Last Workout Ever…unless the world doesn’t end tomorrow…

I spent too long in the gym.
rotator cuff
pull ups (5 sets of 10)
incline bench press: 10 x 135, 4 x 155, 7 x 145
super set: one armed dumbbell rows (3 sets of 10 x 65 each arm), dumbbell bench (3 sets of 10 x 65)
super set: pull downs (3 sets of 10 x 160), seated military dumbbell (15 x 50, 15 x 45, 15 x 50), curls (3 sets of 10 x 52.5 pulley)
Note: middle set of militaries, I couldn’t get the 50 pound dumbbells up due to fatigue.
I did abs and stretches for a few rest sets.

Treadmill run: 3.12 miles in 30 minutes. I started off 0 incline (9:50, increased the speed), then at 9:30 mpm, I did .5, 1, 2, 3, 4 (inclines, 2 minutes each), then .5, 1, 1 (increased to 9:10 mpm) and then went 2, 3, 4 for 1 minute each.

Then track walk: 14:30, 13:30, 13:00, 42:43 for 5K.

Football: guess which college football team makes the most money? You’ll have little trouble guessing teams in the top 20; they are who you would expect. But no. 1 surprises me a bit. I thought that no. 20 would be higher and number 19 was a mild surprise. 6 Big Ten teams make the cut, as do 8 SEC teams, 3 Pac 10 teams (all between 15 and 20), 2 big 12 teams (guess…it isn’t hard) and one independent (guess).

Church State and Public Schools

Yes, students and teachers are free to pray on their own time; one can read any holy book on one’s own time, and things like Koran/Bible/Book of Mormon study groups are fine, so long as they are treated as any extracurricular activity. What you cannot do is to hold students as a captive audience to prayers or do religious activities with the class.

Science is winning some victories in public schools; that is good to see. But this statement (made my Jerry Coyne) might be a bit harsh:

To be a young-earth creationist in this day and age is to be, frankly, an idiot.

I think that it is possible for a non-idiot to get caught up in a bubble where one really doesn’t have genuine exposure to real science. Think about it: I grew up being taught that cold, damp air causes colds. Of course it doesn’t; but such superstition was difficult to shake off. Our society (the US) has lots of insulated bubbles that are very tough to break out of, mostly because breaking out of them basically means leaving one’s social group behind (tough to do). I see creationism as more of a result of a type of social/emotional illness.

Guns, etc.

Data: there is no correlation between firearm deaths and “prosperity index” (by country).

Yes, someone (at Newsweek) said that the kids should have rushed the shooter.

And of course, the right wing hasn’t let up; I saw this being passed around on facebook:


Hmmm….I suppose that these people might agree with this:


December 20, 2012 - Posted by | college football, creationism, football, politics, politics/social, religion, running, social/political, walking, weight training | , , , ,

1 Comment »

  1. I saw a car that had two bumper stickers that tickled me: DARWIN LOVES YOU and DON’T PRAY IN MY SCHOOLS AND I WON’T THINK IN YOUR CHURCH.

    Comment by shay | December 22, 2012 | Reply

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