It’s been a while since I’ve posted anything on here and I feel it’s about time I do. I’ve been “out of action” for a few months now with two shoulder surgeries (one on each shoulder, not two on one). The recovery process is going extremely smoothly and so far it seems as if I might even be back on the mat a head of schedule.

I always thought that I’d have all this free time once I had the surgeries, but much to my surprise, it seems as if I have less time now than I did before. The one good thing is that because I’m on my own schedule, I don’t have anywhere to be at any given time, but I still have just as much, if not more, things that I have to get done each day. With everything I have on my plate, my current schedule mimics my normal (pre-surgery) schedule almost to the hour, it’s funny how these things work out sometimes.

The good news is that I’m finally making good progress on my dissertation. With my classwork being completed and not having wrestling on my schedule, I’m free to spend much more mental energy on it and its pace is therefor increased. I think I’m about a month away from submitting my proposal and twelve to fifteen months away from wrapping everything up. God willing, I’ll have earned my Dr. Greco name by nationals next year.

On another note, wrestling is going on this weekend at the OTC here in Colorado Springs; the Dave Schutlz Memorial International Invitational (something like that). I took some time out of my day yesterday to watch some of the Greco competitors duke it out for the opportunity to be called champion. Watching everyone competing really got me anxious to be back on the mat. It also reminded me that I need to take my time and make sure I’m fully prepared. I witnessed some decent wrestling, I witnessed some really good wrestling, and much in between. All in all it was good to see the guys out there fighting it out. I can’t wait till it’s my turn.

Until next time…



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