I have been trying to get Brutus inspected for a couple weeks now and since Liberal Austin makes everything so difficult, It is hard to find a place that will do the inspection for a ’95 Wrangler. The test is long and really involved so its on its way out but a lot of places are lazy and dont want to do it. Even though my engine is a 2013, they have to go by the VIN number to do the test for a ’95. Finally I got it done today but he didnt pass at first. Parking break did’nt pass because I put bigger tires on him a couple months back. The Parking break does’nt hold as well but I showed him how to do it and he ended up passing me. Just really have to press that pedal down. The tires with the bigger engine put more torque on the parking break. I will change it out before next year. The next thing he failed me on was passenger tail light. I went back there and swatted it a couple times and it cam on. Jeeps rattle and things come loose. Im good now for a year. Bastards try to fail Brutus every year.

Weekend starts today. It has been raining all damn week and today it let up but it is a high of 60. So much for swimming this weekend. Finally got a lot of rain to fill up the swimmin’ holes but too damn cold to enjoy it. Maybe I’ll focus on workouts and hiking. I’ll keep everone posted.

I had a crick in my neck since I last did shrugs. Thankfully I was able to have some bodywork that focused on some possibilities. It really helped and turned out it was mostly my right shoulder that was causing the pain.  It has been raining a shit ton here in Texas. Lots of flooding but good for summer. We get in droughts here where we go a long time without any rain during summer and our swimming holes go empty. I ain’t upset about having a lot of rain during spring. Hit shoulders today at gym AFTER I had the shoulder fixed. Tomorrow is going to be rainy lol but I am heading up north to train at my favorite gym.

Body work is something every athlete needs. It is specific to your body and what sport or repetitive movements you frequent. I try to get it often. It helps reset the body. Even stretching sessions help keep the body limber. Im 255 lbs and I need all the stretching I can get.

Summer is around the corner and I HAVE been trimmin’ up despite what some may think HAHA. I got a little left to go but you know as well as I do that it aint easy. What is easies,t is to build some muscle. It takes a lot of protien and agreat workout partner to be there in workouts; pre and post workout meals. Make eachother accountable and you both, or all , will get there. If there is a groupof y’all workin’ out, make it work. It’s better than being alone and lost in a gym. The gym can be the safest place you ever have been. Good gyms provide everything you need to build what you want. Physical and in most ways mentally. CONFIDENCE is what everyone lacks in some way. Dont make it worse and be a bully. Make it better. You will find the light in the gym lol. Cheesey, but get a bud and hit your goals. YOU have just as much of a right as anyone else to exist anywhere.

I wrote all this tonight because some one was having a problem that I saw and this is just what came out.

In the gym late tonight. Will be here till close tonight. Helpin out in the gym is the best for morale gettin out and meeting and or creating some competition. I hit arms tonight. Great pump. got the blood flowing and also got my meal prep on with 6 meals in today. It’s always best to have the best enviroment to thrive in. Much of gains is all mental and being in the right headspace.

The last few says I had a great time enjoying the weather but not everything is amazing. Brutus needs inspection. Its been a few months past his due date for it and registration. He is a hybrid of Chrysler and GM which makes it mouch harder. He has a 1995 chasis and VIN which makes the test difficult in a liberal city that does emmissions testing. Brutus will pass but since his chasis is a 1995, it takes a different test despite the engine. His engine is a GM ’13. The test is available but it is painstakingly long. They all say their machiene “is broken”. I will deal with them soon.

Last night I went to see “End Game”. It was a great movie. Lots of action where it did NOT at all feel like 3 hours. I’ve only seen a couple of Marvel movies and this was the best. I can understand the hype for sure. I would see it again but on video. It is what all directors dream of which is squeezing anyone famous possible with the exception of Octavia Spencer into a green screen. Who doesnt love that?

As for today, I had a great strength chest session that I normally do every couple weeks. I work a lot of negatives and push what I can but also keep in mind not to go balls to wall. Build up to it. Injuries are always around the corner.

