Recently, my workouts have taken a bit of a nose dive. I’m still running a couple days a week, but I should be doing more. Also, I’ve pretty much halted my strength training for no good reason other than, “I don’t wanna.” I’m feeling a bit bored with the whole process, but that’s not really a good excuse. My good eating habits are still in place, but without the fitness regiment to back them up, my progress is going to grow stagnant. I need to come at this from a fresh perspective. While foraging the Internet for inspiration, I came across an interesting post over at The Art of Manliness that caught my attention with 3 words: Steel.Mace.Workout.Um…YES, please!The short version is that fitness experts have designed a full body workout regiment where you swing around a heavy mace known as the gada, the weapon of choice of ancient Hindu warriors. This workout is supposed to build practical strength for real world application. That means a diminished chance of throwing your back out when you didn’t lift with your legs like you’re supposed to. So I did a little research and I found one of these tools of
I’m not a weight lifting guy, in spite of a brief history in full contact sports. Speed and endurance have always been more important to me, which is why I’ve taken to running like I have. Exercise is about health, not how it makes me look. That said, I know strength training is an important part of my fitness journey. I have a Bowflex at home, but lifting is such a mundane activity to me, that I’m never really that into it.
THIS on the other hand? This I could get into. Not only because the idea of getting healthy by swinging around medieval weapons appeals to me, but because of the practical strength aspect. I don’t need to look like a superhero; I just want to feel like one. Also, I will totally OWN the LARP circuit after six months of training with this baby.
If you’ve decided to take up blogging as a hobby, and have made the decision to brave the world of self-hosted blogging, then you know that out from under the aegis of a big blogging community like WordPress.com the spam bots descend upon you like with the fervor of a school of piranhas. Normally their brand of terror come in the form of shallow praise in broken English about the “useful information” the “reader” has gleaned from whatever post they’re attempting to sneak onto with an advertising link to another website. I usually find these funny, so I like to browse a few of them them and get a chuckle before deleting these little cyber demons, banishing them to internet oblivion for all time.
Today, however, I came across one that is a first for me in my 5 years of blogging. It was as irrelevant to the post it was trying to comment on as any other piece of spam, but rather than vague and shallow praise, this bot tried a different tactic. Behold:
Will you please stop typing in capitals all the time, it’s rather annoying? and makes you look stupid….
The spam bots are are evolving into spam trolls. This is a sign of the end times as fortold in the gospel according to Neo. All I can think to say in response is: