Monday, February 28, 2005
Durst and Hilton must be the only two celebs that seemingly don't have an assistant or manager to advise them on the ways of life. People, if your computer crashes and you got "Private" Amature Porn on the hard drive, JUST get a new computer and drop the old one in the ocean. Hello??
Wait...............maybe the joke is on me? I mean did we even remember who the heck Limp Bizkit was before the Durst Porno? No way, he aint that smart, but wait, maybe he does have peeps ?????
I'm Out. For Good. Unless more celeb porn pops up. Later.
Hey, anyone watch the Oscars last night? Well good for you then. You wasted what, about 4 hours of your life? I did my Oscar recap via the thousands of blogs about the event. My take, they screwed Marty again for the old school Clint, and Hillary Swank has one heck of a nice figure. Too bad she has that boy next door face still.
Finally, I read this great blog by toni pierce titled "How To Blog." It is up for some type of 2004 blog award or something. It should be a must read for blog noobs like me. Check it out.
Oh yeah, Workout Stats; Biceps and Triceps free weights and 250 crunches. No cardio today but I plan to hoop it up tomorrow night. I am out. Later.
Sunday, February 27, 2005
Last night was dinner at the Outback with some good friends. That means, loaded cheese fries, loaded baked potato, filet, AND Beer. Afterwards we played some Texas Holdem AND drank more beer. My wife won both games we played despite never playing. With all that it was tough to get out of bed and hit the gym today.
Don't forget that The Amazing Race 7 starts this Tuesday with a 2 hour premier. It is an awesome show that takes contestants on a race around the world. Along the way they do things they never dreamed of. This season has Rob and Amber from Allstars Survivor competing. I dig Boston Rob. He dominated the Allstar Survivor both physically and mentally. Then when he knew he didn't have the votes to win, he proposed to Amber. He ended up with the girl and the money.
Like I said, I got nothing for you. Out. Later.
Saturday, February 26, 2005
Workout Stats; ONE hour on the Spin Cycle at the YMCA with 10 intervals ranging from a one to two minutes. The last ten was cool down, so I hit it real hard for 50 minutes. Now that is what I am talkin about. My wife told me she would give me dollar if I did an hour! Well I got paid!
My good buddy wants me to do the Trail Shark Off-Road Triathlon with him this year. It is a Sprint, which is 500 yd swim/ 9 mile MTB ride / 5k run. Last year was his first and he finished 50th out of 200. He is a machine who last year started running, biking, and swimming like a mad man. He kinda motivated me to start getting healthy last October. The timing of the event is bad and the swim scares me. However, I am thinking about it.
More later, Maybe, Maybe Not. Out. Later.
Friday, February 25, 2005
Speaking of Fred & Pairs here is a quote from Dumb & Dumber; "We got no food, no jobs... our PET'S HEADS ARE FALLING OFF!"
No workout today and no good reason. No Random Review because I like to have a picture with the post and my flickr account is maxed out for the month.
Anyway, get your Survivor:Palau recap if you didn't catch the episode. He also does a great job of covering the interviews and non-Thursday Survivor news. Great blog.
My thoughts on this weeks show are many. It started off with a brutal challenge. There was blood, a dude punching himself, and people slamming hard on shins, backs, hips, and knees. I kept waiting for someone to catch a sandbag in the head and get knocked out. Angie came up big this time but, those butterfly titties got to go. The second challenge appeared harder then the first. It looked like a challenge made for Big, Strong, Young Men. However, Tom the NY Firefighter kicked all forms of arse. He out pulled younger and bigger guys. It looked like he pulled that chest atleast 90% of the way. Mad Props to Tom. I think he may be my early favorite.
Alright, I may go workout or I may go take a nap. Who votes for nap. I'm out. Later.
Thursday, February 24, 2005
Workout Stats; Thirty minutes on the elliptical, for 511 cals burned. Then it was 250 crunches. Then it was home and a finish up walk with Eddie. We varied from our normal route but, I think it was about 1.5 miles. I am kinda getting bored with the workouts. I am not dropping weight like a Biggest Loser or even a Little Loser. I need warm weather so I can hit the trails on my mountain bike. Damn Evil Man Winter. Cabin Fever Release Me.
