December is here already, with xmas just a couple of weeks away. Can’t believe another year
went by…..so fast!
Being already a few days into the xmas month, today “The Bunz O Steel” decorated the xmas tree over at Lefty’s house.
We had a good time getting this really a nice tree Kim got a hold of, and covered with lights and ornaments.
My ankle is wrapped up and in a boot, healing up after last weeks surgery.
October 19th Dr. Peter Gerbino did a surgery on my right ankle.
My FHL tendon was starting to give me a lot of problems, inkluding my ankle locking up on me.
Dr. Gerbino has done all my surgeries, including my left ankle 3 years ago.
The results from that, and the shoulder surgeries he done on me,
is the reason for me returning to him and his staff again.
I don't think I can get a better surgeon. Plus the people working for him always takes great care of me!
I always ask if I he can take pictures while I "sleep", and this time was no different ;-)
Here are 3 pictures from my ankle surgery:
Now I am at home recovering, and hopefully it will be a fast one!
It’s less than 2 weeks before the 2010 Olympia. Not much time at all, but still some left to reach that peak we all try to hit on the day of competition. Sometimes we do, sometimes we don’t.
That's why we are there!!
I get asked from a lot of people what numbers I am aiming for. Something I guess is a very normal question in a sport like powerlifting. This is one question I actually can’t answer you on. Why, because I don’t set my goals that way. I rather focus on “strong lifts”, then “what number to lift”. It’s a mental thing, and our mind is very strong! Why put a break on it?
On the day of the competition I only have one number I focus on, and that is my first lift.
Then I take the rest from there.
No plans leaves it wide open for me to try whatever weight I want, based on how I feel right that second.
The Olympia Benchpress Invitational is set for Sept 25 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
Here's the invite list.(The rankings below are based on the Wilks formula from past meets from 2009 up to June 2010)
Benchpress Lightwt women-105,114,123
1 Mari Asp, accepted
2 April Shumaker, accepted
3 Maura Shuttleworth, accepted
4 Bonnie Aerts, accepted
5 Anne Larson, accepted
6 Alex Decker, accepted
Benchpress Lightwt Men-148,165,181
1 Nick Marinis, accepted
2 Joe Somma, accepted
3 Jon Cunningham, accepted
4 Rudy Garcia, accepted
5 William Garcia, accepted
6 Ian Smalley, accepted
7 Barry Antoniow, accepted
8 Matthew Reep, alternate
9 John Petersen, alternate
Benchpress Middlewt Men-PL 198,220,242
1 James Burdette, accepted
2 Dennis Reneau, accepted
3 Josh Stottlemire, accepted
4 Bryon Brubaker, accepted
5 Juan Laija, accepted
6 Ben Brizendine, accepted
7 Brian Burritt, accepted
8 Clinton Muhammad, alternate
9 Lance Rector, alternate
Benchpress Heavywt Men-PL 275,308,308+
1 Mike Womack, accepted
2 Allen Baria, accepted
3 Rich Lopez, accepted
4 Rich McDowell, accepted
5 Matt Houser, accepted
6 Scott Hoekstra, accepted
7 Ricardo Costa, accepted
8 Collin Rhodes, accepted
9 James Potts, alternate
My birthday week is over, and I am almost 1 week into another year of my life.
It was a good week, even if I was a little sick, but it started Monday with a photo shoot with Michael Neveux for Ironman Magazine, at his studio in Gardena. Might be a little something in the September issue, so make sure to get a copy, and check it out.
Here is me and Shelly Pincerton goofing around between shoots.
Make up done!
Then Tuesday was my Birthday, and I made it a Mari day. Lena and I was all over SixFlags a few days ago, so it was a nice day to relax. Thanks Lena for the fun gift. It was perfect. Something both enjoyed together. We all need days like that..... and JW! Thanks again for yours.
Saturday I had an INTL LADIES DINNER INVITE to the Buhl Family, and went over to their house and enjoyed great food and drinks. Always nice to see friends, and also get the chance to make some new ones.
Today Lena treated me with a girls day at Six Flags. Jepp! just like two kids! Loved it! It was my birthday gift from her to me (bday is coming up very shortly) thanks Lena. We had a blast. It was perfect day, not to crowded, and no lines. Maybe we waited 5 min for each ride. It was just one roller coaster after another, all day.