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Today: everything hurt (at first)

I am not sure what is going with my body (too much sitting) but during today’s workout, most all of my body hurt a bit.

usual pt
pull ups: 5 sets of 10…and the first 2-3 sets felt sluggish and almost painful, but the final two sets were stronger than they’ve been recently??
bench press: 10 x 135, 5 x 185 (no spotter, so cut it short), 8 x 175 (no spotter so cut it short..this is 5 lbs. up)
incline: 10 x 135 (easy but sort of painful)
military: standing, 10 x 50 (dumbbell, 2 sets), 10 x 90 (each arm) machine
rows: 3 sets of 10 x 200 (Hammer machine)

Treadmill: walk 4 miles in 57:30. started with a 0.5 mile in 15:03 then did “3 minutes at each incline) 1-2-3-4-5-1-2-3-4-5 and finished at 5 to 57:30 then cooled down.

Note: soles of the feet have been numb for a long time..bring this up with the doctor. Might be PF.

So, overall, performance wise, it was nothing special but, well, some days I am just a bit achy.

If I waited until I felt optimally to work out, I’d never work out.

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January 8, 2018 Posted by | walking, weight training | Leave a comment

Trump, sleaze and a changing presidency?

I am having a belly laugh over the popularity of the Michael Wolff book Fire and Fury. No, I don’t see the book as especially credible (the author doesn’t have a reputation of accuracy and the content appears to be mostly gossip) and it is my guess that the author wrote it for the money (and it is working, though Wikileaks has published the pdf of the book online).

But:

1. Trump has not reacted well to the book and is drawing well deserved ridicule for his reactions.

2. Trump has achieved much of his political success by doing exactly what the book is doing to him! Isn’t that ironic?

What can I say…maybe that is the way the game is played these days? Figure out who your opponents are and then try to slime them with any sleaze you can make up?

There is a long term downside though. I remember when Blagojevich ran for reelection as Illinois governor. I am embarrassed to say that I voted for him. Oh, I heard the criticisms but I dismissed them as partisan sleaze …and I had no idea these criticisms, this time, were the truth! So, I’ll do my part and try to keep my criticisms principled (and yes, temperament and deportment are qualifications for the office, IMHO).

And has Trump really changed the nature of the presidency? Yes, I like thoughtful presidents (Obama, Clinton, the first Bush) but Trump appears to be a lazy figurehead who runs his mouth but runs little else.
Now some liberals are touting …Oprah??? OMFG. Yes, she certainly won’t be any worse than the conman we have in office right now..and she is rich, popular and knows the “show-biz” game inside and out.

But at this rate, we’ll find our office of the Presidency reduced to something symbolic…and this makes Congress more important than ever.

January 8, 2018 Posted by | books, politics/social, social/political | | Leave a comment