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I found this interesting post on Pintrest… god knows I need to work on my flexibility both in Tae Kwon Do and for Running… before and after… the stiffness … anyway

Thought I’d share it with you all… I know I’ve been absent… no worries I’ll be back soon! Work just has been busy so I don’t get time to post… as much as I’d like to

I did start running during lunch… a quick 10 to 15 minute run… and today I hit a new milestone running a mile in 8.28 minutes…

Tae Kwon Do is going great, I’m with the increase in stamina from running I’m able to rebound faster and I can tell that my kicks are getting off the ground faster.

Oh anyone use Runkeeper?

I like it’s detail… I have heard good things about strava? As well but at the moment I’m using runkeeper…

Catch up to you soon



So last night was, let me think of a good adjective, offensive to REM state. It turned very cold over night at least it felt like it to me.  I woke up, or was awoken, not sure which happened first at around 3:20 in the morning I turned and my leg instantly started tensing up as it tightened and resulted in a cramp that restricted the lower half of my calf and foot.  Luckily it wasn’t as harsh as they have been in the past… a mild restriction, more of an irritation. 

I am not sure how it came on either, I had plenty of fluids.  I drank a cup of tea in the morning, 48 oz of water through the day, and then I had a protein smoothie with banana’s and oranges after Tae Kwon Do… not to mention more water.  Anyway blah blah

I have been doing a little research and wanted to know what some of the experts might think, (if there are some reading this) about the cold weather causing the muscle spasm.  It turned very cold over night here in the Puget Sound at least it felt like it to me.  I woke up, or was awoken, not sure which happened first at around 3:20 in the morning I turned and my leg instantly started tensing up.   

I wouldn’t say lack of stretching, as I had Tae Kwon Do for the 3rd night in a row…  Maybe it was over use?  Heck I even took a hot shower…

Sorry I’m rambling!  I found this via:  WebMD

What are muscle cramps?

A muscle cramp is a strong, painful contraction or tightening of a muscle that comes on suddenly and lasts from a few seconds to several minutes. It often occurs in the legs. A muscle cramp is also called a charley horse.

Nighttime leg cramps are usually sudden spasms, or tightening, of muscles in the calf. The muscle cramps can sometimes happen in the thigh or the foot. They often occur just as you are falling asleep or waking up.

Where am I going with this? I guess, in the end nowhere really, just talking

I will be running tonight as it’s been about 7 days since my last real one… I did go to the gym but that was mostly to do a workout using their machines.  I ran for a 10 minute interval 1:1 with the speed at 4 up to 6.5 with an added incline of 3. I am worried that the left leg will bug me during the run… I will just stretch before and after, and drink lots of fluid. I know the drill… lol

I would talk about the Sounders but well they are kind of playing like my high school team who didn’t win one game.  Not that I don’t support them… Sounders till I DIE… but they need to get on the ball!

Let’s see what else is happening. Oh TKD I’m learning Pal Gae Sam Jang (my blue belt form). It’s unique but I am learning it quickly. Beyond that I have 3 new punching, 3 new kicking, and 3 new hand grabs. Which are fun… but testing my patience… as I want to know them now and not have to think about them… but it’ll get better. 

Well anyway, I am sure I can go on… but oh one more thing… check out a new comic, the first issue #0 is free on comixology called FROST. It sounds like it’s going to be a kick ass action comic… which I will enjoy. I believe the rest of the issues will be released as .99 cents. The writers (Brandon Jerwa and Eric Trautmann) are good and the graphics have a good edge to them that I enjoy.

Alright on that geek moment I’ll let you all go… be good and don’t do anything I wouldn’t do (yes this I know leaves your chooses wide open)


Music I am enjoying right now:

Freak Like Me

I like this song, the lyrics speak to me… The group Halestorm has an interesting dynamic as the lead vocal and the drummer are brother and sister. I truly have to wonder how he feels listening to his sister sing lyrics like this.

On the running end of things, I believe this weekend I will be running this… if it doesn’t storm like its supposed to. (grumble washington weather)

This link goes to google maps
BPA Trail
3.64 miles
Location: Federal Way, WA
Phase 1: 1-mile trail from Celebration Park to 1st Avenue
Phase 2: 0.95-mile trail from 1st Avenue to SW Campus Drive / Aquatic Center
Phase 3: 1.4-mile trail from SW Campus Drive to S. 356th
Phase 4: 0.25-mile trail from S. 356th to Madrona Park Playground
Total: 3.6 miles of paved pathway

I will likely drop phase 4 as this goes across a major 4 lane road if I am correct in the location. So this drops down to about a 3.39 mile paved path with a rough hill around the SW Campus Drive-Aquatic Center area.

I will attempt to take a few photo’s on the way through just fun.

Tae Kwon Do?  Yesssss

My first class as a Blue belt went as well as expected my new form and punching/kicking techniques are going to be fun to learn…

I was in a little bit of pain as I must have slept wrong and my ribs were hurting, making it hard to breathe… so I didn’t go to sparring class. I went to a family all belt class and took it easy. They are feeling better today and tonight is an advanced belt class, which should kick my buttox hopefully.

On the stretching tip, I started a routine last night, I think this should be a part of any educational sports service… stretching is key to not getting injured. I know when I was growing up, except for during soccer… all my other sports teams didn’t focus on this in the least.

Sorry I’m rambling… or maybe I’m just wasting time. 🙂

The Book is going well, I have another chapter for tomorrow and have pretty much written the ending in my head, just getting there is going to be the challenge I guess. It is writing itself, just here and there with minor hick ups.

WordPress Question: Is there a way to change the time zone associated with posting.  Right now it says this is being saved at 9:33pm and it’s only 1:33pm right now. What’s up with that? #firstworldproblem

Catch you later you sexy beasts… keep blogging