Friday, November 20, 2009

Drag the River - Primer & Insanity Update

Drag the River is a band my friend Chris C. turned me on to a couple of years ago. until I heard Chad Price and Jon Snodgrass solo efforts(on Suburban Home Records) did I finally get the get the band as whole.
here is a stream of their new album, Primer

I am two weeks down with Insanity and took my second fit test which I saw a big improvements and I feel good with this being a month to get ready for my plan of a big two month push of the soild Insanity to take to the end of January. More later and the tale of the tape so far.

Friday, November 13, 2009

The Takers

The guys over at Suburban Home records are trying to get their band, The Takers on the sound track of the great show East Bound and Down on HBO.

'If you haven’t heard the Takers’ debut album, “Taker Easy”, it is time you took a listen to see what these guys have been up to. I posted a full album stream below. Take a listen. The band is from Gainesville and are one of only a handful of bands I know carrying the Outlaw Country torch that was lit during the 70’s with Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard, and others. Songs like “Curse of a Drunk” and “Friends in Bottles” almost seem meant for Eastbound & Down. Although the Takers don’t live the chaotic life that Kenny Powers lives on the show, their themes of disappointment, booze, and hard life would make the perfect soundtrack for the show.'

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Good Looking Fellow

Suburban Home Records recently had a picture of the Husky Runner on their fine Web Establishment sporting one of their t-shirts at The Chesapeake Real Ale Festival.

Insanity - Week One in the Books

I have made the transition to doing my work out in the morning before I leave for work. That is 5am Ringy-Dingy and down stairs I go to the sweat factory. I like working out in the morning I get to work at 6:30 and I have a lot of energy to get work done before most folks get in around 8am. Mrs. Runner have an arrangement that I set my clothes out and a towel down stairs before I go to bed so I don’t disrupt he little ones as I shower and get dressed for work. It has worked out pretty good except for Monday when I was running late and I guess I never got a chance to cool off before I showered and left for work because I had HUGE visible (Thanks, Drew) sweaty pits by 9am. I had to change my shirt half way through the day to a dark shirt I luckily had in my truck.

Soreness is relative. Still crushing 6 days on 1 off and five small meals a day. I really like the work-out I did tweak my back a little during the work-out yesterday that I kind of felt today and may take a day doing the elliptical to let it mellow a day. One week down 7 to go.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Insanity - Day 3

One word: HolyCrap!
The Program is circuit training on steroids. Have a water bottle on stand by you do get 20-30 second breaks between the sets of circuits. Each work out I have done is 41 minutes from warm up to cool down and stretching. Sweat has been dripping and breathing has been heavy. I always here people talking about the 'core', I think I have one in there somewhere because it hurts. I like the work-outs kinda reminds me of getting 'bent' in boot camp when I was younger man of 18. Mrs Runner has decide that she is going to do the program not everyday but in pieces along with her treadmill/running/elliptical workouts. She said it was "hard to the point of it not being fun."
I realized that if I stop now my body is going to hurt worse than just continuing doing the work-outs. I am very content with the small meals and the recipes the give you are very good.

Thanks, Richard....I will and I won't.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Insanity - Day One

November 1st started me down the road of sweat and tears. The first thing you do is a what they call the Fit Test. The DVD starts with a warm up that made me want to stop before I began. For the Fit Test you do a series of 8 exercises in 1 minute sprints to see how many you can do in time allotted to later gauge your progress. The two that killed me were the power jacks and power jumps. My bouncing was knocking over pictures and books fell off the shelf as a was jumping around. I was sweating like a whore in church. During the program You do the Fit Test every two weeks to mark your progress. The meal planning is sweet and just what I needed in addition to cutting back on the pops. I am eating 5 small meals now instead of 2 big ones and washing it down with a couple of coldies. 1 down 59 to go.