No numbers guys, just a quick update. Im settled into my new place. I think that i've managed to figure out what im going to do schedule and programming-wise. Last problem Im trying to figure out now is where to train. There's a nice elementary school about 2 miles away. Problem is that those two miles are down a narrow, winding, 11% grade road (I am up at 3100 ft above sea level after all). So not sure how much of an option the school is. Tried to walk it the other day, the downhill walk took me 45 minutes, the hike back took an hour and 15, so that's probably not much of a choice. There are plenty of pines around for pull ups, but property lines are dicey, i live in the middle of the marijuana growing capitol of our county (part of the emerald triangle), AND its very near the beginning of harvest time; when the growers begin to get sketchy about anyone around their house.
Just thought I'd say that I havent forgot about you guys or SF, just working out the kinks for consistency. The other day I did a combo of max push ups and uphill 1minute sprints. That was tough. Im officially on a slight diet. Mostly consisting of almonds, oranges, (supposed to have bananas), salad kits, and microwavable burritos lol.
Oh yeah! For those of you that doubt the cardio aspect of this!!: I just got home from a little underground boxing event. A handful of the guys from my work got together to throw what they call 'fight nights', but its just boxing lol. They invited me to compete in one, and my SUPERVISOR told them I'd be there lmao. Not to be one to disappoint, I showed up. The guy I was set up with was a fucking kid! He was 18 (im 23), he was also captain of the local football team and wrestling team. I put my mouthpiece in and laced up. Now, Im NO BOXER at all. Not much of a fighter altogether. But the kid was significantly faster than me, at least as strong as me, but cardiovascularly i was at least equal with him, if not a bit better off. I credit that entirely to the D1's and my sprint maxouts as well. But keep in mind, I've only been patching a couple wods together every week or so for the last month while I've moved, so I know that SF has had a great impact on my strength and cardio. About the match: he won, I lost. He landed a lot more good punches, I believe they all found my nose/mouth (good thing I had that $5 mouthpiece from kmart in!), but at the end of the first 2-min round, he popped me pretty good in my nose and it started dripping blood all over the driveway and gloves, so I tried to clean it up during the 1min break. 2nd round went a little better for me. I have a bad habbit of putting my head down too far when I go to duck, blocking my vision. At one point when I made that mistake, I faked him and got a good straight left and strong right hook straight to his face then head. I had him propped up and leaning back, I knew if I could land one more solid in his jaw-area, I could have k.o'd him. But as he was leaning back, his back was about 2 inches from a low fence that he would have hurt himself on, so I backed down. Just after that, he popped me in the nose again (again, ducking), and my OTHER nostril started bleeding pretty good. They had to call the match because the amount of blood on the ground.
Moral was tho: SF works well for my cardio and strength at least! So Im down and motivated!