Thanksgiving is the day to acknowledge all we are thankful for and so in that spirit, as I wish all the readers of MFBB a Happy Thanksgiving, here is what I am thankful for from the perspective of health and fitness.
- I am grateful for my good health. I recently got the results of my physical with blood test and passed with flying colors!
- I am thankful for all my gym friends, freaks, acquaintences and training partners who can take a share of credit for my successes.
- I am grateful for my personal bests over the year.
- I enjoyed competing in my first, (and possibly last) Highland Games.
- To the Moynihan Institute for all the smack and humor.
- I am very happy that our gym found a way to not only stay open but to upgrade the facility.
- I am grateful to have a gym that has allowed me to bring in my bumpers and do Olympic lifts.
- I am fortunate to have found good teachers to help me with Oly lifting, kettlebells and powerlifting.
- I am happy and grateful to have enough equipment to be able to train independently of the gym if I desire.
- As I expressed to Nico Coetzee, I am thankful for all his hard efforts in keeping Met-Rx open during the lean times.
- I would be remiss in expressing gratitude for a relatively injury-free year.
Recalling all the things I have gratitude for is all fine and dandy, but their are some turkeys that need to be called out and get the Scraggly Turkey Award.
- To the trainer who dropped a Silent But Deadly fart while training his clients and gassing out the rest of us. He may have even shit his pants for all I know. It was nasty!
- To all the trainers and their clients who are too lazy to rack their plates and put things away when finished.
- To gym management for making me remove my bumper plates.
- To the knuckleheads who walk perilously and obliviously close to me while I am snatching or kettlebell swinging.
- To all the chatterboxes who distract those of us who are training hard.
- To all the mirror narcissists and big egos.
- To the crappy music the gym generally plays.
- To the dweebs who use the squat racks to do bicep curls.
- To trainers teaching and allowing lousy technique with their clients.
Mostly, though, I would like to thank all of you who read this blog and hope you continue to check back often. Thank you! Happy Thanksgiving!