Until then, pour yourself a drink, and check out this piece in the Wall Street Journal by Georgetown constitutional law professor Randy Barnett. He says the new health care individual insurance mandate may not pass judicial scrutiny.
Well maybe. They think so. I get the impression they kept shaking their magic 8-ball until they got "all signs point to yes."
OK seriously, the organizers spent all day yesterday in court dealing with their lack of permits, inadequate parking and crowd control. The Dallas county judge finally ruled that the event won't be shut down if the organizers can keep crowds "below 2,500 at any given time."
According to the email sent out by the organizer I got this afternoon, there will be off-site parking and a shuttle service:
"We will be offering off-site parking, within less than 5 miles of the course. There will be continuous shuttle service running all day to and from the event. There is no additional charge for the shuttle service; this includes participants as well as spectators.The exact address for the parking location will be available by Thursday night. This information will be sent via email and posted to the Warrior Dash Texas website page."
Groovy. Game on!
Not so fast.
According to the Dallas Morning News article there are about 18,000 scheduled participants - who will start the 4 mile race in heats of 500, every thirty minutes. Oh, and they expect approximately 10,000 spectators.
With numbers like that, I don't get how they are going to accomplish keeping the crowd down to 2,500...
This sounds like a clusteryou-know-what waiting to happen...
But, unless this thing gets officially cancelled, I'll see ya'll in Dallas on Saturday!
Lastly, not a read but a link: e-thepeople.org has a "contact your elected representatives page" that is easy to use and all you have to do is type in your zip code. You will get a current list of both state and federal officials for your district and their contact info.
I had a blast Friday night! It was great to see everybody there!
here's a photo of my good side ;) during the muscle-up contest I'm in Houston for my grandma's 88th birthday! I'll be back with more on the blog soon... I hope everyone is having as great a weekend as I am! Peace.
This week my sinuses and the pollen count have joined forces to bring me a perfect storm of pain and suffering, well suffering mostly. I've been coughing so much lately I feel like I've done countless GHD sit-ups. BTW, suffering without the whole training part is just weird ;)
Anyhow, thanks to the magic of modern pharmaceuticals, I've quit the ranks of mouth-breathers and am back with normal humanity. Just in time for project mayhem! Minus the beer though... I read the little label and apparently alcohol and anti-histamines are a no-no. Damn.
“I cannot be any more specific about the methodology of love than to quote these worlds of an old priest who spent many years in the battle: ’There are dozens of ways to deal with evil and several ways to conquer it. All of them are facets of the truth that the only ultimate way to conquer evil is to let it be smothered within a willing, living human being. When it is absorbed there like blood in a sponge or a spear into one’s heart, it loses its power and goes no further.’ The healing of evil – scientifically or other wise – can be accomplished only by the love of individuals. A willing sacrifice is required... I do not know how this occurs. But I know that it does... Whenever this happens there is a slight shift in the balance of power in the world.” - M. Scott Peck
I was happy to see strength work on the white board this morning at the gym - it's what I need to work on.
front squat 3-3-3
my weights were: 135-145-145F (two reps)
AMRAP in 12 minutes
3 15-meter shuttle run
9 dumbbell push-press @ 45lbs DBs
I completed 5 rounds as rx'd. Some good training on Good Friday. Have a great weekend!