If you’re unfamiliar with Michael Bacon or his band “The Bacon Brothers”, you might not be that unusual, but if you haven’t heard of the other half of the brother/band team, Kevin Bacon, you must’ve been living under a rock for the last 30 years. Michael and Kevin Bacon front the Bacon Brothers and have … Continue reading “The Bacon Brothers on Good Things!”
The Allied forces invaded the beaches of Normandy on June 6th, 1944, 73 years ago today. The brave men that climbed down cargo nets into landing craft under the cover of darkness tell stories about how some where unworried. They’d been told the Navy and Army Air Corps were going to bombard the beach, clearing … Continue reading “D-Day Changed the World 73 Years Ago Today”
Today was an even busier day than usual for Ryno, and he was almost running late getting to Boot Camp this afternoon, because he just had so much to get done at the office. Instead of letting work be an excuse, it became a bit of a distraction. If you have someone you are working … Continue reading “OHS Day 22: Being a Little Distracted Helps(a little)(Ryno)”
The Sweet Potato Queen, Jill Conner Browne, stopped by the studio to let Rebecca Turner in on what it means to be a Sweet Potato Queen. She covered everything from the origin of the Sweet Potato Queens to what it entails when you take part in the St. Paddy’s Day Parade with the Sweet Potato … Continue reading “The Sweet Potato Queen!”
Corn Liquor Pop Skull Stump Juice White Lightning Skull Cracker Apple Pie Mash No matter what you call it, today is National Moonshine Day, and the corn-based whiskey has certainly had an impact on the Magnolia State. Local folklore in Kiln, Mississippi, maintains that infamous Al Capone coveted “Kiln Lightning” and sold it by that “brand” … Continue reading “National Moonshine Day”
Dawn has begun her training for a 5K, so she had the day off from working out with Coach Kilgore and Ryno, and Coach had a bit of surprise in store for Ryno’s workout. Things started as normal as could be expected, but as time wore on and the workout continued, Ryno was sucking wind … Continue reading “OHS Day 21: Coach Pushed Me to My Limit!(Ryno)”
Sometimes in life we forget to slow down and take a minute to count our blessings. My busy schedule doesn’t really lend itself to too much time for introspection, but I try to work it in when I can. Over the past few days, I’ve been struck by the realization that my time on Head … Continue reading “Until We Meet Again…”
Week 5 is in the books and the progress that Ryno has made is staggering. He has lost another couple pounds(unofficially – the next official weigh-in will be next week), and he was able to complete exercises today with relative ease that stumped him on Day 1(although he did push it a little too far … Continue reading “OHS Day 20: Week 5 is in the Books!(Ryno)”
Coach took Ryno and Dawn out to the track today to work on some simple(yet effective) leg exercises and stretches. He also taught us how to walk correctly, focusing on the order of muscle engagement. It doesn’t seem like it, but something as simple as working “correctly” can get a good burn going after awhile.
Cardio is a big man’s Kryptonite, and today Coach had Dawn and Ryno running 300 yard shuttles. Ryno powered through the first one with a little pep in his step, but when it came time for the second round of 300 yards running, Ryno’s pace slowed WAY down. While cardio training is definitely something Ryno … Continue reading “OHS Day 18: Cardio and Hydration (Ryno)”
Ryno had the gym to himself today as Dawn was busy running a 5K(Way to go Dawn!), and he is half looking forward to and half dreading what coach has in store for the Memorial Day workout! [P.S. from Dawn – I ran 5K… not A 5K! Just the distance… not a real race. Not … Continue reading “OHS Day 17: Working Out Alone and Crazy Angles(Ryno)”
Ryno hopped on the “Gator”/Golf Cart after the last day of Boot Camp for Week 4 and wanted to take it for a spin, but the keys weren’t in it(and he would’ve probably gotten in trouble). After one month of Operation Healthy State, Ryno is already seeing some real results!