Jury duty

Posted 7 years, 11 months ago at 11:59 pm. 4 comments

I know, I know, I’m back to my old habit of slackness when it comes to keeping up with my blogging.  But I have an excuse, I swear.  First off, last Friday was my last workout of the week so I had Saturday and Sunday off.  Unfortunately, on Sunday night I got absolutely no sleep due to factors beyond my control, and on Monday morning I had to report for my first-ever trip to jury duty.  It was boring as hell to just sit there and wait, but I was lucky enough to get chatted up by a semi-smelly man who also used to live in Virginia.  Why I volunteered that information, I’ll never know.  I guess I was trying to be nice and I guess I learned my lesson about that.

Needless to say, on Monday night I was absolutely exhausted and I knew there was no way I was going to be able to work out.  Oh, and did I mention that I was also having lots of sinus problems to add to my misery?  Well yeah, there was that, too.  I didn’t have to report to jury duty until later on Tuesday, so I went to bed early and slept in, getting almost ten hours of sleep.

On Tuesday I was lucky enough to get chosen for a jury, a drug trafficking case that started off very boring.  Where was the excitement?  Where were the objections?  I got crickets, but it was still interesting to see the system work from the inside.  When I got home Tuesday night, I was still too worn out to work out, my sinuses and lack of sleep still taking their toll on me.

I got a decent night of sleep on Tuesday, but not great — rain and thoughts kept me awake during the last hour of what was supposed to be sleep.  When I woke up this morning, I was looking forward to the trial and hopefully get to deliberate, and I got my wish.  The verdict?  Not guilty.  After getting home, getting the kids to bed, eating, and doing some chores, I knew I couldn’t skip another day of working out so I took a peek at the Week 9 workout and couldn’t help but laugh — yep, another porn movie audition to start off the week.  You’d think I’d be a professional porn star by now, but um…uh…yeah…uh huh…that.

Alrighty then, that was awkward, so check out this week’s upper body video and imagine me doing my Hindu Pushups like a mad man…

Warning: this post was not proofread at all because I’m going to bed now.

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  1. Guest post for Friday:

    Weight 192 (Goal weight for the bike racing season is 186-188)

    Breakfast: Peanut butter and jelly on a whole wheat bagel with a 24oz Diet Mt. Dew

    Snack – None (too many meetings. 24oz diet coke

    Lunch – 2 slices of Chicago style pizza with a large skim chocolate milk.

    Snack – stole a little bit of my wife’s pretzel with cheese at the Linn Mar Boys basketball semi-finals

    Supper – Burger King! Steakhouse XT burger with fries and a Diet Coke! Here’s the link. http://www.bk.com/en/us/menu-nutrition/category1/menu-item2000/index.html

    WTF, I thought it was healthy?????

    Snack – some crackers and a couple cookies

    Two Flat Tire Beers

    Rode the bike trainer for about 30 minutes at a medium intensity. (Easy to get my legs ready for the gravel bike race on Saturday)

    Oh yeah, I drank 24oz water while I was on the bike (that’s for certain people who think I never actually consume water!! :-))

    Bonus note:


    Weighed 191.5

    Breakfast: Peanut butter and jelly on a whole wheat bagel with 24oz of diet coke

    Ate 2 granola bars on the way to the bike race

    Drank 32oz of water during the 24 mile gravel race. The cold temps, sticky mud and strong winds combined with a hilly race probably burned a couple calories.

    Drank 12 oz Diet Mt Dew on the way home from the race.

    Lunch: Enormous veggie salad. peppers, onions, carrots, broccoli, cauliflower, cheese, feta cheese, eggs, mushrooms and a LOT of Honey mustard dressing. Large glass of chocolate skim milk with a couple whole wheat crackers.

  2. Hey Rob,

    Thanks again for your thorough guest spot! :-)

    I did the upper and lower body workouts, but took an extra day off today. I’ll do the upper body tomorrow and the lower body on Monday, then take off Tuesday, then start week 10 on Wednesday. I really want to get back to starting the week on Monday, that few days of feeling like crap really got me off schedule.

    Hope you’re having a great weekend!

  3. I’ve had 17 cups of instant coffee and a bowl of Fruity Pebbles.

    Carry on boys.

  4. Hey Megg,

    I meant to reply to you before…just so you know, I’m more of a Cocoa Pepples guy. I like the milk to be all chocolatey (is that a word?) when I’m ready to slurp the milk. Yours would just be randomly fruity. But hey, that’s good too. :-)

    Carry on…

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