I’m tired so don’t expect a long post today.
I said I’d post a bit on being “over 30” and still doing BJJ. I’ve just jotted some notes down to see what I’d write, and man is it depressing. So I’m not going to write that post at all. I can summarise it in a few bullet points:
- You slow down
- You get injured more
- You have to look after yourself better
That’s really it. If I was to catalogue it better it would just sound like a moan. So if you’re over 30, stretch more, do some mobility work, foam roll and warm up. I mean, c’mon, who doesn’t know that? I don’t need to depress myself further by putting it in front of myself. Screw it I don’t care for age. Once I hit 30 I stopped caring. I remember being 21 and thinking how old 30 year olds were and I’m sure the 21 year olds I train look at me the same way now. Now I’m 32 and people my age talk like we should be in a Werther’s Original ad. (“Now I’m the Grandad…”) Well here’s news. I can still make mincemeat of most of the “young” guys in my gym in conditioning sessions, I last longer on the mat and now I know more tricks. This isn’t your slide, this is your prime. I’m going to still say that when I’m 40. I’m sure I’ll be able to come up with something to justify it then too. Funny story though. I was in the car with Robert Drysdale when he was over and I was wearing a Guns n Roses tee shirt. He made some comment about “his generation” not really digging GnR. Up until that point I had sort of just assumed he was older than me. I mean, I knew he was in his late 20s, but my brain just hasn’t switched over to being older than people yet I suppose. So I say if you’re over 30, blare the Pearl Jam in the gym and fuck em if they call it oldies. Go smash a 19 year old in training tonight.
I promised myself I’d keep stuff like this out of my blog but I’m finding it hard not to be annoyed. Check out this idiot. http://www.independent.ie/national-news/antiscience-author-begs-lenihan-to-drop-launch-2336357.html No not the author, who is just one of many delusional anti-evolutionists out there, but the Minister for Science, who is supposed to be the man in charge of the promotion of scientific values on this island. Instead he deems it appropriate to wade in clumsily on the side of the biggest threat to rational thought in the world today besides fundamentalism. There are two things at play as far as I can tell here. 1) A minister who is either so complacent as to think he can engage in an obvious conflict of interest (constituent vote over public office) without recourse, or a man so stupid as to not see why this would represent a coup for those who promote anti-science, anti-reason and anti-intellectualism. 2) The current state of play is that you can say almost anything so long as you precede it with “in my opinion”. We have to “respect” others views no matter how ludicrous they are, and in a way, I do. If you want to believe that the world is made of Mars Bars and that it was created by Mickey Mouse, then I respect your right to believe that. But that respect only extends so far. I don’t expect your crazy (and not “believing” in evolution is crazy in the same way that believing the moon is made of cheese is) ideas to be leant any justification by the people I have elected to office.
End of rant. Young 32 year old out.