Sunday Afternoon

Pork Cutlets
- salt & pepper
- cayenne and paprika
- sauteed in a little coconut oil

Cauliflower Curry
- frozen, boiled, drained cauliflower, set aside
- 3 small shallots sweated & browned in olive oil, reduce heat
- 2 tbsp of Greek yogurt, stirred in until smooth
- 2 tbsp of curry powder, stirred in until fully mixed
- cauliflower, stirred in, broken up, mashed slightly
- 2 (more) tbsp yogurt, stirred in
- 2 tbsp tomato paste (or in an emergency Hunt's ketchup)
- warm to medium heat, then reduce heat to low

25 - 50 - 100

After taking two of our workouts to run, I wanted a simple workout to get back in the swing - and to make up for Thanksgiving pie.

Saturday 11/26
Machine Pullups x 5 (starting at -110 and progressively reducing the load)
Pushups x 10 (hand-release)
Swiss Ball Crunches x 20
- for 5 circuits.

25 pullups, 50 pushups, and 100 crunches didn't sound like much, until I did them. Twenty-four hours later, I'm sore as hell.


On Thursday 11/18 and Monday 11/21 we ran. On the street. It was horrible, and not so bad. A mile course downtown.

I have never been able to run for distance. Even when I wrestled, and when I was in the Army, running was something I simply could not do with any success.

On 11/18 we ran about 1/2 mile, largely downhill and walked a half.

On 11/21 we ran 1/2 mile largely up the same hill. I walked a quarter and then "ran" down the final quarter.

Both times I could barely move afterwards.

Something in my physiology/psychology makes running almost impossible for me. That is, of course, why I insist on doing it.

I'll blame this on having a ridiculously high percentage of fast-twitch muscle fibers and move along.

Recent Meals

Fried Eggs

Poached Eggs
Hollandaise Sauce

Standing Rib Roast (horseradish cream)
Mashed Potatoes (red, soaked)
Artichoke Dip (made w/Primal mayonnaise)

at an Indian Restaurant
a range of curries: Lamb, Shrimp, Goat, & Spinach/Cheese & a Rice dish


Burpees are back

This one was right at the edge.

Treadmill - ran 1/4 mile at 7.5 mph (2:00)

Burpees (with pushups) x 15 reps
Swiss Ball Crunches x 30 reps
Machine Pullups (-200) x 15 reps

Burpees (with pushups) x 10 reps
Swiss Ball Crunches x 20 reps
Machine Pullups (-200) x 10 reps

Burpees (with pushups) x 10 reps
Swiss Ball Crunches x 20 reps
Machine Pullups (-200) x 10 reps

Burpees (with pushups) x 5 reps
Swiss Ball Crunches x 10 reps
Machine Pullups (-200) x 5 reps

Took a while until I could drive afterwards.


Beware of Lunges

Thursday Workout:
Treadmill - ran 1/4 mile @ 7.5 mph

Four Circuits of:
Lungewalk 6 strides
Machine Chinups 5 reps @ (-140#) (underhand)
Machine Dips 5 reps @ (-120#)

Machine Twists 25/25 @ 30#
Machine Crunches 50 @ 50#

Treadmill - ran 1/4 mile @ 7.5 mph

The lunges hurt. Halfway through our legs were tightening up.
The run was hard to finish (I didn't quite make it).


100 Reps

Simple and almost too much:

10 Hand-Release Pushups
10 Air Squats
10 Swiss Ball Crunches

for 10 circuits: 100, 100, 100.

Barely made it to the end.