Do not forget we have SURVIVOR: Palau tonight. Check out my links for a great Survivor Recap Blog to keep you current with the best Reality TV show. Plus, I have last nights American Idol to watch. So far this 4th edition is boring me more then my workouts. No one has blown me away yet. I remember that Kelly, Reuben, & Tamyra Grey all blew me away with their first performances of the round to get to the final 12. I am invested and likely will keep watching.
I am out. Later.
Wednesday, February 23, 2005
Workout stats: Uhm, no stats, wait, Dog Walk aprox 2 miles. I had issues that kept me from the gym. Like, work, neck pain, headache from glasses, pooping issues that required a home visit, and chocolate cake. My new contact has arrived so I hope to hit the gym full force tomorrow.
Finally, there will be no more pooping talk at this blog for the rest of the week.
What pisses me off even more is how ESPN does and will act like the steroid issue does not exist. See they got a big contract with MLB and a lot riding on Bonds chasing history. They will do the updates and cut-ins to show his at bats and so called history in the making. They will marvel at his abilities and work ethic. Not once will ESPN challenge Bonds on the steroids issue. I have no respect for ESPN as a media outlet at all!
Man I am really mad. Barry Bonds will eventually be called to testify in the Balco case. He will then have to choose between truth and lies. I guess he goes with the lies. He has been spiting them out so long that I think he believes them. I give Barry Bonds a BIG * (asterisk) .
Me out. More later. Later.
Tuesday, February 22, 2005
Workout Stats: Abdominal Day, which was 300 crunches of various style. I wanted to hit the elliptical machine but, the YMCA MILFs were out in force. So, it was off to spin for 30 minutes with intervals. Another sweaty workout with my glasses falling off my face.
I feel great about the workout, but have other circumstances holding me back. No it aint the lost contact. It is even worse, Chocolate Cake. I had a big piece earlier and just finished a big helping of spaghetti with meatballs for dinner. All I got on my mind now is finishing off that lovely Chocolate Cake!! All that hard work and it comes down to me and the cake. Can I triumph over all that is evil and Chocolate?
I must go. Eat. I mean I'm out. Later.
Monday, February 21, 2005
On a side note this worries me about my Nextel cameraphone. I think the numbers and pics are stored on my phone and not any Nextel servers. SideKicks and T-Mobile must work differently and store the info with T-Mobile?? I better go erase those nude pics of Eddie from my cell phone.
Workout Stats: Free Weights for bicepts and tricepts, then 30 minutes on the new spin cycle doing intervals, then a follow up walk with Eddie when I got home. My excuse for not pushing it longer on the spin cycle is my damn glasses. They suck so bad! The are two prescriptions behind and barely stay on my face.
Anyway, I got to go call Eminem. I am out. Later.
Sunday, February 20, 2005
Then it was time for a spin. HOLY crap, the YMCA bought new spin cycles, the Star Trac Johnny G Spinner® Pro . There is a picture below of the old Spin Cycles which were not that bad. This is the advantage to belonging to a YMCA in the Yuppiest Burb and the number one rated city for raising kids. The bike rode real nice and once I get my settings down it will rock. I did 40 minutes with intervals. I increased the interval time as the session went on. I wanted to ride for an hour, but I was dripping with sweat and those damn glasses were slipping and sliding.
On the Reality TV front I caught up on Newlyweds and Ashley. Why can I not stop watching these two shows. I watched the first episode of Gastineau Girls and did not care for it. They didn't do any thing interesting or fun. I may give it one more try. I got two episodes of Alias in, which leaves me with last weeks left. Oh yeah, I saw a preview for Intervention on A&E starting March 6th and it looks great. That is right people with addictions getting help they don' t want. Sounds like good old fashion Reality TV! I think I may watch to much crap, I mean TV.
