.
My old roommate, Brian, is back in town and we were supposed to go running today but it was just too damn hot. It was 90 degrees with high humidity and we both kind of bitched out. My ass and legs hurt quite a bit, probably from pushing my drunken legs too hard on those two miles, but I definitely could have gone out and done something. We've agreed to go tomorrow and have made a pact not to bitch out. We'll see. I did do my little 8-8-8 pullup session and then just did 11 more for a total of 35 today. I'm gonna go for 9-9-9 on Thursday, wish me luck! I'll leave you with a pic of Brian and me from his graduation. Why does he look like a midget?
Pushups: Today-0 YTD-24844
Pullups: Today-35 YTD-449
Running: Today-0mi YTD-303.46mi
Monday, May 20, 2013
It's not my term, it's just what they call people who max their PT Test! I did 91 pushups, 87 situps, and ran 13:15 which combines for my best result ever. I'd really like to get faster so that I don't hate my life during the third event. That 13:15 was pure heart and "want-to" because it sucked for about 1.9 miles. The last 0.1 mile I could see the clock ticking down and couldn't think about how much it hurt to breathe because I had to get across before it got to 13:19.
I think this is proof that cramming for this type of test doesn't work. I did the anti-cram and tried to destroy my fitness for a week and was unable to do so. If I had been lazy for the past two months and tried to build my fitness over a week, obviously that wouldn't have worked out too well. So the moral is, live healthy for the most part but don't be afraid to let your hair down every once in a while. Going crazy from time to time is what keeps me sane.
I did two random sets of 50 around lunch and then did the pushup game with James right before dinner. I was planning on doing extra pushups after the game to make it to 500 for the day but the card gods blessed me with 349 in the game, rounding my number out at 540 for the day. Not too bad! I'm going to take tomorrow off, work on some pullups, and try to bang out another 500 on Wednesday. I don't think I'll be able to make it to 27.5k and stay on my 5.5k/month pace but there's still time to make sure that May isn't a huge disaster.
It's really hitting me that I'm moving in 10 days. It symbolizes the closing of a huge chapter of my life and it's feeling really bittersweet. I had a great time down here, learned a lot, and made a lot of great friends. My roommates are the best people in the world and I get to hang out with this guy every day. How could I not feel a little emotional about leaving this?
Pushups: Today-540 YTD-24844
Pullups: Today-0 YTD-414
Running: Today-2mi YTD-303.46mi
Sunday, May 19, 2013
Damn, it's been a whole week since checking in. I traveled out to Wyoming and Denver and was pretty worthless throughout. Did one set of 60 pushups on both Monday and Tuesday, 300 on Wednesday, 200 on Thursday, 60 on Friday, 50 on Saturday, and 25 today. Looks like 755 to me. That's how many home runs Hank Aaron hit. Cool. I ran 2.34 miles on Monday and 3 miles on Thursday. This was a pretty horrible time to go on a huge bender because my PT test is tomorrow but this one is basically pass/fail and doesn't really play a role in determining anything. We'll see how it goes.
Last night I wasn't even that drunk but started wrestling with my stick buddy and smashed my eye on the corner of a couch. Afterwards, I got real drunk. Sigh.
Tomorrow I'm going to try to do 500 pushups and get to 500 every other day until the end of the month. It just must be done.
Pushups: Week-755 YTD-24304
Pullups: Week-0 YTD-414
Running: Week-5.43mi YTD-301.46mi
Sunday, May 12, 2013
Argh. My laptop won't turn on and I'm pretty sure I finally broke it. Typing on the iPad is painful and I just spent about 2 minutes trying to get left alignment set up. I guess all my paragraphs will be centered.
This weekend was pretty lazy because the week was so draining. Tomorrow is my last flight of flight school so I did a lot of studying and sleeping. And a little drinking on Saturday. Ran 4 miles on Friday and 3 miles today. Only did 330 push-ups all weekend. And 24 pull-ups. Such a bum, I am.
These pics are all interesting to me but maybe no one else. Deal with it.
Pushups: Today-330 YTD-23549
Pullups: Today-24 YTD-414
Running: Today-7mi YTD-296.03mi
Thursday, May 09, 2013
The night shift is crushing my soul. It's pretty brutal getting home at 1:30 in the morning and having to unwind from flying a crazy beast of a machine for 1.5-2 hours. And you have to sit in the back while your stick buddy flies so really you're using these night vision goggles for 3-4 hours a night and my eyes are constantly watering at the end of the flight. We missed a lot of days last week so we're flying extra this week and our final check ride still got pushed back to Monday. Totally sucks, way to ruin a perfectly good weekend.
This morning I was a bit of a zombie but I managed to complete one of the 50-10 pushup pyramids with 1 minute between sets. I am going to try 55-5 on Saturday. It's only 30 more pushups total but I have a feeling that it'll be a lot harder. I was planning on doing a situp pyramid but didn't feel like it so I just did 80 as fast as I could and got them in 1:57. I have 2 minutes to do 77 and it's always easier with someone holding my legs so I think I'll be fine there. Didn't run at all today, gonna try to run fast with James tomorrow morning.
Here's a better picture of my beautiful office. My God it's fun.
Pushups: Today-150 YTD-23219
Pullups: Today-0 YTD-390
Running: Today-0mi YTD-289.03mi