I kinda figured that…
Funny thing about an ‘off day’ is that not going to the gym probably stresses me more than going and just doing a bit of cardio and very light stuff does.
There was a period in my life when resting seemed more ok. Nowadays I seem to be going into an almost deployment mode and stay at a faster pace every day. It’s weird as hell but at 47 being still while awake is sometimes challenging. For instance, it’s 0723 right now, I’ve been up a while and am chomping at the bit to get out of the house, whereas 7+ years ago I’d have stil been asleep and had zero motivation to even get up, much less do anything.
Aging has seemingly taken my attitude back to having a desire to go full bore every waking moment. I miss the service sooooo bad! If I was still in, there’d always be something to do and a pace that I like better than civilian stuff. By now I’d be hearing jet engines running, maybe some rifle fire, and the people around me would be up and moving…the current atmosphe is almost boring.
Of course none of that is lifting related. Just talking about the “over 35” part of this forum name…if only my damn hand hadn’t been F’d up I swear I’d be trying to renter active duty. But as it stands, there’s no mission to do a damn thing given by someone else,so to keep things interesting, so I have to come up with something constructive to do myself, which ok, a lot of people would like to have so much freedom in planning their day, but I swear people who covet retirement and taking it easy don’t realize how boring taking it easy can get. A fast paced life is something I miss the hell out of.
The greatest thing about daily activity for me now is getting to the gym, and my wife’s days off…being a 47 yo man without peers is a frickin’ boring existence. Hence my getting to the gym daily being pretty desirable.
Actually, yesterday was an anomaly because I was surprised when I looked at my watch and it was 2113…I’d spent the day with my wife after my workout and the day went very fast. LI felt like I’d accomplished something good by escorting her to get groceries and we bought each other presents for our upcoming (28th) anniversary.
Otherwise I’d have been going shooting preferably, or elsewhere. One problem I have is frickin’ ammo cost. If I could afford a few hundred rounds per day I’d stay happy! Need to buy a reloading press so I could shoot twice as much for the same price and would have something to do that I enjoy more often…oh well, Uncle Sam doesn’t pay me enough and sure as hell doesn’t cover my ammo now That reminds me of an amusing graphic I saw:
"I buy ammo for the same reason you buy toilet paper."
Meaning when you need it…ya know?!
Ok so now I’m chatty online with people I don’t even know - sorry.
Thanks for the replies and I’ll just keep biceps at the current frequency.