I'm back...

I’ve refrained from posting for quite a while now – a month in fact. At first, I was just refusing to let myself off with the sort of crap I normally put up at the first of the year, like “2006 in Review” and the “What are Your Resolutions?” post. I think I’m a better writer than that. Now, of course, I have to admit that it’s only partly artistic hubris that has kept me silent this long; I also had no idea what to say about last year, and no clue how to approach this one.

In 2006 I graduated from college - twice. Neither of my degrees (Religion and English, in that order) is the type of thing that will make a man wealthy, or even particularly secure. On one level, it feels like I have accumulated some knowledge, yet on another it seems that all I’ve learned is that I need more degrees.

My job at the university – another thing I acquired in 2006 – is not perfect, but it is nice to be able to live without the constant fear of starvation. I am now facing the prospect of going to Grad School at UW as well so I can possibly continue working. Not really excited about that, but I can’t face the idea of a couple more years of living hand to mouth, surviving from one Financial Aid check to the next. At least here I have the possibility of working for a decent wage during my masters.

As for 2007, I am exhausted just thinking about it. I have committed to a new workout regimen with Scott and Big Gay Jim, which happens every weekday at 6:00 am. I hate getting up early, I hate cardio, and I hate circuit training; but I hate looking in the mirror even more, so it must be done. I have only missed one day so far due to sloth, and one day due to minor injury.

I am also starting Arnis classes soon, to help further with the weight loss and to provide a vent for my very reasonable desire to kick the living shit out of someone, ANYone, on a regular basis. So far the results have been pleasant; I’m losing weight rapidly, and people are noticing. While getting hit on by tranny boys is odd (love you too, Katz) the attention is nice. It's also nice to see some hope of getting back into those pants that live way at the back of the closet. If the current trend continues, I will have to buy a new wardrobe in Spring.

The performance benefits are there as well. Yesterday for instance – I played three games of racquetball in the morning, and four games of handball cutthroat after work. Although I could certainly feel that I had worked out, I did not feel like I had been hit by a truck full of cement. A month ago, I would have crawled to my bed after a day like that and been asleep by 8:30. Instead, I was still lively at 11:00, and I was back in the gym at 6:00 this morning for circuit training. The really strange thing about it is that I have begun to wake up at the ungodly hour of 5:15 every morning without an alarm. I fear I may be becoming one of them - a morning person.

I guess the point of all this is that I am finally getting somewhere... and I didn't want to blog about it until I was sure it wasn't just a fluke. I feel better now - the silly-ass bloggery you have come to expect can now continue...

8 comments:

Big Gay Jim said...

Just because you CAN wake up at 5:15am doesn't make you a morning person. A true morning person is HAPPY to be out of bed when the deity of their choice is still hitting the snooze button. I can attest to the fact you're plenty surly and grumbly in the mornings...we wouldn't get along if you weren't. ;) Glad to have you back among the posting, Rev.

Mark Travis said...

I think I ended up posting 3 times in between your absence. BUt the new job allows for a lot more keyboard time as I am home every evening, and quite often every afternoon.

I'm glad to hear that there is a group of gym goers back in Laramie. I myself have stopped being as active as I was before Thanksgiving. Rig-sitter is not an active occupation. So I am looking into a gym here in Elko.

Also, getting up early, though it is painfully shitty, is something I would like to continue. If nothing else but to have time for sitting meditation.

later peeps

Big Gay Jim said...

Well when you're here in town, you're certainly welcome to join us at unholy hours. There's handball and racquetball a'plenty.

Mandy said...

Glad you are posting agian...I was getting worried. I almost sent out the fluffy bunnies of the apocalypse to find you.

So with all these good changes happening, can we add "Better Than Ever" to your title?

Dr. Smith said...

I would like to play hand and or raquetball with you.

Modig_Bjorn said...

You hear that Rev.? I think we might have a new recruit. Let's usher him in "gently."

His Sinfulness said...

"Gently?" You mean like, with cutthroat hardball at 6:00 AM? ;)

Flynn said...

Ah, not even an honorable mention, bah, I drag my ass outa bed at 5:30 too..

Well fine, I'll just go back into the corner with my ONE FRIGGING EYE~!

:P

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