Monday, July 28, 2008

Long Time No Post

Random, disjointed, unlinked thoughts.

Ok. Been rather busy of late.
Work, family, work, kids, work, Vic, work,,,,you can see where this is going.
My shoulder is slowly, slowly, ever so slowly healing. Not sure what in the hec I did to it. I think Vic hit me in the middle of the night.

Did I mention work was occupying an exorbitant amount of my life lately. Someday, soon I hope, I'll stop working for the man and BE the man. That's right,,,,,BE THE MAN!!! We'll see. My two partners are genius's so I'm hoping all works out. Not posting any details yet. Perhaps in a few months I'll make an announcement and ask for product tryout volunteers.

It's the last week of summer for the girls. They start school again Aug 4th. I remember when we got out of school around May 18 and didn't start back til Sept. Those were the days. I remember parents back then looked forward to school starting, I can't say I feel that way. Bus service for the kids to differing schools and each of them getting out at different times makes for a very busy day.

Looking forward to my cousin Laura coming in a few weeks. I'm working now on a way to punk her while she's here. :)

All for now.

Monday, July 21, 2008


Ok. Time to face facts. With all the things going on in my life with family, injuries, motivation and another procedure on my nose in 2 weeks I'm going to bag the Curahee plans for this year. I just don't see it happening. I'll re-consider after Aug 8th when I get my nose worked on some more. Perhaps I can do the 3 mile option. Just don't know.

Saturday, July 19, 2008

New Injuries

Yanked, banked, wrenched, pulled,,,,,whatever you want to call it,,,,my right shoulder and right knee today. Further evidence that I'm too old, too fat and out of shape beyond belief. And how you may ask did I bring this calamity of injuries upon myself? Well, I'd like to say I was doing something dashing, dangerous, sexy, saucy, naughty or heroic,,,,,,but no,,,,,,,I was just trying to get Alyssa buckled in her car seat.

Yep,,,,,car seats were made to be installed and utilized by circus acts who can lick the back of their thighs. People who can twist and conform themselves like putty into a car and do the inhuman. Well,,,,I ain't that. So, while buckling Alyssa in this morning headed to the local bastion of Chinese economics in America, otherwise known as Wal Mart,,,,,I wrenched both my knee and shoulder. But hey,,,,,we did get Hanna Montana 3D glasses for the concert next Saturday night, so I guess it was someone heroic and dashing.

I'm going to go sulk now and kiss a few Motrin.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

It's Been a While

Ok, it's been a while since I posted,,,,5 days to be exact. Well,,,I done been busy. Working out, cooking, cleaning, playing Xbox360, working, sleeping, eating (way to much of that) and basically being the best dad and husband I can be for what they pay me.

I got some news from my cousins up north in Chicago. My cousin AJ is starting college soon and will be playing hockey there. Good God almighty. Little AJ playing hockey with a bunch of toothless, mindless, behemoths ready to pound his head in. He'll be in my prayers. (Kathy, that's for you. Gotta love me.)

Good work out tonight. Doing 1.5 to 2 miles each night. Making sure I'm running at least 5-10 minutes of that. Will increase that time in the coming weeks. Now I know some of you uber-athletes (and you know who you are) do 2 miles in 10 minutes,,,,,,,we're talking Joe pace here. :)

Girls are great, Vic's had 2 good days,,,,,(so I'm preparing for the worst tomorrow) and I'm feeling really good. No pain, injuries, soreness, blackouts, twitches, jerks or other bad signs indicating the exercising is bad for me. So all is good.

More tomorrow. I'll get some pics of me and the girls working out. Well,,,,,really me and Hailey working out and Gracie pestering/hurting/pounding/chasing/yelling at Alyssa.

Until then,,,,, G'nite all.

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Back on the Stick

Ok. Surgery's over. Pains gone. Itching is tolerable. I have no excuses now for not hauling my hugeness back to my gym and working out again. So I did.

It's not been too bad really. I only missed 2 weeks solid cause of the surgery. Hit and mis other wise for a month. But I'm not hurting, still able to do 1.5 to 2 miles with little difficulty. So, all I have to do now is get back in my groove, get back to my diet and I'm good to go.

As Reger said a month or so ago, he lost his mojo. Although I'm only .00000001% the athlete he is, I can relate.

I'm trying to decide whether to start posting daily workout accomplishments on here or not. Perhaps. Also trying to decide whether to post what I eat during the day. But God says not to lie, and there could be a lot of temptation if I do. :)

G'nite All.

Saturday, July 5, 2008

Saturday Evening Post

Well it's Saturday and what a great day it was.

First, the love Doc Simon showed me worked. No pain in the elbows. I'm back in business.

Second, had some activities at my house this afternoon for a project Reger and I are working. It was fantastic. Got to meet the lovely Dani and the studly Keith (no website) who I've seen on Reger's site for years. Both quite wonderful people and hopefully it will only have been the first of many such meetings.

Third, I may have gotten my motivation back today. That burr in the backside which moves me forward. I think it was a combination of things really. The success of our our afternoon activities was one. It really got me pumped this evening. Best mood I've been in for 2 months. Then I watched the end of Click (with Adam Sandler), which really shows you where priorities should lie. I have a habit of devoting too much time to work sometimes and not family and health. And then Reger posted this picture of me on his site which really shows off my wide body and triple chins. Gotta love him. I know he did it for the sole purpose of motivating me back into my workout routine. :)

Well,,,,,I think it's worked. I'm feeling pretty motivated right now.

Hope everyone had a happy Fourth.


Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Happy Wednesday

In case you didn't know, I aggravated my elbow again and injured by other elbow over the past 2 months. So I visited my doc yesterday and asked for some love. That's actually what I said:

Doc: You want some love?
Joe: Yep. I want some love.
Doc: You know, most people don't call this love.
Joe: I know, but I need some love.
Doc: Ok then,,,,I'm gonna show you some love baby.

Gotta love this guy, he's great. Good doc, personable, funny. He's the one who took care of Vic's ACL. And it really doesn't hurt that bad.

In other news, my intention is to get back on the stick this weekend. I've only been working out a few days a week, and I've not been watching my diet. Not a total loss for the year, but quite a set-back to my goals. It's ok. A lot going on in my life, I haven't given up on my dreams and goals. Big weekend coming up, so I'm hoping that will get my engine running again.

Oh, and a nice big shout out to Steph, who tried to play Charles Bronson from those seventies movies where he was a vigilante. Ok, ok,,,,,,she only stopped a drunk teen who'd crashed her car from running off. But I can see Steph in a leather jacket with a sawed off shotgun.