Speaking of TV, American Idol gets real and hopefully good this week. Let the singing and voting begin.
Alright, I am sure I got something to watch on TiVo. I am out. Later.
Saturday, February 19, 2005
Fighting Illini 27-0 !! They have struggled lately on offense, but oh they play such great team defense. Possible the best college team defense I have ever seen. A great team playing great ball is a beautiful thing to watch. Tune in and get on the band wagon before we leave town to St Louis on the March Towards The Arch, Final Four.
Bye Bye. Me Out. Later.
Friday, February 18, 2005
I have Rigid Gas Perms and the cost is around $70 bucks. Plus, I have to order them and it could take 14 days to come in. I got no backups and fancy boy type glasses. In fact, I have no idea how to keep the damn things on my face when working up a sweat at the gym. They will just slide right off. I guess my working out days are on hold. No, just pulling your chicken. I will tape the damn things to my head if I have too. I must continue with the training. Yes, the Training for My Summer Of Mountain Biking 2005!!!! will contiune.
My final thought is this; Are Pearls the new Diamonds? I am out. Later.
Thursday, February 17, 2005
" No, you can't do that... you can't triple stamp a double stamp, you can't triple stamp a double stamp! "
I really enjoyed the episode. We don't really know much about the players yet. However, I am sure I was not the only person to to think that standing up and singing on the boat was a REALLY Bad, Dumb, Stupid, move on Wendy's part. John we hardly knew you but clearly you had some personality issues with the rest of the cast. I mean, from what we saw it looked like he did not get picked because he worked too much and talked to little. Did he even say a word until Jeff asked him how he felt?
Survivor is great. Just when they were feeling great on the adventure of a lifetime the elements knocked them on their butts! They lost the only thing they won and the only thing a tribe really needs, FIRE !!!
I am not sure who I like yet. I guess it will be the fourth and last remaining Survivor on my list. Maybe not, I like to get to know the Survivors before I pick a winner. Give me two more episodes to get attached to someone.
That is it for this blogger. I am out. Later.
Eddie & Lakota
Originally uploaded by aham23.
Well there was no workout today as this was my planned off day. This edition of Random Review is on my favorite subject, Eddie Vedder my Rat Terrier. Not so much Eddie, but Rat Terriers.
The Rat Terrier is an American Breed. You could even call them an American Mutt. Early American Immigrants crossed several European Terriers to arrive at the RT. They were looking for a compact, fast, tough, farm and hunting dog. They are suited for chasing, flushing, and treeing game, like birds & rabbits. They normally stay above ground unlike the Jack Russell which will chase a rabbit or varmint into its hole.
They can be small to medium size ranging from 10 to 25 pounds. Eddie is about 22 pounds. They are intelligent, playful, non confrontational, loyal and protective. They can be shy of strangers too. Eddie takes about 10 to 15 minutes to warm up to new people.
Initially Eddie was not receptive to training. It took atleast two session for him to learn one task. Now, he does all the basics, sits, stays, shakes, down, high five, roll over, and walks on the leash. Potty training went very well with only 4 accidents inside (only one poop!). He stays in his crate while we are at work. He can hold his little bladder for up to ten hours. His normal day is about 8 hours in the crate. He is not a barker. He is not like most little dogs as he does not bark at everything that moves. BUT, he does go crazy when the door bell rings. Who doesn't love having guest? He is he a tough, fun, NOT A LITTLE FOO FOO DOG, but still affectionate and loving. He likes to lay on people at night time.
Man, I really can blab or blog about my Eddie. I am out. Later.
Wednesday, February 16, 2005
YEAH, just in case you do not know, SURVIVOR: Palau starts tomorrow on CBS. It is my favorite of the Reality TV shows. I am not a total junkie though. I have not searched the web for all things Survivor. Thursday's episode will be my first introduction to this season. Except for the too few and too short commercials I have seen. I am really looking forward to it!! I may even find some time to share my Survivor thoughts with the blogging world.
