Category Archives: Random Update

A Little Bit Annoyed With Self

Missed my run today. Who would have guessed. I took an impromptu “nap” and then couldn’t wake up in time. Or actually let’s just say I didn’t wake up with the feeling, because to be honest time is never really an excuse for something you want to do. Evidence? It’s almost 2 a.m. and I’m writing this post.

Hopefully tomorrow I can make up for it by running a bit more than what was planned. I mean I am only supposed to meet 19 miles this week. Of which I have already hit almost 4. 5 days to go, 15 miles to go; I can make this happen.

Also still stressed about general life issues. Man, those things don’t really help your other goals.

I Don’t Even Know

So in these last weeks lots have happened. Having this new phone has allowed me to document everything better.

It started with a little running about a week ago. This last weekend I actually participated in my first official 5K. That was crazy exciting. (Read: I’m currently proceeding to getting addicted” 

I finished successfully and with a time which was not too awful for someone just beginning. This served as crazy encouragement to keep it up. So today, Monday I ran again. 


Not bad at all. I will get better. I’ve been struggling with a few things in mind these last few weeks and working out plus running have been my distraction de-stressing activities. I’m thinking about registering for another 5K in about 3 weeks. Let’s see why actually happens. 

Was trying to encourage someone I love to start a YouTube channel or blog. Their life is much more exciting than mine so I think people would appreciate lots. What do you feel is better? Or what would be the perfect balance between the two?

Let me know what you think and more. 

Hit me up on: Instagram and Twitter. Boom! Let’s grow.

I already feel a bit older

It’s been almost a week past my birthday on April 17. How did I spend it? You ask. I went to Bogotá, Colombia with someone I truly love and value.


On the way back I had some time to reflect on what I want for my life and what I’m doing to make that happen. Lately it feels like not much but that’s destined to change. I will work hard to make sure it happens.

I can feel the age in my body and I don’t like it. Workouts are getting harder, I’m sleepy, and I’ve dealt with many medical situations this last year – mostly physical injury. How do we overcome this. I don’t know but one thing is true; I will accept it as a truth and learn to work through it. That phrase I’d like to coin.

Downloaded two apps this week I’d highly recommend: Nike+ Running and Anchor. More on them later.

Did my first run this morning before work. I was too tired too soon but I ran for 20 min and that was the goal.

Always set up achievable goals.


Counteracted all that workout once my coworkers took me to Mama Rosa for pizza. It was delicious.

  

Way to celebrate. I want abs; I don’t see how this helps. Have a great day. Hit me up on: Instagram and Twitter. Boom! Let’s grow.

A Sample of True Kindness

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “The Kindness of Strangers.”

We are typically used to hearing of a stranger lending another money, or an umbrella, or picking up something that you dropped, maybe even letting you cut in while in traffic. <—— Yeah that last one, I’m doubtful if that ever happens in real life

This story is not the sort. Not as simple in the least. I remember one true incident of kindness in my life, and it happened when I moved to Kentucky for an internship. It was legitimately difficult, as I’m sure is expected by the hosts of the Southwestern Advantage Experience. For the next summer vacation I would be marketting, selling, and doing accounting for these educational products. What a blast. 😐

That’s just the background though. Part of the internship/leadership building experienced was managing to find somewhere to live. We could rent with our earnings and so on or find another living arrangement. We decided to ask locals to help us out. Not such a great idea for 2 semi tall black guys and one white american all up in Kentucky riding in a car with Florida tags. To be honest, I wouldn’t even have let myself in the door.

Somehow after knocking on many doors and getting a couple of slams and no’s! one person offered to take care of us.

Let’s call her Cammy. The best second mom I have ever had. She opened her door not only to me but to my teammates as well. Now she had 3 guys and her own high school senior living under her roof. That summer, I learned more than enough about myself, but also that people can be truly kind in this day and age.

This Week So Far

Diet could be better, mood is great, week is happening in a way I can´t explain, so I´m enjoying the ride.

Monday I worked out. It was rather grueling. I need to go back. So I attempted to bench 135 lb again. I was actually successful but part of what makes it scary or makes me not try as much is that I need spotter. I´m not so confident in my strength when it comes to chest and shoulder exercises because my arms aren´t crazy strong yet, and my right shoulder locks up every now and then.

Contrary to what most people do for their workouts for a day I kinda just jump on anything that´s free, while listening to my body for it to tell me what comes next. It´s difficult for me to  do a consistent workout routine. So my workout monday consisted of:

  • Push Ups
  • Benchpress
  • Iso Lateral Bench Presses
  • Inclined Bench Presses
  • Standing Shoulder Presses
  • Trap Bar Deadlifts

Um what? Yeah I did say trap bar deadlifts. I had never seen the bar in the gym before so I decided to take it for a spin. Loaded it with 180 plus the weight of the bar itself and went to town. It actually feels rather good to have your shoulders, back and chest all sore at the same time. Part of the reason I felt like I had to do deadlifts is because I´ve been spending too much time sitting or in front of a computer, because of that sometimes my lower back feels kinda weak, and it starts hurting. So I figured why not rough it up a little and make it hurt for a good cause.

Just finished reading Maze Runner, what a crazy book. I seriously didn´t expect it to be this good. Specially not with the type of writing the author uses. Yet this particular author has exceptional skills when it comes to story telling. Make sure you come check my review of the book soon. I was mad excited because my friend Holly actually agreed to read it with me. It seems like something impossible to find someone to do that with these days (I havent really tried, but really, who wants to read books together… besides apparently Holly and I).

On the blog side of things… Daaaamn son! I hit some ridiculous milestones in the last couple of days. First March turned into the first month that I got over 500 views. Then right after that… booom! I beat all those views in one day on April 1st with about 793 views in one day. What? Insanity.. but I was on a writers high for a bit. I guess it was just one of those days, but it felt really exciting to have that many people check out my gaming blog.

Well, Hopefully I can keep on writing on this one steadily and it will eventually grow as has the gaming blog.

 

3/23/2014 Life Update

Wow I haven’t posted on the blog for a while. I guess maybe focusing on one blog is a lot easier, specially when my gaming site has one specific topic/community.

That aside, I feel really strongly about young people industrious and trying to go against a system that trains us to be laborers, while attempting to do their own thing, in this case run their own business. Last week I found out that my friend Stef B. was opening her own business, a hair salon with some smaller services attached. I promptly volunteered to go to her place and helped her hook it up. Installing TVs, sweeping, putting up furniture.

I felt really good volunteering some of my energy to a purpose outside of myself. Specially a new business, at the same time it really served as a great opportunity to learn from someone who is really doing it live; something I truly value.

On the other hand with work I am trying to do so much, I feel like there is not enough time in the day to get all my tasks and little self missions done. One thing I started was a small blog for my class. I posted some pretty good material, but I don’t know if my students have checked it out. I hope they do, it’s really helpful stuff.

At school I am having a difficult time assimilating to the education in Panama. Education here really sucks, the professors see students as their competition, so logically they don’t want to prepare you as best as they can. How could they, they don’t get paid enough as engineers or professors. I can’t wait to move out of this foolishness. It’s a little frustrating when you are paying for an education and no one is giving you any of that.

Yesterday I started reading Maze Runner, I’m on page 45. I will make sure I post a review when I’m done. It’s so good so far, and really short. If you are a fan or you really liked Hunger Games, Ender’s Game, or Lord of the Flies this seems like it will be a really good book for you, and it is also getting turned into a motion picture soon.

Anyways today I posted a small video about my small vacation to Bocas del Toro about two weeks ago. It was awesome but too short. Now I’m back to the same ole same ole.