El Puma/Warpuma Chronicles

Discussion in 'Training Logs' started by El Puma, Mar 2, 2009.

  1. El Puma

    El Puma between rage and serenity Full Member

    Jan 8, 2006
    "How long will you let the pain and loss define your life? Walking around chasing bad guys is very heroic and attracts attention, but at the end it all accounts for, as a means to deal with the pain of a huge loss," he said of how Bruce has dealt with the death of his parents.

    "We agreed that Bruce Wayne is absolutely sincere as Bruce Wayne, and as Batman utterly sincere," he continued his analysis. "But Bruce Wayne, the playboy, is a pure facade, it's a lie he has, somehow, to control one side of your soul that's not really under control. In fact, only Alfred knows who he is. It's time for Bruce Wayne to face the pain, that has always stirred his life."

    -Christian Bale

    I too am facing mine. I want to finally live again. It will be time to say goodbye to many painful memories soon enough.....
  2. LancsTerrible

    LancsTerrible Different Forms of Game. Full Member

    Aug 1, 2010
    Yo man. I couldn't find you on my Facebook so I wanted to share this with you (which you may very well have seen). That being said, for a runner such as yourself, it maybe epic.

  3. El Puma

    El Puma between rage and serenity Full Member

    Jan 8, 2006
    No worries, mate. I deactivated my account. It's a distraction and one I don't plan on coming back to for a good long while. Having said that, the video is indeed inspirational and I can now say with great pride that I am a CrossFitter who runs.

    "He's like the perfect student"

    "You made that look so easy.."

    "You're CrossFit Games caliber. Seriously, you should consider doing it."

    "If you are planning on coming here as much as you said you would, Open Competition to qualify for the games begins in March if you are interested because you already have the potential"

    I went in to use CrossFit as a means to improve my Ultra runs and came out with a need. Is what they told me true and what I have felt brewing inside me all these years real? I have to know.

    I have to know.

  4. El Puma

    El Puma between rage and serenity Full Member

    Jan 8, 2006
    Half Marathon today on 3 days training. The will is everything.

  5. El Puma

    El Puma between rage and serenity Full Member

    Jan 8, 2006
    Not hate, not anger, not despair, not coffee, not hard stimulants.

    Will. There may be a day where the world will have given up on me. I will never give up on me.


    13.1 miles in 1 hour 56 minutes

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    48341 M 30-34 M 32 01:56:17.20 1:50:54.88:28

  6. IntentionalButt

    IntentionalButt Guy wants to name his ├žock 'macho' that's ok by me Full Member

    Nov 30, 2006
    EP, your attitude is infectious. :good
  7. Mohak

    Mohak RIP Smokin' Joe Full Member

    Nov 6, 2005
    Many moons back when I considered entering a regional Crossfit comp this site really did help out with workouts, mentality and nutrition. Epecially the Thursday Throwdown stuff and other intense stuff. It's well worth digging the older pages for sound ideas:
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  8. El Puma

    El Puma between rage and serenity Full Member

    Jan 8, 2006
    I'll look into it. Thank you:good
  9. El Puma

    El Puma between rage and serenity Full Member

    Jan 8, 2006
    [as he's pointing a gun at Erik's head]
    Charles Xavier: You sure?
    Erik Lehnsherr: I'm sure.
    Charles Xavier: Got it.
    [he goes to pull the trigger and can't]
    Charles Xavier: No! No, I can't! I'm sorry. I can't shoot anybody in point blank, let alone my friend.
    Erik Lehnsherr: Oh, come on! You know I can deflect it.
    [he takes Charles's hand that's holding the gun and points the gun at his head again]
    Erik Lehnsherr: You're always telling me I should push myself.
    Charles Xavier: If you know you can deflect it, then you're not challenging yourself! Whatever happened to the man who's...who's trying to raise a submarine?
    Erik Lehnsherr: Well, I can't! Something that big, I...I need the situation, the anger.
    Charles Xavier: No, the anger is not enough.
    Erik Lehnsherr: Well, it's gotten the job done all this time.
    Charles Xavier: It's nearly gotten you killed all this time.

    Charles Xavier: You know, I believe that true focus lies somewhere between rage and serenity.
  10. El Puma

    El Puma between rage and serenity Full Member

    Jan 8, 2006
    Quotes of Don Juan Matus, On Being a Warrior

    A warrior acknowledges his pain but he doesn't indulge in it.

    The basic difference between an ordinary man and a warrior is
    that a warrior takes everything as a challenge, while an ordinary
    man takes everything as a blessing or as a curse.

    A warrior is a hunter. He calculates everything. That's
    control. Once his calculations are over, he acts. He lets go.
    That's abandon. A warrior is not a leaf at the mercy of the wind.
    No one can push him, no one can make him do things against himself
    or against his better judgment. A warrior is tuned to survive and
    he survives in the best of all possible fashions.

    Acts have power. Especially when the warrior acting knows that
    those acts are his last battle. There is a strange consuming
    happiness in acting with the full knowledge that whatever he is
    doing may very well be his last act on earth.

    A warrior must be willing and ready to make his last
    stand here and now.

    A warrior cannot complain or regret anything. His life is an endless
    challenge, and challenges cannot possibly be good or bad.
    Challenges are simple challenges.

    Self-importance is man's greatest enemy. What weakens him is
    feeling offended by the deeds and misdeeds of his fellow men.
    Self-importance requires that one spend most of one's life offended
    by something or someone.

