Reborn Raw – Prison Escape, Horsens

After participating in the opening race of Reborn Raw, near Lederborg castle back in September on the 10 kilometer distance. I was convinced to try out the 20 kilometer distance as well.

So I signed up for the Reborn Raw Prison Escape Horsens 2014 Vol. 3 race, 20 kilometers, 39 obstacles. I knew it would be a challenge, since my longest run ever was 12,7 kilometers 9 days before Reborn Raw. I decided to give it a go, hoping that my fitness level due to cross-fit, was high enough to get me through.

I would say it was, as we completed the 20 kilometer course 2 minutes faster than i did the 10 kilometer run in September. This time 6 boys running where as in Roskilde we were 4 boys and 4 girls.

I was actually quite shocked that we did it in 1:56, especially since we never ran faster or gave ourselves more, that we were able to talk while running. I’m very proud of our effort, but at the same time a little bit disappointed that we didn’t give the extra 10% we probably had, and got a “killer time”!

Finish time: 1:56:51 (67 out of 183 competitors) – again, I’m very proud of this :-)

This time around, i had borrowed a Go Pro camera from a neighbour, which was chest-mounted, so i have somewhat 1 hour and 20 minutes of video that needs editing ( kind of boring watchinga dude running for an hour. It has been edited down to this.

Other than that theres a few pictures in Reborn Raw gallery here below.

More info on the particular race can be found here.

Reborn Raw

After convincing myself that I have reached a sufficient fitness level, I decided to tag along with a bunch of guys and girls from my local Crossfit box for a obstacle run. Theres a new concept run, called Reborn Raw, supposedly the toughest obstacle race on the planet!

My furthest run ever is 10 kilometers, although that’s over two years ago, I decided to stick with the Vol 1. version of the run which is a 8-10 KM run. I really wanted to do the 18-20, but was too unsure if i could do it, so next time perhaps :D

The run was fun and challenging, with lots of running on slopes and nice challenging obstacles.

We came as a team, 8 of us from Grenaa, and we participated as a team, which felt great. I was a little bit disappointed when we came in with the time of 1:58 because it was only 10 kilometers, but as we found of the fastest on the 10 km track was 1:24, it was okay :-)

I did not bring anything to take pictures of track anything, so all i have is pictures and video from before and after. I did manage to catch two of the guys from the box during the first few minutes of the race.

I’m pretty proud to have completed it, and see it as another milestone on my journey from unfit 108 kilo lazy bastard towards where ever crossfit and willpower will take me, because I’m freakkin hooked ;)

Me after beeing Reborn RAW - and a cold shower :-)

Me after beeing Reborn RAW – and a cold shower :-)

Finish time: 1:58:46

More info on the race can be found here http://www.rebornraw.com/

CrossFit!

Back in January, i stepped up onto our weight and was chocked a the huge gain I have had the past years! In short, i was weighing a total of 108,3 kilograms! At a height of 184 centimeters, that’s quite a large BMI of 32.

I was chocked and decided to act upon it.

So i finally decided to tryout Cross Fit, and did I find what i was looking for? Oh yes. Although Cross Fit as such did not give me any significant weight loss, it came from putting myself on a diet. No more starch basically and no more weekend candy.

I’m now at 95,2 kilos with a BMI of 28,1, my fat percentage has dropped from 25,2% to 17,2% since early February, and I’m happy as hell. In fact my metabolic age dropped from 44 to 23.

So how did Cross fit do that to me?
I got motivated! In the sense that the people in our box, were helpful, open minded and not at all judging. Where I previously went to the local gym and you felt like looked down upon unless you were a bodybuilder look-a-like.

If you’re considering increasing your fitness, take two minutes to watch this video :-)

Feel free to follow my workouts. I write down all WODs and times down here, on my Workout page.

More on Crossfit (Wikipedia)

Graphics Card Crash – And why EVGA is my preferred choice!

So, after not being home for a weekend, I come home and turn on my computer, there’s a weird windows kernel graphics driver error, and my Graphics card somehow seems to obtain a flaw!

I try rebooting the computer as i suspected it being an error in windows, but no change. So i try to uninstall the driver and re-install it, without and results. Video of the attempt to install the video card driver can be seen here.

So, after concluding my card is busted, I go to www.evga.com and log into the site, fill out a support ticket, as I bought my 580 GTX there years back. And as i back when i got it, registered the card within the 30 day limit, I am apparently entitled to a 10 year limited warrenty. On top of this, support replies, that from what i described i should RMA the card.

3 days later, the UPS guy is in my Driveway, and gives me a package from EVGA, containing a EVGA GeForce GTX 670 Signature 2 card :-O

So basically they upgraded me as well, since the 580 GTX weren’t in stock anymore. I am so great full, and just have to share this.

Grand Theft Auto V – GTA Online

So, I have been putting some hours into GTA Online, the online multiplayer version of GTA V.

Im having a blast running around wrecking havoc in the free roam sessions. And like everyone else Im waiting for Heists to be unlocked, so we can start doing that.

Meanwhile I have been spending quite some time in the Bad Sport pool! And THAT annoys me, first time it was 48 hours, 2nd time it was 96 hours, and currently im due for 192 hours, which is 8 freakkin days. Just for blowing up personal cars on guys with a bounty on their head. I hope Rockstar eventually adjust this “feature” since now its gotten me to buy BattleField 4, as bad sport pool is filled with glitchers and pepple who really deserve to be there.!

Heres a picture of the wonderfull DUNCE has you get when youre a Bad Sport!DUNCE hat on Knuspar

My awfull DUNCE hat in a Bad Sport session. In my CREW shirt =)

Whats your opinion on the Bad Sport “feature”?

Grand Theft Auto V

I have become a child again! This game is absolutely fantastic. So far i have played somewhat 45 hours in it,. I completed the main game ( 69 mission) but I’m still roaming and having a blast in the game.

The detail of the mini-games within the game is simply amazing. For instance, the golf game is pretty good, and has hours in it self :) Lots of races, dart, base jumping, random missions where you can attack armored cars for cash.

Also there is the possibility to “play” with stocks! So you can actually earn money, in game, investing in stock.

A solid 10/10 and a big smile on my face, this game is what I craved when i 15 years ago played “Stole a Million” on Commodore 64!

A small glimpse of how i played the game can be seen here.

Just before doing a base-jump of a crane in the city

Random event, police stopped a getaway car, the vigilantes won!

 

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