Injury · Lunges · Pirate Party · Plantar Fasciitis · Recovery · Squats · Treatment · Workout

Workout Injury

For the past month or so, I have been experiencing a lot of pain in my heel during my workouts.  It obviously hurt the most whenever I would do any leg exercises like squats or lunges.  However, I even noticed it in my every day events.  For instance, I was out shopping the other day for pirate party supplies for a friend’s party, and it was really bothering me.  I eventually had to come home and do my shopping online.  So, with my heel, I did some research online and discovered that my symptoms were that of plantar fasciitis.  The website I found was very helpful because it actually gave me some good tips on exercises to help heal the pain.  I’ve been doing the exercises over the past few weeks, and I’ve noticed a real difference.   I love the internet.  There’s an answer for everything.  Here’s hoping I’ll have a full recovery.

bunk beds · diet · exercise · ginseng · protein · weights · Working out

Working Out

About two months ago, I approached my wife with an executive decision.  Our apartment has a full bedroom and a den, which houses a large office desk with our computer.  Earlier, we had put in some bunk beds into our den so that the occasional guest could come over and sleep.  Well, the bunk beds weren’t getting much use, and I had a terrific weight set sitting in my parents basement which was itching to be moved.  After some measurements (which just barely allowed the olympic set to make it), we moved the set in.  My wife decided she would basically give up an entire room in our apartment for the trade off of a buff husband.

The results have been pleasing to us both.  I’ve been also shaping my diet a bit with a whey protein and korean ginseng.  The protein helps me take advantage of my workouts well by building lean muscle, and the ginseng is giving me wonderful results for boosted energy and an enhanced immune system.  I typically use the extract, but occasionally, I’ll get the tea as well.   I have to say it feels great after a good workout.  One of the only downsides is the space of the apartment.  I’m looking forward to one day having a nice sized basement in a house to lift in and a customized bathroom to clean up.

Bar-b-cue · Fish Ponds · Graduation · Hot Tubs · Landscaping · Pork · Seniors

Graduation Parties

This is a great time of year to know a lot of graduating seniors…high school or college.  Fortunately, I do, which has lent itself to some amazing graduation parties over the past few weeks.  They are always so much fun.  You get to hang out with some of your closes friends, celebrate with them over their accomplishment, congratulate them, and eat tons of yummy food!  This past Saturday, I was at one of my friend’s party and his family’s backyard was amazing.  They had a beautiful pool, hot tub, deck, music stage, great landscaping, and a fish pond – which was very sweet!  I asked my friend’s dad how he had landscaped the pond in and he told me to just lookup pond kits on the internet.  My buddy Cory even provided the pork sandwiches because four days earlier, he had slaughtered some poor Piglet with his grandpa.  Kudos.  It was delicious.  Bring on the next party.