This suddenly blew up on my Facebook feed tonight. I can’t argue with the speaker, he’s right, but I have to wonder how many people will post this to some form of social media, and then ignore it’s message. Lest you think I’m judging, there’s a pretty good chance I’ll post this here, and never take anything Mr. Turk said to heart. I’m broken like that.
That title seems to represent the “default setting” of most people, myself included. So, I’ve made it a goal to respect all people with the same respect I want. Once you humanize people, it is hard to treat them like garbage.
CF Football Total
Power Clean 1 Rep
Squat 1 Rep
Bench 1 Rep
Deadlift 1 Rep
*Perform a single max effort for the lifts listed above.
*After warm-ups, 3 attempts are allowed.
*Total must be done in the specified order.
*Combine all 4 lifts to create CF Football Total
Power Clean: 135
Notes: The clean only got 2 attempts, as the 135 on the second was U-G-L-Y, and I didn’t think I could get more weight without hurting myself. As for the other 3 lifts, I think I could’ve bumped those numbers up 10-20 pounds easily if I had more than 3 attempts. I know to start heavier next time.
Run: 3x( 200m + 400m+ 600m)
Rest the exact time it takes you to do each interval in each set. EX. 200m run in 35 sec. rest 35 sec then 400m run, rest 400m time, run 600m, rest 600m time, run 200m, etc
I haven’t run in a really long time, so my right heel & Achilles Tendon weren’t diggin’ this. As a result, I opted to walk a mile (I also left out the door late, limiting my time).
Morning weigh in: 290 lbs.
Stuff eaten: I’m logging this, but still not sure I want to post it here. So, maybe down the road, but not now.
Long story very short, I’m looking at something in the near future that may well change my life drastically.
Now, there’s a lot going through a person’s head going into these types of situations. For me, I found myself reassessing who I am, my behavior leading up to this, and what I’ve accomplished in life. I didn’t like any of the answers.
To start, being a religious person, I was (and still am) praying constantly. The problem? I found that I was praying only for my well being. Do I really care that little about other people? I like to think I’m a caring, giving person, but it seems I can only do that when things are good for me. At the end of the day, it turns out I’m a self-absorbed narcissist.
I’ve also come to the realization that I’m truly friendless. Since I’m not looking for any reassurance in this area, I’ll explain further. Most of my social interactions come at work. Being the type of person that uses alone time to recharge, I don’t generally do much of anything with my off time. The result is that I have a bunch of acquaintances, but no real friends. So, nobody really dislikes me, but they also don’t exactly miss me when I’m not around. At 35 years old, this is going to be a difficult problem to fix; I’m very set in my ways!
Anyway, I’m not looking for pity here (though advice would be appreciated!), as these issues are my own fault. Mostly, I’m just thinking out loud about some stuff I need to address. If I can serve as a cautionary tale for someone else, that’s just bonus points!