The Road to Relentless- front squats and stiffs- week 17

Posted in Fitness and body, front squats and stiff leg, holy volume batman, Road to Relentless, Work, working woman fitness, Workouts on August 22, 2014 by alltheway doc

Yeah it is friday friday friday!  It is amazing how happy I can be about the weekend when I dont I have work all weekend at the horse races or some other event!    Just have to get through the afternoon appointments and Zacs football and then bed, sweet bed :)

Zac did really good at football practice yesterday!  Usually he is whiny and complains but yesterday he worked hard and ran hard and was actually happy at the end of practice.  I hope this a trend that continues.  His first game is Sept 6th.

Got up this morning at 3:50 and headed off to the gym.

front squats and stiffs

front squats

*45# for 20,10

*95# for 5

*115# for 4

*135# for 3

*155# for 2

*175# for 1

*135# for 3 sets of 5

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stiffs

*205# for 3 sets of 5

*135# for 3 sets of 10

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incline situps

*2 sets of 20

 

I was lazy this workout because things are changing on monday and so I kind of half assed it today!  It happens sometimes!

 

 

It has been a very busy day today.   Part of that was because it was pretty much just Jenn and I at the office because Billie and Dr Sanders had a couple of farm calls.  I like busy days as it makes them go by faster!   The only bummer was there were no interesting cases that came in!  We did have a ton of walk ins and random stuff though.

I am going to try and get into the gym tomorrow for some accessory training as Devri is going to redo my nails on sunday after church.  We were hoping that we could get another week out of them but two have broke and we might as well just get them done and over with.

Excited for monday to start and to get going with a new program.  Have a great weekend all!

The Road to Relentless- death by donuts- week 17

Posted in bench and rows, Fitness and body, holy volume batman, Road to Relentless, squats and deads, Work, working woman fitness, Workouts on August 20, 2014 by alltheway doc

I feel like I am a million pounds of disgusting!  And to make it worse I am still burping up the disgusting sweetness of half a dozen donuts!  There has been a challenge going around the Relentless lifters to eat 6 donuts and donate $6 to someones page!  I got tagged twice yesterday so I did the dreaded deed this morning.  I got three in and then did a small mass removal that took about 15 mins and then ate the other three and I have been sick since!  But it is all for charity so I suppose it is worth it.  I donated my money to Jessica and Kevin Ball!   Donuts are gross!

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So monday I got up and headed off to the gym and I couldnt find my video camera.  I thought I had grabbed it from the charger but apparently I hadnt because it was still at the clinic when I got there later :/  So no video which is ok because I sucked!  Not sure why I struggled so much but by the time I go to deads, I had nothing and I had had good rest over the weekend and eaten well and there was no excuse for it :(

squats and deads

squats

*45# for 20

*95# for 10

*115# for 5

*135# for 4

*155# for 3

*185# for 2

*205# for 1

*225# for 1 barely :/

*185# for 3 sets of 3

*155# for 3 sets of 5

 

deads

*225# for 3

*275# for 3

*315# for 1

I am so discouraged because it was all I could do to pull that for 1 :(

 

Incline situps

*2 sets of 20

 

Tuesday is off day and so I slept in and took the kids to school and then Devri and I headed down to Fleming TB Farm to do some castrations and xrays.  It was such a beautiful day with some rain and no hurry to get back to the clinic because Dr Sanders was there handling things so we went to Apple Annies and bought all sorts of stuff that we didnt need :)  Like pies and pistachios and cheese curds!

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Large Talus ridge fracture.

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Had an emergency call at 2 am regarding a chihuahua in labor.  The dog had just started and so I told them to give her 30 – 60 mins and see if she could get one pushed out on her own.  When the alarm went off I thought, ah, I never heard back from them so the dog must have had them on her own.  I rolled out of bed and headed off to the gym and the phone rang while I was headed there and there were no pups yet.  I told her to head on down and since they lived an hour away I figured that I had time to get my workout in.

bench and stuff

bench

*45# for 20

*65# for 10

*95# for 5

*115# for 4

*125# for 3

*135# for 2

*145# for 1

*155# for 1

*125# for 4 sets of 5

*105# for 16

I cut out a few sets because I needed to get out early.

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dips

*7,6,6,6

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pullups

*4,4,4,4

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incline situps

*2 sets of 20

I was having some bad ulcer pain and half way through my first set of inclines it went away.  Hot diggity, next time I am having issues I am heading to the gym for some incline situps!

 

 

I was just leaving the gym when the lady called to let me know she was almost to town.  Worked out perfectly.  Got to the clinic and delivered two cute little chihuahua mutt babies and went home and showered and took the monchers to school.

