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Cert or Not? July 29, 2008

Posted by Jericho in news, programming, workout.
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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.


Relaxation. September 25, 2007

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The weekend is gone already. Went back to work today — it wasn’t too exciting. Nothing has really changed, but we did get one new guy in our division, so that is a Good Thing. The watch bill is going to be pretty slim this patrol. Luckily it will be a short patrol.

I really want to keep doing the WOD, but I’m so sore from the last couple, I’m taking days off until after Wednesday. Wednesday I’m running the Navy PFA, which isn’t too bad. Just sit-ups for two minutes, push-ups for two minutes, and a mile and a half run. Right now I couldn’t do enough pushups, because of Friday and Saturday’s workout. Well, I probably could, but I’d rather have my arms chopped off.
I’m thinking of a piece of software / shareware that would be widely usable and not too complicated to program. I suppose I could start designing it now, and wait until Leopard ships to start programming, because just about anything I code now will probably be unsupported in Objective-C 2.0, and Xcode 3.0 looks promising. There are several ideas I have, one of which is a fitness tracking piece of software, because all of the Mac software out there is horrible. Another is nutrition tracking that isn’t the crazy bloat-ware currently available. Something else could be piece of software specifically designed with CrossFit in mind. I’ll have to spend some time thinking and talking with other people about what they would find useful in any of these.