Back on the Mat

I've healed enough to get back into Brazillian Jiu Jitsu. It feels good.  Only drilling for now.  Rolling will start next week.  I just wanted to make sure everything still worked the way it used to before I had instruments and cameras and scissors and stuff opening me up and poking around. In three month's things do change, but a lot more stay the same.  The warm-up did have me a little gassed, I used to be able to smoke it so, it might take a few classes to get fully back into the game. ...

The Primal Blueprint by Mark Sisson

Primal Blueprint
This is the first diet I actually enjoy. Its a shame to even call it a diet. The Primal Diet is an eating paradigm.   Its easier to describe it as I know it. Lets start with what you can't eat. No Bread No Beans No Sugar No Processed Food Now with what you can eat. Meat ( Antibiotic free or free range ) Vegetables Nuts Fruit Its really as simple as that. As of today I've lost 15 lbs eating like this.  Trust me, it has not been my intention to lose weight, my inten...

Feeling and Getting older

Start where you are, Use What  you have. Do what you can. Its difficult to "Shineharder" when it feels like your body is falling apart. Turning 41 is a watershed moment for my body.  I feel like I'm falling apart. This year is the first time I have to sit and "heal". This was initially going to be a post about my workout schedule and the plan I was going to stick and blah blah blah.  But like that initial post things have changed, its become a post about my deteriorating body and how...

That Yoga stuff, Downward Dog is a Killer

Well that yoga stuff didn't last that long.  Its been about a month since my yoga post and I should be celebrating some type of milestone. Well to my chagrin, my powers of consistency have failed me once again.  Today is my first day on the  yoga mat in god knows how long. It doesn't help that I have elbow issues that make staying in downward dog for 5 breathes really hard.  I bet, if I would of been consistent I could of overcome that by now, but now isn't the time for self immolation.   ...

Running the World Famous Camp Pendleton Mud Run

This will be the third time I'll be running the camp Pendleton Mud Run. For this one, I'll have to actually train.  For my previous two, I said I trained but, . . . I just kind of trained for them.  There was running, there was some lifting but there wasn't a concerted 100% effort. The first time I did it in 59 minutes, the second time my time stretched to 1 hour 10 minutes.  Unacceptable. My weaknesses were obvious, hills, hills and more hills.  Most of the course is flat, except for a...