Tuesday, October 2, 2012

I am few weeks behind my blog but here is the Mt Baldy hike that me and few of my friends did 3 weeks ago. The hike was about 11 miles we took the lift back down and the elevation is from 6000ft to 10000ft, which it was a decent practice for out Cactus to Clouds hike next month. Here are some pictures of the hike.

This was the 2nd time I been to My Baldy. The last time I did it was 2 years ago... in the winter. It was a bid different, because none of us were really prepare to hike in the snow. As you can see in the picture, the hikers behind me are well equipped and the only gear I got was my sunglasses. At this point we really through we would just turn around and call it a day.

Here are my people that did the winter Mt Baldy hike with me.

But then we decided to charge up the hill and see how far we got. Here are the rest of the pictures. We actually drove down a bit because we through it was too dangerous to hike at that elevation without the proper equipment, however we just kept on going and past every hiking groups we saw. We did got very near to the top, however I think we couldn't make it to the peak. I guess I completed the mission 2 years later.
It was more fun doing the hike in the winter, because we didn't know how far we could gone, we kept getting the wtf are these guys doing look from the hikers that we past. I will update the blog on the hike we did in the Bay.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Chino Hills State Park Hike

I drafted this blog 2 weeks back, but since the new update with the Google Blog pushed my update a little behind so let me finish this blog now. Ok so me and my friends are planning to do the Cactus to Clouds hike, so we are trying to prep for the hike by doing mini hikes in between. So we decided to start somewhere local and easy at Chino Hills state park, the trail was close because of construction, but we decided to take a look whats inside anyway.

It was a good starter hike, and we started a bit late at around 5pm. We hiked for 2 hours and covered around 4-5miles. Since it was started to get dark, we decided to turn around and head back. My friend Wayne hiked with us. Don't let his look fool you, he is an unbelievable good hiker. Whenever I see him hike, I got a feeling that he can hike forever.

After the hike, we went to a local spot Mimi house for a quick bite of dinner also we went to play some basketball afterward. Overall it was a good Sunday.

Chino Hill State Park - http://www.yelp.com/biz/chino-hills-state-park-chino-hills#query:chino%20hill%20state%20park

Mimi House - http://www.yelp.com/biz/mimis-house-diamond-bar

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Push up log

I been having a pretty good balance of weight lifting and cardio but lately I been lacking on doing the basic exercises such as push-ups and pull-ups. I decided to start a push-ups log and make it public, I hope it will motivate me and people that decide to join the log to do few more push ups, also it will keep track of my progress. The file is public, learned about sharing file from MBA, One of the many useful thing I learned from school. Here is the link feel free to join. Just enter your name on top and log in whatever amount of push ups you do.

Here is the link for the file. You can make yourself Anonymous too!
(Don't mind Nick, he is just a GRT buddy of mine that does 600 push ups daily) Also thanks to BEN for keeping up with the log.

Event update, signed up for Long Beach half marathon on Oct 7th. Aiming to beat an hour 35! wish me luck. I post some pictures and publish my time. Also just started my crossfit training. Most likely I will blog about in 2-3 weeks after I get a few classes in.

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Ok it is time to get in shape!

I am finally done with school, so guess what? No more school gym access for me. I through about buying the pass for a semester, it would come out to be around $145. I have been debating myself if I want to pay for it since I am not sure where I am going to be in fall. It was a hard decision, but I am going to skip it. I sure will miss the Stairmaster and the Indoor basketball a lot. In the mean time I will try to replace it by playing outdoor basketball again and do more stadium.

I just signed up for Crossfit in Brea. The price was $200 for 45 days, it is a bit steep but I always want to try it and I think it will push me a little bit. Not sure what few weeks of Crossfit would do for me, however hope it will prepare me for a great time in a half marathon, and help me jump higher so I can reach the basketball rim. I did a try out session yesterday, but my official start date is next week. I will for sure update my experience with Crossfit.

Monday, August 20, 2012

Took another step.

I been extremely busy the last month due to school and because of my injuries, I stayed away from weight lifting over the summer. However I will mention that I finally completed my MBA. It took almost 2 years; with some luck I am now officially done with school. MBA was a bit more challenging than I expected. Compared to undergrad, I definitely had to put in some effort, and sometimes I had to spend a week just to prepare for a midterm. My MBA gpa was decent, around 3.15 just a bit over the 3.0gpa requirement for the degree. I didn’t care too much about getting good grades, since I am 99.9% sure that I am not going to pursue a higher degree.

This is my capstone group for my MBA program.

A lot of people been asking me if the MBA was worth it, well I am not sure yet. But I think it is like everything in life, it depends on how you present yourself with it. I can see there are students from the program that won’t benefit much from it because they are extremely shy to express themselves and they won’t try too hard to sell themselves, however there is other group of students that I think benefited from the program greatly. Hopefully for me I can use the MBA to find a career that I want and I can use the degree as an advantage in my career.

The leader of my MBA group also my workout partner over the summer. OK now that school is finally over, I can focus on my fitness goal again between now and my career start. I will update this blog more frequently this month.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Tough Mudder 7/7/2012

Just completed the famous Tough Mudder over the weekend. It was a little bit harder than I thought, maybe because I didn't expect much from it. It had a lot of hills, however pretty much everyone walked it. As I mentioned before, I had a sprained ankle, also torn my shoulder the week before the event so that didn't help. However we got a good group of guys and we stayed though out the whole event.

Team Alpha Dog! at 13 strong. We all looked fresh and ready to rock.

That is me staring at the wire and was wondering how can I get by without getting shock. One thing I fear the most is getting shock. Long story short, I once had a nightmare and that is how I go, and I truly believes it.

This is one of the more challenging obstacle we have to overcome. I failed on my first few attempts, I blame it on my weak friends that wouldn't pull me up. Just kidding all my friends Eric, Steven and David from the Bay did well during the TM. I thought about quitting on this obstacle after I re-injured my shoulder and my ankle from this obstacle. However I saw my friend David made it up the ramp, so I knew I could do it too.

This was a interesting obstacle. It was not that difficult however because my shoulder was hurting, I couldn't swing myself. So I was just hanging on the ring and thinking how am I going to get to the other side without falling into the water. I thought about just jump in the water, but I saw my friend Steven on the other side already looking dry, so I know I can't drop. I think a lot of people was worry about me, but I was pretty confident that I would find a way to make it across.

One of my option was pull myself all the way up to the wood and monkey bar my way across or I would try to go side way and maybe find a way to get across. Anyway I got an assist from my fellow Alpha dog, he kicked me and gave me some momentum to go across.

After the finish line we got a free beer!! Tough Mudder was a great experiences however I don't think I will do it again. Most of the obstacles wasn't that challenging and I think it was a lot of grinding on the body from all the up and down of the hills, however I do recommend people to do it once.

Difficulty I would rate it maybe a little easier than a half marathon, depends on how you approach it. The course is around 12 miles, with obstacles, water and hills in between. however like I said most of the people walked most of it, and with a sore ankle and shoulder I did it and I wasn't that sore after the race.

Here is a video link of the Alpha dogs going though the last obstacle before the finish line. Last Obstacle!!

Monday, July 2, 2012