Despite my bad running episode from Tuesday I did make it back to the gym. Today was my fourth day in row this week. No weights today just cardio. I did 30 minutes on the Elliptical for 490 cals burnt & 2.8 miles. Then it was 30 minutes on the spin cycle doing intervals. My legs are killing me tonight. I think tomorrow will be an off day, which means a Random Review is upcoming.
The fighting Illini won again tonight, easily beating Penn State. They are unbeaten with 4 games left in the regular season . I am not one of these fools who think they need to lose a game in order to win the National Championship. I may have been one in previous post though?? Anyway, losing now would not teach this team something or make them stronger. People who say that have not watched them play enough. They are a very smart TEAM who plays every game like it is a championship. They bring max effort every night, unlike UNC, who is the team most Illini fans are afraid of. I say win them all then beat UNC in the Final Game and teach college basketball their lesson!!
I am out. Later.
Tuesday, February 15, 2005
"Well, let me be the first to say congratulations to you man; you have one vagina for the rest of your life. Real smart man."
Anyway, I showed up at the gym feeling really good about myself. So good I decided I would tackle the treadmill. Yes, I thought I could run on a treadmill for 30 minutes. Uhm, yeah, I was wrong. I ran for 10 minutes. I started out with 5 minutes of warm up, brisk walking. Then I ran for the next 5. Then I needed to slow the pace to a brisk walk as my heart was beginning to pound through my chest. After 5 minutes of walking I decided to run again. That lasted another 5. I walked the last 10 for a total of 30 minutes, 405 calories burned, 2.8 miles. When I was done I had sweated through my shirt like never before. Damn running is some good exercise. I finished up with sit ups and called it a day.
On the Reality TV front my beloved TIVO did not record American Idol tonight. It was not TiVo's fault though. I have a powered multiswitch (fancy splitter needed for Directv) that was mistakenly switched off, or was it? When it is off no satellite signal feeds through to any of my TVs. Ofcourse, I was not home at the time and did not solve the problem until after AI4 was over. The mystery is; Who accidentally bumped OR purposely flipped the light switch to off? I will find the answers and those responsible will be punished. I will start with the dog! He looks guilty!
Speaking of the dog, check this out. I was pissed off the other day as the dog wouldn't go outside to "potty" because it was raining. I knew he had to go, likely number one and two, because he had been inside all day. He would not budge out the back door. I pushed him out and he immediately ran back to the door and stared inside. Now, I had to follow him around to make sure he didn't go inside. The wife got home and I explained the situation to her and how mad I was at the dog. She replied with this, "How would you like to take a shit outside in the pouring rain while everyone watched?" I am no longer mad at the dog.
That is all I have to say about that. I am out. Later.
Monday, February 14, 2005
Evil Spin Cycles
Originally uploaded by aham23.
How about a lovely pic from the gym? I worked up a real nice sweat today on this baby. I must have sweat on the cameraphone lens too (crappy pic?). Anyway, it was free weights for the bicepts/tricepts, then 30 minutes on the spin cycle. I did 7 intervals during that time and my legs are beat!
It is so cool that I can take a picture with my cameraphone then email it to my flickr.com account. The internet is such a fabulous place!
I was right about that boss thing too. I am the "Boss For A Week" while he is away for meetings. Didn't really make me too busy today. I mean I got my workout and blog post done before quitting time.
OK players I will be back later for more blogging love love. I am out. Later.
Sunday, February 13, 2005
OK, enough political talk. What most want to know is if I got off my fat arse and went to the gym. Or did I use that cold/flu type thing as an excuse again? No soup for you. I went, I saw, I did, I done, I loved it. What? First it was free weights for Chest and Back, then 30 minutes on the spin cycle. I spun it at a steady pace most of the time. I did do 5 intervals where I cranked down the tension like I was climbing one bitch of a hill. I have to say I felt pretty crappy while on the bike and sweat up a storm. After that it was home sweet home.
