Wind and traffic

If I'm going to reach my goal of 3 miles in 20 minutes, I'm going to have to stop running along Elm street.
Today I ran 22m05s in high wind and rush hour traffic. Then:
50 pushups
50 crunches
50 pushups
50 crunches
50 squats with 30lbs
100 oblique crunches
Arm/Shoulder workout
50 pushups
Then I rushed off to see my cousin's first cello recital.



3 miles in 22m41s is not bad for no jogging in weeks.
50 pushups
50 crunches
50 squats with 30lbs
Shoulder workout including front and back butterflies.
25 pushups
100 side crunches
25 pushups.

Finally healthy again!


Sick again

On Monday I was sick again. I worked for 2 hours then went home and slept the rest of the day.

Tonight's workout was excellent. My stomach and my head hurt all day, until I had a sandwich and glass of water around 5. I'm really hoping I've kicked this sickness.



100 pushups
100 crunches
Not enough time for the rest of the routine.


Last Technique

Intercepting the Ram is mine, along with 127 of it's closest friends. I own all of the Kenpo techniques.

To complete the set, however, I need 8 extensions (of 32 techniques with extensions).


Sick and Tired

On Wednesday I sparred with some under-rank students. This is excellent experience for the students and I enjoyed doing it. Unfortunately I injured my left leg during one of the bouts. This put a stop to my jogging for a couple of days.

On Saturday I woke up sick. I won't get into detail however it was not until 3pm that I could sip flat ginger ail without my body rejecting it soon after.

Today was my first sick day ever. I've had more applesauce than I ever want to have over the course of 3 days ever again. Tomorrow I'm going to try to visit my lady before she goes to London for vacation. I just finished some plain pasta and milk. I think I can do it. Wish me luck.


3 miles in 21m28s, jog

Another minute off the 3 mile jog. Yesterday I powered through the second half, today through the first half. Then a regular set of pushups, crunches, weights, and squats.

Also, I learned one of my missing techniques last night. I even captured it on video.
All I have left is Intercepting the Ram and Squatting Sacrifice. I'll ask for one tonight.



I had a rough day at work, so I came home and did something about it:

3 miles in 22m33s, 2 minutes faster than last time. My goal is 20 minutes.
50 pushups
50 crunches with feet elevated.
25 pushups (ouch!)
100 oblique crunches (50 each side)
25 pushups (easy)
50 crunches with feet elevated.
Shoulder workout with weights.
50 squats with 30 lbs.

Now for techniques, then class.


Birthday wishes

My birthday is coming up, and here's my wishlist:
(Please note, many of these items are way too expensive)

2 20lb dumbbells.
a pullup bar.

Skate gloves.
Samba longboard from Lush Longboards.
2 Holey trucks, 2 angled spacers, 2 sets of hardware, 4 hard (slide) wheels like these: Lush Cannonball Wheels, size 60mm. Everything but the deck.

A MacBook. Black or White.
Red iPod Nano. (I am buying this for myself though I do not have a computer to use it with, yet)

4 performance summer tires. 4 steel rims for winter tires. (eventually, 4 performance winter tires) Size: 195/50-16
Short throw shifter (and installation)
a jack handle.

1 White heavyweight uniform top, and a full set of Kenpo patches.
Quality bag gloves.

Snowboard boots, coat, gloves. (eventually: snowboard, bindings)
Roof rack.

Plane tickets to visit my family in Oregon.

Again. This is a list of wishes: things I actually wish to buy for myself. However, it does give you a good idea of the things I'm interested in right now.


3 miles

This morning, before my karate class, I ran 3 miles in 24 minutes.
60 pushups
60 crunches (legs out 12" off the floor)
Arm/shoulder workout with weights.

Then I discovered how dehydrated I was, and had water and Gatorade.

Also, I have been writing out my techniques. I am only missing 3 of 128:
Squatting Sacrifice, Detour from Doom, Intercepting the Ram.
I am also missing 8 extensions.


New Workout

30 minute jog
50 pushups
50 crunches
20 rep of each:
10 lb shoulder workouts (front, lateral; reverse butterfly)
15 lb bicept curls
30 lb rear delt raises
another 50 pushups (I had to stop a few times)
Now all I need is a pullup bar.

I plan to work my techniques later in the day.