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Greetings from the night shift...

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Monday, December 02, 2013

Hi everyone, there is a lull in the action out here and I miss my Spark-buddies. I'm trying to tap this out on my IPhone while sitting in a truck waiting for a call. So far, knock on wood, everything is running smooth, no drop and run disaster calls :)

So far I've been doing fairly well on this round of nights, on 12's for the weekend then I finish up the set of 7 nights with two more 8's after this and I'm on long weekend. This is where I start setting goals for the next 21 days until I rotate back to nights. That helps me to stay focused on something positive. Any work toward my goals on nights is extra credit.

I've made some great progress on the strength training front. I'm really proud of myself. When I started I was very weak in upper body strength while I was very strong in lower body due to the running and cycling. I've made great strides both at home and during my training sessions at the gym.

I've started being able to do kettlebell snatches at 55 lbs, overhead presses at 40 lbs, endurance reps of KB swings at 55lbs (30-40 reps) strength reps at 80 lbs at 15-20 reps and double cleans (cleans with 2 40lb) and now I just added a new member to my kettlebell family.





I added a 100 lb kettlebell for doing lower body work, dead lifts, and of course... Swings.

I did a few tonight and it felt good. Did about 10 solid reps. It wasn't that long ago that I struggled to swing 25 lbs. I've come a long way. It also felt good to be able to pick it up with 1 hand and walk across the room with it as I brought it inside. Climbing the stairs to put it in my office was really tough...

Then I realized.....

This is what life was like everyday about 4+ years ago. What a potent reminder. Not only can I workout with what I've lost but it also a stark reminder that represents my old life.

It feels good and is so affirming when I see the progress I've made. Strength training pays big dividends everyday from picking up my tool bag and climbing to the top of a conveyor system without dropping dead to the looks I get from my kids when they see dad work with weights and they know how heavy it is and they also remember what I used to be.

Yup, dad still has a little going on :)

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LORIVIOLA 4/16/2014 9:57AM

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NASFKAB 1/2/2014 10:47AM

  awesome way to go

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MAYBER 1/1/2014 7:44PM

    Thanks for sharing your journey
My DH worked many a night shifts
One day at a time
Love prayers peace
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JFIVE0 12/7/2013 10:08AM

    Great job!

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JOANNHUNT 12/6/2013 9:37PM

    WELL DONE. KEEP UP THE AMAZING WORK. ENJOY YOUR JOURNEY,

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WHITEANGEL4 12/6/2013 4:44PM

    Keep it up......you are on a roll

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JANEMARIE77 12/6/2013 4:33AM

    way to go and you have a lot going on !!!!!!

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LIVELYGIRL2 12/6/2013 12:26AM

  When *I saw night shift, I immediately thought of you and it was...I mean is.

you can do this. Yikes.

You conitue to amaze me.

Good thing you get some reasoanable hours some days.

I bet your kids are pretty proud of you.

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MICKEYMAX 12/5/2013 9:57PM

    This makes me smile all over. I am just starting working out vigorously with trainers, and I am loving it. I know it is going to change my life. GREAT JOB!

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    Wow! Good for you. You are inspiring me to look into kettlebells too. emoticon

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MARYJEANSL 12/4/2013 10:42PM

  You have accomplished so much - congratulations!

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    nice!

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HKARLSSON 12/4/2013 9:33AM

    100 POUNDS???? Like, all at once? At the same time? That's impressive! emoticon

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AUNTIECELLA 12/4/2013 8:24AM

    WOW! I didn't know kettlebells came in 100lbs. Great job!
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WENDYANNE61 12/4/2013 6:30AM

    I loved every word of this blog!! What a great dad to have!

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  Good blog

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GARDENCHRIS 12/3/2013 9:46PM

    100 lbs weights wow..... how cool is that???

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JSEATTLE 12/3/2013 7:24PM

  Yay! I'm going to dust off my weights too. I don't have any kettle balls, but it sounds intriguing!

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SUSIEMT 12/3/2013 7:05PM

    Yes sir! You are definitely an everyday athlete even when you aren't at the gym. You go guy!

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SJKENT1 12/3/2013 4:56PM

    That thing is huge!!

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LCRUMLEY81 12/3/2013 3:53PM

  very good

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ROCKYCPA 12/3/2013 2:57PM

    Good for you!

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NONNAOF2 12/3/2013 1:55PM

  You are unbelievable!! Great job, keep it up!! :-)

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DIANNEMT 12/3/2013 11:32AM

    Good to know you are still doing okay!!

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