Sunday, February 13, 2011


I did the 5K WOD from Wednesday on Saturday morning up in the Santa Rosa Mountains.  The last 5K I did was in Huntington Beach on a route that is relatively flate and the weather was much warmer.  My time was 27:19 then.  Yesterday was pretty cold in the morning and there is a dramatic elevation change.  So, with those excuses...


Still trying to get down to eight minute miles   Oy, I hate jogging!

Thursday, February 10, 2011

KbSwings, Cleans, Box Jumps

Today's WOD, modified in the interest of time:

Three rounds for time of:
15 kb swings, 1.5 pood
15 power cleans, 95 pounds
15 box jumps, 22"

I was aiming for four rounds in ten minutes... oy.  Three rounds in 11:39.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

HSPU, TtB, Cleans

Yesterday's WOD, done today (with tweaks):

As many rounds as possible in 20 minutes of:
hand stand push ups, 5 reps
toes to bar, 10 reps,
30 pound barbell squat clean, 15 reps

I was aiming for 5 rounds...

5 rounds.  The HSPU's were pretty weak; I can't get the full range of motion (top of head at bar/floor level).

The Green's Ultimate Hero

Via MisesInstitute:
Genghis Khan has been branded the greenest invader in history – after his murderous conquests killed so many people that huge swathes of cultivated land returned to forest.

The Mongol leader, who established a vast empire between the 13th and 14th centuries, helped remove nearly 700 million tons of carbon from the atmosphere, claims a new study.

The deaths of 40million people meant that large areas of cultivated land grew thick once again with trees, which absorb carbon dioxide from the atmosphere.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011


I did the WOD from Sunday this morning:

For time:
150 thrusters, 20# dumbbells

I was shooting for under eight minutes...


Monday, February 7, 2011

Burpee Pull Ups

I did Saturday's WOD, revised to keep it shorter:

For time:
50 burpee pullups

For my situation, a burpee pull up is a traditional burpee followed by a traditional pull up...


Friday, February 4, 2011

Box Jump, KB, Sit Ups, Cleans, Back Ext.

I decided to skip today's WOD and replace it with a variation on one from this past weekend:

For time:
50 box jumps, 22"
50 kb swings, 1.5 pood
50 sit ups
50 reps hanging power clean, 30# dumbbells
50 back extensions


Wednesday, February 2, 2011


I didn't do the prescribed WOD today; I can't just throw the weights on the ground so I'm a little paranoid about not being able to do too much weight. So I did a modified Jackie instead:

Two rounds for time of:

50 SDHP, 45 pounds
25 thrusters, 45 pounds
15 pull ups


Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Thrusters and Pull Ups

My version of today's WOD:

For time:
110 pound thruster, 10 reps
20 pound weighted pull up, 10 reps
110 pound thruster, 10 reps
20 pound weighted pull up, 10 reps
30 pound dumbbell thrustser, 10 reps
pull up, 10 reps
30 pound dumbbell thrustser, 10 reps
pull up, 10 reps


Another Dictator Makes Obama Jealous

When the criticism gets too harsh for Obama, will he hit the panic button, er, I mean "kill switch".

chart link.

Monday, January 31, 2011

Deadlifts, Box Jumps

Today's WOD, tweaked:

For time:
175 pound Deadlift, 21 reps
20 Box Jumps, 22"
175 pound Deadlift, 18 reps
20 Box Jumps, 22"
175 pound Deadlift, 15 reps
20 Box Jumps, 22"
175 pound Deadlift, 12 reps
20 Box Jumps, 22"


Thursday, January 27, 2011

Did We Get the Message?

Did Obama get his message across in his State of the Union speech? I know the message I received, and it was loud an clear. He wants to spend more, regulate more and centrally plan more. He wants to drive the economy deeper into the ground and to take our freedom with it.

Thruster, Pull Ups, Box Jumps

My version of today's killer WOD:

Five rounds, each for time of:

115 pound Thruster, 5 reps
10 Pull-ups
10 box jumps, 22"
Rest 1 minute

This was prescribed for ten rounds - who has time for that?! I'm completely gassed after five.  My fastest round was 1:08 and the slowest was 1:55.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission: "Duh"

Leave it to government bureaucrats to come to a conclusion four years after the rest of us. But of course their reasoning for the financial crisis to have been "avoidable" is way off-base. How could a lack of regulation be to blame when the entire economy is micro-managed by central planners? Who could take this commission seriously with a statement like this:

It says the low interest rates brought about by the Fed after the 2001 recession; Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, the mortgage finance giants; and the "aggressive homeownership goals" set by the government as part of a "philosophy of opportunity" were not major culprits. [emphasis mine]
Not major culprits? It's this type of analysis that has now plagued us with Dodd-Frank.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

The Age of Oprah

A great one from Dr. Hurd:
"Who was Oprah?" future people will ask. She was the lady who preached personal fulfillment, made vast sums of money in a capitalist system, and then used that money and influence to help elect the most socialist President in American history. The Age of Oprah, rational historians will conclude, was the age of contradiction. Americans cheered the financial success of a woman under capitalism, a woman who helped ensure that system's downfall.