Nothing fancy today. There are a bunch of things I do that are fairly unique but probably wouldn't ever come up on this site. Maybe some of them will give you ideas, or maybe you'll just think I'm weird.
I'm making a two week road trip back to Austin in the next couple weeks and will hit you up when I get into town.
"I donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t really feel bad for homeless people, but I feel awful for average people."
That quote has been stuck in my head all day. It just seems to... make a lot of sense to me.
Common man. that's awesome I guess, but I'm disappointed.. you gotta have something more interesting than this! You've set the bar high.
Hey, did you ever even consider the Winter Olympics curling team proposal I sent you (after all, I stole the idea from you and now arranging for it to happen). Now THAT'S awesome!
I had strep once... I waited as long as possible and the doctor told me if I didn't take medicine I'd die. He gave me some chewable tablets. I'll take medicine if I'm about to die, but that's it.
Never swallowed a pill? Take them at the other end do ya?
Seriously, you never had an illness as a minor, such as strep throat or an ear inection that required you to take antibiotics?
you're such a terrible liar.
1. what about the fist/knife fight we were in?
2. you know you have the scars to prove it.
Yes. Taiwan story sounds interesting.
I also know what you mean about the vision thing. My vision is good enough to get by, but I know that if I went for an eye test they'd recommended I wore glasses, so I don't bother.
You're probably right about Europe. It's not as exotic as some of the places you've been. The plus of it is that there are boatloads of really interesting places and cultures all within about ten hours train ride of each other.
One of the great things about being polyphasic is that my friends are on awful sleep schedules. Some of them stay up until 7am, others wake up at 7am, so at any given time there's a good chance that I have awake friends.
This morning at 7am Hayden calls and asks if I want to do yoga with him. Of course I do. This is the hot yoga, "Bikram", which literally translated means "the most severe torture known to man that somehow hotties can handle".
I hop in my car and head to his place. Hmm. The ride seems a little rough. Not to get too sidetracked, but I thought it would be really cool if I bought 19" rims instead of the stock 16" rims. It looks fantastic, but these stupid wheels have given me nothing but trouble. Literally every single one has gone flat, they have damaged my brakes, etc.
Today I finished Yoga X, and thus, since it is week 4, one month of P90X. Tomorrow is a rest/stretch day, so come Sunday, I'll be in phase 2.
So here are my thoughts after one phase. I have kept detailed notes almost every day, but this is more of a summation of my first 28 days.
First Week- The first week is the toughest, as everyone says. I could do about half of the first three workouts, but once Yoga X came around, I felt a lot better. My estimation of the first two workouts was that P90X is easier than crossfit.
Nights- I had been having this weird thing happen, almost like a panic attack or a histamine reaction, at nights after doing cardio. Before P90X, I had been running three times a week as my only exercise. I call it "night fever", it's where my body seems to get hot, my heart rate speeds to about 80-90, and my nostrils get kind of congested. Perhaps it is due to allergies, although I think I got it once up in Wisconsin during the winter. Either way, it happened a little on the first two nights, and then never again but like once barely randomly. Maybe it was all in my head, but I decided to breathe through it if it ever comes on or I feel it. Also, note that I started working out after sunset as opposed to before. If it's allergies, that would explain it.
Nutrition is Important- In addition to night fever, I get this weird shit where my heart rate goes up into 80-90 depending on my posture and what I've eaten and it feels like a switch has been turned on. Fuck that. I hate it. I had my worst bout about two months before starting P90X, after eating three appetizers from Applebees at 1 AM. Fuck that shit. I can't stress it enough, seriously damn that symptom to hell. I've pretty much stuck to the nutrition plan in P90X, but one time I deviated and ate a Whataburger Chop House Cheddar Burger at 1:30 AM. When I layed down at like 4, guess who showed up? That fucker did. I couldn't really sleep until it was much more digested. And the burger wasn't as good as I had remembered. Screw unhealthy food, I'm sticking with the good stuff.