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    Getting back to my home planet, you people are crazy...

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  1. Yesterday. Climbing for 90 minutes. Walking for 16K steps. A little tired today and tight hamstrings. I wonder why? Will be doing yoga today. Hopefully can get up off the floor after I start...
  2. Let's see. Around people you don't know. Never be too honest. mildly honest at most. Too much politically correct BS in the world. Strangers don't want to hear it. Around people you know. Be very honest, but not brutaly honest. Don't complain all the time or tell everyone about their faults. You just drive people away. It's a balance of good/bad news. At work. Never tell executives the brutally honest truth. Even it means saving them millions of dollars. They don't want to hear it. C-level types consider you a problem not telling them what they want to hear. Mid-level managers consider you a trouble maker because you tell them stuff they don't want to pass up the food chain to those C-level types. Line managers. Tell them anytrhing you want. They're powerless and just there to babysit, drive cattle, and do as their told. Fellow workers. Anything you complain about they have probably already heard. You're just preasching to the choir. In general anything that has "brutaly" in it is going to come back on you and then you'll be upset that someone does something brutal to you. I've learned to carefully craft my answers and comments if I don't want a ration of shyt for it, or worse...
  3. The genetic testing doesn't tell you which med will make your depression better. It simply ranks all medications as to how your body can metabolize them. If you're a poor metabolizer of a drug then that is a red flag to stay off it or take only low dose and careful monitoring. I use the info to stay away from certain meds my body will not utilize properly and/or could cause harm, like nojoy found out. I'm also a poor metabolizer of Wellbutrin but can tolerate low dose SR version. All the SSRI and SNRI drugs showed no adverse effects on me. In practice SSR don't help me much and slow me down way too much. I do better on SNRI. The test showed a handful of other non-antidepressent meds I should not take that have big red flags. I have them marked off with my GP in case the conversation ever comes up. The testing is not covered by insurance. It's out of pocket.
  4. That's a lot of anxiety. Didn't you feel it falling off your shoulders the more you walked?
  5. ICARUS. It's a true story about the Russian state run olympic athlete doping program. Pretty sad to see just how long its been going on. Much longer than I thought, goes back to the 60s... And the most pathetic part, watching the likes of Putin and company, completely denying all of it.
  6. Started doing weights after a couple of months off from them. Seriously painful starting again. I feel like a whimpy old man. Did weights Thursday, cardio Friday, then climbing Saturday. Climbing was painful, but still fun. Sunday was rest day.
  7. @sober4life - Be careful in this heat with the mowing. Getting dehydrated is way too easy. Glad I don't have yard work anymore. At least from that perspective. Not having any land at all kinda suks... I can mow the lawn with a pair of scissors in 15 minutes.
  8. @nojoy Interesting. You had the genetic testing, but only on mental health drugs. I had the genetic testing done and it covered a very large amount of meds beyond just anti-depreeants. They also offered lifetime additional testing of any drug I get put on that is new from when I was tested. I'm allowed 5 new drugs to be tested against before I would have to pay some minor fee. Like you I am also a poor metaboilizer of Wellbutrin. I take 75mg SR to keep the dose at its lowest. Only to help offset the affects of Cymbalta. It doesn't work great, but it helps. I was also told to take Cymbalta at bedtime to offset the drowsy affect. That doesn't seem to make a lot of difference.
  9. You have the basic idea. We're talking indoor climbing. So the walls look kinda like rock but they're not. The peices are plastic of all different sizes and shapes. How you grip them or stand on them and how you climb from one to the next is the main idea. There are 4 types that I am aware of for indoor. 3 of them are the same outdoors. 1. Top Rope - The rope is attached to a pulley at the top of the wall. You attach one side of the rope to you and a partner attaches the other end to them. You climb the wall and they take out the slack. So if you fall it's only a few feet. Very safe and easy to learn. It is the place to start in my mind. 2. Lead climbing. This is like above with 1 big change. The climber is actually bringing the rope with them and clips it into a hook at intervals as the climb. The hooks are 5-10ft apart. Your partner is taking up slack. If you fall from the worst part you could drop about 20-25ft, before your partner "catches" you with their belay taking up all the slack. Depending on how high the wall is. We climb walls that are 30-65ft high.This is the most fun for me as the added amount of danger makes it a good adrenaline rush. I'm an old adrenlin junkie so this works for me. We climb 3. Bouldering. No ropes. Walls are about 15-20ft high. You climb shorter but more intense climbs. You have to be careful about falls as you hit the deck. 4. Speed climbing. This is a foot race up a wall, tied to a rope, climbing specially shaped pieces. The floor below the walls is a big thick crash pad material so you cna take a hard fall and still be fine. Some bouldering folks do mess up arms and legs falling. That's about the gist of it. Many cities have climbing gyms here in the states. It's also popular in many other countries and gaining popularity. It is at the olympics this year. If you go look on the "ifsc.org" website you can find out all about it. Also if you go on youtube you can watch events and learning videos if you search for "IFSC" or "indoor climbing". It's a very inclusive community, people are willing to help each other, it's as much finesse as it is strength to climb, and routes you climb are all different so it's also problem solving. In our gym it is about equal male to female ratio, so it's not a guy thing. Good for socialising too. Age range is very wide.
  10. @Nightjar + @sober4life . . Glad you're both still getting in some exercise. My walks with the dog are slowing down as we cut early ot mid afternoon way down. Too hot, she's got her tongue hanging out huffing in not time. I got her haircut as short as they were willing to go but the poor pooch is still really hot. We modify the walk to get the sun behind buildings and walk on the shady side... No, NJ, not the shady side, ya know, the actual shade from the sun... (I know you'd go there) S4L please do not make videos of you working on the car. Sounds like a hospital visit waiting to happen... Got our bikes tuned up and ready. We went on an old rail trail this past weekend. 16 mile round trip. Not bad for first time out for the year. We'll be hitting the dirt single track this weekend.
  11. We do indoor rock climbing twice a week. With masks due to Covid. Breathing is rough while climbing but it is really good therapy for us, and as you know, it's a lot of fun. Get back out there and do some. You'll feel better for sure.
  12. Thanks for a great idea. We have an Amtrak station nearby and taking a short trip and hiking back would be fun.
  13. @Bulgakov - Netflix is the only streaming channel we subscribe to besides Youtube TV (live tv and sports). Netflix has enough good movies and series that makes the monthly fee well worth it.
  14. Just my ramblings on depression and how it is getting better recognition. I cut this from a news report that shows the reality of depression growing quite a bit. Sadly it took a world pandemic to do it... I think that we will see a very signigicant increase in attention to care around depression. It may not help or solve your problems today but it just might get some serious focus on it. Maybe the next generation won't have to spend their lives dealing with it with everyone not taking them seriously. A study published in JAMA looked at depression rates before and during the pandemic. They found depression rates had more than tripled. Around 8.5 percent of the general population reported symptoms of clinical depression before the pandemic, and that number rose to 27.8 percent during the pandemic. A CDC study from December found 42 percent of Americans were experiencing symptoms of anxiety or depression. Only 11 percent of Americans reported experiencing these symptoms prior to the pandemic.
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