"He's soft and he's fat and he's wearing my cloths and he was born on my birthday
and he's getting too old and I'm afraid if I stop running, he'll catch up with me."
- Nike motivational poster

May 2018

- 30 minutes of some form of exercise 5 days a week
- Beginner Yoga
- Core strengthening & conditioning
- Kettelbell workouts
- Slow movement hikes
- Natural movement workouts
- Olympic Lifts (adjust loads as needed)
- Sand bag training
- Play different sports (cycle, kayak, hike, snowshoe, etc,)
- Sprint workouts

May Workouts

Days This Month: 31
Some form of exercise: 2 of 13 days
Exercise hours: 2.0
Beginner Yoga hours: 0.0
Hiking/Climbing miles: 0.5
Paddling miles: 0.0
Cycling miles: 0.0

5/13 - Natural Movement Workout
5/12 - Hike/Clover Springs

Monday, February 28, 2011

Location: West Hills

Workout: Move Slowly
Hike - Creek Trail
Hike up the Creek Trail keeping heart rate near 125 bpm.

Time: 00:58:25
Approx. miles: 2.0
Heart Rate: ave.-116 max.-147

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Lake Sonoma

Workout: Move Naturally
At the overlook - No equipment. Walk, run, push, pull, jump, crawl

A great morning at Lake Sonoma. Bright sun, crisp air, warm earth.

Looking at the marina on the Skaggs Springs arm.
Trail walk to the bottom lot to get warmed up.
On the slab/horse rail - 10x push ups, 10x sit ups, 10x 10 count plank, 10x body row
Log Run. Run on the logs around the lot, jumping from log to log (well... sometimes)
Hike back up to the overlook.
The Crapper Traverse - on the outside of the handrail, work around the slab using different foot moves (cross, reverse, hop). To make it harder, jump down on the back corners, then jump/pull yourself back up. When you get to the front on the other side, reverse.
The backside (ha ha.. the crapper traverse... get it?).
Side three.
The 3 Rock Hop. In the main area there are 3 clusters of 3 rocks. At the first cluster, jump onto the first rock then jump to the other two.
Continue to the second cluster and repeat.
Now run up and down the concrete stairs while weaveing between each pillar to the third rock cluster.
Repeat the 3 rock hop here. 3 Rounds.
Rampart Crawl. Jump on the concrete wall and bear crawl. At each break jump off, then in one movement, jump back on... continue to the end. 3 Rounds.
Chin Up/Pull Up station under overlook.
The Pillar Weave. Either pick a route and do it for time, or randomly weave around and between the pillars. If tourist see you doing this they will probably call security. It doesn't matter, they're overweight and drunk! Maybe they won't believe what they are seeing.
Lateral Bench Jump. Jump up to the left, jump down to the left to the end. Repeat going to the right. There is another bench behind and down from this one, continue on to it and repeat

Time: 00:54:45
Approx. miles: 1.0
Heart Rate: ave.-127 bpm / max.-171 bpm

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Location: PFC Gym

Workout: Power, Strength, Core
Warm up
200 meter row @ 80# resist

Couture MMA Workout @ 55#
3 Rounds - 1 min. rest between rounds, no rest between sets
6x bent row
6x upright row
6x military press
6x good morning (feet together)
6x lunges (each leg)
6x squat / push press
6x deadlift

Bench Press
3x 6 @ 115#

Press / Push Press
3x 3 press @ 95#
3x 3 push press @ 95#

Lat Pull Down
3x 10 @ 140# resist. machine
10 @ wide grip
20 @ shoulder width

Bonus Lifts - Core
100x 44# kettlebell two handed swing
15x 10# ball slam

Time: 00:43:06
Heart Rate: ave.-133 bpm / max.-168 bpm

Location: West Hills

Actual: 2/25/2011
Workout: Move Slowly
3/4 South Ridge climb
Keeping heart rate near 125 bpm (experimenting with fat loss)

Time: 00:34:46
Heart Rate: ave.-119 bpm / max.-140 bpm
Approx. miles: 2.0

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Location: West Hills

Workout: Hike
Low Intensity Hike
Hike 3/4 of the way up the South Ridge just to get out and loosen up, keeping heart rate near 125 bpm.

