Monday, April 15, 2013

Thoughts

Wow, the Boston Marathon bombs just went off. So confusing why this stuff happens. Makes me a little sick to my stomach and shows you what really is important. People are nuts, man. Kids there, families. Why?

Watched two kick ass movies the other day. Lawless and The Proposition. So well done., such great acting. The Proposition was slightly better just because in Lawless, Tom Hardy who is a badass all throughout, dances in the end. Men dancing.

I had a really great workout today because rap music was playing. Rap music is particularly noxious to me, so it intensified my hatred for the weights and life and baby seals, all of it. I think it will be required to be on from now on when I lift weights.

I am reading Scar Lover, by Harry Crews. It is so good that I actually do not want to finish it.I cant believe he is dead, I wish that he could write forever. I have a book of all of his interviews also. And Vice magazine did one with him before he died. Here is the link http://www.vice.com/read/harry-crews-414-v15n12

Crews was one of a kind. A no bullshit kind of guy. He grew up a sharecropper's son, lost his daddy at a young age, broke his neck diving off of a bridge, has been stabbed, was a Marine, lost a son, was a drunk, was a full professor. I'd say he crammed as much into his life as he could before he died. Many of these authors are such tortured souls, drowning themselves in drugs and drink. Didn't I read that anytime Pat Conroy wrote a book that he had a nervous breakdown? Purging himself of some demons, I reckon.

Had a great squat session yesterday. Tracy and I decided to see how fast we could get 7x7 squats done. I used 315, she used 225 (yes, she is a freak). We did all 14 sets in 7:35. It was a great session and we are both sore as hell. And people say that they don't have time to train.

What else? Always searching for great books. Always searching for these great authors that speak to me.  What a gift to be able to do it. I would rather read and hunt and hang out with kids and dogs....than pretty much anything else. After a good deadlift session, of course.

I have a friend that is a high school strength coach that is going through some stuff with a new football head coach. This Football guy thinks that he knows everything about weight training. Not just questioning my friends methods, but undermining him, trying to write him off. I coached high school and hated it. As long as my strength coach friend can tell him what to call on fourth and one, then its all fair. Oh, that's different? No it isn't. Its the same damn thing. Stick to what you know, or STFU.

All About Being a Lifer

What's a Lifer? Someone who isn't in to something for just a day, a month, a year...it's for life. Whether its training or your family or your job...it doesn't matter. You work at it, you build on it, you see the big picture . You don't miss workouts because it means something to you. You are like a Shakespearean actor- no matter what is going on in your life, you block it out when it's time to train. You walk into the weight room and all else disappears. Worry about it later.