Thursday, February 25, 2010

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

CF Log

022410 [going back to mo/da/yr setup]
The Monthly Affiliate Challenge! this month is from CrossFit Advantage, Mukilteo

5 rds for max reps:
1 min row (cal)
1 min deadlift, 100kg/70kg
1 min ring dips
1 min rest between rounds.

WOD @ 245reps
+ 2 scoop protein shake after WOD

deadlift 3-3-3-3-3

for time:
100 double-unders
50 db snatches, 45lbs
100 double-unders

Deadlift @ 100kg
WOD @ 32:19 *replaced 100 d/u with 200 boxjumps; db snatch at 40lb
+ 2 scoop protein shake after WOD

50-40-30-20-10 reps for time:
double unders

3-5min. rest, THEN

150 wallball shots @20# for time:

Annie @14:50
Karen @19:59
+ Had 1.5 scoop protein shake with pecans after WOD

3 rds for time:
400m run
5 handstand pushups
10 L-sit pullups
15 box jumps, 24"/20"

+ Had 1.5 scoop protein shake with pecans after WOD

3rds each for time:
Row 2k

+ 1.5 scoop protein shake with pecans after WOD

Monday, February 22, 2010

EOM's Construction BIBLE

I want this book.


This book carries Eric Owen Moss' work, including detailed drawings, actual models, images of his work (built and unbuilt). Pretty much a book of amazing construction done by an amazing architect; in the form of a heavy ass book.

a few images of his work on the Multi-media Tower in Culver City, California


 buy it for me :D

Sunday, February 21, 2010

LOST + Supra =

Package comes with shoes, Expose' mug, and an original script from the show.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Eco-friendly furniture

I remember a project some of the architecture students had to do at WSU where they had to build a "functional chair" out of cardboard. I didn't get to see the finished results, but this reminded me of it.

pretty cool.


Thursday, February 11, 2010

Just a few things

probably watched this 5 times. but its okay because its less than 20sec long, so I only lost less than 2 minutes of my life... so far.

some of their other videos are funny, check em out.

I always enjoyed TED lectures. David Blaine decided to lecture during the TEDMED, explaining the a few of his ups and downs and what he had to do to accomplish some of his feats. Its a great story, but the part that caught my attention is the moral; the reason behind his 20 minute speech..

"Its practice, its training, and experimenting, while pushing through the pain to be the best that I can be." - David Blaine

'tis true, David.
(oooh, good segue)

Tabata pullups, pushups, squats, 2xUnders, situps

[7+10+19+4+10 = 50] need to work on my 2xunders definitely. I skip them in the warm-up :X
+ 1.5 protein shake with pecans after WOD

Power Clean 2-2-2
Clean Pull 5-5-5

[both at 50kg]
+ 1.5 protein shake with pecans after WOD

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Black House brings in the light


This house was made for me:
+ simple black and white theme
+ lots of windows and open rooms
+ pool
+ next to a lake (in Buenos Aires, might I add)
+ closed neighborhood
+ meant for a modern couple with no kids (at the time)

"Both programs(sections of the house) are connected by a glass bridge, with the water running under your feet."

how cool is that?!

Sunday, February 7, 2010

CF Log and then some

21-15-9 95#Thrusters/pullups

*Was ~12:30 on 130509
+ Protein shake [1.5 scoops + pecans]

"Linda" aka "Three Bars of Death"
10-9-8..3-2-1reps for time
Deadlift BWx1.5
Bench Press BW
Power Clean BWx0.75

*Took me awhile because I had one bar to use, so I set up each weight after every set. could have saved myself about 6-7min if I had 3 bars set up already*

Row 5k for time

*PR was 22:30

+ Protein shake [1.5 scoops with pecans & craisins]

The day after the 5k row I was a bit sore so I had about a half-scoop of more protein shake with pecans for lunch.

Yesterday was Super Bowl XLIV, between the Colts and Saints. I was going for the Colts but the Saints were able to intercept the ball which lead to a TD putting them up about 2 scores. I knew it was over by then, but I wasn't as upset since the Saints haven't won a Championship ever. They did good this year, so they deserve it. We had a party at our apartment, HELLA food and leftovers, so I think I'll be good on protein for the next few days.

