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Thursday, April 23, 2015

Hold on to Your Butts

Angela and I have been wiped out now that we walk/jog over 2 miles a day, scrambling to get everything ready for Girls Night: Bridal Shower Theme on Saturday, along with all of our other diurnal tasks. Also let's not forget about our full time jobs. I don't know how people do it when they have kids too. Every morning I feel like Samuel L Jackson in Jurassic park right before he turns off the power to the park saying, "Hold on to your butts". It's not really a help to hold on to one's butt but in the helpless situation he's in it almost sounds like a good idea--almost.

Life is a struggle, anyone that has lived long enough to get your own newborn baby bum unnecessarily slapped by a doctor can attest to this. I've heard "Life is pain. Anyone who says differently is selling something" -Westley. And "Life is hard and it gets worse and worse and worse" -Cat Power. Personally I've always liked the cute quote "Yard by yard life is hard, but inch by inch life is a cinch" - Unknown

I've also started doing pull-ups on our pull-up bar we nicknamed Allentown. This namesake comes from one of our favorite Billy Joel songs about a steal factory town of the same name. When we ordered the pull up bar we noticed that it shipped from Allentown, PA and since it's essentially just a steel bar the name stuck. It's one of those pull up bars you hang on the door sill so when it's time to put it back up we love to tell each other that its time to put up Allentown again.

Now that I've started exercising again and I'm seemingly out of breath all the time, I have an even better appreciation of the involuntary reflex of breathing. When I go for something, I go big. Sometimes I try to do too much too quickly and get carried away. When I started running I ran to fast and hard as a result I could taste blood in my mouth, which doesn't seem quite right. It was a good reminder that I need to not get overzealous. I need to take things slowly. Angela really makes me feel like I could conquer the world and I know as we take things slowly we will be much happier and more productive for the rest of our lives.

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