Wednesday, September 12, 2012

The Hobbit Book Review: Chapter 9

With help from Bilbo the dwarfs barely escaped the grasp of the giant spiders and from being their dinner.  Hungry, poisoned, and beyond weary the group stumbled through Mirkwood searching in vain for a way out.  All the sudden several torches surrounded them and an elvish voice shouted halt.  The dwarfs gave up peacefully and Bilbo who slipped on his ring step aside to not be spotted.  The dwarfs were taken to the Elven king questioned and then each were sent to a separate cell and given food.  Bilbo just barely snuck in behind the last elf before the magical doors snapped closed.  

Monday, September 10, 2012

Insanity 2 Inshape: Week 7

After the first week of Max interval training, I have two words.  Insanity sucks!! It doesn't suck in an it will get better way, its in the it will always be hard and never gets easier way.  If you think its easy your not pushing yourself.  If your not challenged then your not trying.  This is the hardest workout I have done since Muay Thai and BJJ.  It will put you in the best shape of your life and at least bring you back to the best shape you have been in.

Friday, September 7, 2012

The Hobbit Book Review: Ch 8

Bilbo and the Dwarfs looked upon Mirkwood and fear and dread crept into their heart.  They took their first of many steps inside of the gloomy forest and all light seemed to fade away.  The low dim of daylight soon turned to darkness the further they hiked into Mirkwood.  Hours seemed like days, and days weeks as they traveled through the treacherous woods.

Soon Bilbo and the dwarfs came upon a dark rapidly flowing stream.  They remembered what Beorn and Gandalf had warned them about the water inside of the forest.  It held enchantment on who ever was to drink it or wade through it.  They thought for a while on how they were to cross this wide creek and with Bilbo's keen eyes he spotted a boat pulled to shore on the other side.  One of the dwarfs launched a rope with a hook toward the boat and on the second try snagged their only hope.  The dwarfs pulled and pulled and the taunt rope soon gave way and the boat came speeding along to their side of the shore. 

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Insanity 2 Inshape: Week 6

Wait a minute!!  It's like week one all over again.  This is the month that separates the strong from the weak, the men from the boys, or ladies from the young ladies.  

I've done interval training before but none to this level of intensity.  It takes what you have done the first month and then cranks it to 11, the boys from Spinal Tap would be impressed.  

Now my body is screaming, my muscles ache and guess what?  I get to do it all over again in the morning, lucky me.  I have a vow of confidence for you if your also going through this craziness. The pain your feeling right now, can't and won't last forever and the lifestyle changing effects can if you continue on.  So keep going, you can do this.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

The Hobbit Book Review: Ch 7

After barely escaping being burnt alive by the hands of goblins.  Then having great eagles swoop down saving them just in the nick of time.  Bilbo and his friends, I think they should be called friends now since he has went through more with them in a month then you would in life time with your friends under our circumstances, have journey past the misty mountains and been placed carefully down by the great eagles on a large rock platform called the Carrock.  

Monday, August 27, 2012

Insanity 2 Inshape: Week 5

Alright you guys, I just finished up week four and I’m ready to tackle week five.  I looked ahead and week five is a recovery week to let your body rest before it gets killed by the Max Interval training.  It seems like the first five weeks are a build up to the real test of insanity.  I'm looking forward to see how crazy this workout can get.

Saturday, August 25, 2012

The Hobbit Book Review: Ch 6

Bilbo barely squeaked out of the Goblin cave, with no dwarfs, no wizard, no buttons, but has gained a magic ring that has the power of invisibility.  He only stopped running to occasionally look back to see it any goblins were following him.  After a while Bilbo began to wonder if his companions had made it out okay.  “I will search every crevasse of that cave to make sure they made it out”, Bilbo thought.  But before he could march back to the Goblin entrance, he heard a familiar voice.  It was Balin, he was on look out duty.  Bilbo gave the Dwarfs and Gandalf an unexpected surprise when he step in the middle of them as he pulled off his ring.

Thursday, August 23, 2012

The Doorway to the Forgotten Land : Part 1

The deeper she swam, the harder it was to see. Everywhere she looked water surrounded her.  Over there!!  She looked with a squint, pointing straight ahead at an opening in the rock face.  She started paddling faster to reach the hole, but all her efforts were in vain.  The harder she swam toward the opening the further it was from her reach.  A loud ringing noise began to overwhelm the young swimmer.  Was it the pressure of the water she thought? The ringing was almost debilitating, she couldn't move and she was almost out of breathe. She tried to hurry to the surface to get some air, but she couldn't, some unseen force stopped her from moving.  She started shaking uncontrollably and then a soft voice began to call her name, Michelle, Michelle.  Is this the end, she wondered am I being called to heaven.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Machida Karate-Do: Technique 7

Cross to Hook to Round Kick

Generally when fighting an experienced striker you won’t land with the first, second or sometimes even the third strike.  With this combo you show your opponent several different angles of attack.  Also if you aren’t flexible enough to deliver a good high kick without compromising your footing.  This combo also sets you up with a powerful body kick.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

The Hobbit Book Review: Ch 5

Bilbo woke up, still dazed from his hard fall.  Dwarfs and goblins were both gone, he was all alone in the dark and quiet tunnel.  He crawled on all fours until he could regain his senses.  He felt something cold and smooth, but it was no rock, it was a small ring.  Without thinking he picked it up and placed it in his front pocket.  He did not know it at the time, but this ring would forever change his luck.  Down he went, further into the tunnel, to the very heart of the mountain.