A Geezling looks at 44 .. . and embraces his Geezerdom
Greetings all. I have been on the site for about two weeks now and lifting for around 6. Thanks to Mark Hurling's eloquent breakdown of the derivatives of Geezer on bbuszard training log "Geezer Newb at Sea" . .at 44 I have learned and accepted that I am a full-fledged Geezling.
I will be around here a while. As I said, I am 44 years old, live in Lexington, Kentucky after being born and raised in West Virginia. Met my wife here in Kentucky and "No" we are not related:
We have 6 children with number 7 on the way. We have 4 boys and 2 girls ranging from 16 down to 5. Number 7 was not planned but we are now getting to the point from a tax deduction standpoint that I have to strong arm the IRS to pay me...lol.
My wife and I are in the insurance business. Last April, while on a roof I fell 2 stories and landed in a driveway standing up. I severely broke both of my legs. After many surgeries, I was advised by my surgeons and physical therapists that the best I could hope for was to walk with either crutches or a walker for the rest of my life . .I have a bunch of hardware in both of them. Today I set a new PR with a 315 deadlift after having experienced nearly 8 month of muscle atrophy while recuperating.
In reality, every day is a PR for me because I literally started by lifting everything I could at the time . .and because of being laid up for nearly a whole year I was WEAK, WEAK, WEAK . . not anymore folks . .
Nevertheless . .I have a lot to learn and I can tell from all of the posts in this forum that here is where the knowledge and intelligence lie . .maybe sometime dormant . .but it is here . . .
So that is me . . . I will close with my theme song for the next few decades . .
Looking forward to getting to know you folks . . .
I'm 44 as well - but I am hoping I have a little tenured "street cred", having 6 kids and two bum legs. Much better learning environment in here for me. I get tired of the bullshit, pissing contests and the pile-ons sometime present in other areas.