Time: 00:34:50
Approx. Miles: 2.0
Heart Rate: ave. - 120 bpm max - 138 bpm

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Location: PFC Gym

Workout: Strength, Power
Strength - Upper/Lower
3 Rounds of
200 meter row @ 80# resist
10x 25# DB press
20x 25# DB rows (10 each r & l)
10x front squat @ 75#
10x 25# DB walking lunge

No rest between exercise. 1 min. rest between rounds

Power - Upper/Lower
5x @ 155#
5x @ 205#
5x @225#

Press/Push Press
10x press @ 75#
10x push press @ 75#

Total time: 00:34:00

Monday, February 21, 2011

Location: lake Sonoma

Workout: Endurance
Trail Run / Speed Hike
From Grey Pine lot, a loop up to Lone Rock Trail Head. Run until I got tired, speed hike until I was rested. Repeat.

Entering the Redwood grove below Lone Rock.
The Bridge at the lower junction.

Workout: Strength
Tire Flip and Drag @ approx. 80#
50x Tire Flip
5x run 50 ft., pull tire to position
5x run 150 ft. dragging tire

Total Time: 01:01:59
Approx. Miles: 4.0
Heart Rate: ave. - 145 bpm, max. - 172 bpm

The new Tire Drag set up. Tire weight approx. 80# (recycled from roadside litter). Purple sling around waist or over shoulder, run 150 feet dragging tire. Repeat.
Tire Pull. Rope length 50 ft. Run 50 ft., pull tire hand over hand to your position. Repeat
Sam resting between tire drags.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Location: West Hills, PFC Gym

Workout:West hills Speed Hike
South ridge
with 3x 10 push ups, 3x 10 sit ups spread out through hike.

Approx. miles: 2.50
Time: 00:46:40
Heart Rate: Ave. - 145 bpm Max. - 167 bpm

Fog on the ridge top
Summit shot or it didn't happen.

Location: PFC Gym
Workout: Core Strengthening & Conditioning
Sandbag Complex @ 50#
10x get ups
10x clean squat
10x clean OHP
10x side to side
10x clean & lunge (5 each r & l)

3x 7 front squat @ 75#

Time: 00:16:17
Heart rate: Ave. - 151 Max. - 173

Friday, February 18, 2011

Location: PFC Gym

Workout: Strength
Warm up
400 meter row @ 75# resist

Core Strengthening and Conditioning
4x 25 two handed kettlebell swing @ 44#

Strength - 3 Rounds of Push Pull, Pull Push
7x OHP @ 75#
7x standing row @ 75#
7x lat pull down @ 130# (resist machine)
7x tri-cep extension @ 90#

3x 7 hang clean and press @ 75#

Time: 00:40:15

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Location: West Hills

Workout: Endurance
West Hills Speed Hike / South Ridge

Time: 00:37:04
Miles: 2.48

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Location: PFC Gym

Workout: Strength
Warm up
400 meter row @ 75# resistance

Two handed Kettlebell swing
60x @ 44#

Kettlebell Complex @ 44# KB
10x clean (5 each side)
10x hang clean& press (5 each side0
10x good mornings
10x sumo dead lift high pull
10x snatch (5 each side)
10x turkish get-up @ 35# KB

Standing Overhead Press/Push Press
3x 5 @ 95#
press until failure, then push press

Time: 00:34:00

Location: Lassen National Park

Actual: 2/11 - 2/13
Workout: General
Hike into Ishi Wilderness
With Tom S. and Kevin H. From the High Tressel trail head out of Paynes Creek, CA, we hiked down to and along the North Fork of Antelope Creek to the confluence of Round Mountain creek. We crossed there and hike up RMC a few miles to our first camp.

