Ah, summer’s here! I just finished my semester up, got the grades I wanted, and now I’m coasting for a few months. What do I have planned this summer? Not so sure yet, but it involves a trip to GA to see my nephew’s officer commissioning in the Marines next month. Oh, and lots of weight lifting. That’s about all I have planned, aside from work. I’m still working out when I’m going to complete the Spartan Beast — thus completing the Spartan Trifecta — but money’s tight, so it may wait until the fall, which then crowds in with Tough Mudder, Strong Owl, SuperHERO Scramble, and a possible GORUCK Challenge, all of which are within an hour’s drive versus having to fly for the Beast. It’ll work itself out, no worries. I’m trying to model my training after what I did in high school which was effectively lift until you want to puke then go run, and vice versa. While it worked when I was 15 and may kill me at 30, I’m going to give it a go. After all, after squatting, the last thing I can really do is run very quickly. I’ll be mixing in 15k or 20k training with it as I want to get my mileage up.

But hell, who am I kidding? It’s SUMMER. I’m going to go out and pound beers, hang with my friends, talk a whole lot of shit about shit, and enjoy the outdoors. I may even join a local CrossFit box. Yes, even though I despise a lot of the programming choices and preference of speed over form, a local box has an Olympic lifting night that you can only attend if you’re a member. Ergo, looks like I’ll be signing up. Regardless of what I do with that, I’m going to be getting outside. I live in the sunshine state and I’m going to soak up as much as possible.

Oh…and go to Disney World for my girlfriend’s birthday because I’m awesome.

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