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  • #61
    Bah! Totally forgot that one of the reasons I WANTED to put an entry in yesterday was because I accomplished a big goal - I DID TWO MUSCLE UPS! Pretty good too! But I'm not satisfied until they are more like pullups for me.

    Tonight went for a 4.8 mile run up in the mountains. FANTASTIC. Beautiful weather and a challenging run!
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    • #62
      Crossfit Friday was a good one. Not too hard, but the sheer number of Toes to Bar has left my abs STILL sore!
      Warmup:
      10 Pushups, 10 V-ups, 10 Air Squats, 10 KB Swings Repeated 2 times
      Workout:
      1/4 mile run
      15 KB Swings (I used a 40lb KB)
      15 Toe to Bar
      15 Sumo Deadlift High Pull (40 lb KB again)
      15 AB Situps (feet together in cobbler-pose type with knees down, sit up and touch ground in front of toes)
      15 Push Press (started with 80 lbs, then did 50 lbs, my shoulders hurt from BJJ!)
      Repeat 4 times


      Went camping with my 2 sons. First time we've done that just thethree of us - we had a lot of fun and I even got an almost one-handed peacock pose on a rock. I'll have to practice that. However I slept horribly and either allergies or a cold knocked me out pretty much the rest of the weekend (and I'm still feeling it!)


      We also saw some Cool Cars on the way home in the Mountains above Park City Utah. It's interesting but almost every time I'm up near Park City I've seen some sort of Lamborghini or Ferrari. This time it was both, with some corvettes and others as well.


      Normally tonight is the night we have our Ragnar-preparation run with family - but my sister is sick so we'll see what happens. Kakes and I would still like to run, even if they reschedule to do another run on Thursday. We'll see what happens. I'm also supposed to go to yoga at lunchtime. I think it will help me feel better, as it usually does!
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      • #63
        Learned some good techniques on Passing the Guard in Jiujitsu today... but against guys that are 70-80 pounds heavier than me... doesn't work. I need to put on some weight FAST! Gimme the bread!

        Okay just kidding. Really I need to work on the technique. One guy came from outside with experience, and he was about my size, but he didnt' have any issues with the bigger newbies. So gotta work that technique! Run tonight of some sort. We'll see what I can make happen.
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        • #64
          2 mile run up a canyon Thursday night. Not bad at all but my legs could have done a lot more. Also it was very strange but my arms and legs had a crazy itchy allergic reaction to SOMETHING once we got in the canyon. REALLY uncomfortable.

          Friday at Crossfit did a pretty crazy workout.
          Warmup - 10 KB clean and jerks, 10 KB Goblet Squats, 10 Pushups - repeat that set 3 times
          Workout:
          Round 1: 50 KB Snatches, 1/4 mile run
          Round 2: 50 Air Squats, 1/4 mile run
          Round 3: 50 KB Snatches, 1/4 mile run
          Round 4: 50 Air Squats, 1/4 mile run
          Round 5: 50 KB Snatches, 1/4 mile run
          Total of 150 Snatches, 100 squats, and 1.25 mile run.

          That workout left me quite sore!
          Saturday morning went for another run with Kakes and my Dad who was in town and wanted a practice run for our upcoming Ragnar Relay. We went 3.78 miles in the mountains above our house. Nice little run, and it helped loosen up some of that soreness!

          Looking forward to yoga today (old teacher, our corporate trainer is subbing for the current teacher yay!) and tonight we are having another family Prep run. Smaller Relay at the end of the week and VACATION! Yes!
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          • #65
            And just for fun... here's Peacock pose on that same rock I think I posted earlier. Different angle.
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            • #66
              Yoga was pushed back a half hour, so I went to the gym and did some pull ups, (L-sit pullups, alternating hands, etc) and some rows (I would love a real row machine, this was just a weighted machine thing with 195 lbs) then went to Yoga - the corporate trainer does a better job in the flow and focus of the yoga classes for me... the current teacher is just too simple or something. Did Eka Pada Koundayinasana II today, haven't done that in practice for quite some time.

              I did some Progress pics the other day - just have to get them formatted right! Eventually I'll get 'em up here!
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              • #67
                Monday night had a nice 3.6 mile run with my brother in law. Saturday is the first of a bunch of races, so I'm excited to see how this years compares to last years - we are a lot more prepared I think!

