Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Roadtrip!

Even with spending so much time on the road and so little time in my own bed I love road trips......and this last weekend was no exception..........
Jimmy Buffett in the CD player and heading South trying to outrun the rain we ended up in Islamorada.
Since we were in the Keys it was time to sample some local flavor, Key West Lager. The beer was flowing the and the Miami Dolphins were playing as we watched the Tarpon's circling alongside the dock.You can't get more Florida than that.
Even though we we're in lobster season this 28' beast felt safe to show himself at the Artisan's Village.
My friends at the Hilton Key Largo took care of all the details.....from a beautiful room in the treetops to the perfect sunset they hooked us up.

We were all set for typical fresh seafood diner when the folks at the front desk suggested Tower of Pizza... pizza in the Keys...OK I'm game. We were not disappointed, the salad was fresh and the pizza was some of the best I've ever had.


Tower of Pizza on Urbanspoon

Monday, September 10, 2012

Lots of miles and lots of meals.......


According to my FourSquare account this is my 7th week in airports...Ughhhhh.......but I'm so lucky to have a job that I love.
I'm doing a North Carolina tour this week and found myself in Charlotte for the evening. Urbanspoon pointed me to a neighboring British Pub. Down a long set of cement stairs I found myself entering a dark but cozy pub. The menu was very extensive focusing on standard British fare but also adding something as exotic a Jamaican Chicken Nachos. The "on tap" beer selection offered a few nice surprises. One of my dining partners went for the Ostrich Meatloaf and the other gobbled down Fish & Chips. Monday just so happens to be trivia night, I'm not a big trivia guy but the evening was fun.

Sir Edmond Halley's on Urbanspoon

Sunday, August 26, 2012

The End Of The Week And A Tropical Storm


I had a couple of business associates in town last week and since we all work for a Japanese company we decided to start the meal with the traditional "Kanpai". As all of the reviews seem to state the sushi here is fresh and the variety is vast. There was plenty of crab legs and the deserts were traditional Japanese. The buffet offered some great tempura shrimp and of course my standard go to ...... hot & sour soup. I didn't make it to the Hibachi grill but the ingredients were plentiful and the looked fresh.
The price is not cheap, not cheap...and unless you're a big time crab leg and sushi eater it might be hard to justify the $21.00 per plate charge.
Total $84.00 no booze.



No on to more important events...even with a tropical storm overhead I managed to get to the gym this weekend. My usual templates involve full or total body training but as of late I seem to be migrating towards a body split theme...possibly the running is taking its toll on the legs...who knows.

  • Jogging(treadmill):
    • 0:11:30 || 1 mi || 5.2 mph (+64 pts)
  • Plank:
    • 60 sec
    • 60 sec
    • 60 sec
    • 60 sec
    • 60 sec
    • 60 sec
  • Body Weight Squat:
    • 1 reps
    • 2 reps
    • 3 reps 
    • 4 reps 
    • 5 reps
    • 6 reps 
    • 7 reps
    • 8 reps
    • 9 reps
    • 10 reps
    • Combination with push-ups, no rest
  • Push-Up:
    • 1 reps
    • 2 reps
    • 3 reps 
    • 4 reps 
    • 5 reps 
    • 6 reps
    • 7 reps 
    • 8 reps 
    • 9 reps
    • 10 reps
    • Combination with body weight squats, no rest
  • Barbell Squat:
    •   10 reps
    •   10 reps
    •   5 reps
    •   5 reps
    •   1 reps 
  • Front Barbell Squat:
    •   5 reps
    •   5 reps
    •   5 reps 
  • Dumbbell Step Ups:
    •   10 reps || 20 in
    •   10 reps || 20 in
    •   10 reps || 20 in
  • Cable Pull Through:
    • 10 reps
    • 10 reps
    • 10 reps
  • Rack Deadlift:
    • 5 reps
    • 5 reps
    • 5 reps
    • 5 reps 
 
Saturday, after hanging storm shutters I headed out to squeeze in an RT

  • Plank:
    • 60 sec
    • 60 sec
    • 60 sec
    • 60 sec
    • 60 sec
    • 60 sec
  • Body Weight Squat:
    • 15 reps
    • 15 reps
    • 15 reps
    • 15 reps
    • 15 reps
    • 15 reps
  • Barbell Incline Bench Press:
    • 10 reps
    • 10 reps
    • 10 reps
    •   6 reps
  • One-Arm Dumbbell Snatch:
    • 10 reps
    • 10 reps
    • 10 reps
  • One-Arm Dumbbell Row:
    • 10 reps
    • 10 reps
    • 10 reps
  • Face Pull:
    • 10 reps
    • 10 reps
    • 10 reps
    • 10 reps
  • Push-Up:
    • 15 reps
    • 15 reps
    • 15 reps

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Road Food

After what seems to be several months of constant road travel, more like 10 days...I did manage to find some great places to eat. From Orlando to Virginia below are 3 of the best. I have manged 4 solid cardio, 1 swim and 3 resistance sessions to stave off any food damage and I think it worked the scale is still showing me between 207 and 210...I can't complain.



Another Pad Thai Night.....Two nights in a row....not the healthiest of food choices.....but this place is amazing! It's small but packed with great service and even better food.
I started with the Chicken Satay, the peanut sauce was spot on. the Chicken Pad Thai was some of the best I've ever tasted, the sauce was light and stuck to the noodles like a dog to it's bone. The were out of sticky rice for desert. Listen to what others are saying...eat a meal here...you won't be disappointed.


