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Re: The JW Blog: thoughts from a manchild..........

Posted: Thu Aug 06, 2009 11:04 am
by JW
sounds awesome! thanks MS :D

we'll be mainly in the manhattan area.
starting to get pretty excited about the trip

Re: The JW Blog: thoughts from a manchild..........

Posted: Thu Aug 06, 2009 11:15 am
by JW
almost done with all the medical appointments!!!
just the doctor this afternoon re: the breathing issues
I really need to get this one fixed. It really stops me from sleeping well and the resulting fatigue coupled with the breathing issue makes it nearly impsiible to workout :(

Re: The JW Blog: thoughts from a manchild..........

Posted: Thu Aug 06, 2009 4:06 pm
by JW
hmmmm back from the doc and I'm going to be full of drugs

inhaler for my chest.... this will tell very quickly if I'm dealing with an asthma issue

nasal spray for my impaired breathing through the nose
might be some sleep apnea going on too

blah!!!!

but.... green light to resume workouts!!!! :D

Re: The JW Blog: thoughts from a manchild..........

Posted: Fri Aug 07, 2009 2:09 pm
by JW
off to the cottage with my load of prescription drugs

wow!! busy week
only 1 workout
only watched 2 movies
one bad sci fi movie on TV with just horrific acting and low budget effects. The story however, was pretty interesting.
I can't even recall the name... something Siege. Carl Weathers was the only person I recognized

saw the Watchmen again last night. A bit overboard on the violence but I do love that movie!!!

Re: The JW Blog: thoughts from a manchild..........

Posted: Mon Aug 10, 2009 9:32 am
by JW
what a creepy strange weekend!!!

I was freaking everybody out on the weekend because we learned that a car went through the window of our local Starbucks location last Thursday. Turns out it happened less than half an hour after I was there.
Then I was suggesting to everyone that we take a helicopter tour in NYC when we visit in a couple weeks....2 hours later we hear on the news about the helicopter crash in the Hudson.....
Then..... last night on the way hom on the highway, I sort of "zoned out" I was POSITIVE that I was at a certain point on the highway (after a turnoff to another highway road) I even had the visual of it ... no traffic at all (unusual) and the highway to the right was a bit misty or smoky.. it took me about 3 minutes to realize that I wasn't there yet and when I did get there ....you guessed it.... no traffic and a misty/smoky horizon to the right.... creepy!!!

I also had an incedibly stupid moment when I went swimming with my ipod in my pocket... :oops:
crap!!!!!

a couple bike rides on the weekend and some pushups
I'll be hardpressed to get workouts in this week as I am INCREDIBLY busy at work and getting ready for vacation

Re: The JW Blog: thoughts from a manchild..........

Posted: Tue Aug 11, 2009 8:38 am
by JW
tried doing pushups last night and I felt rather stiff and a bit sore.
this morning I woke up with pretty bad allergy symptoms again. I can't begin to say how frustrating this is. Yesterday I woke up feeling great, today I wake up feeling horrible!

Last weekend the manchild in me came out..... soccer tournament at the lake. The kids entered a team (I wisely decided to pass on it..) Went to watch them play and they lost that game 1-0
I was mortified at their lack of tactics and I just couldn't help myself..... went into full coach mode
(actually not THAT bad.... more of helping them out with positional play and formations)
They ended up winning the tournament. I think I helped but I hope I wasn't too annoying lol
I just have so much passion for the game.... My wife cringes when I get going but the kids don't mind. I'm not a negative, shouting, boot camp-loke drill sarge

Re: The JW Blog: thoughts from a manchild..........

Posted: Wed Aug 12, 2009 8:21 am
by JW
some more pushups last night.
feels like I'm close to working out again (just in time for my 2 week vacation of course)
I really miss the workouts. In the long run, this will probably be good for me having the rest period but in the meantime, I'm concentrating more on diet. I'm really craving raw veggies lately :D

Re: The JW Blog: thoughts from a manchild..........

