Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Roid Rage?

Disturbing news that WWE Pro Wrestler Chris Benoit may have murdered his wife and son, then committed suicide. I am not ashamed to admit that I do watch and enjoy WWE Wresting as a 43 year old guy. Why? It is fun to watch, there are the universal characters of good versus bad, and the wrestlers are all in top physical condition. Sure most of it is scripted, but the wrestlers do have to be in great shape to pull off these stunts.

There is a cost and sacrifice that these wrestlers pay to succeed as a Pro Wrestler. Although that substantiated yet, it appears that steroid use may be the cause of this unfortunate incident.

I personally have never used steroids. However, I do know the challenges of keeping in shape as a 40 something year old guy. Benoit was 40 years old, same height as me, 5 ft 10 in. He weighed 220, and I weigh around 145. In my early 30's when I was probably in the best shape of my life I weighed 165. As a 43 year old, my body simply can not withstand the wear and tear to sustain a bodyweight of 165. Sure, I looked great back then, but I always seemed to have some type of nagging overuse injury. An example was my right elbow that had the tingly feeling "I hit my funny bone" most of the time.

I will not preach about steroid use. I just want to comment that maintaining a healthy body as you grow older does become more difficult. You have to work out smarter. My right elbow still tingles sometimes, but no where near the frequency when I was in my 30's.

Out of Sight

I am sorry that I have not kept you up to date by logging my workouts on my blog. Yes, I still do workout and Yes, I still do blog. It has been a busy few weeks, both at home and at work, since my last post. I will make it a goal to post at least once a week so you know that I am not Out of Sight. I have kept that goal for this week.

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Apple Releases Safari Web Browser for Windows

Apple just released Safari Web Browser for Windows. Safari previously was only available for the MAC's, but is now available for Windows. Here is the press release. You can download Safari here. Apple claims that Safari is 2 times faster than Internet Explorer. I am usually not an early adopter, I prefer to wait for the bugs to be worked out, but I thought I would give Safari a try. While creating this post on Blogger, the "Save Now" and "Add Image" button did not work. I will tinker with Safari and let you know how I feel about it.

Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Weekly Workout Rewind - 5/27/2007

I mowed the lawn once, completed 3 cardio sessions, and 3 weightlifting sessions. I missed working out my back. It was a short week due to the Memorial Day weekend.

Weekly Workout Rewind - 5/20/2007

I mowed the lawn once, completed 3 cardio sessions, and 3 weightlifing sessions. I missed working out my chest. I spent one afternoon digging a 5 ft x 3 ft x 2 ft trench at one end of my storage shed. I lined the trench with poultry netting and 2 in x 3 in fenceing, and filled it with gravel. Groundhogs found a way to dig under my shed, so the fencing prevents them from fitting under the shed, and the gravel makes it more difficult to burrow under instead of soil.