The old man that looks sometime 13 years old, sometimes not a day more than 25 or 26- mentally, he never progressed beyond kiddie status, hehe, in many regards (hence his achievements) - is now 41.
And always as the lovely Irene, timeless and ageless once told me.
"You're always helpful, Mystery (my nick on a certain forum) - and you're wise beyond your years!" (I was 26).
She had me pegged - pun intended, and NOT - hehe - so right.
The square peg that refuses and never will fit into the round hole. Hehe. Again, pun intended, maybe not ...
What a journey,especially the last two years.
The last somewhat normal birthday I had was by my lonsesome out there on the hill hitting it hard and heavy.
Of course, that was pre-Show Vid.
And two years down the line, oh my.
Yet, here I am again - caveman by my own in a dark room.
Some things never change.
As David Goggins, pull-up super stud and more once rightly said, "in that dark room, you really come face to face with yourself".
And if you're knocking off 250 pushups daily, and more, you become a man, and find out what you're truly made of when it's all said and done.
"If you're like me, when your body wants to quit, but your mind won't let you" - John Walker, Pushup Central.
Like yesterday, this is being written during the workout.
100 pushups, and I barely felt it, yet, I'm sweating.
THAT is training - hard training at it's absolute best i.e. Pushup Central again. BRUTAL.
And yours truly caveman doesn't get wished Happy Birthday by many people.
I dont want to either, I think.
The best gift IC ould give myself is pushing myself to the limit daily - fighting - surviing - at an age and in circumstances (no, not just money for those of yo uwondering) that would have most men on their knees and beyond by now.
Stallone would know!
It's about being accountable - daily. Goggins would know!
About knowing it's not always the physically toughest man that wins, the man with the strongest MIND does.
Mike Tyson, ole Iron Mike would know!
And Michael Moookerjee, as Alan once famously called me, says this.
The best birthday gift I could give myself is not so much the pushups I'm doing now i.e. the exercise, but the ability to do 'em - that I've built on the back of plenty of years of hard work, sweat and toil in the trenches.
The sort of gains that don't go away, period.
How many people can do 250 pushups at any age, lets say 19, or 25?
How many can do ONE?
How many can get in position?
Case and point, friend.
And I'm grateful - super grateful.
As if on cue, a long overdue tax refund from Uncle Sam ie. the IRS finally is "on it's way".
I've no doubt it will show up soon, much appreciated!
But I'm grateful - again.
To have customers like friends, old friends, really.
John Walker, Charles, Panourgias, all these guys you keep hearing about are more like old friends than just customers!
Ditto for the two great hosting companies I work with, they've both been and continue to be so helpful and accomodating that sometimes I even neglect taking backups.
Not recommended, always have a backup plan.
My point though is this - these guys are like old friends too , I know I can always count on them no matter what.
It's never about money.
It's about caring for the customer.
it's easy to switch to AWS etc, but I would never get the feeling of being "cared for" as I do with these guys, and I will stay with them - period.
The best ever, and my reviews reflect that!
So thats the bottom line, friend.
The best gift I could give myself!
And as for you, friend, if you're reading this, pick up some products, and leave some reviews, thats the best gift you could give me!
And down a cold one or two for me, hehe.