Behind the Brain Curtain

Since the weather has again interfered with our gym visit I thought it a good time to review where we’re at.

Thanks for all your support and encouragement. As misplaced as it is, know that it is much appreciated.

What started as motivation to get my fat ass to the gym is now bordering on an obsessive challenge.

The numbers to date:

Over 900 blog views since March 13th

31 posts in 30 work days – I don’t count the weekends because Brain is off duty

29 gym appearances in 30 work days

Day 1 – 1.2 miles in 25 minutes

Day 30 – 3 miles in 30 minutes

I won’t kid you, most days are a struggle. My alarm goes off at 4:00 am. Usually I wake up 5 or 10 minutes before the alarm goes off. I know I have 6 minutes of fabulous snooze time if needed. Then it’s time to get dressed for the gym. I know myself too well so the night before I set out my gym clothes so I don’t have to think in the morning. I trudge downstairs, get into my truck and drive the 8 minutes it takes for me to get to the gym. Then the fun begins. .

From a blog perspective it’s been interesting. There are 3 different scenarios I run into –

1. A few times I have a premeditated thought (I know, hard to believe) and I do some homework on said thought so I can fill in the space around the thought with colorful, useless information.

2. A few times I wake up and find Brain streaming a ton of different voices that I have to sort through and figure out what will become the post of the day.

3. The most common scenario is I wake up and think that today will be the day I don’t post anything. I mean I have nothing, zippo, nary a cogent, interesting thought in this big, fat, bald melon.

At some point while I am attached to the elliptical torture device a wave of synaptic provocateurs begins coursing through Brain. Brain loves his synaptic provocateurs. As luck would have it, this wave of synaptic provocateurs generates a spark of energy that activates some poor, long forgotten neural connection that contains what turns out to be the voice du jour.

Then I have to write it out. I whip out my iPad (get your mind out of the gutter) and start composing. The writing starts about 5:10am and goes no later than 5:40am.

I then upload it to the http://www.chasingsilos.com page on WordPress where I edit, save and share onto Facebook the final product.

I will do my best to positive and to make people laugh. Laughter is good medicine given all the negativity in the world these days.

I will always be irreverent and at times inappropriately irreverent because I’d rather be irreverent than irrelevant.


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