The boss at work is out of town this week, which I think makes me boss for a week? Who cares, well I am just getting in my built in excuse for the upcoming week if I don't work out. However, my goal is to workout every day. This includes playing hoops Tuesday night.
Finally, Survivor: Palau starts in four days and the previews look interesting. They are completely stranded with no help and three people go home in the first episode. Oh I do love my Survivor. Can anyone point me to some good Survivor Blogs or Forums?
It is that time again. I am out. Later.
Friday, February 11, 2005
Originally uploaded by aham23.
I see that people love to review things on their blogs. So, when I don't workout or have thoughts on reality TV, The Fighting Illini, Cubs, Bulls, or Bears, then I will give you a random review of something I own.
My first Random Review is on my Motorola i860 camera phone for Nextel. What I like about this phone:
- Camera Phone with Multimedia Messaging (text messages & email)
- The external & internal displays are huge respectively.
- Picture caller ID. Assigned pictures show up on the external display.
- Nice and loud speaker phone.
- Quick Flip. Push the button and it flips open. Kinda like the Matrix.
- It looks really cool & is easy to customize with ring tones & wallpapers from the net.
What I don't like about this phone:
- While it looks cool the plastic materials scratch easily.
- No Bluetooth technology.
- Poor contrast on the external display.
- The existing customer price is way too high. (I got mine from Amazon.)
There it is, my first Random Review. AND yes that means I did not workout today. I am a sissy, but this cold/flu type thing is dragging me down.
I am out. Later.
Thursday, February 10, 2005
So, I did manage to workout today. I worked on my abdominal area (ABs) and then rode the spin cycle for 30 minutes. I did the interval thing again. I warmed up the first five minutes then tightened the tension for a minute, then back to normal tension and speed for two minutes. I did this for the remaining time. As time passed I found it easier to sustain pace at the harder tension. After that I was done and headed home for an afternoon nap.
Doing these intervals seems to simulates a trail ride. I think it will get me in better mountain biking shape. Also, I really would like to lose ten pounds before Spring. Doing intervals while spinning or doing the elliptical for a minimum of 30 minutes should help that. Plus, I really need to focus on my diet and NOT blow it up on the weekends. I am big on eating out. Not fast food but not gourmet food either, like Chilis, Olive Garden, Red Robin, ect.
Wife Swap last night was crazy. Do people like the millionaire's wife really exist? She is so blinded by her so called faith she acussess the other Wife of being a lesbian child molestar with no facts or ground to stand on. What the hell was that? American Idol from Wed was another bore. Survivor next week baby!! I holla at ya.
Don't hate the short uninteresting blog tonight, just hate the cold/flu type thing. I am out. Later.
Wednesday, February 09, 2005
"To trudge: the slow weary walk of a man that has nothing left in his life but the impulse to simply solider on."
Today was free weights for bicepts & tricepts. After that I did 30 minutes on the elliptical machine, which was 2.7 miles with 500 cals burnt. I wanted to hit the spin cycle but was beat, so called it a day. Damn cold maybe flu thing makes it hard to breathe and sustain energy.
Anyone see the Illinois game last night? It was an ugly win, but a WIN, and that makes them 24 - o. They looked bad and tired but near the end Dee Brown got mad and took over the game. He was like, damn this blows, give me that ball, I must score, so we can get the heck out of dodge, well Michigan. He was amazing when the team needed him to be just that. Now, Darrin Williams has not looked so good the last two games. He seems real tentative to step up and take the big end of the game shot. That aint good when he is the guy with the ball in his hands all the time. Hopefully with no game until Saturday vs. Wisconsin they get rested and get ready to make the march to the arch.
If you did not see the Illini game what about The Amazing Race 6? It was kind of a let down for me. Kendra and what's his name won. Hayden had another breakdown and finally quit. Then her wimpy boyfriend said it was ok and asked her to marry him. WTF? In two years when life and marriage gets tough she will quit. That is just what she does, well besides bitching. Kris and Jon, the favorites came in second because they are too damn nice. They needed to be aggressive in the final leg. Especially when booking that last flight to Chicago. They were not and it cost them 1 million bucks.
