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Random Thoughts September 10 2012

It seems that with every passing year the call to make September 11 a national holiday grows louder and louder.

Why does September 11 get so much attention, but yet December 7 has pretty much been forgotten.

How about the Native American villages that were raided by the US army, every man, woman and child were slaughtered. Why don’t we have a memorial day for those massacres?

Why dont we have a memorial day for the trail of tears?

What about the Oklahoma city bombing? That day has just about been forgotten.

How about a memorial day for the people who died in the Kent state shootings? We should never forget how the US military opened fire on unarmed citizens.

What about Waco where dozens of people burned to death? Are the children of Waco and Mount Carmel going to get a national memorial day?

How about a memorial day for Vicki Weaver, who was unarmed, and holding a child, when she was shot by a shot and killed by an FBI sniper.

Why should we memorialize citizens killed by terrorist, but we forget those that have been killed by our own government? Where is the justice in that?

Memorializing 9/11 also promotes hatred towards Muslims and Sikhs. How are we supposed to live in peace, when we have a national hate the Muslim day? The world has enough hate in it. Lets not give anyone a reason to spread more hate.

July 20 2011 workout

July 20 2011 workoutPlease Rate This Article For the first time in a couple of months I did a workout.  To be honest, I am ashamed that I have let myself get so out of shape.  When I was in my late teens and all the way through my 20s, physical fitness was important to […]

30 day challenge no sweets or meats

30 day challenge no sweets or meatsPlease Rate This Article I think I will issue a 30 day challenge to myself: 30 days of no sweets or meats – especially processed meats. Sweets are a weakness of mine. If there is a piece of chocolate cake in front of my, chances are its going to […]

Fitness update April 11 2011

survivalistTonight was my first workout in 3 minute intervals in a long time. For the past couple of months I had been doing 5 minutes on the treadmill, something, something, back on the treadmill for 5 minutes, something, something, back on the treadmill for 5 minutes,,,,.

Tonight I did this routine – 8 curls with 50 pounds, 3 minutes on the treadmill at 3.5 degree incline at 3.5 mph, 8 curls with 50 pounds, 20 military presses with 8 pound weight, 3 minutes on the threadmill 3.5 degree incline for 3 minutes, 8 curls with 50 pounds, 20 military presses.

The problem is, to reach my 1.5 miles in 30 minutes the treadmill had to be sped up to 4.0 – 4.6 mph a few times.

2 times in a row the treadmill was at 4.0 mph, but my sides started to hurt a little bit, so during the next treadmill it was slowed down to 3.5 and caught my breath.

Even though the target as 1.5 mile sin 30 minutes, I had to fudge it just a little bit and went around 33 minutes for my 1.5 mile goal.

Fitness update March 21 2011

survivalistWhy do I feel bad after a long workout? Even through the next day I just feel like something is not right. I can not explain in “exact” detail, but something is not right.

To change up my workout, I have been putting on a movie, and doing a mix of cardio and strength training for the length of the movie. This means the workout last anywhere from 90 – 120 minutes.

For an example, 1 of my workouts last week included:

5.5 miles on treadmill
about 170 pushups
about 500 – 550 crunches,,,,,

On average I am doing 4.5 – 5.5 miles on the treadmill 3 – 4 times a week, along with everything else.

After a workout last week I waited about an hour, then ate a meal. After eating a meal after my workout I felt much better the next day. I do not know if I am sweating out too many minerals, or something else.

The goal is to be able to do a 12 mile hiking trip in around 8 – 10 hours, carrying a backpack, and in varying terrain. We have rolling hills were I go hiking, and no trails. I figure I need some kind of training that builds strength and endurance.

Fitness update March 16 2011

Fitness update March 16 2011Please Rate This Article My back was so sore last night that I was barely able to sleep, I just could not get comfortable. Due to the lack of sleep last night, I seriously thought about not doing my workout tonight. But I know that missing one night is the first […]

Fitness update March 15 2011

Fitness update March 15 2011Please Rate This Article Since yesterdays movie was Spider-Man, I figured todays movie should be Spider-man 2. Released in 2004, Spider-man 2 introduces Doctor Octopus (Doc Ock) to the Mavrel universe. I was kinda surprised when Doc Ock sinks into the water at the end of the movie. If the producers […]

Fitness update March 14 2011

Fitness update March 14 2011Please Rate This Article Monday night movie and workout: Movie: Spider-Man – released in 2002, starring Tobey Maguire, Willem Dafoe, Kirsten Dunst, James Franco, Cliff Robertson, Rosemary Harris and J. K. Simmons. I thought the first movie of the Spider-man series held pretty true to the comic book. 10,712 steps – […]

Fitness update March 9 2011

survivalistFitness update for March 9, 2011

Breakfast:
Kashi chewy trail mix granola bar – 140 calories
Banana
Monster low-carb drink

Lunch:
Sonic foot long chili dog with jalapeno peppers – 830 calories and 1,980mg of sodium
Sonic medium tots – 330 calories and 720mg of sodium
large un-sweet iced tea

Calories after lunch and breakfast – 1160
Sodium intake after lunch and breakfast – 2,405mg

Holy crap, I did not realize a sonic foot long chili dog had so much sodium in it. My personal target for sodium intake is more like 1,500mg for a whole day, not in 1 meal.

Sonic is off the menu from now on.

Wednesday workout:
Treadmill 3.5 degree incline for 10 minutes at 2.5 – 3.0 mph
8 – 50 pound curls
30 crunches with 8 pound ball
Treadmill 10.0 degree incline for 5 minutes at 2.6 mph
8 – 50 pound curls
30 crunches with 8 pound ball
Treadmill 3.5 degree incline for 5 minutes at 3.0 mph
8 – 50 pound curls
30 crunches with 8 pound ball
Treadmill 10.0 degree incline for 5 minutes at 2.7 mph
8 – 50 pound curls
30 crunches with 8 pound ball
Treadmill 3.5 degree incline for 5 minutes at 3.2 mph
8 – 50 pound curls
30 crunches with 8 pound ball
Treadmill 10.0 degree incline at 2.7 mph

October 27 2010 workout

October 27 2010 workoutPlease Rate This Article Its gotten to the point where I am ashamed of my weight. In all, I’am about 25 pounds over my ideal weight and that is 25 pounds too many. My great grandmother always told me to watch my weight, stay slim, stand up tall, and keep my back […]

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