Responsibility 199, what is it?

Responsibility 199 is a belief; I believe that to be healthy and to increase my longevity I need to weigh 199 pounds or less...
Responsibility 199 is a need; I need to reduce my weight, reduce my percentage of body fat, and the elevated threat of disease my present condition presents...
Responsibility 199 is a mission; I recognize that achieving 199 will be a challenge, perhaps the hardest I have ever undertaken...
Responsibility 199 is a commitment; I acknowledge that I must commit to action, commit to change, commit to myself and those I love to achieve this mission, to increase my longevity...
Responsibility 199 is ME.

Monday, May 2, 2011

Day 378-380: Reveille Weekend Success

Great News, I received the OK to return to full activity from all surgeons, doctors and even my guardian Eeyore gave his OK. Excellent, no time to waste!...

With the weekend here I got busy getting the heart rate and sweat pumping once again. So Saturday morning my wife, one son & I headed off to the YMCA. My wife got her workout on in the swimming pool as usual; a fish she is. Andrew & I hit the weights, above you see him working the lat-pulldowns which seemed like a fine machine to get started on.

Below is the rest of our routine that day...
 Assisted Pull Ups
 Calf Press
 Tricep Presses
 Leg Press
 Horizontal Chest Press
 Incline Sit Ups

It felt great to get back in the gym. There were a few other exercises we did which I forgot to take photos of, e.g.squats, flys; we got in good variety in the hour we were there.

Sore, sore was the word of the day for the rest of my weekend. Amazing how muscle-memory works, it was like I hadn't skipped much of a beat. I felt a bit awkward on some of the exercises, felt a tad weak on triceps; but otherwise I was owning the steel.

Sore or not on Sunday, it was time to get in some more. I was determine to make this my Reveille Weekend and awaken from the stagnant slumber that I had been in for too long. Sunday, cardio! My wife was not feeling good so she didn't join as as she wanted to. Andrew & I got after it at the Rollins Savannah...

Last year I put in some great efforts here and put up a streak of personal records here as well. My best time last year on this 3.6 mile loop was 54:49 minutes. We set out with the idea of getting as close to it as possible. No way was achieving that time going to happen this day; No Way! I hadn't put in any consistent cardio in April, I still haven't shed that 10 pound regain from the winter, and my sore muscles weren't feeling extraordinary effort within them.

Never Say Never!

We smashed that PR in a big way.
I came in at 52:04 minutes...
Andrew at 51:35 minutes.

I feel an Oh Yeah!

Did you feel any Oh Yeah's this weekend/recently?

Final thought: We have Never Forgot 9/11 and those murdered, maimed and devastated. The news of OBL's termination is reason for pride swell and affirmation in our determination for justice; but it is not reason to now forget. The cause continues, sadly in the throws of war. Never Forget means just that; NEVER FORGET!

Responsibility 199 - Gotta Do It!!


  1. It's great to hear you have been given the O.K. to return to the things you love to do. You have come so far these past few weeks. Enjoy man... Enjoy!!!

  2. Congrats on breaking your PR!! Great job going to the gym for the strength training and getting out for some cardio! You're back on track, mister! WOOHOO!

  3. First, I KNEW you would mention the OBL success! YES! But you are right, never forget. I am so glad we finally go that you know what!

    On to you & son & you got to know I LOVED those pics of you in the gym along with beating that PR!!! Now you have another one to beat! ;-)

    GO PATRICK! :-)

  4. You're on a roll, Patrick! Great weekend!

  5. So glad to hear you are able to be back at it, Patrick. That is a victory in itself. It looks like you and your son really worked it and I'm feeling bad that I did nothing all weekend. I need to get back on my equipment soon. I will try to start with a bike ride today.

    Yes. It is a relief to finally has OBL out of the picture I hope it is for real and not just propaganda. I haven't seen the news reports yet. I need to go look at them now.

    Wishing you a great day, my friend.

  6. Good job Patrick. when you get back to it, you really go full throttle. nice you and your son can work out together. And yes we will never forget. have a great week. your sore muscles have inspired me to keep going today. I have been just achy off I go. take care.

  7. Great job with kicking it into gear this weekend! You are in inspiration!

  8. OH YEAH!!! Sounds like you hit it hard and fast with the gym and your PR! I can't wait to feel that "back at it" feeling.

    Side note on 9/11: Amazing how quickly people DO forget. The unity I saw on TV last night at our nation's capitol and cities around the country truly warmed my heart.

  9. I'm so glad your once again able to exercise! congrats on a new PR :)

  10. Looking good!
    We are all becoming little gym rats!

  11. So glad you were released to full activity again....go get em