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Cert or Not? July 29, 2008

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Wow. It’s been quite a while since I last updated this (almost) daily blog. Since I last posted, I went underway for 3 months (well, two full months – one month was spent doing FCET ops and preps).

Anyway, just to post some highlights.

Worked out like crazy underway, but damn(!) is the food horrible! Not much for choice, and even if you try to get some good meat or veggies or fruit, it’s either fried, brown or canned. A person can only live on this stuff for so long. (Alas, it seems that 90% of the guys on the sub that I have to work with don’t actually mind the crap they feed us.) Thank God for beef jerky and Lara Bars. 

I brought a pair of elite rings underway, and that was probably the best thing I could have brought. I was also able to improve my body weight WODs markedly: Cindy went from 13 rounds to 24 rounds; Angie went from 1/2 completed in 16:18 to a full Angie in 16:53. Murph time dropped from 47:11 to 39:47 and 100 burpies went from 11:05 to 9:08. I just wish the food was good!

The first weekend of Sept this year CFOW is holding a Level I Cert, and I really would love to go. The only problem is the price of $1000. I mean in some ways its a lot of money, and in others it is a damn good price for what you get. I’ll consider it more, as Jennifer has given me permission to go, but damn $1k. That’s quite a bit.

If you are reading this looking for updates on the Fitness App, stay patient. I’m working hard with what little spare time I do have. I’d rather release a lot later than an early as a piece of junk. I’m still attempting to hit the summer beta (alpha?!) and the end of July is quickly approaching. Anyway, back to coding.

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A bit busy. February 25, 2008

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Another weekend gone. Already.So, the second half classes for winter quarter started on the 14th, and they’ve been keeping me busy as hell. Advanced Computer Architecture, and System Development Methods. Both taught by a project manager of Lean Engineering at Boeing. Pretty crazy. I enjoy both classes, since neither is a programming course, so I have the chance to learn something besides code all the time. But since there is so much reading, there is little time for my personal projects.I haven’t even worked out since the last Navy PFA on the 14th – got my excellent  low, but next one, I’m going for outstanding low. Should be easy to show all the younger guys how to stay in shape! 😉 87 situps, 70 pushups, and 1.5 mile run in 10:32. Not bad. The hardest thing will be to get my 1.5 mile in under 10 minutes. I really need to call and order those rubber oly plates, and get rubber matting for the garage floor. I’d also like to get some rings to do dips and pushups and pullups on. Maybe this week.  Jennifer has been working out like crazy. 2 or more hours a day at the gym, about 5 days a week. I would go crazy doing that.(If only she’d CrossFit! – 30 to 40 minutes a day would kick her @$$).Abianne’s birthday was today. She’s already two years old. I cannot believe how fast she is growing up. She really tries to pronounce words, and acts like a big kid sometimes, even though she still throws those two-year-old tantrums.Work has been busy. Finishing up my SRO quals has taken a bit longer than I thought it would. I just can’t wait to get it over with. Being the training guy isn’t helping the amount of time I have to put in, especially with the imminent return of the boat, and therefore the long days ahead. Until next time!

If you don’t like it here . . . February 1, 2008

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I think I have just about had it with people who say they are American, and patriotic, but refuse to acknowledge the fact that military force is vital for a nation’s freedom and defense of individual liberty.

BERKELEY, Calif. —Local officials in this liberal city say it’s time for the U.S. Marines to move out.The City Council has voted to tell the Marines their downtown recruiting station is not welcome and “if recruiters choose to stay, they do so as uninvited and unwelcome guests.”The measure passed this week by a vote of 8-1.The council also voted to explore enforcing a city anti-discrimination law, focusing on the military’s “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy.In a separate item, the council voted, also 8-1, to give protest group Code Pink a parking space in front of the recruiting office once a week for six months and a free sound permit for protesting once a week.Marine Capt. Richard Lund of the recruiting office declined comment on the council action.The recruiting office opened in Berkeley about a year ago, operating quietly until about four months ago when Code Pink began regular sidewalk protests.”I believe in the Code Pink cause. The Marines don’t belong here, they shouldn’t have come here, and they should leave,” said Berkeley Mayor Tom Bates.Code Pink is circulating petitions to get a measure on the ballot in November making it more difficult to open military recruiting offices in Berkeley if they are near homes, parks, schools, churches, libraries or health clinics.Some employees and business owners aren’t happy with the weekly protests.”My husband’s business is right upstairs, and this (protesting) is bordering on harassment,” Dori Schmidt told the council. “I hope this stops.”        

Berkeley to Marine Corps: You’re Not Welcome 

Shame on you Berkeley. Especially you, Tom Bates. If you don’t want the Marines there in Berkley, well, maybe you should have all of your Police and Firefighting forces leave too. I think I know how much effort would be spent in defending Berkley if we were to be invaded. Good riddance. Code Pink wouldn’t have a freaking podium to stand on or even a microphone to talk in if it wasn’t for the US Military. Freedom is a human right, but it sure as hell isn’t free!

Here I Am. September 20, 2007

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So here is my spot, for all of the peeps from MySpace looking for more up-to-date info.
I started a new workout routine, because I was getting tired of just straight weights, or just straight cardio. It’s called CrossFit, and it is an intense program that will help me achieve fitness goals that a structured routine probably would never let me (or anyone) achieve. Check out the main website at http://crossfit.com/. Yesterday I ran the “Michael” in a time of 24:59, which isn’t bad, but sure as hell isn’t that good (except did regular situps — not GHD — ouch!). We’ll see how well it goes next time. Now it’s time to start turning our garage into a gym, but I doubt Jennifer is down with it. We’ll see ;).
I am reading the “New Optimum Nutrition Bible” which is a good read so far on nutrition and what is wrong with modern diets. However there are a few things that I am concerned about, namely the statistics in the book. I suppose to validate some of the information in the book, I will have to do some research of my own. If you are concerned about your diet, as well you should be, check out the “New Optimum Nutrition Bible.”