What another great weekend. Was great weather. I dog sat for a bud who went out of town. This dog is great about 8 years old. He was very well behaved and loves to be outside hiking and exploring. He went everywhere with me this weekend. Saturday I went to the 56th annual Eeyore’s birthday. Its a free festival put on by everyone in Austin. Thousands gather in a park here to cellebrate by bringing drums and wood wins and flutes etc just to play and everyone gets in a beat or groove. Trippy. Most people there are on drugs. Mushrooms and pot. Definantly a freak show of people in all kinds of weird costumes. If you follow my instagram stories youd have seen all the crazy shit.

Sunday I went for a hike in a new place and came across a new swimming hole with waterfalls. Such a great place I never knew was there and its only three miles from my house. All the vids I took today at the swimming hole is in my Instagram story as well. Definitely going back there soon. During the week would be much better with less people.

So I was coming back from NYC to Texas at Laguardia and since I have TSA precheck clearance, I went down a hall alone. Since I have done this before I know the drill. I walked down the hall, it was early about 7:30 am. Once I got to the end where the screener and metal detector was, I did the little I needed to since I was pre-check. There was a man in a suit and ayounger woman traveling with him. He was dressed in a cowboy hat and boots. I did’nt see his face but the young woman already had gone through scereening no problem. She was waiting on him. There was no one else in line or with us. He kept going through metal detector and setting it off. He went back and took off belt with a big buckle and went back through. BAM, set it off again. He was instructed to go back to screener and take off boots which were steel tipped. I asked since I was ready if I could go through and they said “yes”. Once I went through, I turned around to get my things off the conveyer and thats when I saw who it was. It was Al Gore. Former Vice President and former Presidental candidate. After I got my shit together and waited for him to get his shit together and come through, I asked the TSA guy if he was Al Gore. The TSA guy said ” I dont know, I am not allowed to comment on that”. So then I asked the TSA guy, “Can you get a picture of us?’ The TSA guy said “No im not allowed”. As soon as he said that the young girl, who turned out to be an assistant, said “Let me do it. I’ts fine!” Afrer we took the picture I said “I voted for you in my first presidential election in 1999 when you lost to Bush, but you had popular vote. History is repeating it self now.” He said “Funny how history repeats itself”. We both shook hands walked halfway down terminal and he and his assistant went through side door to private jet. Turns out he was in the city for the morning doing an interview in MSNBC.

Easter weekend was very eventful haha. I did a lot of out door cardio on Good Friday and ate my Lent dinner of Poke. Saturday weather was in the 80’s and I went to an all day pool party with frinds where I enjoyed a little too much sun. Easter Sunday I went down to see my family in San Antonio and enjoyed visiting with family and all the kids Easter egg huntin’. This week I have been focused on training harder now that summer is just around the corner. Weather has been great so I am more active outdoors and able to get in a lot of cardio. In this picture I am applying aloe vera gel to very bunt skin.

Had a great weekend outdoors. Went to the springs here in ATX on Saturday. I found a creek to explore on Sunday. This is it here in the pic. Very close to my house and I had no idea it was there. Swam in it and had a great day out in the sun. I did get burned though. Didnt hurt but I need to start wearing mode sunscreen do to having family history of Irish skin cancer. On Monday I went kayaking. My second time ever to do so on Town Lake. Also went on a hike. Enjoying the outdoors is a bit tiring so i slacked on blogging until today, Wednesday. I’ts unfortunate but its supposed to rain all day today so im getting some errands done and staying in doors. Gym soon and possibly indoor rock climbimg but we will see. Yesterday Tuesday, I trained back really hard. Been working on some private videos for some followers here. Dont forget I’ll be up on Skype today tonight and Friday for some chat.

Had yet another great weekend. I have been doing a lot of stuff outdoors. Temperature in Texas is on point for swimming. Been to the springs a coulpe times already. I needed a little sun as well. Its about time to take the top and doors off  ‘ol Brutus. Damn that arm pit tho.