Good news: I've been accepted to UW FINALLY as a junior, prearchitecture. I had trouble sleeping last night so I stayed up reading 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea then started to think about school again; worrying about studying late night and not having time to work AND workout. I want to spend lots of time in the gym not only to workout, but to soak in some knowledge and hours. I also worried about taking classes I still dread to take like Calculus II, cause all I picture are huge "F's" going through my head. I think it's early jitters, I just need to spend time with an advisor and I'll feel much better.

Saturday, February 6, 2010

laugh a little

Quick documentary of Kid Cudi and his new song, "Cudderisback"

KiD CuDi "cudderisback" - Directed by Jason Goldwatch - from DP on Vimeo.

The beat behind this song is dope. The video behind this beat is dope. Cudder is dope. I saw this awhile back, then a friend posted this up, and every now and then I always end up either listening to the song or watching this video. so i figured id share it.

Friday, February 5, 2010

Note To Self:

Practice 95# thrusters, muscle-ups, handstands, butterfly kip.

Thursday, February 4, 2010


In your typical life, it's always good to change up your settings so you don't get bored with the same things over and over, and you get a chance to clean those corners you were never able to reach. Plus, its healthy for your own personal mindset. Therefore I moved everything out that I needed, cleaned out the corners and junk I didn't need, moved things back into a new layout, and added a few things to give it a fresh new look. and B-Bam! (c)B-Bam

What do you think? Meh, I can live with it for now.

So this is where my new start begins. I've got new goals, new ideas, new problems, and new... stuff. It's weird how changing a blog can influence you to do new things, or exceed those ideas you used to have, or help motivate you to do more. It's almost like rearranging your room: fun and challenging. Anyways, the whole point of this new look: A fresh start. Some move on to other sites, but I shall keep Blogger as my room still.

New goals:
Well, not actually new. Maybe more updated. Im back into crossfit (fingers crossed to keep it up!). I did stray away for a bit, which I've noticed is typical for me, seeing almost every year I disappear from crossfit during the fall season. I want to make crossfit a large part of my life so I need to put in the time and work. more on this later.

I've been waiting and waiting to get into the architecture program at UW, and..... im still waiting. Finding an internship or volunteer work in a firm isn't easy, but then again I'm sure I could put a little more effort into it. In summary of work/school: waiting on school, waiting on work. Tune in for updates *fingers crossed*

One reason I decided to start this up again (updating at least once a week), is because I've put myself into a new "challenge." Many of my friends are in a "paleo challenge," helping them to eat healthy and find personal gains, but I wanted to do something different. I've always been aware of my physique staying in this comfortable state of 135lbs +/-5lbs, so I've challenged myself to gain some muscle mass, put the work in, and log the changes, if any. I'll be taking protein shakes with the usual meals I eat throughout the day (50% paleo, because I help get rid of leftovers). I've done this before, but not with the help of crossfit. I did get some muscle mass but the intensity in my workout wasn't there, so I lost some of it. Hopefully I get around to taking before and after pictures. fun.

On the topic of crossfit, I'm restarting my CF Log! finally. I'll include in the blog as well, in case I want to add any additional notes. So here was Tuesday and Wednesdays WOD:

5rds for time
20 waiters walk lunge @ 16kg
30 KB swing @ 16kg
Finisher 500m row

[11:36], Finisher [1:51]*PR?

Did this once at Greenlake and finished at 10:50. bleh. haven't recorded a straight 500m time so I'll take it. This was RIGHT after the workout and my feet and legs were burning up. Today, my lats are sore.

30 muscle-ups for time


I'll get the exact number when I get back in the gym today. My PR is 10:00 which was about 2 years ago, so I need to get my time back down. struggled on the last 4, my shoulders were dying.

For the Protein Shake Challenge:
100203: 1.75 scoops w/ water + craisins (for taste). Taken after WOD


So thats it for now, I'll be back soon enough because I always forget to add something. toodles.