Author: Nicholas Ohrn

  • Basic Fitness Advice

    A few of my friends recently asked for some advice on getting in better shape this year. The goals were the same: Feel better in daily life Lose a little bit of weight Fill out (or not fill out) clothing a little better Do not get hurt I’m not a fitness expert – my main…

  • Thirty

    I figure turning 30 is momentous enough that I should blog about it. I’ve learned so much about life, myself, and others over the past decade that I wanted to take a few minutes to look back and reflect on those things. I’m going to concentrate on the things I’ve experienced over the last decade,…

  • 100 Days of Squats, a Retrospective

    On June 9th, I finished 100 days of consecutive squatting. I was inspired to take on this challenge by Cory Gregory after an article of his was published in FitnessRX for Men. It promised increased strength, better endurance, and the ability to call yourself a badass and mean it. I’ve taken the last week or…

  • Hiking at Mount Charleston

    After a great win yesterday at flag football, Angela suggested we head up to Mount Charleston to do some hiking (buy AK47’s) and see what Fitz would do in the snow. After some initial hesitation on my part, due to both tiredness and laziness, I agreed it would be a good idea. We both knew…

  • Squat Fun!

    Angela and I had another great workout today. It consisted primarily of lots and lots of squats, and I thought I’d post a sampling of what we did: Angela Back Squat – 135 x 10 Nick Back Squat – 225 x 20 Nick Front Squat – 275 x 1 Nick Front Squat – 315 x…

  • Model Rocketry as a Family

    One of the things that has been on our to do list for a while is to build and launch a large model rocket. We finally assembled a kit towards the end of last year, but it languished unlaunched in my office for the past few months as we prepared for our big move. I…

  • Delmonico Steakhouse at The Palazzo

    Angela and I had the pleasure of dining at Delmonico Steakhouse tonight at The Palazzo here in Las Vegas. We didn’t manage to snag any pictures, but I wanted to give a brief review of the food and our dining experience. We arrived around 5:15 PM to find we were one of only three parties…

  • Man Made Food: Potato and Egg Skillet

    Angela isn’t around to cook for me right now, so I’ve been trying my best to cook food that tastes good. Luckily, she took the time to walk me through a few things before she left. I’ve been putting my own twist on her recipes, but the majority of credit definitely goes to her. This…

  • Journey to the Top of Lone Mountain

    A few days ago, Fitz and I were at the local dog park. Fitz is finally starting to get used to the other dogs and was being, somewhat surprisingly, polite to the yorkie and terrier mix that were in the pen with us. I was talking to the other owners and one mentioned that he…

  • NFL Picks – 2013, Final Tally

    A long time ago, I made the last post about our picks for each week. We continued to pick the games, but I stopped posting them here on the blog because of a lack of time. With the super bowl less than a week away at this point, I figured it was time to loop…