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Lowest Reps Win



6 Rounds of 3 Reps @ 155#



4 Rounds, Lowest Reps Count

1 Minute Pull Ups 13 (Green band: 18, 13, 13, 15)
1 Minute GHD Sit Ups 23 (25, 23, 23, 24)
1 Minute Burpees 10 (11, 10, 10, 10)
1 Minute Push Ups 18 (Knees: 22, 18, 23, 23)


We are working on increasing our squat max, so we’re following a schedule of back squats, then deadlifts, and last front squats. You start at 65% of your 1 rep max the first week, then each time after you add 5 more lbs.


My hands are starting to get torn up again. Pretty soon I’ll have a tear on the palm of my left hand and the two knuckles of my right. My pull ups weren’t very pretty. I guess I need to work on the kipping more. I was happy with my sit ups and burpees. On the sit ups I went back further than normal and on the burpees I jumped on every one instead of stepping back. Score! My push ups were bad though. I felt my core getting soft and therefore losing my form. Overall, I’m happy with it though.



When we got home today we were greeted at the door by 2 dogs. This should have only been 1. Ruby (Rubini) managed to get out of her pen again. We have zip tied and screwed this pen together to keep her in but she continually finds ways out. It’s rather impressive actually. However, it’s irritating because she tears up stuff! We found screws all over the floor and one of my books with the back cover (hardback) ripped off and the front cover peeled.



At least all of the pages are still there. Apparently my dog likes books as much as I do, just for different reasons. Gotta love this face though!



Fur Babies!

I just wanted to take some time to say I love my fur babies!

Ellie was our first addition. She was born on January 27th, 2002 during Bush’s State of the Union Address. Since the litter was born on that night all of the boys were named after previous presidents and all of the girls after former first ladies. Ellie was named after Eleanor Roosevelt. The name fits her. She’s a very strong willed dog! She’s a German Shepherd/Keeshond mix. She looks like a normal German Shepherd, except for her tail. Her tail is somewhat bushy and curls up on top of her tush. She’s somewhat of a snob, but very loving. Her muzzle is getting gray now that she’s 8 years old, however she hasn’t slowed down one bit!

Ruby wasn’t a planned puppy. I was sitting at the house working on a midterm paper when I heard footsteps come up our front stairs. I thought my husband had forgotten something, because he had just left to go to the store. Well, I got up to open the door and didn’t see him there. I did see, however, a small white puppy trying to cuddle up to our boxing dummy that was on the front porch. I sat back down and called Mike to let him know that there was a puppy hanging around on the porch. We didn’t want another dog, so I thought if I didn’t interact with her she’d find her way back home. Well, Mike got home…looked at her and said “I guess she can come in.” So, I let her in and she hasn’t left since! We put out signs, but no one claimed her. The vet estimated she was around 6 months when she showed up. That would put her around 3 now. She’s part Lab and part Pit Bull. She has to be the most loving dog I’ve ever seen. Every morning she gives me kisses before she gets out of bed and always has to be touching you in some way. Mike jokes that she would crawl inside you if she could…I would have to agree!

I love my two fur babies and wouldn’t trade them for the world!

I Just Want to Sleep!

Just a funny little update, Mike normally gets up at 4 AM and lets the dogs outside to go to the bathroom while he goes and runs. I sleep in until 5 AM then get up and get ready for work. On any given day the dogs are both very quick to get up so they can go outside. This morning Ruby was extra tired and not ready to get out of bed.

I pushed her with my foot, but she didn’t move. Mike tried to get her to go outside, but she wouldn’t move. Mike had to physically pick her up (she’s 50 pounds) and carry her out of the room! She takes after her mother! lol

Not You Too

Our lovely dog, Ruby, has been imprisoned during the day in her crate because she’s chewed up computer wires, remotes, books, drywall, and many other things.  I felt bad when we first started to crate her, so I left her out one day while Mike and I went to the store. We were gone for about an hour. When we got home she had destroyed several items. I didn’t feel so bad after that. It didn’t matter how much we picked up. Every time we thought we had everything picked up she’d find something I hadn’t thought about, like a computer mouse sitting on the computer desk.

Now, it appears our “Good Dog” that only chewed up pens is taking Ruby’s place. Maybe Ruby is calling the shots from behind bars, I’m not quite sure. Slowly but surely Ellie has been chewing on other things, but it’s always been small stuff that we forgot to pick up (pen, pencil).

Mike and I got home today a little later than usual. I think if we would have gotten home a little sooner she wouldn’t have been tempted. But, we didn’t. Anyway, laying on the rug in front of the door was something about the size of a deck of cards and black. I wasn’t quite sure what it was until I stepped into the house. It was my new point and shoot camera.

Thankfully, for her, she only put a few teeth marks in it, scratched up the LCD screen, and chewed off the rubber/plastic part that covered the plugins.

The camera still works and it doesn’t appear her claws or teeth got to the lens. I smacked her on the butt, but she didn’t seem too concerned. She was more concerned with going outside. I was ready to beat her over the head so she got the picture, but Mike took her out to the pen. Live and learn, I guess.