Saisaki was located right across from the hotel and the front desk recommended it, so despite the mixed reviews below we gave it a shot. They were serving booze, which I passed on. The menu covered a bit of everything. I started with the Hot & Sour Soup (what else is new) and went with Pad Thai Chicken. Both arrived quick and hot. The soup was thick and tasty and the serving of Pad Thai was huge and delivered with a nice presentation. We didn't have much interaction with the wait staff but they were attentive and kept our drinks full. Total $15.00  


After a long 8 hour car ride this was a welcome stop. Kevin took excellent care of us. I went with the chicken nacho's and Kevin had them layer and bake which made the cheese melt perfectly, my dining partner went with the baled potato soup, since none was left I'm going to say she enjoyed it. . A couple of beers and a couple of vodka/diet cokes and the meal was complete. $40.38 well spent.  


Miller's Ale House Restaurant on Urbanspoon

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Some Observations

It has been a brutal travel week(s), I haven't slept in my own bed in 8 nights. I've driven 1000+ miles, flown 500+ miles, slept in 3 hotels and eaten way too many carbs......that being said I have observed a few things.

Gas station food sucks.
I need to lift something heavy every few days
iPads are amazing
I'm so over IPA beers
A 3 mile run can do amazing things for your mind (not always amazing things for your knees)
You do miss the ones you love
Every place in the Southern United States is HOT!
A 700 mile car ride with someone you love makes the time fly by
Chicken nachos isn't always the best food choice
I work for a great company
If done correctly you can pack a lot of clothes in a carry-on suitcase
I have great parents
Bostonian makes great shoes
There's 67 days till my next triathlon

Just a few observations over the last week or so.........

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

WOD July 31, 2012


WOD July 29, 2012

  • Plank:
    • 60 sec (+21 pts)
    • 60 sec (+21 pts)
    • 60 sec (+21 pts)
  • Body Weight Squat:
    • 15 reps (+9 pts)
    • 15 reps (+9 pts)
    • 15 reps (+9 pts)
  • Hang Clean:
    •   5 reps (+37 pts)
    •   5 reps (+37 pts)
    •   5 reps (+43 pts)
    •   5 reps (+43 pts)
    •   5 reps (+49 pts)
  • Dumbbell Step Ups:
    • 0 lb x 10 reps (+15 pts)
    • 0 lb x 10 reps (+15 pts)
    • 0 lb x 10 reps (+15 pts)
  • Barbell Squat:
    •   5 reps (+66 pts)
    •   5 reps (+66 pts)
    •   5 reps (+92 pts)
    •   5 reps (+92 pts)
    •   1 reps (+58 pts)
    •   1 reps (+66 pts)
    •   1 reps (+71 pts)
    •   1 reps (+76 pts)
  • Barbell Incline Bench Press:
    •   2 reps (+36 pts)
    •   2 reps (+36 pts)
    •   2 reps (+36 pts)
    •   2 reps (+36 pts)
    •   2 reps (+36 pts)
    •   2 reps (+41 pts)
    •   2 reps (+41 pts)
    •   1 reps (+33 pts)
  • Swimming:
    • 0:24:56 || 788.6 m || 3:09.7 min/100m (+220 pts)

WOD July 30, 2012



 I mixed things up a bit yesterday and pulled out the Jillian Michaels 30 Day Shred DVD. For a 20 minute workout it did get my heart rate up and the ab work did put a hurting on the belly, I guess I need to do more than just planks.
Got in the pool last night, a great way to cool down after a long hot Florida afternoon.

Saturday, July 28, 2012

WOD July 27, 2012

  • Front Barbell Squat:
    •   5 reps (+50 pts)
    •   5 reps (+50 pts)
    •   5 reps (+50 pts)
  • Plank:
    • 60 sec (+21 pts)
    • 60 sec (+21 pts)
    • 60 sec (+21 pts)
  • Body Weight Squat:
    • 15 reps (+9 pts)
    • 15 reps (+9 pts)
    • 15 reps (+9 pts)
    • 15 reps (+9 pts)
    • 15 reps (+9 pts)
    • 15 reps (+9 pts)
  • Standing Barbell Shoulder Press:
    •   5 reps (+51 pts)
    •   5 reps (+51 pts)
    •   5 reps (+51 pts)
    •   5 reps (+59 pts)
    •   5 reps (+59 pts)
  • Standing Biceps Cable Curl:
    •   10 reps (+18 pts)
    •   10 reps (+20 pts)
    •   10 reps (+21 pts)
  • Seated Cable Row:
    •   10 reps (+37 pts)
    •   10 reps (+37 pts)
    •   10 reps (+40 pts)

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Me Want

This could take the place of my Shake Weight

WOD July 25, 2012


WOD July 23, 2012




  • Plank:
    • 60 sec (+21 pts)
    • 60 sec (+21 pts)
    • 60 sec (+21 pts)
    • 60 sec (+21 pts)
    • 60 sec (+21 pts)
    • 60 sec (+21 pts)
  • Body Weight Squat:
    • 15 reps (+9 pts)
    • 15 reps (+9 pts)
    • 15 reps (+9 pts)
  • Dumbbell Step Ups:
    •   10 reps (+18 pts)
    •   10 reps (+18 pts)
    •   10 reps (+18 pts)
  • Barbell Incline Bench Press:
    •   10 reps (+48 pts)
    •   10 reps (+51 pts)
    •   10 reps (+55 pts)
    •   10 reps (+59 pts)
  • One-Arm Dumbbell Row:
    •   10 reps (+36 pts)
    •   10 reps (+39 pts)
    •   10 reps (+39 pts)
  • Hang Clean:
    •   10 reps (+44 pts)
    •   10 reps (+47 pts)
    •   10 reps (+47 pts)
    •   10 reps (+51 pts)