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We had a super busy surgery schedule and all sorts of walk ins and such and everybody worked their tails off.  We had a pound dog come up from Willcox with a broken leg.  A rescue group had agreed to take the dog but they needed to find out what was wrong with it first.  It had a distal femoral fracture and so I told them I would pin it at cost and neuter the dog and anything else it needed at cost.  I love doing bone surgeries so it makes me happy and helps the rescue group and saves the dogs life :)

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The afternoon has been busy as well and I am very impressed that I have managed to get this post done especially given that I wanted to crawl into bed post insulin rush and sugar crash!    Thank goodness for a white monster :)

The Road to Relentless- front squats and stiffs- week 16

Posted in Fitness and body, front squats and stiff leg, holy volume batman, Road to Relentless, Work, working woman fitness, Workouts on August 13, 2014 by alltheway doc

I tried to take a nap at lunch but it was ruined by the contractor who did not build my house to code and is now doing everything in his ability to do the cheapest thing possible to fix it.  It is not my fault that they didnt build my house to code and I am not about to settle for some half assed plan that might or might not work and isnt a guarantee that it wont prevent the trusses that you put on the ground not to rot!  Grrrrrr

Yesterday I had to drive to phoenix and I wore slacks and 6 inch heels because, well because 6 inch heels are awesome!  But they are not awesome on the joints and soft tissues!  My hips and knees were very angry with me yesterday and the drive home was dreadful.  No one to blame but myself.  It was a quick trip up and back and God gave me favor in what I had to be up there for so all is good.

It is amazing how traveling when you arent used to it is exhausting!  I was out by 8:30 if not sooner and slept like a rock.  Up at 3:50 and out the door.

front squats and stiffs

fronts

*45# for 20,10

*95# for 5

*115# for 4

*125# for 3

*135# for 2

*165# for 1

*185# for 1

*155# for 3 sets of 3

*135# for 3 sets of 5

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these felt pretty good this morning, all but the 185#, it was horrible.

 

stiff legged deads

*205# for 3 sets of 5

*185# for 2 sets of 8

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incline situps

*2 sets for 20

 

 

It has been a pretty slow day at the clinic today.  Surgeries went smoothly and then my nap was disturbed :/  The afternoon has been consistent and so far all is good.  I know Jenn hates it when I say that I would love to do some bone surgeries or major exploratories but they are interesting and challenging and make the regular stuff not so regular.  I dont know, maybe it is just the ability to save somethings life or fix something that is broken and make it whole again.

Emma has karate tonight and Zac has football practice so it will be hectic and kids will be tired and it will be tough doing homework tonight but we will get through it.

A letter to my son

Posted in Devotionals, Faith, Life, Thoughts on August 13, 2014 by alltheway doc

My dearest Zachary,

Today I was praying for you as I drove to Phoenix. Do you know that I fast and pray for you almost every week? You and your sister are the most important people in my life along with David! It is my job as your mother to pray for you, to intercede for you, to seek God on your behalf! I am to raise you according to the word of God and I can not do that if I am not reading the bible and praying!
You struggle so much with school. Not because you aren’t smart but because you are like your mom and you don’t really like to try very hard. You want everything to come easy. I understand that because I am much the same way. But my beloved son, life is hard! Life will always be about making yourself try harder and not always liking what you have to do!
I was praying and asking God to help you. I was asking Him to make you smarter so that reading and math would be easier for you. Do you know what He told me? He told me that you need to struggle! Things that come easy do not teach us anything! It is the struggle that teaches and trains us! It is the struggle that strengthens us! It builds our character, it molds us into who we were meant to be! We learn perseverance and to continue on even when it is difficult! We get endurance for life! We learn to appreciate the work that others have put forth to get to where they are! We build respect for ourselves and others. We teach ourselves to be successful and we gain wisdom and knowledge!
Isn’t that amazing? All this school work that you hate, the difficulty that you have, it is all molding and shaping you! It is preparing you for the road ahead! If it were easy then you would never truly enjoy success! If it were easy you would be weak and not able to bear up under the load of the weight of trials that are to come! If it were easy you would not have the endurance to finish the race!
It is your struggle that makes you stronger! God has a perfect plan for your life! I do not know what that is but I know that these times of struggle are preparing you for it! Isn’t that awesome!? Ten, twenty, fifty years down the road God is molding you to withstand the storm! You will be a mighty warrior in His army!
You, my dear son, you are going to stand and stand therefore because God is making you strong in your current struggle! When the trials come and the tribulation is all around you, you will have no fear for you will know that God has prepared you for that very day!
I will no longer pray that God makes it easier for you, I will pray that God will strengthen you and give you the determination to push through even though it is hard! I will pray for wisdom to lead you and guide you on your way! I will pray for you my son! That is the best gift I will ever be able to give you!
All my love,
Mom

 

zac

The Road to Relentless- week 15 and start of 16

Posted in bench and rows, Fitness and body, holy volume batman, Road to Relentless, squats and deads, Work, working woman fitness, Workouts on August 11, 2014 by alltheway doc

I have been a total slacker on keeping up with my posting!  In fact, if it wasnt for Diane, I wouldnt even keep up doing them!  The only reason is because I am lazy and dont want to put the time into them.  Horrible isnt it?!

