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!
Tuesday, December 18, 2007
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Kyle Rayner and Donna both bit the dust?
Weird....apparently even as busts they are linked.
It's good to be fit...
I wonder what that's like...
Nick, you are so right. Wow. That is really scary!! Thank you for pointing that out!
Swinebread, you are too modest! Besides, other then to relieve stress, I think the gym can make a person a bit too narcissistic. LOL!
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