Summer was awesome. HOT. But VERY productive. Right up until rehearsal got heavy. And I took over a week off starting tech Sunday.
By the numbers: weight under 210, body fat under 20, BMI dropped from 26.6 to 26.0. VO2 max is hovering just under 40. Fastest 3-mile since 2015 and fastest TWO-mile since 2013! Finally got a legit 100m down to 18.1. Still slow but … the last week off has healed my hip. Did a few lunges last night and it felt fine. We’ll see it comes back under pressure.
Show opened last Friday. Been wet and windy ever since but it looks like I’ll be able to hit the road again today. Road work Wednesday through Friday then start “training” again 10/1 and see how it goes. Last time around the first two weeks went well before the VO2 max limits added up. If I haven’t lost TOO much October will go well.
Roughriders just dropped two in a row to teams who are a combined 12-0. Can’t remember EVER having that happen in a regular season. Those teams are in different divisions of our league so will not play this season. We’re currently 12th which puts us in the bowls AND we still have our quality win over Paint Valley. We’d open against Bellaire who also has one quality win. They’re a traditionally tough program so I’m not optimistic. Lots of shuffling over the next few weeks. West Liberty this weekend. Traditionally a close game. They’re down this season but not sure HOW down.
ONU lost to BW by four – MUCH closer than I thought it would be. They’ll be down on the river and it’s still usually safe to pick against Marietta. Now for the big boys. There aren’t four playoff teams. There are three. Georgia, Ohio State and USC. Alabama’s schedule is still soft. Oklahoma has a loss. Michigan WILL have. Same for Penn State. IF Washington can beat USC they’ll rep the Pac ??. Clemson’s schedule is too easy and the narrow escape to WF raised issues. Florida State might be the unlikely fourth team. Regarless, they’ll be sacrificial lambs.
I thought the Buckeyes were 14 better than Wisconsin. D’OH! They’re 30+ better than Rutgers and may cover the over on their own.
A scoop n score dropped my Saints to 1-2. Will be closer but not better against the Vikings this weekend. Within a field goal, especially with the “neutral field.” Top four? Bills, Chiefs, Bucs, Packers. NO love for the Eagles but the Dolphins will be heard.
Been kinda quiet on football so far this season but it’s been – calamitous nonetheless.
HS: My Roughriders graduated roughly half the team, including the coaches eldest son QB who is playing at the D III level. Best defensive player’s dad was transferred to Youngstown. And a disgruntled 2nd string RB transferred to a neighboring school Then we lost the season opener. Coach Buescher righted the ship quickly. We scored 43+ the next three games, never allowing more than 34. Sadly those opponents are currently a combined 5-7. Not BAD but nothing to brag about. The next two opponents are both undefeated. We’ll quickly find out how good we are, get a respite, then close out with our current rival, currently undefeated Mechanicsburg.
College: My Polar Bears will be middle of the road. Lost the season opener in OT then beat the former Capitol Crusaders <whew.> I’ll be happy if we aren’t TOO far under .500. Buckeye’s beat the #5 team at home but fail to cover the spread by about 6. Drop one spot in the poll. Alabama goes on the road against an unranked team, escapes with a 1 point victory, failing to cover by about 19 ….. and drops one in the polls.
Current top 4: Bama, Georgia, OSU … and the OTHER OSU. Texas has a loss (with an asterisk). Clemson and Oklahoma haven’t played a D1 schedule. Those are the only schools worthy of consideration at this point. Buckeyes over Rockets this week by three plus scores. Two other games pitting top 25’s against each other. A&M over the Canes by a little more than a FG. Ducks by single digits over Cougs.
NFL: Too early to tall, especial;y with some of the early outcomes and injuries. Chiefs and Bills are the class of the AFC. Rams and Bucs in the NFC. And Tompa Brady will beat by Saints by less than a TD this week in another close one.
Schools are reopening and MOST of the country is trying to return to something vaguely resembling normalcy. If you know me you know I can’t return to something I didn’t wander too far away from. But the maskers are still with us (like the Biblical poor, they will be with us always.) Odd vestigial regulations persist like the monk’s kitten. And the receipts are being collected.
Old school. Y’see kids, back in MY day mid-August was the county fair, rolled right into the state fair rolled right into the community festival which ended on Monday. Teachers reported Tuesday. School started Wednesday. And the first football game was Friday. NOW the county fair’s been moved to early July, I have no IDEA when the state fair is, the community festival is STILL Labor Day weekend, school started three weeks ago, as did the HS football season. So I’m always kinda lost.
No. More on election interference. Because this crap just keeps oozing.
A Declaration Of Dissolution: Wisconsin Supreme Court Fires The Starting Gun. Money quote: “If elections are conducted outside of the law, the people have not conferred their consent on the government. Such elections are unlawful, and their results are illegitimate.” — Justice Rebecca Grassl Bradley, writing for the Wisconsin Supreme Court majority in Teigen v. Wisconsin Elections Commission
August was a little blah behind the wheel. I was pretty much done and had hit a slow streak. And was getting tired of most of my Px. Ready for the change to school. Spent a grand on gas this summer. That’ll eat up TWO of my bonuses. Ninety days. That’ll get me to Christmas so no “bonus” until NEXT year.