On day two we climbed up to Indian Ridge and a trekked to the official Ishi Wilderness boundary. Back down Indian ridge to our second camp, then back out on day three.

Approx Hiking Hours: 20:00:00
Approx. Hiking Miles: 15.0

Kevin and Tom at the trail head.

The hike down to the North Fork of Antelope Creek.

Along NF Antelope Creek.

Kevin at the first crossing before heading up Round Mountain canyon.

The second morning at our first camp.

Sunrise on Indian ridge.

Kevin repacks after the only crossing on day two.

The climb up to Indian ridge.

Looking South along Indian Ridge.

Sunrise at our second camp. Looking North.

Kevin strolls down Indian Ridge late morning on day three.

Tom and Kevin get our exact location before the bushwhack down to Antelope Creek on day three.

On the hike out.

Wednesday, February 09, 2011

Location: PFC Gym

Workout: Strength
Warm up
3x 25 two handed kettlebell swing @ 35#

Push/Pull - Pull/Push
3x 7 overhead press @ 75#
3x 7 lat pull down @ 120 # (resist. machine)
3x 7 sumo dead lift high pull 2 75#
3x 7 tricep extension @ 90# (resist. machine)

Time: 00:30:00

Monday, February 07, 2011

Location: PFC Gym

Workout: Core Strengthening & Conditioning
Warm up
400 meter row

3 Rounds of @ 35# Kettlebell
25x two handed swing
10x sumo dead lift high pull
10x hang clean & press (5 each side)
10x hang snatch (5 each side)

Dead lift
5x @ 155
3x 5 @ 205

25x air squat

Time: 00:45:00

Sunday, February 06, 2011

Location:PFC GYM, Cloverdale - Oat Valley

Work-out: Strength
400 meter row @ 70# resistance
3x 25 @ 35# two handed KB swing

3 rounds of
10X abmat sit-up
10x 20" box jump
10x band assisted pull-up

3 rounds of
7x 125# lat pulldown (resist machine)
7x 75# front squat
7x 75# overhead press

Time: 00:50:00

Work-out: Hill climb
Redwood Peak - Oat Valley
Training climb with Tom & Kevin to the top of Redwood peak with 25# backpack

Time: 02:00:00
Approx. elev. gain: 2,000 ft.
Days in month: 31
Some form of exercise: 9 of 31 days
Approx. exercise hours: 20.5
Approx. hiking/climbing miles: 25.5
Cycling miles: 46.0
Weight loss since going Paleo 1/7/2011: 13 lbs.

Location: Mt. Diablo, CA
Actual Date: 1/29/2011
Work-out: General
Mt. Diablo - North Peak trail climb
I joined Jaimie's group for a steep hike up the east slope of Mt Diablo from the Morgan Territory trail head. It was the first time I have ever hiked Mt. Diablo, so it was nice to be with a group that knew their way around the mountain and moved pretty fast.

We connected several trails Jaimie knew about to end up on the North Peak summit in about 3 hours. The fog was thick so I missed the fabulous views from the top, but a great workout with friendly and knowledgeable hikers.

Approx. Miles: 7.0
Approx. Time: 06:30:00

Prepping @ the Morgan Territory trail head

With the thick fog, I took few pictures on the way up. Here is a ladies summit shot on Mt. Oylmpia. Elena, Kathy, MJ, Seena.

On the way over and up to North Peak.

Waiting for everyone to regroup at the simi-technical section on the way down.

DISCLAIMER: I have never had any formal workout or fitness training instruction. Everything I have learned has been self taught, self motivated, learned from trial and error, or picked up from books or the internet. Because of this, some of the words or phrases I use might not be the correct terms used by "professionals".
The logs listed on this site are workouts I have put together for myself. They are not meant as examples to teach others, but only as a way for me to track my own progression.

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