When superstition kills

Yes, I was once a Catholic and haven’t been one in many years (30+) I did outgrow believing in much of the hocus-pocus ..though even when I was still going, I didn’t take it seriously.

I remember once describing the throat blessing ritual (with the candles) and my date just laughing hysterically. She asked “do you REALLY believe that?” I said: “Well, I did get my flu shot so…draw your own conclusion.”

That might seem harmless. BUT:

But you should see some of the responses! Oh goodness..
Believing in the mumbo-jumbo can kill.
It is NOT “all symbolic” to them.

Christmas workout (brrr)

Just B and me this morning.

Weights and a 2 mile walk in 10 F weather:

pull ups: 5 sets of 10 outside, came inside for hip hikes and rotator cuff stuff in between sets.

bench: 10 x 134, 3 x 184, 4 x 174, 5 x 164, 8 x 154 (pauses at the bottom; very brief pauses)

rows: 3 sets of 10 x 134 trap bar

shoulder press: 2 sets of 10 x 48 dumbbell, 7, 6 x 96 (44 kg)

push ups: 40, 30, 20


2 mile walk at 15:40 per mile (still cold)
My goodness, I look…old.