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  • The physical workout today had a few variations. First of all I did 4 sets of 10 reps for biceps, but I changed them up. One set with 25 pound dumbbells, one set with 50 pounds on a bent barbell, one set with 20 pound dumbbells, and a last set with the 25 pound dumbbells again. I'll feel it tomorrow, for sure.

    I did 4 sets of 10 reps on the the shoulders, increasing the sets instead of the weight. Since I'm already doubling up on seated rows doing 6 total sets with 2 different handles, I increased the sets to 12 reps instead of 10. Believe me, I felt the difference after the 2nd set.

    Calf Raises up to 12 reps per set, leg extensions up to 12 reps per set. Bench press went up 5 pounds instead of increasing the reps (you gotta love 2 ½ pound weight plates).

    100 situps, 100 side extensions and 10 minutes on the Gazelle polished off the workout session. Fruit juice and fresh cherry tomatoes off the vine for cool down walk. I don't know about you, but after a workout I can feel my body absorbing the vitamins.

    Now the mental workout today stems from the readings in “The Jesus Papers” by Michael Baigent. So far the man has made some pretty fantastic claims based on highly suspect materials, most of which he cannot produce. Sort of like the golden plates claimed by Joseph Smith to be given to him to translate by the angel Moroni. I'm sorry, “Take my word for it” just doesn't cut it when you are laying claim to the proposition that Jesus was married to Mary Magdalene and his progeny exists today.

    It is an interesting proposition, though. And he does bring up an interesting point. Crucifixion was the Roman punishment for sedition and rebellion. Stoning was the usual punishment for heresy. So now you have to ask yourself, was Jesus considered politically dangerous by the Romans, and was he actually accused by the Jews, or by collaborators in the Jewish community so the Romans could claim ignorance of the action? Oooooo...intrigue and drama. Sounds like something Ludlum might have written.

    Anyway, not a lot more to talk about today other than I hate being edited (as all of us writers do), and having to edit myself is an even more heinous task. But I've gotten the first two chapters completed and am on to the third.....tomorrow. Right now, I think I'll take a little time and relax, maybe read a bit more of the Jesus papers or peruse Descartes for a refresher on logical method.

    Hope your day is blessed.

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