Back to Training Despite Some Bad News

I went for my 1.5 mile run today. Sadly, the humidity got the better of me and I was able to do only 0.92 miles. Oh well. Maybe I went too long without training? Who’s to say? At any rate, I am back into it, even though (as my subject line says) I got some bad news.

In New York, they passed a law in December 2015 that you could not be older than 35 when you took the written exam for University Police Officer 1. For the record, I was 37 when I took the test in November 2013. Yes, they passed the law a full TWO YEARS after I took the damn test, but I do not have the right to get “grandfathered” in.

Could I bitch and moan about it? Of course I could. I could go on and on about how much Governor Cuomo sucks for it. Unfortunately, none of this will change the law. Instead I have chosen to focus on the positive side of this.

“What is the positive side???” you might ask. “Cuomo’s rule just screwed you out of a job that pays $50,000 a year!”

This is true. However, here is the positive side.

I just got a copy of 22 Minutes Hard Corps, the latest workout by Tony Horton of P90X fame. To avoid overtraining, I had to either do what is on the Police Officer agility test or 22 Minutes; I could not do both. I decided to go with what was on the agility test because, after all, the best way to train for it would be to do EXACTLY what is on the test. Now that I don’t have the test looming over my head, I can dive into 22 Minutes Hard Corps. So there is no more looking forlornly at the DVD set as it sits unused on my bookshelf every night.

I should follow that up by saying my personal trainer friend gave me a 3 month running routine to follow. I am going to do one full round of it, and THEN I will get into 22 Minutes.

Aside from that, I just realized I have YET to describe my new Wing Chun routine and the way I managed to reach this new arrangement. That will come in good time. However, that is all the news I have for you today.



About Steve Grogan

I am 40 years old, divorced, and a father of four kids. I am a practitioner of a self-defense system called wing chun kung fu. My other hobbies include writing, playing guitar, reading, watching movies, and listening to music. Recently I have gotten back into fitness, and this time I am DETERMINED to get the washboard abs...whether my metabolism will cooperate with me or not! The purpose of this blog is to write not only about my hobbies, but also about whatever crosses my mind, whether it is something I don't understand or something that aggravates me. So join me as I indulge my tendency to think too much about topics that don't usually cross anyone else's mind!
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