“Have fun. Luck goes to those who are strong and smile a lot. That is the only way.”
-A.V. Tarasov, father of the Russian hockey program
Deep in the boonies, miles from human habitation, I found something lying in the dust that’s completely out of place … a “Fat Gripz Extreme.”
In the already-marginal world of strength training, these are rare and highly specialized. You put them on dumbbell handles to purposely make them hard to hold onto. There are legit reasons for doing so, but all are advanced and/or weird.
Somewhere out there is a drug grower who is a very serious ironhead, and he’s pissed. These things are expensive, and now I’ve got his stuff! (Shudder.) But I’m taking it as a sign from the gods of Valhalla: “Develop thy grip!”
Maybe I’ll just never wear pants again. That’s how awesome it is to ditch hiking in 2-lb. pants and a pinchy belt for the sublime freedom of the Silly Yoga Shorts.
I took advantage of cold weather today to simulate the much lower temperatures at GoRuck (55-60°F), and I learned a couple things. First, nothing beats short shorts! Second, not only won’t I mind a heavy, long-sleeved military shirt in cold weather, I will positively need one (and a hat, and gloves) so I don’t get scratched up by log carries.
This was such a fine, fine, fine morning to be alive and healthy.
Back in the heartland! Californians, you can simulate the experience by going somewhere ultra-green with uber-nice people and then serving potatoes with every meal and breathing through hot, wet gauze.
Synopsis of Siegfried: Inbred hyperactive teen incel commits double robbery-homicide with homemade weapon, attacks handicapped grandfather, and sexually touches drugged aunt.
His aunt, a former right-wing paramilitary leader, admits that her arsenal of military-style assault weapons is useless for self-protection and is badgered into a sexual relationship with him.
In SF to see Wagner’s Rheingold. The East German camouflage doesn’t really blend in with anything, but it does make you invisible to tasteful people and beautiful women.