Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Brush with Fame

I woke up this morning feeling like I got hit by 10 trucks. One at a time. My back was sore, my chest was sore, my tri's were sore, and my legs and calves were sore. I had absolutely NO desire to get up and do cardio ... yet there I was at 7:30 am walking incline intervals on the treadmill. I guess that's a demonstration of dedication (or stupidity, as I'm sure some would agree). I'm glad I went to the gym this morning because I proved to myself that I'm serious about this whole training program I'm doing.

I'm on Week 7 of the keto diet and feel like I may be getting a bit leaner. I did morning cardio on Monday and today. I'm going to head back to the gym in a little while to do another session of cardio.

I picked up a Tuesday evening shift at the gym, and last night was my first Tuesday night (I usually only work Friday evenings). Kevin Levrone (winningest bodybuilder in history) came in to train, and actually remembered meeting me a couple months ago when I came out to visit Jerry. While he was training, Branden Ray stopped by to train for the last time before his big move out to California (his girlfriend lives out there). Branden is the favorite to win the Nationals coming up in a couple weeks, and he's looking GOOD!! He's about 220 lbs and only 5'5" tall with a 27" waist. Smaller than mine right now! Yikes!

Jerry met Branden this summer and got to know him a bit. And he apparently couldn't stop talking about me, so Branden was anxious to meet me (prolly so Jerry would shut up about me!). ;) I watched him train, and wow - he's intense!

There were a couple other big guys in the gym at that time too, and I was reminded again of the other reason I moved out here: the bodybuilding community is alive and growing! I had a smile on my face almost the entire evening, and even got a couple pictures of the guys while they trained. I can't wait to meet more people in the fitness industry!

1 comment:

  1. I was also really shocked when i got to Maryland. There were so many local and nationalcompeditors here....its really cool. and we are happy yo have you hear!!