getting older

Getting old sucks.


I said, getting old SUCKS.

Oh. Couldn’t hear you.

Yesterday I was advised by my Dr. that I should have a Procedure. In the next fail swoop I was sitting before his nurse and signing some papers, scheduling the surgery, and the pre-op appointment. Answering ‘Yes’ or ‘No’ to a long list of questions about allergies, and prior reactions to anesthesia, if any. It’s a day later and I’m still processing.

A bit overwhelming if you ask me.

So I did what any functioning adult under duress would do, I came home after CF tonight and made a tomato, spinach and mozzarella salad, with fresh basil right out of the garden.

Then took a call from my long best BFF, Joe Carr.

So, the thing about the surgery, and growing older: I’m finding it hard to differentiate between which surgeries are necessary, and which are simply not. When do you leave your body alone, and when do you intervene? Because I’m pretty certain prior to 100 years ago, even less, these kind of surgeries were not taking place. Is it because we’re living longer that they are deemed normal, even necessary, to a long healthy life? What’s proactive, vs. preventative, vs. necessary.

The living a fulfilled life part is still solely up to you.

Tonight’s WOD was super technical. Which = Super Fun. Actually think I might nailed a movement in there somewhere. Outside my usual spaghetti arms.


I. Clean Grip Deadlift @ 11X1

8 x 3 @ 55% 1RM

*Rest 30 seconds between sets

Completed: @ 115lbs.

II. High Hang Power Snatch – Work up to tough single

III. Hang Power Snatch

Completed: @ 55lbs. Felt good. Once I was able to get the movement, which came and went like my craving for potato chips.

3 x 10 touch-and-go for speed and efficiency

*Rest 90 seconds between sets

IV. 3 Rounds For Time @ 90%:

10 R-Arm Kettlebell Snatch (53/35)

10 L-Arm Kettlebell Snatch (53/35)

15 Toes-to-Bar

Completed: at 24lbs. per arm in 4:33. Could have gone heavier. Scaled to Russian KBs as do not yet know the KB Snatch.

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