West Allis Barbell was rocking this morning. BFFs Joe Flick and Matt Cerra, and fellow trainer and friend Nic Hansen came and had an awesome session in the car hole (garage). When dudes that are dedicated to training get together and train it's almost too awesome for words. We talk about women, football, asshole dudes we know, and there are tons of dick and pussy jokes. A Sham-Wow couldn't soak up all the testosterone. I put Matt and Joe through a total body workout, Nic did some accessory stuff, and I trained the standing press.
Standing Press: 140x5; 155x5; 175x5 (PR?); 95x10; 115x10x2
Pull Ups: 6x3 (BW)
Band Rows: 3x20
Shoulder complex: x2
Conditioning: (55 yd sprint x4 + 60 yd shuttle = 1 quarter) x3 quarters
After this Matt had Wisconsin State Fair on his mind. Joe had a tattoo appointment and I told Katie I'd wait for her to get back from Fargo and go with her. Let me just say that I frickin' love the State Fair. Eating food, drinking beer, and people watching are some of my favorite activities. This year's new big item at the fair is a cheeseburger with a Krispy Kreme doughnut as a bun. For a dollar extra you can get chocolate covered bacon on top. I am definitely getting one. I'm going to skip the bacon though. I tried it last year and was very underwhelmed. Another item that has been in the back of my mind for the past year is the deep-fried peanut butter and jelly sandwich. Everyone I tell about this has the same reaction, "Really? Ew." But everyone that tries it says it is awesome. And I would agree with them. It's a PB&J dipped in what is essentially pancake batter and then fried in partially hydrogenated vegetable oil (shitloads of trans-fat). How could it not be good.
I love State Fair food, but I'm glad it only comes once a year. There are, however, lots of people that seemingly celebrate the Fair year-round. These are my favorite people to people watch. It's the great state of Wisconsin at it's finest. Way too big women wearing way too small clothes and people that must have been cool a long time ago because they just keep hanging on to the fashion and hairstyles of years gone-by. Mullets, cut-off jean shorts, Looney Tunes t-shirts, tennis shoes with calf high tube socks pulled all the way up in the summer, "These colors don't run" shirts, huge Jesus chains, and motorized scooters for the huskies. Shit yes. I think I'm going to bring by camera.
Song of the Day:
“Look not mournfully into the past, it comes not back again. Wisely improve the present, it is thine. Go forth to meet the shadowy future without fear and with a manly heart.”
-Henry Wadsworth Longfellow