American Idol was also kind of a bore, but I don't expect it to get good until it goes live. How do I watch so much in one night? TIVO baby! Google it, research it, then get it. You will love it.
That is all I gots. I am out. Later.
Tuesday, February 08, 2005
I was back at it today despite having a Burger King hangover. Is that possible? I think it is but will spare you the details. OK, I worked it out real good today. It started with some weight training working the chest and back muscle groups. Then I was off to tackle the elliptical machine, which I did for 30 minutes. Man in just that small amount of time I burned off 500 calories. That is 200 more then I burn when doing 20 minutes. I think 30 is my new 20?
After that it was off to see my buddy the spin cycle. I tried to change it up and do some intervals. I would tighten the tension way down to simulate a steep hill for 1 minute, then 2 minutes at my normal tension & pace, then the steep hill pace again. It felt more real. Like I was out on the singletrack pounding up some steep ass hill. I did this for 20 minutes then called it a day. I am beat to shiznit.
Remember it is ok to fall off the horse, unless it is like a Clydesdale and then you may hurt yourself from such a tall fall.
I am out. Later.
Monday, February 07, 2005
Sunday I had to prepare for my small Super Bowl gathering before Noon so I could enjoy the Illinois Basketball Game. If you don't know they are the number one team in the nation and on a 23 game win streak. After the Illini I had to begin the beer drinking festivities. After the beer it was the Super Bowl, (and more beer) which I will get back to later. After the big game it was sleepy time.
Today, I skipped working out as a result of Sunday. The beer, the salsa salad dip, crab dip, little weenies wrapped in bacon, beer, M&Ms, beer and more beer have slowed me down today. Plus, I can not stop eating. Quizno's for lunch, Buger King for dinner, Vanilla Wafers for a snack, soda pop, coffee, man will it ever stop.
Now I am entering the regret/depression stage over what I have done to myself these past two days. Crap, I had been doing such a good job over the last three months to avoid binges like this and BAM, the damn Super Bowl kicked my arse. Back at it tomorrow? Right?
OK, the big game was a big let down for Donovan McNab. He looked terrible and made the key bad decisions that cost his team. Terrell Owens on the other hand looked awesome playing with two screws and a plate in his leg. The dude is like 6 weeks post fracture and surgery playing a brutally physical game with temporary hardware in his leg/ankle area. People are calling him selfish? Those peeps are dumb asses. He risked his career, his salary, his livelyhood, to try and help Philly win the Super Bowl. He had the easy out people. The team doctor gave it to him by not clearing him to play, but he risked it all! He played and almost made the difference. Oh yeah, while I think the Eagles lost it, I still give it up to the Pats. They made the plays when plays needed to be made.
Alright, do not hate the Super Bowl, hate Chris Collinsworth. I am out. Later.
Saturday, February 05, 2005
Originally uploaded by aham23.
This was my first winter ride and first ride with my CatEye 7 cyclocomputer.
Just give us the stats; 9.5 miles, 7.5 mph avg speed, 16.7 mph max speed, & a trip time of 75 minutes.
It was harder then I thought it would be. I think I need to adjust my workouts to make me more ready for mountian biking. I need more endurance. How can my workouts better prepare me for trail riding? Anyone? Bueller? Looks like I am off to MTBR.com for some research.
flickr.com kicks all form of fat arse! I am out. Later.
This has got to be a quickie. It is going to be like 50 degrees today and I am going for a mountain bike ride. I took Friday off from working out. However, I did have Hooters for dinner!! Oh wait, after dinner I took Eddie out for the Brisk Two Mile Dog Walk. That is got to count for something?
Hopefully the trail is clear and I will have a nice long post and some pics about my ride later.