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School started, yeah!

So I think I managed to get my monday workout posted so this will be a jam packed post!

Incline bench

Incline bench press

 

*45# for 20

*65# for 10

*95# for 5

*105# for 4

*115# for 3

*125# for 2

*135# for 1

*95# for 16,15,15

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db press

*35# for 4 sets of 10

 

db rows

*55# for 3 sets of 20

 

bb curls

*45# for 25,25,20,20

 

incline situps

*2 sets of 20

 

 

Friday squats and deads

 

squats

*45# for 20

*95# for 10

*115# for 5

*135# for 4

*155# for 3

*165# for 2

*185# for 1

*205# for 1

*225# for 1

*185# for 5 sets of 3

*155# for 3 sets of 5

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deads

*225# for 3

*275# for 3

*295# for 3

*225# for 3 sets of 3

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Incline situps

*2 sets of 20

 

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The monchers spent the day at the clinic raising money for relentless.  The raised $108!  So very proud of them.  Emma did the most work, she rocks.

Saturday was up to Phoenix for Emmas belt testing!  She was testing for her brown belt and she did AWESOME!  I am so proud of her.

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She broke her board on her first try.

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She had a big smile on her face.

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With Mr Jones

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And Master Depalma.

Sunday was church and then I decided that I needed to get my lazy butt back to the gym four days a week.  Since the kids usually go to their dads on sunday after church I figured that would be a good time for me to go.   I dont like the fact that there will be people there, especially people that I dont know but I have really grown to like my extra morning of sleeping in.

Accessory work

bent over rows

*45# for 20

*65# for 10

*95# for 5

*105# for 4

*115# for 3

*125# for 2

*135# for 1

*95# for 5 sets of 8

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lying tri extensions

*45# for 4 sets of 12

 

reverse grip curls

*35# for 6 sets of 12

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I forgot how annoying hair in my face is :/

safety squat bar box squats

*62# for 5 sets of 10

this is going to be awesome for helping me to get my weak points on my squat built up.  legs are a bit sore today.

 

incline sit ups

*2 sets of 20

Thankfully most everybody left when I got there.

 

Did a bunch of nothing the rest of the day and went to bed later than what I had wanted and slept not very well.

Up this morning at 3:50 and off to the gym

 

bench 

bench

*45# for 20

*65# for 10

*95# for 5

*115# for 4

*125# for 3

*135# for 2

*145# for 1

*155# for 1

*135# for 3 sets of 3

*115# for 3 sets of 5

*95# for 20

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dips

*6,6,6,5

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pullups

*5,4,4,3

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incline situps

*2 for 20

 

Today has been a pretty busy day.  I am so very grateful to have Dr Sanders here to help.  She is awesome and the clients love her.

I have to get this wrapped up or I will never get it posted and I have to get Zac to football here in a just a bit.

 

The Road to Relentless- front squats and stiffs- week 15

Posted in Fitness and body, front squats and stiff leg, holy volume batman, Lift-Run-Bang/Paul Carter training, Road to Relentless, Work, working woman fitness, Workouts on August 4, 2014 by alltheway doc

So much to say and running so late on time!  This is where my lazy side wants to say, just forget about it!  And if it wasnt for Diane, I probably would.  :)

Had a good weekend.  Flew to Denver on Friday and attended a class on doing TTA-Rapid.  It is a better way to do geometric altering on the tibia of a dog for stabilization of ruptured cruciate ligaments.  It was very interesting and I think a great procedure to do!  All that being said, it is very expensive to get started in and I am just not sure if I would have enough clients who could afford to do it to make it worth the initial investment.  It is something that I will have to ponder upon and think about.

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Flew home sunday and got up out of bed and headed off to the gym.

 

front squats and stiffs

*45# for 20

*45# for 10

*95# for 5

*115# for 4

*135# for 3

*155# for 2

*165# for 1

*185# for 1

total suckage on 185# :(

*155# for 5 sets of 5

these were terrible too double :( :(

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stiff legged deads

*205# for 2 sets of 5

*185# for 2 sets of 8

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incline situps

*2 sets of 20

 

 

Zac had his first day of football camp today.  He wasnt very excited when he first got up but by the time we got to the field he was more interested and did well out there.  He has camp all week but will miss two days because of school.

