Hello, Benajmin from Brother’s Campfire here!
Yesterday, the 12 year veteran of life challenged me to perform 100 squats in succession. The importance of leg day has been instilled in him by some guy he knows that walked 35 miles in a day.
He led the way, finishing a minute faster. That kid has some crazy role models.
I normally exercise in sets so it took some time to recover. I bet my friend Amey Kale could have easily completed this challenge, but all I wanted was to was vomit. The squats were low and slow, to the bucket. (That means all the way down)
Having an additional day off, I wanted to be productive so I cleaned the garage. It took me all day, but It feels like I can work in there now.
There is nothing fancy about it and my tools are well used hand me downs, but the comfort level over it is high.
The other day, in accordance with my goals for the year, I took a blacksmith class to learn a new skill and I want to try my hand at it. I was told I needed a 400 to 700 dollar anvil to begin my journey. Frankly, I believe that is marketing garbage to get me to rent a booth somewhere.
I got started anyway. Years ago, I purchased a railroad rail from the Pikes Peak Cog Railway with the intent of making an anvil out of it. Life happened and it lay amongst the stuff.
It is a little light and a little round on top, but I mounted it to a pine log with some lag bolts anyway.
“Make it work” has been a part of my life as far back as I can remember, and I am going to give it a go.
I fired up a propane torch for proof of concept and torched a large nail. With two firings I turned the tip into a rectangle. The striking surface was fair and it worked, so I will have to learn how to build a campfire now.
I did not wear a suit when I tried this out. Rather, I am ready for church attendance at https://www.csfpc.com/ .
If you want a Bible study, let me know. It beats a hangover and a broken heart any day.
In other new, today is the 70th day of calorie counting and I have lost 23 pounds so far.
As Sunday is my cheat day, I began with an epic breakfast. It was a tasty 450 calorie French toast bake.
Well, that’s all for now. I am really excited.