wild koyote

goals for 2010

wow, 2010! like, science fiction!

July 1st I started a 6 month fitness challenge. My goals:
size medium BDU pants, (check)
1.5 mile run in under 14 (13:05, check)
set of 10 pullups. I can pull off 3 on a straight bar, set of 5 on rings. Since that's up from ZERO, I'm good.

my goals for 2010 are:

24KG 15:15 VO2Max to 60
press 36KG for 3 each side.
15 one arm pushups each side.
15 one legged squats each side
single set of 10 pullups.
8 hanging straight leg lifts
2 mile run in 16 minutes.
one handstand pushup.

Right now:
16KG|40 for the VO2max. *
press stacked 24kg 5 times each side
one arm pushups with one leg up is 2.
One legged squats I'm at 2.
Pullups as above.
I cannot do a textbook hanging straight leg raise. GTG half hanging leg raises at 4 reps.
My 1.5 mile run time is 13 minutes.
I am relearning the headstand.

body comp goals: lose 20 pounds of fat, another inch off my pants-waist, and 4-5 inches off my gut (belly button). I am no longer the custodian of a noticeable beer belly, but why stop here?

* what the hell is 16|40 at a 15:15 for VO2Max? !!!!
Okay, first, youtube somethign called a kettlebell snatch.
16KG is the weight I am currently doing my snatches at. 15:15 is a 15 second work followed by 15 seconds rest interval. that's a set of 7 snatches, followed by 15 seconds of rest.

16KG|40 means I throw this 35 pound cannoball up 7 times, then rest, and I do that 40 times (20 each side).

So the goal of 24|60 on the 15:15 is doing 60 sets of 7 with a 53 pound crackball, with 15 seconds of rest between sets.
wild koyote

reference, xmas wish list

This isn't me begging anyone, this is just a list for reference, Jess- I'm adding the kids in here to some extent:

Erector sets/parts. He's mad for the stuff, but doesn't have very much.
A *decent* RC truck

A beginner toddler level RC truck.
a Leap-pad reading thingy.

Both: penmaship rules paper (he elementary stuff), colored pencils, markers, lapdesks.

Ha! What do you get a guy who makes everything?

Things no one can afford:
A mini-mill (this would make a huge difference in the knife shop) - reference pages on littlemachineshop website talk all about it. I could probably use a harbor freight micromill for a year or so, but maybe not. I can't imagine doing swrod guards of dell D gurads on that.

A mini-lathe- lower priority, but something I really could use

Metal bandsaw, with table. Another thing that would help me in the shop, but.....yeah. If I could afford it I'd have one.

- boots. Like, regular redwings steel toe western style. Just...boots.
- medium BDU pants.
- an HD radio
- a Tmobile googlephone! (hahaha)
wild koyote

November 11th.

To all my former and currents comrades in arms:

I went into a public-'ouse to get a pint o' beer,
The publican 'e up an' sez, "We serve no red-coats here."
The girls be'ind the bar they laughed an' giggled fit to die,
I outs into the street again an' to myself sez I:
O it's Tommy this, an' Tommy that, an' "Tommy, go away";
But it's "Thank you, Mister Atkins", when the band begins to play,
The band begins to play, my boys, the band begins to play,
O it's "Thank you, Mister Atkins", when the band begins to play.

I went into a theatre as sober as could be,
They gave a drunk civilian room, but 'adn't none for me;
They sent me to the gallery or round the music-'alls,
But when it comes to fightin', Lord! they'll shove me in the stalls!
For it's Tommy this, an' Tommy that, an' "Tommy, wait outside";
But it's "Special train for Atkins" when the trooper's on the tide,
The troopship's on the tide, my boys, the troopship's on the tide,
O it's "Special train for Atkins" when the trooper's on the tide.

Yes, makin' mock o' uniforms that guard you while you sleep
Is cheaper than them uniforms, an' they're starvation cheap;
An' hustlin' drunken soldiers when they're goin' large a bit
Is five times better business than paradin' in full kit.
Then it's Tommy this, an' Tommy that, an' "Tommy, 'ow's yer soul?"
But it's "Thin red line of 'eroes" when the drums begin to roll,
The drums begin to roll, my boys, the drums begin to roll,
O it's "Thin red line of 'eroes" when the drums begin to roll.

We aren't no thin red 'eroes, nor we aren't no blackguards too,
But single men in barricks, most remarkable like you;
An' if sometimes our conduck isn't all your fancy paints,
Why, single men in barricks don't grow into plaster saints;
While it's Tommy this, an' Tommy that, an' "Tommy, fall be'ind",
But it's "Please to walk in front, sir", when there's trouble in the wind,
There's trouble in the wind, my boys, there's trouble in the wind,
O it's "Please to walk in front, sir", when there's trouble in the wind.

You talk o' better food for us, an' schools, an' fires, an' all:
We'll wait for extry rations if you treat us rational.
Don't mess about the cook-room slops, but prove it to our face
The Widow's Uniform is not the soldier-man's disgrace.
For it's Tommy this, an' Tommy that, an' "Chuck him out, the brute!"
But it's "Saviour of 'is country" when the guns begin to shoot;
An' it's Tommy this, an' Tommy that, an' anything you please;
An' Tommy ain't a bloomin' fool -- you bet that Tommy sees!