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For whatever reason, I’ve been in some kind of rut for the past month. Running, boxing, skydiving, weight-loss, training, pretty much everything except work, I’ve been totally blah. It’s been going on for just about a month. I keep thinking it’ll snap soon, but so far, no luck. My weight has been stuck at 202 for a month, short of lopping off an arm, I just can’t break 200. I’m not getting faster, my boxing is going to crap, my running is for yuck, and while “not dying” is usually considered a successful skydive, even that’s going to hell lately, as I’m falling like a greased safe, and my flying skills just simply aren’t improving. It’s been, so far, a crappy summer.
So it was with great excitement and anticipation I looked forward to my thrice-yearly ass-beating in the form of former Navy SEAL Jack Walston’s Bootcamp Class in NYC. He teaches one in the fall, one in the spring, and one in the summer. The next class was supposed to be June 16-21, six straight days of three hours a day of brutal pushups, situps, extended-arm-carries, eight-count bodybuilders, running, bear crawls, sand crawls, and the like.
I kept a diary of my first class, back in the summer of ’01, here. (Warning: You WILL get sucked into reading it – it is hands down, one of the best things I’ve ever written in my life.)
Anyhow, you can see where this is going – We were alerted this morning that the SEALs class for July 16-21 has been canceled due to the Houston class (where Instructor Walston is based) getting too big, and them not having enough instructors so they could send him here.
Even though we’ve been promised that the October class will run, it’s just a real disappointment, and a total bummer. I was counting on getting my butt-kicked to knock me out of this rut. Sadly, that won’t happen now.
Anyone want to take Instructor Walston’s place and kick my ass from 4:30am to 7am for six days?
Feh. So far the summer of ’07 really bites. I’m just sayin’.