As somebody who lives in Grizzly Bear territory, I’d only encourage you to practice with bear spray before you decide to rely on it. You can get inert cannisters to use, and it is worthwhile, because you have to have a good idea of how quickly you can access it, and what the spray cloud actually looks like.Day 24
My life has gotten infinitely better in the past few days since getting my license back. One of my favorite things to do is to get out in nature and hike, there are so many great trails in Central FL and hiking weather is here! Saturday morning the temperature was in the low 60s and I was on the trail at 6am.
Black Bear Wilderness is an awesome 7mi loop that runs along the St John's River here in Sanford, it's one of my favorite spots. Theres a lot of little elevation changes and roots to look out for so it makes for a technical, engaging experience. It was pitch black for the first 45min or so with only a headlamp to light my way which makes for a somewhat eerie experience and keeps your head on a swivel so it's a bit of a rush which I love.
Several times I heard the cracking of underbrush and the huge splash of what was undoubtedly a large gator that got spooked by my presence, there are some massive ones out there! I came across 9 hogs while I was out there, a couple big ole boys that I almost ran right into! They paid me no mind but are definitely intimidating and could fuck you up if they wanted to.
I try and project a positive vibe while I'm out there and I believe that animals are able to perceive energy and intention but I still carry a Glock 36 just in case, I would hate to have to use. I ran into a guy that had bear mace and I don't know why I've never thought of that, it's a great non-lethal deterrent that I'm definitely going to invest in.
Felt so good to be back in my element out there, nothing clears my mind and centers me more than being alone in nature.
I fell in love with photography a couple years back, my cousin is an amateur photographer and I learned alot from going out with him and shooting landscapes, my favorite thing to shoot, particularly sunrises. The thing I love most about photography is that it causes me to be completely present, something that is so hard to come by in this day and age when we are constantly distracted and over stimulated. My moments spent alone is the early morning are some of my most precious, they have helped me sort through alot over the past few years, it can be a very cathartic experience. Below are some shots that I took yesterday on my hike.
It was my girl's birthday this week and i took her and her daughter and my nephew to this awesome arcade here in Oviedo, the place is huge with everything you could imagine. They're all into that stuff, I'm not one to sit at home and play video games but I love a good arcade. I try and spend alot of time with my nephew, he's an amazing kid with a huge heart. He's been getting bullied alot in school lately and I feel bad for him, he's his own unique person like myself, dresses differently and doesn't fit into the status quo. We used to practice jiu-jitsu together before I got in trouble, now that I have my license again I told him we are going to get back into it. I'm hoping he can make some good friends who will be a positive influence on him.
Anyways, I've been craving some greasy bar food and got exactly what I wanted at the arcade, a double quarter pounder, some chicken wings and loaded fries. Finished the night off with a couple of slices from mellow mushroom. All in all I did pretty good and didn't deviate from the plan toooo much lol.
I hope y'all dont mind hearing some non-bodybuilding related stuff, enjoy sharing things on here about life in general that don't always have to pertain to bodybuilding, thank y'all for being a part of my life.
DB row 52lb 4x10
Seated row 90lb 3x12
Single-arm lat pulldown 40lb 3x12
BB Shrug 145lb 3x12
Alternating DB curls 25lb 4x12
Alternating spider curls 15lb 4x12
Reverse crunches 4xAMRAP
Decline Sit-Ups 4xAMRAP
Hike: 2hr 19min; 7.3mi @ 3.1mph
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Thats a good call! Thanks for the advice!As somebody who lives in Grizzly Bear territory, I’d only encourage you to practice with bear spray before you decide to rely on it. You can get inert cannisters to use, and it is worthwhile, because you have to have a good idea of how quickly you can access it, and what the spray cloud actually looks like.