Just not that interesting in debate

If you want to discuss an issue with someone, there has to be a common knowledge base.

No, ignorance is not one sided (from 2008)

Of course, politicians know this.
They don’t even try to convince me; what I get are exclusively fundraising appeals.

And speeches, debates…well, they might try to persuade their own people to show up, but there isn’t much of the “let me help you decide” stuff.

And so, I might do some “social political” stuff, but that is about it.

No game for me so…

Ok, Colts and Bears on the road, but it really doesn’t matter: even if they allowed fans (Colts will allow 2500) I would not go this season.
I did watch the Colts give the game away 27-20 to the Jags, though I watched the former Illinois defensive end and Illinois State running back play. The Bears rallied from 20-6 down and were clinging to a 27-23 lead when the Lions dropped a sure TD pass with 6 seconds to go.

It is usually the Bears doing that stuff.

I did get in a nice 8 mile walk; the piriformis gave me some very, very mild pain on the hilly parts of the course and none at all on the flats.

The course was somewhat convoluted in that I did a Cornstalk Hill loop first (full loop) then the “out and back”; note the Garmin was REALLY shorting me on the distance in Bradley Park today.

You can see the major uphill sections by my pace:

Weather was perfect but I waited just a bit too long; there were….people out there. 🙂

I finished by taking Parkside all the way to University, then doubling back on Columbia then to Maplewood, Bradley, then going past the mail box and turning to Moss..

The weather could not have been better.

Election: I am trying not to think about it too much as I know who I am going to vote for and so do most of the people I know. Mostly, the minds are made up. But what I am finding irritating is all of the “I am not going to accept that….”…
Just how? One doesn’t get something on the strength of wanting it. And you have to get a sufficient number of people to agree with you.

And here is the deal: my retirement account is looking fine. I am employed and can work remotely and am in position to have all of my stuff delivered, if need be.

So: if those MAGATS want to mass together in a rally, well, they are really endangering themselves and those unfortunate enough to have to be around them. Yeah, I know..that means we’ll have to be locked down longer.
Not much I can do about it.
So I’ll contribute to Biden and vote..and do some GOVT efforts (Vote Forward).

Low energy

I admit that I am still feeling mild effects of the flu/shingles vaccine that I got on Tuesday afternoon.
I’d liken them, in severity, to an oh-so-mild cold. It is just enough to make my workouts subpar and it made work itself tiring on Wednesday

For the record:
Wednesday: almost full force weight workout, but I was wiped out after my workday
Thursday: 4 mile walk at 14:4x, work went a little better
Friday: decent workout though my bench pyramid was more challenging than I thought it should be. Work was ok.
Saturday: right now, I have that “I raced a 5k/10K this morning” type of fatigue.

Deadlifts (low handle trap bar)
Deficit (standing on 10kg plates) 10 x 134, 10 x 184, 5 x 222 (used Rage 45 pumpers, old cast iron 44’s)
Floor (low handles still) 3 x 244 (tougher than I thought it should be), 1 x 255 (harder), 2 misses at 260 (didn’t have that “grind gear” past my knees)
Then: 10 x 222. Full stop with each rep; NO bounce, NO touch and go: full stop and set; kind of like 10 singles with zero rest.

See how crazy this is? Note: I got 274 two weeks ago.

Afterward, I capped it with a 10K walk, doing my 5 mile hill course and then enough extra to get 10K.

it was subpar but..ok..and the HR was up there on those hills. Note: I saw the “kettle bell lady” again.

Personal I watched Duke vs. ND in football with mixed emotions. Those guys are not pros. But can they compete safely? Was what happened with Memphis a fluke? We shall see. I think it is smart for the Pac Twelve and Big Ten to take a “wait and see”; let the other schools run the experiment.

And I admit to feeling, well, just a bit down. Part of it is, I am sure, the fatigue. And part of it is that I think that I see “the extremes” on social media and I really don’t like either.
It is as if “MY issue is the most important one out there and if you disagree with me on that issue, YOU are a stupid, evil person.”