Archive for November, 2008

Jogging Recap

Posted: November 10, 2008 by jgrantmarshall in fitness, health, jogging
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In September and October, I focused 3 days per week jogging for my morning workout.  I then posted the results to http://www.mapmyrun.com, which sent the training log entry to Twitter… so, you probably noticed the updates in the right hand column of this blog.

…on to my point…  On mapmyrun, I found an overview of what I’ve done thus far and was somewhat amazed at what I found (click this text to download the PDF).  I found that, including 1 run in August and 1 run today in November, I have run 79.8 miles!

Wow, huh?

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Another Allie Video

Posted: November 10, 2008 by jgrantmarshall in Uncategorized

In this video, Allison shows off her new skill of rolling over.

CrossFit

Posted: November 10, 2008 by jgrantmarshall in fitness, health, sports
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With the rainy weather starting, I have had to bring my runs inside. The decision was made, not because I am worried about getting wet/cold, but because I don’t want to run without my MP3’s. I know that it probably sounds silly, but it just isn’t the same without my tunes! Well, my next “woe is me” is that I *really* dislike the treadmill now.

So, where does that leave me for working out?

CrossFit.com

I have known about CrossFit for about 5 months and have even completed a program that Men’s Health ripped off from CrossFit. CrossFit is a high intensity, semi short duration workout that focuses on total body conditioning. OK, my description really sounds crummy, so perhaps an example would be better.

Each evening, I go to http://www.crossfit.com to see what the following day’s workout will be. A new workout is posted each day.  The next morning, I follow the prescribed workout and “scale” or modify the workout, as needed.  So far, I have only modified workouts due to not having the correct equipment and not because I could not do the prescribed workout.  In various workouts last week, I found myself doing over 50 pullups and running over 10 MPH.  I’m already impressing myself after only 1 week and can’t wait to see where I am at the end of December.  I plan on sticking with CrossFit for 6 weeks, 5 days a week, and then evaluating how I feel.

I am Iron Man.  🙂

Allie Sits Up… Unassisted

Posted: November 9, 2008 by jgrantmarshall in family
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Here is a quick video of Allie sitting up. Isn’t she the cutest?

Kickers Win Convincingly

Posted: November 1, 2008 by jgrantmarshall in family, sports
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The final score of the final game for the Fall 2008 season was 4 – 0, Kickers! The team played well despite the rain and despite being without Coach Ken. I helped out Coach Heather today by assisting the defense. Zero points allowed… I’m sure it was due to my coaching skills, right? I think all of the kids had a good time and enjoyed the BBQ afterward.

For anyone counting, the Kickers did not lose any games this season, although there were a few ties at the beginning.

Good Season, Kickers!