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It was a crazy busy monday for sure!  Even with Dr Sanders here we were packed full in the front office all morning.  The afternoon wasnt as bad and it is going to take a bit of getting used to having another doctor here but it is so nice to know that I dont have to do everything!

A few pics from our walk last night.

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The Road to Relentless- bench and stuff- week 14

Posted in bench and rows, Fitness and body, holy volume batman, Lift-Run-Bang/Paul Carter training, Road to Relentless, Work, working woman fitness, Workouts on July 31, 2014 by alltheway doc

I am not the most super friendly person and I dont have a bunch of facebook friends, intentionally :)  Although I now with Relentless I have a super bunch of friends that live all over the country and that is kind of cool.  The problem with having friends that are all involved in the same thing is that all of us are trying to raise money for Relentless so that leaves my few non Relentless friends as the ones that I hope will donate $5 or more, to my fundraising efforts.  It went off like gangbusters and I got to over $1500 and then boom, now nothing for a week :(

So I thought maybe I should educate myself and those of you who read this on childhood cancer and then maybe, just maybe you will feel lead to donate a small amount especially if you have awesomely healthy children, or grandchildren, of your own.

  • Childhood cancer is the leading cause of disease-related death among children and adolescents (ages 1 to 19 years) in the United States, although cancer among children is rare.
  • The causes of childhood cancer are not well understood.
  • Survival rates for most childhood cancers vary widely across cancer types. Survival rates for some cancers have improved in recent years, and, overall, more than 80 percent of children and adolescents who are diagnosed with cancer live at least 5 years after their diagnosis. However, for some childhood cancer types, survival rates remain low.
  • Children and adolescents who have been treated for cancer need regular follow-up care for the rest of their lives because they are at risk of late side effects that can occur many years later, including second cancers.
  • Although cancer in children is rare, it is the leading cause of death by disease past infancy among children in the United States. In 2014, it is estimated that 15,780 children and adolescents ages 0 to 19 years will be diagnosed with cancer and 1,960 will die of the disease in the United States.
  • Survivors of childhood cancer need follow-up care and enhanced medical surveillance for the rest of their lives because of the risk of complications that can occur many years after they complete treatment for their cancer. Health problems that develop months or years after treatment has ended are known as late effects. Indeed, long-term follow-up analysis of a cohortof survivors of childhood cancer treated between 1970 and 1986 has shown that cancer survivors remain at risk of complications and premature death as they age, with more than half of survivors having experienced a severe or disabling complication or even death by the time they reach age 50 years (19). It is not known whether children treated in more recent periods will experience similar risks of late complications.

 

  • Out-of-pocket medical expenses resulting from pediatric cancer center have been shown to average $34,558 over the course of the treatment.
  • Families are often faced with additional non-medical expenditures associated with traveling to and from the treatment institution, accommodations and meals away from home, as well as daycare for other young children at home. These non-medical out-of-pocket expenses associated with providing treatment for the cancer child have been shown to average 38% of the family’s gross annual income.
  • An average treatment cost can be approximately half a million dollars per child.

 

Thats a lot of money!  When I graduated from vet school that was my entire yearly salary!  How does a family pay for that?  Not only that but what if you have other kids?  They need clothes and food and some attention too.  It has to be a nightmare!  I can not even imagine the stress that it adds to life to know that your child is sick and you need to be with them and you cant work and it is going to cost you a years salary that you dont have!!!!

Please, consider donating a small amount.  It can be done anonymously so if you dont want any attention, you dont have to have any!  Thank you!

http://www.youcaring.com/nonprofits/dr-debbie-chapman-relentless-detroit-2014/200369

 

Because I am leaving for Denver to get educated on doing TTAs in dogs tomorrow morning I went to the gym today and did my bench workout.

 

bench and stuff

bench

*45# for 20

*65# for 10

*95# for 5

*115# for 4

*125# for 3

*135# for 2

*145# for 1

*155# for 1

*125# for 5 sets of 5

*105# for 15

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These felt pretty good today.  I was hoping that I would feel stronger on the 125#!

 

dips

*9,5,5,5,5

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pullups

*4,4,4,4,4

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Incline situps

*2 sets of 20

 

 

It has been a pretty good day!  The morning surgery schedule was pretty smooth and we got done about 11 ish.  We had a going away party for Tritton and Starla at noon and then it has been a very busy afternoon.

We finished the day with a race horse that was stopping after about three jumps out of the gate.  The trainer wanted it to be lame but he wasnt.  He has bad lungs so we are treating him and will recheck him again in a month.

Dr Sanders is here and I am soooooo happy.  She is going to be covering for me while I am gone this weekend.  Praise God for a great answer to prayer!

 

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