WP_20151015_20_42_15_Rich_LISo naturally,  anytime I’m out and about, I’m drinking.

But picking what to drink can be a real pain in the ass. It’s like ordering coffee. I drink a ton of coffee but I’m picky as hell about it. I like straight espresso. But most places suck at making the actual coffee, and depend on the mixes and sugar to make it drinkable (see: Starbucks et. al)

Alcohol is much the same. I like to drink wine, but most places serve expensive, high-alcohol fruit bombs. Also wine goes best with food, and I’m not always up for a full meal. Beer is a great drink usually. If you can find something that is a local drink it’s typically light in alcohol (relatively) and you can get some really fascinating flavors depending on what the brewmaster intended. But drinking beer when you fly is not optimal, as it’s just too gassy to enjoy in a low-pressure air cabin.

Then you have mixed drinks. These can go either way. On the plane, you can never go wrong with a Bloody Mary. Good flavor balance. Hydrates. and any vodka will do in a pinch. There is usually at least one good whiskey in stock, and whiskey goes with everything. If you are on Hawaiian Air, they have Trader Vic’s Mai Tais. Last time we flew Hawaiian I emptied their stock. That was epic. I could barely walk.

Now we are in the hotel for the next two days getting ready for dance sessions and competition. That’s what I like about dance, unlike gymnastics there’s always a bar nearby.

I think I’m going to experiment with cocktails. I think an Old Fashioned sounds good as a start.

Epic beer leak at work today. The Kegerator across the hall soaked the carpet in the beer room.

Smells like the Phi Sig house. MMMMMMM.

Another big catch-up post. I need to get back on cycle with updates.The past few weeks have been Mostly tuning up my form after my training session. This has really helped a lot, as the swing is foundational to all other KB work. The lighter work load has been good as well. I feel less sore and am now ready to start back on ETK+ again.

I did get a good Personal Record during the week, I was able to snatch the 32KG bell for the first time. There is just a lot less room for error when you are working with something that size.

I also got back on the bike after a year of not touching it. I took a 41 mile ride for the Red Hook Brewery “Haul Ash” run. That was great. I’m in good enough shape now that the 41 miles was easy on the muscles, but my ass was killing me. I need to spend more time on the bike just to toughen up my butt. I’m doing the Livestrong ride in a month. That will be 45 miles, but with more hills, so I should start training now.

It was good to hop on the bike and see that my general training paid off for something specific.

Week of 4/25/10

Sunday:
Rest

Monday:
Kettlebell Swing Practice
Kettlebell TGU Practice
Kettlebell Squat Practice

Tuesday:
Rest

Wednesday:
Kettlebell Swing Practice
Kettlebell TGU Practice
Kettlebell Squat Practice

Thursday:
Rest

Friday:
Kettlebell Swing Practice
Kettlebell Squat Practice

Saturday:
Kettlebell Swing Practice
Kettlebell TGU Practice
Kettlebell Squat Practice

Week of 5/2/10

Sunday:
Rest

Monday:
32KG KB Squats
32KG KB Swings 15 min

Tuesday:
32KG KB Squats
32KG KB TGU 10 Min

Wednesday:
Rest

Thursday:
32KG KB Squats
32KG KB Swings 15 Min

Friday:
32KG KB Squats
32KG KB TGU 10 Min

Saturday:
32KG KB Snatch 10 Left/10 Right

Week of 5/9/10

Sunday:
Rest

Monday:
32KG KB Squats
32KG KB Swings 15 min

Tuesday:
32KG KB TGU 10 Min

Wednesday:
32KG KB Pressing Practice

Thursday:
32KG KB Squats
32KG KB Swings 15 Min

Friday:
32KG KB TGU 10 Min

Saturday:
32KG KB Pressing Practice

Week of 5/16/10

Sunday:
41 mile Bike Ride

Monday:
20KG KB Swings 15 min

Tuesday:
32KG KB Squats
32KG KB TGU 10 Min

Wednesday:
Rest

Thursday:
24KG KB Swings 15 Min

Friday:
Rest

Saturday:
20KG + 20KG KB High Stop Military Press – 10 Minutes
28KG KB Goblet Squat – 10 Minutes
16KG + 16KG KB See-Saw Press – 10 Minutes