Do you ever have a day that starts out kinda sucky but improves as it goes on? I had one of those today. It started out driving in really bad weather- wet snow and ice, but ended at the gym doing weight lifting, knowing I was coming home to my warm house. I also had the knowledge that my Christmas stuff is done, which helps put things in perspective. I am expecting a hectic day tomorrow, and as the Christmas countdown gets closer, it will be crazy. The folks at the grocery store are gearing up for it. The clerk I spoke to tonight said that they have to pretty much double up on shifts up until Christmas to handle the customers. I don't envy them, and my thoughts are with them. I am really lucky to have both Christmas Eve and Christmas off.
Tonight I had a great time weight lifting and hit some personal goals. My training partner and I started lifting intensely in February, and are winding down our latest routine. We decided to do multiple sets starting at lower reps and working up to a max. On my way home tonight I realized that I am actually lifting more weight then I did in high school. That is nuts.
As a Junior in high school I was on the track team and threw discus and shot-put. My friend Diana and I used to go bench press. She could do 140 lbs. and I could do 120 lbs. We felt pretty good about it. Amazingly, tonight I benched 140 lbs! I could only do it four times, and it was hard, but I did it. I am in better shape now then when I was in high school. To me that is unreal. I am very proud that I have stuck it out and made this vow to be fit. I still have quite a bit of weight to lose, but that will start again in January. I burned out in October and had to take a break.
In other news, this Saturday Jim and I made the decision, based on his guidance, to put our mini-busts and statues away. We were cleaning our living room and my Donna Troy bust fell and broke. Jim's Kyle Rayner mini statue also bit it. After I got extremely upset, I finally realized that putting our stuff away for awhile is for the best. I am way less stressed just having a few action figures out. Maybe again in the future we will display our statues again, but they are so fragile that our nerves need a break.
I wasn't too comic book related tonight, but I will be back tomorrow (hopefully) with an opinion or two about the Previews for March 2008. Have a great night!