07/15/2016

Today was quite the day for many reasons.

  1. It started off well enough, but for whatever reason, my lunch wasn’t until 2:30, and I felt a bit alone the last 30 minutes or so.
  2. I challenged my social anxiety quite a bit by asking a girl out in person for the first time. That’s right, ladies and gents, my 27 y/o person hasn’t asked a girl out in person until today. All the other times have been either through text or email or other internet messaging.
  3. Her response was “Maybe… but I’m seeing someone currently…” which is the most neutral answer one can say, but I’m ok with it.

That was my day and my reaction to my day.

I hope y’all had a good Friday!

Marshall

07/14/2016

Today’s big news… PANCAKES FOR DINNER!!!! Pancakes are one of my favorite foods as well as waffles, PB&J’s , most forms of chicken, broccoli, carrots, and my/my mom’s sweet potato fries. I’m pretty sure I could live a happy life with just the foods mentioned above.

Before PANCAKES!!!! was work and a work out. Work was fairly standard. Cars were cleaned and oil was changed (not by me).

After work I walked the block to the Anytime Fitness. I have been a member of Anytime Fitness for a couple months now and I love my home gym. One of the great things about Anytime is that after a month members can use any Anytime Fitness they choose. So, I went to another Anytime Fitness to see what it was about and I was a little underwhelmed.

It was a bit cramped with equipment and didn’t have a good place for me to place my backpack. But, I got a good upper body workout in none-the-less. I started with dumb bell overhead presses, then machine chest presses, and finally neutral grip pull ups set of 7/5/4/3/2/1.

I hope y’all had an excellent Thursday!

Marshall

07/13/2016

A story from yesterday:

A mother was switching cars and need assistance unclipping her toddler’s seat base. So I went in and started to fuss around trying to unclip the base. The mother’s daughter was still in the car and a little bit into me fussing around I feel a small hand on my head rubbing around. I look up and I see the daughter retracting her hand. She says, “It’s so fuzzy!” and I say, “It’s ok… you can rub my head.” So I continue to fuss and she continues to rub my head.

The mom asks how I’m doing and I say, “The clip is indeed super tight, but she’s rubbing my head so it’s cool.” The mom laughs and I continue fussing. I eventually get it off and bring the base to the new car and leave it for the mom to put in herself.

I head back to the first car and start a conversation with the daughter to occupy her while her mom is gone. I learn she’s four and that my name is a name in Paw Patrol which is cool. I let her rub my head one more time, give her a high five, and tell her her mom will be back in a minute.

End of cute story from yesterday.

Onto today.

I got my car’s oil changed today. It’s been a bit since my last oil change and apparently I had very little oil in my car. And now I’m gonna change my oil more often because I don’t want my engine to explode and I need a few other things done. So Ana, I’m coming your way over the next couple/few months.

I also set a PR for trap deadlifts today with a 135 ibs x 10 reps set. I kinda want to see what my 1 rep max lift is, but I think I’ll hold off on that for a little bit more. I also did Leg Presses, a few seated leg curls, and finished with pull ups/chin ups. It was a good workout and one I might repeat.

I hope y’all had a good Wednesday!

Marshall

07/03/2016

What’s up friends?!

Things I learned today: Broccoli (my favorite green veggie) is a member of the same family as cabbage, brussel sprouts, and kale. I’m not a fan of cabbage or brussel sprouts (though I need to try sprouts again in a different form e.g. sliced thin to see if I truly dislike them) and I haven’t tried kale as of yet, but the next time mom makes kale chips I will try them and get back to y’all.

Moving forward, the USA Olympic trials are going on and I couldn’t be more happy and excited for the Olympics! It’s the pinnacle for the sports that don’t get enough love the other 3 years; swimming, running, gymnastics, and many others that I’m not super engaged. I just hope the games will actually happen. I’m confident they will for most events, but for others I’m less confident. I hope everything will be decent enough to race.

In other news, it’s the day before the USA’s Independence Day otherwise known as the 4th of July. I hope everybody in the USA has a fun, happy, and enjoyable 4th and those who read this outside the USA I hope you have a fun, happy, and enjoyable 4th of July! I also hope that all the pets of those in the USA aren’t scarred for life from the upcoming evening. My kitty took cover beneath an end table because fireworks were going off tonight. And he’s not one to be scared of much.

Again, I hope y’all have an excellent 4th of July,

Marshall