Mar
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March 4, 2014 No Comments

There is no option to it. I will be a Spartan in a few days. Even though I have never run a foot race, and even though I will not have the fastest time, I will be fighting through it.

Due to the fact that I have never run a foot race, let alone a Spartan Race, I expect the race to take every bit of 2 hours. My goal however is to run the race in less than 1.5 hours.

I did find out my bib number and start time for Saturday

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But now just a few more days of waiting.

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Ill blog about the results after the race.

Brett

Feb
5
February 5, 2014 No Comments

This last week has been pretty rough for me. I spent the first part of the week sick. This has ruined my workout schedule. This has also caused me to fall even further behind. My goal is to be back in the gym tomorrow to complete the first workout for this week.

Now that my week is back in order this should not be difficult, however I almost certainly know that something will come up that will try to prevent it.

What do you do when you get into a rut with your workout?

Jan
26
January 26, 2014 No Comments

It’s been a little over a week since my last blog post, I have been quite busy, even though I took a week off of my workout schedule. I had a few incidents with my family, medical, etc. Which has put a strain on my time, and also my finances. Which is not cool, even though I am in better shape than I have been in a while.

Good news, I have started a new project that I am looking forward to launching. I have already began programming it and hope to have some of the worrisome parts of the project out of the way in the next few weeks. One of my most troubling ideas with it has already been solved as of last night.

I currently have around six hours into the project, which is a little high for where I am at, but not unexpected. I already am under no illusions that I will have a large amount of hours into the project.

I plan to have a lot more available for my followers to see soon. For those who have been following my last project Morgan County Yard Sale, I believe that you will be ecstatic to see this project as well. It is quite the upgrade from that site however. MCYS, would never reach the point that I wanted it to, so I decided to scrap the finishing touches of the project. However the bits that were scraped, are being rebuilt, into completely new features.

We have the technology, we can rebuild it, better, faster, stronger, and with many more people.

Have a good one.

Brett

Jan
13
January 13, 2014 2 Comments

I just wanted to get a post out today that was quite the accomplishment for me. Last night, I decided that I was going to jog a 5k non-stop, to get a good measure of my time, and how much I had to improve. I was actually quite surprised to complete it without walking. Even though I was not satisfied with my time, it gives me a starting point to improve on. Look at my Runtastic statistics for the activity below.

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My goal is to have my 5k under 30 minutes by early March. I plan on running in the Spartan Sprint, which is 4 miles in early March so needless to say I have a little work to be done.

Check out my Runtastic

Jan
10
January 10, 2014 No Comments

I have never been a runner, however I think I would consider myself pretty quick on my feet when I need to be, even if it isn’t for long periods of time. I want to have more endurance though, and not only endurance, I want to be faster. Over the past week I have started training for a 5k road race. I have researched a few 5k’s in the area around me and plan register for a few of them this year. Last night, however, I was discussing with a guy that I went to high school school with, about the Spartan Race, now, I plan to make a first attempt at a Spartan in March.

For those who don’t know a Spartan race has different distances, and is a off-road obstacle race. They do not tell you the types of obstacles, or provide a map of any sort. They give you a distance and tell you when to go. The only info they do give you about the course is that there is fire, mud, water, barbed wire, and sometimes Hell on Earth. Although there are a few things you get when done…

  • Finishers Medal
  • T-Shirt
  • Free Beer ticket for anyone 21 and over
  • Free Mud
  • A chance to do things you would never choose to do on your own
  • Bragging Rights

My wife has already told me I am not allowed to attend until I have life insurance, which I just kinda laughed off.

Feel free to look at my calendar for a list of  events I plan on competing in. I have listed a few below.

Spartan Sprint – 4 mile Off-road Obstacle
March 8/9 2014
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The “REAL” Buckhead Road Race – 5k
April 5th, 2014
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Bostwick Cotton Gin Festival & Gin Run – 5k
November 1st, 2014
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Jan
1
January 1, 2014 No Comments

I am not really all too serious with my resolutions, however, I do like to set them so that I have some goals for the new year.