Posted: Thu Aug 13, 2009 8:45 am
by JW
50 pushups last night.
still suffering with the allergy symptoms
slept fairly well but woke up feeling quite rough

back to the doc today for followup


Saw The Hurt Locker last night.
Very good film.
I knew it was supposed to be good but it surpassed my expectations,
well acted and extremely well filmed. Contains some powerful messages without dumbing it down

Re: The JW Blog: thoughts from a manchild..........

Posted: Fri Aug 14, 2009 8:33 am
by JW
off on vacation this weekend for 2 weeks

I'll certainly get a lot of walking in. probably pushups too.
last night was a bit of a writeoff as I was busy doing laundry, vacuuming, getting the suitcases ready etc....

be back in 2 weeks

Re: The JW Blog: thoughts from a manchild..........

Posted: Mon Aug 31, 2009 3:10 pm
by JW
Wow!!!
finally back from vacation and it was quite the whirlwind adventure

saw an awful lot of sights, ate some fabulous food and lost 5LBS to boot

Our dog Sadie (my avatar) decided that 2 days into her stay at my wife's aunt's house that she would go out and find us.
the garage door was opened for all of 30 seconds to take tha garbage out and Sadie ran outside, stopped and looked at my wife's aunt and just bolted away!
Our first inclination was to hop a plane right home but the dog sitter was incredible! she mobilized this huge search effort, checked animal services, the humane society and dog shelters daily, delivered flyers, pasted posters all over the place....
We figured that we really couldn't do much mor ourselves. We tried to keep the kids as busy as possible while we were away to keep their minds off of Sadie.

A few phone calls started coming in with possible sadie sightings but nobody could ever catch her (she is quite wary of people)
We arrived home last night about 11:30 pm and searched until 2:30 am with no luck.
Another call came in late last night with a sighting closer to aunties' home and then another call at 3:20 am with a sighting even closer.
My wife went and scoured the neighborhood this morning and found Sadie on her Aunt's street. Almost 2 weeks on her own and she returns right when we come back!!! amazing!!!
she was pretty stinky, thin and had some pretty bad matted hair but she was awfully happy!!! :D
she's sleeping at home now and that is the best thing of all about the vacation!

Re: The JW Blog: thoughts from a manchild..........

Posted: Mon Aug 31, 2009 4:06 pm
by lobsteriffic
Oh my gosh, I'm so glad Sadie is alright!!!

I'm also glad you enjoyed your vacation!

Re: The JW Blog: thoughts from a manchild..........

Posted: Mon Aug 31, 2009 4:11 pm
by JW
thanks lobsteriffic ! definitely a big sigh of relief in our household


and how are YOU doing? Did everything go well?

Re: The JW Blog: thoughts from a manchild..........

Posted: Mon Aug 31, 2009 4:49 pm
by lobsteriffic
The wedding was as close to perfect as possible I think! Great weather, no huge calamities, all in all a splendid day. :)

Re: The JW Blog: thoughts from a manchild..........

Posted: Mon Aug 31, 2009 5:02 pm
by JW
lobsteriffic wrote:The wedding was as close to perfect as possible I think! Great weather, no huge calamities, all in all a splendid day. :)


awesome news!!! :D
congrats !

seems to be a rarity to have a wedding go off without a hitch. I'm really happy for you that it went well.
All the best to you and your husband !

Re: The JW Blog: thoughts from a manchild..........

Posted: Tue Sep 01, 2009 8:44 am
by JW
almost caught up on my rest.
caught a nasty ear infection last week after boogieboarding the big waves (hurricane season really cranked them up)

Had the opportunity to hit the tennis ball around a bit on my vacation. It's been about 8 years but it came back quickly. My forehand was a bit spotty but net play and backhand felt quite comfortable. hmmmmm probably less injury potential for me than soccer???

Sadie is settling in nicely at home. Still pretty tired but she is very content and happy to be home.

Now I have to think about the gym membership. It comes up in 2 weeks. I'll have to give it some serious thought as to whether to stay, move to another gym or workout at home.