Friday, June 25, 2010

The month of June, being 55, and other personal musings…

I am anything but a prolific blogger, but I suspect some are wondering why I have not posted any new threads this month; for those who wonder, and for ‘the record’, the following elucidates a good deal of the reasons why…

The month of June is special to me: it is the month of my birth; it is the month of my wedding anniversary; and it is the month of my retirement. I was born in 1955, so this year I am 55 (kind of cool); this year also marks the 25th year of marriage to my dear and wonderful wife; and finally, it is the 10th anniversary of my retirement.

I have spent much of this month tending to many things not related at all to internet issues: apart from the above, June also brings many outside ‘chores’ that a beach house demands; I have also spent what little ‘free’ time I have had in prayer and reading, seeking God’s guidance as to what my next ecclesiastical affiliation should be; and finally, June is the month that I assess my physical workouts, and plot the next year goals.

This month I am in the middle of my weight-lifting cycle; Monday I bench-pressed 245 lbs. for 10 reps; yesterday I set a new personal record for my 14 mile bike ride, which is probably related to the increased time on the bike due to my plantar faciiitis (started in Feb. of this year, and is taking way too long to heal - IMHO). I am now running barefoot, which has limited my distance, but my foot is healing, and hope to be a bit more productive in the months to come…

As I related above, this month I turned 55…wow, when I was a teen, I thought 55 was OLD !!! But truth be known, I don’t feel that ‘old’; I weighed in today at 193lbs., a weight that I have been (between 191-195; 5’ 11.5”) for nearly 3 decades now. My strength is pretty much the same as it was in my ‘prime’; my speed has decreased a bit, but probably due mostly to my shift to cardio—apart from my eyes and a few gray hairs, I feel very good for 55!!!

Anyway, enough about me…next week I plan to get back into the cyber/internet world with a renewed and robust spirit!!!

God bless,



thegrandverbalizer19 said...

With the name of God, Peace be unto you David.

Well get on back here the blogsphere needs some balance.

There is a disturbance in the force!

Hahaha. Happy Birth Day David and Congratulations to you and your wife on 25 years of sucessful marriage.

I hope that I'm as healthy and mentally alert as you at that age!

Grace and Peace.

Christopher Smith said...

Congratulations... for everything!

I have heard that running barefoot is one of the best ways to prevent injury, as long as you're doing it right.

David Waltz said...

Hi GV,

Sincerely appreciate your comments; my self imposed ‘exile’ from the internet is about to end—shall be checking more than a few blogs and sites to see what I have missed…

Take care and God bless,


David Waltz said...

Hello Chris,

Thanks much for taking the time to comment, and congrats on getting your article, “Joseph Smith in Hermeneutical Crisis”, published in the last issue of Dialogue – A Journal of Mormon Thought!!!

Question: has there been any discussion concerning your essay on the internet during the last few weeks; if so, could you provide the link/s?

Grace and peace,


Christopher Smith said...

Hi David,

Thanks for the congrats. I haven't seen any discussion of the article... but it's never too late for you to start one! *<:o)