  1. Maintain my workout, continue to focus on weight loss, with overall goal to be under 17% body fat.
  2. I want to pay off all small loans, as well as current auto loans.
  3. To develop one of my current projects into a reliable source of income.

Maybe over the next year I will complete these goals. I will keep readers updated on my progress.

Dec
31
December 31, 2013 No Comments

What DRIVES you?

Is it passion? glory? wants? needs? what?

For me, my drive comes from one thing, the need to be better than I was yesterday. Smarter, Faster, Stronger, More Efficient, More Enlightened, these are my current measures of comparing myself to the day before. Am I smarter, do I know something that I did not know the day before? Am I faster, can I move faster, think faster? Am I stronger, Can I lift more, can I handle more? Am I more efficient, have my challenges taught me to complete tasks faster, better, and with less energy? Am I more enlightened, have I obtained insight, am I more tolerant?

I don’t want to just be good, or live a long life. I want to be better. Better than everyone else around me. Don’t get me wrong, I am not delusional, I do not truly believe that I will be better than everyone else around me. I subscribe to the belief that there is always someone who knows more than you do, someone who is better than you are. However, I want to meet these people, learn their secrets, learn their challenges, learn from them.

I also believe fully in a quote from Nelson Mandela, “As we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.” I may be trying to become better than everyone else, but I am not going to hide it, and not allow others to see my capabilities. I am going to flaunt myself, I am going to put myself on a pedestal, I am going to put myself on display for the whole world to see.

It may take decades for me to be better than most around me, I may never get there, however I am going to give it my all, I will quite literally die trying.

I will be that person who people look up to. I will be a role model. I will be motivation for others. The question is not “will I?”, the question is “when will I?”.

What drives you?

Dec
30
December 30, 2013 No Comments

CodecademyI discovered a website called Codecademy a few weeks back that is a free way to learn how to code, in an interactive format. I was a bit skeptical to begin with, so I selected the Web Fundamentals, which is HTML, CSS, etc. I completed a few of the lessons, and was pretty impressed how it was set up.

Codecademy offers to teach you:

  • Web Fundamentals
  • jQuery
  • Javascript
  • PHP
  • Python
  • Ruby
  • and if you dig deep, you can find many more lessons that are not in one of those libraries.

After I have seen what is available I plan to spend time going through all of the courses so that I may learn what I can from them.

Do you know of any sites like Codecademy?

Bonus question, Do you know of anything similar for firefighters/medical responders?

Dec
29
December 29, 2013 No Comments

On Oct 30th of this year, I began working out with heavy weight, and building mass. It was a pretty good way to start getting back into the gym as I had at least a couple of other people from my fire station there with me doing the same thing, it helped us all with our motivation.

I split off from the group right after Thanksgiving, not because I was quitting, no, I was pushing myself into my own routine, one that got my workout done a little earlier in the day, but allowed me to pursue my own means of physical enhancement.

I changed my workout from just heavy weight super sets, to a combo of medium to heavy weights, with around an hour on the treadmill in various forms each night.

Up until recently, I have not seen much weight loss, only improvement in my strength, as well as muscle group sizes. On my last measurements, my body fat percentage had remained the same, right around 31%. However over the past week or two, I have noticed that some of my pants are fitting better, and some are fitting worse, as in I can’t keep them up. I have not measured myself again yet, however in the next couple of weeks I will.

What does your workout involve? Cardio? Weights? Combo of both?

Dec
29
December 29, 2013 No Comments

Over the past month I have be dissatisfied with the direction of my blog, so today I have finally decided to redevelop, and begin with a clean slate.

I am going to be focusing on different aspects of my life, discussing current events, writing the occasional how-to, and making some product suggestions, yes there will probably be some affiliate links in there.

For those of you who do not yet know me I will be adding an about me page, for those of you who do know me, enjoy, and for all readers, feel free to add a comment to my posts.