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Another new mug

This was given to me by my workout buddy.

This may have been true for Bill 1.0, but Bill 2.0 hasn’t punch anybody yet. Hmmm, maybe my workouts do help.

My wife made me get rid of a few old mugs because there is no more room in the cabinet.

Remembering a hero

William Ralph Shockley (December 4, 1918 – March 31, 1945) was a United States Army soldier and a recipient of the United States military’s highest decoration—the Medal of Honor—for his actions in World War II.

Private First Class Shockley’s official Medal of Honor citation reads:

He was in position with his unit on a hill when the enemy, after a concentration of artillery fire, launched a counterattack. He maintained his position under intense enemy fire and urged his comrades to withdraw, saying that he would “remain to the end” to provide cover. Although he had to clear two stoppages which impeded the reloading of his weapon, he halted one enemy charge. Hostile troops then began moving in on his left flank, and he quickly shifted his gun to fire on them. Knowing that the only route of escape was being cut off by the enemy, he ordered the remainder of his squad to withdraw to safety and deliberately remained at his post. He continued to fire until he was killed during the ensuing enemy charge. Later, 4 Japanese were found dead in front of his position. Pfc. Shockley, facing certain death, sacrificed himself to save his fellow soldiers, but the heroism and gallantry displayed by him enabled his squad to reorganize and continue its attack

Flex Friday… Two years and going strong

Sticking to at least three full workouts a week, with most weeks getting in a few more. Feeling stronger everyday, hitting my goals and looking forward to raising the bar for 2018.

If you’re feeling old and sluggish, don’t wait. Get out there and do it. Even better, find a friend to do it with you. You’d be amazed at how much a workout partner can motivate you. I’m so glad I did and I still look forward to every workout.

Here’s to a happy and healthy new year.

Our home away from home

Our sleep set up for next weekend’s Father’s Day track day.

I’m surprised that we actually fit comfortably in the short bed thanks to the tent utilizing the tailgate area.

Ali will be sleeping in the cab, with her new air mattress designed for the truck. We’ll have to wait and see if she makes it the entire night in there all by herself.

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