    The hardest thing in the world is to assume the mood of a
    warrior. It is of no use to be sad and complain and feel justified
    in doing so, believing that someone is always doing something to us.
    Nobody is doing anything to anybody, much less to a warrior.

    A warrior takes his lot, whatever it amy be, and accepts it in
    ultimate humbleness. He accepts in humbleness what he is, not as
    grounds for regret but as a living challenge.

    The worst that could happen to us is that we have to die, and
    since that is already our unalterable fate, we are free; those who
    have lost everything no longer have anything to fear.

    A warrior must learn to make every act count, since he is going
    to be here in this world for only a short while, in fact, too short
    for witnessing all the marvels of it.

    When one has nothing to lose, one becomes courageous.
    We are timid only when there is something we can still cling to.
  11. El Puma

    El Puma between rage and serenity Full Member

    Jan 8, 2006
    The posting of my physical training aside from the CrossFit workouts will be left out of this thread.

    "Typically the worlds best athletes are minimalists when it comes to their training. They work hard and fast with few exercises. They master the fundamentals and work with them for years. This is the secret that no one wants to hear."

    I will however, post results from events (Whatever those may be) I compete in.

    This journey i am taking is about the mind and the will to act. But every journey has an end and my goal is to inspire you to change for the better and become stronger as a result.

    “We are a nation of physical animals who have forgotten how much we enjoy being that. We are cushioned by this kind of make-believe, unreal world and we have no idea what we can survive because we are never challenged or tested.” Chuck Palahniuk

    It's the same each time with progress. First they ignore you, then they say you're mad, then dangerous, then there's a pause and then you can't find anyone who disagrees with you.—Tony Benn

    Thirteen Warrior Precepts
    1) Know Thyself
    2) Nuture the ability to perceive the truth in all matters
    3) You create your own reality
    4) Develop a sense of right action
    5) Do not be negligent, even in trifling matters
    6) Your body is your temple. Care for it!
    7) Minimal appearance, maximum content
    8) Perceive that which cannot be seen with the eye
    9) Power with
    10) Who dares wins.
    11) The Gods cannot help those who will not help themselves
    12) Be Creative!
    13) Do not engage in useless activity
  12. El Puma

    El Puma between rage and serenity Full Member

    Jan 8, 2006
    What a humble ass kicking I took home today...

    Strength: max weight OH squat for 20 unbroken reps (bar must remain locked out overhead during all 20 reps).

    WOD: 500m row for time. Rest 10 minutes. Repeat.

    65lbs seemed so...punishing. Must work on upper back flexibility and get body used to movement.

    Rowing seemed decent with times under 2 minutes.

    "Our warm-up is your workout"

    -Coach Glassman

    He's not kidding.

    CFJ: How many times should someone do the Workout of the Day (WOD)?

    Coach Glassman: Yeah, we actually get this question every once in a while. When it comes up we know for a fact that either they’ve not tried the workouts or they’ve tried them at a leisurely pace. Done right, they have a horrific impact; they’re designed that way. No one comes out standing much less looking for another one later.
    What the WOD does allow for is learning and practice of sports. Juggling sport and the WOD requires careful modulation of the intensity of the WOD or overtraining is a certainty.
  13. Mohak

    Mohak RIP Smokin' Joe Full Member

    Nov 6, 2005

  14. El Puma

    El Puma between rage and serenity Full Member

    Jan 8, 2006
    WOD: AMRAP in 5 minutes of:
    Clean and jerks, 155#/95#
    Scaling options are posted at the gym. You want to get at least 10 reps. If you do not think you can get 10 reps with a given weight, scale down accordingly.
    Bonus: 5 rounds for time of:
    5 Burpees
    20 Double unders.
    3 minute time cap

    Finished 20 reps with 135lbs.

    Finished bonus with 30 seconds left.

    "Suffer in silence"

    The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe. If you try it, you will be lonely often, and sometimes frightened. But no price is too high to pay for the privilege of owning yourself.

    Friedrich Nietzsche

    "I am the master of my fate:I am the Captain of my soul"

    I still have a soul...............

  15. El Puma

    El Puma between rage and serenity Full Member

    Jan 8, 2006
    WOD: "Death By Pull-ups"
    With a continuously running clock do one pull-ups the first minute, two pull-ups the second minute, three pull-ups the third minute...... continuing as long as you are able.
    Use as many sets each minute as needed. Post number of minutes completed to comments.
    Bonus - If you complete less than 10 full rounds, perform 150 push-ups for time. 10-15 rounds - 100 push-ups. Over 15 rounds - 50 push-ups.

    Today, I was humbled. Today, I suffered. Today I smiled at the end.

    "The mind and body adapt to both comfort and deprivation. The difficult experiences of mountaineering may appear irrational and risky from the comfort of the armchair, but learning to deal with them is essential. Relish the challenge of overcoming difficulties that would crush ordinary men."

    -Mark Twight

    I have such a long way to go and I can't wait to get my ass kicked again. Nothing precious comes easy. No one should go through life without experiencing the full limit of mind and body and coming back to exceed it.

    "Where does this strong will and hardness come from? It derives from recognizing desires and goals and then enduring whatever it takes to fulfill them. A strong will grows from suffering successfully and being rewarded for it. Does a strong will come from years of multi-hour training runs or do those runs result from a dominating will? There is no right answer because will and action feed one another. "

    -Mark Twight