Faking a surgery
A few months ago on a Tuesday morning, at the end of April, I was at the gym. For weightlifting/strongman, I do a 4 day upper/lower split. I had just signed up for a contest set to happen June 12th, which meant my coach and I were switching from general programming to specific exercises in preparation for contest day.
My senior year in High School I had a history teacher who was a former Marine (stereotypical I know). He quickly became one of the few teachers who I truly admired. I admired him for many different reasons.
Nine Years of Growing
One night me and the wife were up talking. Both the boys had already been put to bed. We were talking about change and how we used to act. My wife opens up with the comment "I would never marry 17 year old you." When questioned further about this statement she explained a little more in depth about what she meant. For her, when I was 17 I was a bit of a douche bag (and she wasn't wrong). We were dating when I was 17, and thinking back she wasn't sure why we stayed together. To be honest neither could I. As any young couple at that age, our relationship had some toxic moments of jealousy and self-confidence. These issues led to some immature arguments and a lot of stress that we don't deal with today due to how our relationship has grown.