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Monday, June 30, 2014

Fruit till' 4

Want guaranteed Acne, gas, energy, atrocious smelling poop and a good detox?

Then don't eat anything other than fruit until after 4 in the evening!

It works!

Friday, June 20, 2014


I have always held a fascination with extremes.

Well, more of the extremes of human capabilities. I loved watching the World's Strongest Man competitions growing up. I love watching elite runners run. I love watching gymnasts do their thing too.

I feel that I'm motivated and driven by extremes. I dont want to run 5k's or marathons. I want to run races that take place over the course of an entire day, or even multiple days.

But I'm sort of an all or nothing kind of person at the same time. I dont want to run 20 miles a week. I want to run 20 miles at a time.

I feel the same way about the way I eat. I have to be strict and extreme in order for it to work. I can't have areas of gray (or even grey for that matter) because I fall into them too often and end up with the opposite result of what I was shooting for.

I'm currently sitting in a room at this medical clinic waiting for the doctor to come look at my foot and give me her opinion on it....

... OK,  she just left. Strange how that timing worked out there. She said to come back in a week and that I might need to start going to rehab.

The damn thing is still swollen. Grrr. Need. to. run. !.

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Won't be running for awhile

That's right, I won't be running for awhile...

... because I might have broken my foot.

Tuesday morning I had a 500ish pound pipe roll over my foot. Luckily I was wearing steel toes. Unluckily it rolled over the steel toe part and crushed the top part of my foot.


I did get it x rayed, and the doctor said she didn't see any breaks at the moment, but that there could be hair line fractures present that won't be visable for a few days.

It's quite swollen, and I can't put a shoe on it.

I go back to the doctor on Friday for a follow up appointment and more x rays.

In the mean time it just hurts to put any weight on my forefoot area. So I have to walk (limp) around on my heel of my left foot.

I also can't do any pushups because I can't put any weight on that area of my left foot.


But I did get a new truck!

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

700 pushups in a day!

It is 9:15 AM right now and I just did my 370th pushup of the day.

Chest is getting tired.

I'm going to continually update this post as the day goes on and I continue to do more pushups. So here's a quick rundown of what's gone down so far...

3:45 AM - alarm goes off, while getting ready I do a quick 50.

Before leaving the house I knock out another 50.

After arriving at work I did the following sets. ..


This brings me to where I am now at 9:15 AM.

When I do another set I will add the info and comments below. Of course when this gets posted it will read a little funny, but it's the only way I can think of to keep track of both hire in feeling, and how many pushups I have done.

Think of it as a race report for pushups!

10:55 - another set of 50. Wasn't too bad until my boss stated making me laugh...

11:45 - 50. Not bad at all.

I'm at 470 for the day. Chest is feeling it for sure, but I've got some more in me!

1:50 - after eating some delicious left over roast and enjoying a blisteringly hot nap in the car I grabbed 50 more. In starting to feel it now! After 38 they got pretty tough. After 45 they were hard.

2:45 - the recovery time between sets is getting longer, and my chest is feeling tired for longer afterwards. Another 50 and I'm sitting at 570!!!

3:06 - Holy Jesus on a hot buttermilk biscuit! Just did another set of 50. After number 30 things got difficult. Dave had warned me that anything over 600 was hard, but I didn't expect that to be an exact number in the middle of a set... geez!

5:03 - another 50. Their not getting any easier. I'm at 670.

9:27 - 30... decided to just hit 700 for the day and call it done! My chest is definitely tired now.

Looking back...

I think doing sets of 50 aren't too difficult. Going up to 60 was a challenge. I'm going to take a day or two off and then try some more. I might go for a lower total with higher reps in each set. Maybe shoot for a few sets mixed up of 60 ~75 or so if I can. I definitely see 1,000 as an attainable number now, just need a little more time. I think an even tougher challenge would be 10 sets of 100 in a day.

I'm going to bed now.

