Right off the bat, let’s get the good news out of the way: 307.4 pounds! YAAAYYYY! After the last couple of stagnant weeks, it’s nice to see progress happening once more. I also got out the tape measure and checked my waist, and found what I expected – 49 inches.
To celebrate, I went to a May Day party.
All right, that’s not why I went. Every year, a friend at church hosts a May Day party. We all get together to eat, and dance around the Maypole, and play drums, and generally have a good time. Well, this year, I decided to try something different. I decided I’d spin a staff in time to the drums. Note that I did not bring any of my practice staves. But that didn’t stop me! No, I just went and found a likely downed sapling, about an inch in diameter and about five and a half feet long, trimmed it a little, and went to work.
It was a pretty nice little impromptu spinning staff, really. Nicely balanced, with a knot almost perfectly centered on the balance point. The bark was just rough enough to give a good grip, too. I nearly kept it, it was so nice. But I digress. The point is that I spent a good 45 minutes spinning that thing around. Nothing too fancy, really. But a solid amount of time throwing it around. At the end, I was sore. It’s more work than you’d think, spinning a wooden staff around – a whole lot of work for the shoulders and back and biceps and triceps, really.
Really, I need to do it again.