April 6, 2009 at 9:00 pm (Pictures, Warrior Dash) (, )

Warrior Helmet

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I Am The Warrior….

April 6, 2009 at 8:59 pm (Day to Day, EFS, Warrior Dash) (, , , , )

Well, I am the warrior…and heart to heart you win…if you survive…the warrior…o yeah…well, I’m not the warrior just yet, but I’m hoping to be!

Next up on the crazy workout athletic ridiculous endeavor front: The Warrior Dash. Some kind of nutty 6K + Obstacle Course Race for the insane.

It’s held here in Chicago–Joliet to be exact–in the middle of July–nice and hot–and you basically get to run around outside over hills and cars and fire(!), and through swamp and mud and tunnels and logs and who knows what else! WarriorDash.com. Fun stuff (it looks like). I got my sissy to sign up AND her husband. This is what we’re doing for HER birthday! Trying to get the boyfriend to go to… C’mon baby…

This is just in time too! Thanks to the wonderful ebb and flow of new type management in old places…one of the athletic events we participate in every year—GO Vertical! Chicago—has been canceled. It is THE tallest stairclimb, 103 floors inside the Sears Tower, benefiting the Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation. The management team for the Sears Tower, has decided that this year they will not have it. Doesn’t fit into the schedule I guess of changing the name and painting the building silver. I know I’m not the only one who feels sad about it. But what can we do? Anyhoo–on to bigger and better right?

So, switching gears. We are finishing up with EFS. Week 3 Day 1. Back to the grind. Exercise and all that. Eating lean. Need to get stronger and faster for July. I’m not really sure how to train for this…outside to start and with running for sure. After that, I’m going to do some weights, crawl around stuff at local parks and not worry too much. Kids will have a blast “helping”, at least.  It should be fun and I probably won’t win anyway. Not really a hardcore athlete so to speak… I like to stay in shape and exercise in new and unusual ways.  And if you can get a little dirty, drink beer at the end and get a cool t-shirt and viking warrior helmet?? furry even??—well I’m all for it!

Of course, I’m going to need a playlist. Music for the Viking, Soldier, Gladiator, Spartan, Ninja, Samurai, Zulu fighting types…

“The Warrior”

Part 2

Plain and simple. (I’m actually going to need ALOT of playlists, but this will be a start) Can’t listen to music on the course anyway–not going thru mud and gunk…ooh…so excited!

FYI Update: Kitchen Nook is awesome. I love it. Kids are sitting at it doing homework as I type. Floor is superclean. Hands and knees people. Took 4 hours. You could literally eat off the thing. That doesn’t say much about my normal cleaning skills I know, considering my kitchen is obviously small enough that a regular kitchen table and chairs is too much to have. But in my defense I did do the utility room too and wash all the throwrugs and kind of help with the construction. AND,  I went and picked up dinner. In a rainstorm. On foot. Uphill. Both ways. Haha. Old joke. But it was raining and storming pretty good in prep for the nasty wet sleet snow attack we did get a few hours later.

All jokes aside. The boyfriend is 99 % responsible for my new kitchen set  being put together and usable. Thank you honey!

And as for the food part, we worked out in the a.m. Me for an hour and him for over 2! We earned the one meal we ate! So quit it!

Music is below!  (Songs with the literal “warrior” spirit and songs that just make you want to keep going. Started small–grew big. So I split it into 2 parts. Keep moving on.)

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April 6, 2009 at 8:57 pm (Pictures) (, )


It’s not really warrior–but I thought I’d slip it in–it looks so nice! Now back to the fighting….

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The Warrior (Music List) Part 1

April 6, 2009 at 8:57 pm (Music Lists) (, , )

1. The Warrior / Scandal

2. All We Are / Warlock

3. Famous Last Words / My Chemical Romance

4. Into Hell Again / 3rd Strike

5. Where’s Your Head At / Basement Jaxx

6. I Hate This / Nadirah “Nadz” Seid

7. Come On Baby / Wakefield

8. Don’t Give Up / Eagle Eye Cherry

9. Free / Powerman 5000

10. Hanging By A Moment / Lifehouse

11. Fall From Grace / Stevie Nicks

12. No Surrender / Bruce Springsteen

13. The Middle / Jimmy Eat World

14. All Over You / Live

15. Let It Go / Luba

16. Pulp Song / Stellastarr

17. 99 Red Balloons / Nena

18. Movin’ On / Good Charlotte

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April 6, 2009 at 8:54 pm (Books, Pictures, Warrior Dash) (, , )

One of the new books we picked up from the library this time--BEFORE we knew about the Dash! Weird!

One of the new books we picked up from the library--BEFORE we knew about the Dash...Weird!

They also have this in a Dinosaur model—Extreme Dinosaurs!—really cool books!

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The Warrior (Music List) Part 2

April 6, 2009 at 8:51 pm (Music Lists) (, , )

1. Not Falling / Mudvayne

2. Heartspark Dollarsign / Everclear

3. All The Small Things / Blink-182

4. It’s Only Love / Tina Turner & Bryan Adams

5. Dead And Gone / T.I. (feat. Justin Timberlake)

6. Blue Lamp / Stevie Nicks

7. Stereotype / Powerman 5000

8. Somewhere Across Forever / Stellastarr

9. Head On / Pixies

10. Nowhere Fast / Fire Inc.

11. Heaven / Live

12. You’re Not The Only…I Know / Kingdom Come

13. The Young & The Hopeless / Good Charlotte

14. Wonderful Night / Fatboy Slim (feat. Lateef)

15. Long Way Down / Goo Goo Dolls

16. Born To Run / Bruce Springsteen

17. Rocket Queen / Guns N’ Roses

18. Strawberry / Everclear

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Day Quote

April 6, 2009 at 2:22 pm (Day Quote) (, , )

We are quite violent today I think…

You fight until Hell freezes over. Then you fight on the ice.

—Richard Russell

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Cool Word of the Day!

April 6, 2009 at 2:17 pm (Cool Words) (, , )

Perilous (adjective)

Definition:   Fraught with danger (!)

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