Not only that but really kept up with the work outs over the two weeks of holidays and my new gym wing man did too. It is been so awesome to watch him start to really enjoy the process of cardio and weights. I am totally still on him about trying not to jack the weight higher on every single machine, but he is starting to get better with form, and when he slips and i start to open my mouth, he is quick to shoot me that pre-teen glare that I know will get refined in the next few years.
But aside from those instances things are going great!
Last week went like this:
Monday: 500m hard kicking and arms + 750m swim
Tuesday: Weights + 2000m swim
Wednesday: 14km bike + 2000m swim
Saturday: Weights + 10km bike
So not a bad week at all. In the workouts anyway. In the world, well that is a different nut. As I have said before, but will say again because 2 out of my 7 readers may not know, I am not good in crowds. Especially crowds of people I dont know. I can manage myself without barking or peeing on things, but i generally avoid situations where I am put into new groups of people with out having a good relationship with at least one person or sub-group. Im shy I guess is a shorter way to say that.
Anyway my wife is the opposite. She loves to meet new people and talk to strangers, I attribute that to her growing up in a very small town where her family was about 1/3 of that town. Needless to say, I usually feel like I am holding her back because when we get invited places, if i dont know at least 2 people I am usually a no.
So this holiday, we were invited over to our neighbours, she caught me because I met them both a couple times already so there were the two people that I know, so checklist complete. Sigh.
So off we went, now I am not going to get to heavy handed with this, but I was being a brat pretty much until we walked in the door, i may even stomped the "snow" off my boots extra hard right before we went in. I will neither confirm or deny that.
Now dont get me wrong, our neighbours are very friendly, and it was kind of them to invite us over in the first place, but geez I was stressed out. We get in and get settled, I was quick to get the dip and snack plate I made set up, and deposit the bottle of wine we brought on the impromptu bar that was set up in the kitchen. I quickly spotted one of the two people I knew and sat relatively close to him at the table. Now across from me was a very nice man, he was holding court at the table before I got there, and continued to hold court once i sat down. About the same time i sat down, he turned to me and said ' how much do you weight? '
Um what? I stammered.
Your weight, how much?
Uh, I dont know, I dont really weight myself.
Ahh common you gotta know abouts, how much is it?
Well i got a bet going with this guy here that I only out weigh you by 15 pounds, so about how much do you weigh?
Inside my head: WTF!!! Be polite, beeeeee polite....
Well the last time i weighted myself I was around 290, but I would say 290-300, somewhere in there.
Oh, okay, thanks.
I can feel my wife, who is sitting beside me, shrink, because she knows how weird this exchange is and how off I now am because of it.
Well, I say, did you win the bet?
No, I had you way heavier then that.
Head: WHAT!!! You DICK!
He then launches into about an hour and a half one sided trivia battle with himself on the greatest sitcom ever......Three's Company.
Now I enjoyed Three's Company in my day, i am sure 3 of the 7 of you reading this have no idea there was even a show called Three's Company, but it was a typical 70's sit com. It did showcase John Ritter, god rest his soul, who was a great comedic actor, and was very skilled at improv and physical comedy, and also the great Don Knotts. So i do know of the show, i remember it being one of the only shows on CBC that I actually liked.
So i liked the show. This dude loved it.
Now i can appreciate memorizing lines from shows that you felt a connection to, or knowing some trivia about that show.
But when you ask a trivia type question dont answer it yourself before the person you are asking even has a chance to think about the question. Hour and a Half.
Our host tried to change the subject to movies.
Well you know who was in movies, many of the actors from Three's Company. Hour and a Half.
My wife tried to change the subject to sports.
Well remember the episode about the football game. Hour and a Half.
I must have noded, smiled, uh-huhed, and no reallied, myself enough to my wife's sick pleasure that she finally pulled the shoot and we left.
Again, this is nothing against this man, his love for this show and knowledge about it was staggering, but wow that was alot.
The worst is that if you like he are a Three's Company trivia master, and are thinking wow now Sean knows alot about Three's Company and we can chat about it, sorry to disappoint you, the whole time we was talking I was thinking about all the different scotches I have yet to try and formulated a priority list in my head.
Sean " BigBoyRunning" Ryan