Saturday, June 7, 2014

An audience

I just checked the stats on my blog.


I actually have an audience!

I thought only maybe 5 people actually occasionally read this major load of bovine excrement that I write and post up here;

My perfect wife.
My awesome sister.
My amazing aunt, who is also my biggest inspiration and is one of the most amazing humans I have Everhart l ever met.

... and that's it...

but it turns out I was wrong!

Just yesterday I had 20 views! So either those 5 people kept coming back several times, or there are other random peoples visiting.

Seeing that there actually people taking the time to read my thoughts and idea makes me think I need to be posting better quality stuff on here rather than my typical "I'm fat and I ran 2 miles today" crap.

So, if your reading this, thank you! I'm not sure how you came across my blog as I don't have any social media outlets like one of them FaceBooks or a Tweaker thing. Just this blog.

If you find something entertaining, helpful or interesting please feel free to share it where ever you like, and then go have a mental evaluation performed on yourself...

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Avocado tree, revisited!

A long long time ago I made a post about Avocados, and how much I enjoy eating them. I did get to the point to where I can eat an avocado straight, no seasonings needed, and find it very enjoyable!

Here's the link to the original post. Hopefully that link actually works...

In that post I put up some pictures of my avocado trees as I was growing them. Well it dawned on me today that I haven't made a follow up post to that original post, and my avocado tree has grown... immensely!!!

Below are some pictures of growth of the tree, and is current residence in the corner of the back yard. I waited until we were settled in some where to put it on the ground. It's still a little skinny, and the leaves at the top are huge, so it's a little top heavy and flimsy.

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Finally, another run!

It's funny, just when you think your in some type of control over the smallest of things, life comes around to screw it all up.

After being out last week sick, I decided to start back this week.... WRONG! Instead of waking up at 4 in the morning to go for a nice little stroll around the old neighborhood, I'm now walking up at 4 to go to work an hour earlier than normal because we got put back on extended hours temporarily. Yay...

So yesterday (Tuesday for those of you playing along at home) I decided that I was going to shoot for 400+ pushups throughout the day. I got to 200 while at work and suddenly came down with something terrible. I kept coming to the point of near vomiting where your hunched over pathetically half ass gagging and wishing you would go ahead and puke. I also had a splitting headache, chills, I felt very weak and dizzy, and I had the shakes. I also got extremely sleepy. So I came home and passed out in the bed for 4 and a half hours only to wake up drenched in sweat.

Luckily today I felt fine and decided to go for a night time run. So after tucking Preston in to bed (Izzy is on a 2 week vacation with my mom, it's very odd without her around... very quiet too!) I headed out the door for a nice 3.95 miles. Saw lots of deer, has a kamikaze June bug try to take out my right eye, and inhaled a few pounds of gnats. But it was great to be out there running again!

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Damn Sinuses...

I had to take this entire last week off due to sinus issues. I managed to get in a whopping 300 pushups for the whole week and I didn't run a lick...


But I am feeling better now. Starting tomorrow morning I will be resuming my running and push up routine.

I'm not going to set any particular goals for this week. Instead I'm going to start focusing more on getting in a higher volume of pushups in fewer days. So instead of shooting for 250 or 300 in one day, I'll shoot for 500 in one day, then take the next day off and try to repeat that. I think doing them everyday is a good routine, but I think I might benefit more from giving myself rest days.

On the running front, I don't have any goals there other than just to get my fat ass out the damn door and go running.

Friday my son graduates from Kindergarten... How did this happen?

Not that he's not a smart kid, luckily he took after his momma in the brains department! But I don't understand how he's old enough to be at this point already. It feels like just yesterday I was having to wipe his ass for him, now he's graduating from Kindergarten and developing into a great swimmer. Both of these things make me a very very happy and proud father.

My daughter will be gone for almost 2 weeks on a vacation with my mom and some of the extended family. I almost cried after dropping her off with my mother... She also took ate l after my wife and is intelligent on a scary level.