                Yesterday I didn't have a lunch from home like I normally do, but I was planning on just skipping it, which normally isn't too much of a problem. However I started getting hungry enough that I decided to go grab one of the low-carb burgers from Carl's Jr. Drove through some construction areas and through the drive-thru "Low Carb Six Dollar Burger no Pickles or Mustard please!" paid for it, drive back and get stuck in the construction for 10 minutes while they filled up 2 dump trucks on the street right in front of me, sat down at my desk and opened the Carl's Jr. Box - What?! Regular Six Dollar Burger. Doh! I was hungry and it has been a while since I've had any sort of bread - so I figured it couldn't hurt to give it a try. Tasted like nothing. Kind of weird. Strange texture, but it didn't ruin the burger or anything, it was just odd.
                About an hour later I started feeling pretty crappy both literally and figuratively... And that lasted the rest of yesterday. Today after my stomach woke up it's still feeling a bit sketchy Blah. Guess once your body gets used to NOT having that poison, it rejects it a bit more seriously!
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                • #68
                  Wow it has been a crazy coupla weeks since I last updated. Things have been fantastic! We did the Dirty Dash, a 10k mud run that really isn't much cardio - it's very primal and fantastic. You can see pictures over at Kakes' journal, and I might add a few more when I can. We even did a FB contest so we can get free entries into the 2nd one they do this year in the Fall. It definitely made me excited for the Tough Mudder I am doing in the fall.
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                  • #69
                    Woohoo we ended up winning entries and hoodies! Sweet! Here are the pictures we entered:




                    AND here is a picture of us at the finish line from the official photographers. Go go gadget duckface!! Weird how that face pops up... even if you aren't a fan. Must be something in the air lately.

                    I'm DEFINITELY pleased with my progress in that picture. The mud probably helps
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                    • #70
                      That professional picture is seriously awesome! I love reading about the two of you.
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                      • #71
                        Thanks Jamilyn! That makes me happy!

                        We just finished the Ragnar Wasatch Back Relay Race - What a lot of fun! Probably too much running and not enough sleeping to be Primal, but we had 12 people on our team ALL of them from my family - all of my siblings, my dad, some spouses (especially my hot tamale ow ow!), and a niece were on our team.

                        We were Clan McRagnar - a Scottish/Irish themed team, in KILTS!
                        Everybody ran 3 legs, I ran a total of 21 and a half miles within a 26 hour time-frame, and we finished with a final time of 37 hours and 19 minutes. Only 53 teams were slower than us. So that means we were a bit more primal!


                        AND after the race - I finally shaved. Kinda weird to be without the beard after 3 months with it!
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                        • #72
                          Went to Crossfit on Friday for the first time in a long time. Wow! I'm still sore today. Glutes and Hamstring soreness mostly, but also in my shoulders.
                          Also went for a trail run on those sore legs Friday night - more of a hike really - we ranged all over the mountains where we used to play as kids. TONS of memories came back of time spent up there... I can't believe I did a LOT of that as an 8-10 year old... my 10 year old hasn't even though of ranging off into the mountains on his own...
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                          Yay for sideways pictures!

                          Hopefully I'll get out on a run or something tonight. With all the fires the air is pretty crappy, but it's worth it.

                          I'm sure there was something else I was going to write about... but I can't remember!
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                          • #73
                            So I've had the holes dug for my Pullup station in my back yard for 2 months(ish) now... All I have to do is put the posts in, make sure they are level and the correct distance apart, and cement 'em in! I just need to DO IT. Blah.

                            Lots of running lately. Probably too much, last night was killer. 4 miles and my legs were complaining of exhaustion. I guess that's what happens when you have Crossfit AND a run/hike on Friday, Yardwork and busy-ness on Saturday, More than normal activity on Sunday, HIGH HEAT 4.25 mile run/hike on Monday, and then the 4 miler last night.

                            So how far should I run today? Ugh. I am trying to do at least 10 toes-to-bars daily, pushups, and pullups... so I might just stick with that for today.

                            Overall I need to eat a LOT more, run a bit less, lift a lot more, and get more sleep if I want to gain the muscle I want to.
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                            • #74
                              CROSSFIT today.
                              Team event - we split up into teams of 3 to do the following workout, split up however we wanted.
                              3 Mile run
                              100 Pull ups
                              200 Push ups
                              300 V-ups
                              400 KB Snatches

                              One of our team is a BEAST with weights and he hates running (although he did the Ragnar and loved that) so the team captain (awesome girl) and I split the run. I ran my 1.5 miles in a blistering 10:06... I was very happy with that! Then I did 80 KB snatches, thought for sure pullups and pushups wouldn't be a problem for me but DANG, that run wore. me. out! So I only ended up doing 10 pullups (at least for the time, I did about 20 more later ) and 25 pushups, but I DID do 135 v-ups so I did make a good contribution to the team. We finished with a time of 24:36 (+/- 10ish seconds) the next team came in at 30. So our strategy worked out great. Have the two runners do the 3 miles in a decent time, and have the muscle man bust out the reps. Still those v-ups and that run wore me out! I might have to make myself do some more pushups and pullups though... I'm normally MUCH stronger with those! (Part of it is I have a hard time allowing myself to do kipping pullups)

                              After having a fiasco of a sleepover (3 nephews stayed over with our 4 kids... nobody got good sleep...) AND on top of that I have a wife that I just can't get enough of - I've been a draggin' today! Considering that, I was pretty happy with the workout performance.
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                              • #75
                                You are amazing. No wonder I can't keep up with you!
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