Thursday, February 03, 2005
Since my return to the gym something has been bothering me. Old naked dudes in the locker room. Most are fat old naked dudes in the locker room. Why must they be so naked? I walk in today and see some old fat naked dude using a blow dryer to dry off. At the time I walked in it looked like he was drying his twig & berries. Who does that? A second similar fat old naked dude stands on the scale for 30 minutes trying to figure his weight. For god sakes people would a pair of Whitey Tightys add that much weight??
Finally, I am a Cub fan and have some thoughts on Sammy Sosa. Weird, but I have spent a lot of time this week on piece of craps from the sports world. Ok, I liked the guy when he was hitting home runs and chasing Maris, Big Mac, and saving baseball. At the time he was putting together five of the best statistical years (1998 thru 2002) baseball had ever seen. However, all good things come to an end. We know now that this time in baseball will forever be known as the "Steroid Era." Don't argue it, just look at the facts. Look at the grand jury testimony in the Bonds case. Look how big the players got and how they will start to shrink this year under the new drug testing procedures. I will always wonder about that fabulous June of 98. Were those 20 home runs really Sammy, or the corked bat, or the juice.
Present day Sammy is an aging superstar with a huge ego. His ego is out of control along with his boom box playing and he clearly was becoming a cancer in the Cubs locker room. You can not argue that was not a cancer. Look at the trade, the Cubs clearly did not want him on their team. They begged for a taker and are paying most of his salary for the next two years. It aint just the front office. Remember, the players destroyed the Sosa boom box last year when he bailed on the team that last game. Mark Prior claimed on local radio that Sammy owed the team an apology. I think Mark is still waiting.
How many World Series did Sammy Sosa lead the Cubs too? I look forward to the 2005 Chicago Cubs and the upcoming baseball season. I look forward to a Mark Prior led team and baseball on a brisk October night in Chicago.
Yeah, that is right, I said it. I am out. Later.
Wednesday, February 02, 2005
Originally uploaded by aham23.
Why yes a picture of a cute dog brings me to calmness. Especially my dog posing while on his summer canoe trip.
What about the workout you ask?? Yeah baby I hit the gym. Not my best gym day, but it was a gym day. Usual 20 mins on the elliptical (140 avg HR 330 cals burnt 1.9 miles). Then I tried the Stairmaster. Oops, that was my bad. I only made it for 10 mins AND damn that was a hard 10. Who Knew? I did 200 situps and called it a day. The neck is getting better and hopefully so will the workouts.
I am out. Later.
Man, this story pisses me off. Anyway, I need some good warm fuzzy feelings before I call it a night. BRB.
Tuesday, February 01, 2005
BUT not so quick my blog reading friends. I must continue to document my training for the Summer of mountain Biking 2005, because it is the reason for the season of blog. Today, neck pain and stiffness still kicking my butt. It kept me up all last night. However, I went to the gym, warmed the neck up and did some cardio. I started with 20 minutes on the elliptical machine (140 avg heart rate, 2 miles, 350 cals burned) and then 30 minutes on the spin cycle(no monitor). I wanted to go for 40, but damn my butt was getting numb!! No weight lifting, which is suspended until further notice. It was a solid cardio workout for me.
Before I go I must follow up on the scum of-the-earth story, Pierre Pierce latest criminal issues;
"West Des Moines police acknowledged today that their investigation into Hawkeye basketball player Pierre Pierce now involves allegations related to a possible assault with intent to commit sexual abuse. "
I hope Steve Alford is happy he got this "alleged" scum a second chance. Will he be gathering the Christen Religious Group to meet and bully this "alleged" victim too? Will he even sit this "alleged" piece of crap out or let him play because he is the only athlete Iowa has? We shall see.
Keep up on this and the latest College Hoop news over at, yoco :: College Basketball, listed in my links.
Later peeps. I am out.
Specialized HardRock Sport
Originally uploaded by aham23.
This is the reason for the workouts, the blog, & the obsession. It is my brand new mountain bike that I got 10/28/04. I have maybe 50 singletrack miles under my belt because of winter, but I am training (see below) for a summer of fun. No racing or competition, just me getting healthy riding some singletrack. This posting pics thing kicks all forms of arse. Later.