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    I noticed that when I started high school my physical conditioning was better than when I was studying karate & judo in grade school. I had basically taken the summer off before HS started & didn't do any conditioning whatsoever until wrestling season started in fall. The only thing I did that summer was caddie at the country club & that wasn't much because I didn't get to go out very much due to my lack of seniority. I found right from the start that I could run further, faster & lift more weight. Coach said it was because now that my body had matured & was closer to manhood my testosterone level had increased. Since I first started getting whiskers in 8th grade & started shaving almost everyday as a freshman that seemed to prove it. It took a lot less work to gain muscle whereas as a grade school kid I didn't put too much muscle on regardless how much lifting I did. I was strong but you really couldn't see it on my body. I went up 2 weight classes almost right after wrestling training started. It turned out that was a good thing because I was able to wrestle varsity due to the varsity wrestler in my weight class, a junior, wasn't all that good & my judo saw me through. Coach would have wrestle-offs with the upper class man when a freshman or sophomore wanted to wrestle in a varsity match & I would beat him soundly. Maybe I couldn't pin him but those two point takedowns & my avoidance of a pin or takedown always got me more points than he did. He finally wound up getting a job & dropping out of wrestling. Not because of me but he really didn't like all the training because he was a bit lazy. We remained good friends & he always supported me. I heard he got killed in Vietnam. Not sure if that's true & not just a rumor but I never heard from him since.
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    Well theres that old saying my SAI says,"Little guys doing big things."Lets hope your friend is resting up there with the other veterans,if he's not around.Seems like you made quick progress on the wrestling team,especially having Judo as another skill to defend and counter takedowns.(Will be out for a few days.)

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    I'm probably not going to be on much over the weekend myself. Got some research work to catch up. I think I have all my ducks in a row & I should be able to get pretty deep into the subject's past activities shortly. Famous last words, LOL. Speaking of PI work - that guy I was trying to track down a few weeks ago was found by our Colorado colleague.. It turns out he is a guest of the Colorado Penal System, LOL. Had he been imprisoned in WI we we would have found him. At least we had a pretty good idea he was in Colorado.
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    The guy trying to pull a flank?On the Law Enforcement?You can run,but you can't hide forever...lol.

    I don't think it'll take too much of a toll waiting till next week,but it seems like I may be doing light shadowboxing or no training at all.Got checked by the nurse yesterday,and a 100 degree fever.At first it was frustrating,but I realized in order to recover I have to rest,take meds,drink lots of fluids,and get in some shuteye throughout the day.

    Today I feel alittle better,but surprisingly I just reached 101.4 degrees according to the thermometer.As of right now my head doesn't feel like a 1,000 lbs,and I'm able to get around the house when I need to just fine.Hopefully I can recover by next week...though hope is not a plan.

    (Between Junior year up to now,I haven't taken a week off from training but now this may the week I take off from any form of training.)

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    I usually check the local lockups & state prisons. I have access to their records. Checking other states is another matter. Since I'm licensed in WI most other states won't honor that except when following someone who crosses state lines or sitting on a surveillance on someone who recently left my state. Most law officers don't know anything about the restrictions on PI licenses anyhow. But part of the fee for licensing goes toward access to state & local records. Anything else has to be paid for. My boss is considering getting some sort of Federal certification for the agency. It's his dollar so I don't really care. There are also record check sites online that are quite costly per year. He'll have to do some research to determine which are the best bang for the buck & which are accurate.

    It's best to take it easy with a fever. My 13 year old grandson was sent home from school Friday with a fever. He wasn't quite himself all weekend but is fine now. Now we're all waiting to catch whatever he had. My household has 3 schools represented - an elementary school, a high school & my daughter teaches at a public elementary school. Lots of crap to take home, LOL. So far I only had the beginnings of a cold or flu several times this season but was able to fight them off. I had a flu shot so I guess it's working. We have to worry about my 16 year old grandson with his Type 1 diabetes. His blood sugar either drops or raises to alarming numbers when he's sick. His robotics team went to State this last weekend with a lot of schools represented. He wants to be an engineer & went into robotics instead of sports & with his diabetes that's probably a wise decision. He did well in Judo but at times it got dangerous when his glucose dropped in the middle of a match. He becomes a wet noodle at those times & ripe for a devastating throw. Same with grade school wrestling. He's very strong but when he gets low he weakens rapidly. With all the energy required in matches he can drop low regardless how high his glucose was at the beginning. His only regret is that he can't go into the Armed Forces.

    I hope you get well soon. This might be a good thing that happened so now your body has a chance to heal.
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    Oh did I get rest and not have to worry about doing PT the next day or two.Till yesterday I really didn't do any physical,since the 101 degree fever kept me stationary unless I needed to move.As of right now,I still plan to be wary over the next few days,but tomorrow I plan on getting in some training.Nothing too easy,nothing too hard just something to kill time on a Saturday before I get too lazy or caught up with other responsibilities.

    From the sounds of how I am,I can say I feel normal again and ready to get back to where I left off,but I just plan on easing back into it.And yes those fevers can really mess up your glucose,and make you feel all sorts of jacked up...dizziness,body aches,sweating,etc.Strange how our bodies fight off the flu lol.

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    That's the nice thing about a cold or the flu. Eventually it goes away. Or it kills you & then you don't have to worry about it.
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    I won't lie I remember in prep of going to school,for a second I wished I were sick again lol.Since normally I don't miss any days of school or conditioning,but since I did for the sake of the fever it actually felt good being at the house...but I knew I had to get back to current duties like we all do.

    Seems like I'm still up to par,and was actually able to get in a good session of conditioning that didn't stress out my body.Looking forward to conditioning in a few hrs.Other than that it feels good to be back lol.

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    It's a fact that I always feel better than I ever did after getting over a sickness like the flu or even a cold.
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    The boost of energy after recovering from the flu...feels like your turning into a super saiyan.

    (Cough)Speaking of super saiyan...we've had the other JROTC programs come over for Far East Marksmanship.I am not part of rifle team,nor was I setting it up.Although I did earn my sharpshooter badge.However thats not the interesting part of the competition.During passing period is what changed my outlook on Special Operators past&present.

    Walking down the hallway quick,fast,and in a hurry as always.I happen to pass by my SAI&the other Instructors.However I'm always on the lookout on whats on their uniforms.But out of the corner of my eye I noticed this CPO in uniform...wearing a "trident".Ironically enough once I got into the classroom I went back outside to ask my SAI a question about inspection,but the gum in my mouth gigged me on bearing.

    So after my SAI gigged me,the CPO said thats normally worth 50 pushups...but because I wasn't his cadet,it was not granted.On the way back to class I said excuse me(to pass through),but I accidentally called the CPO a sir and earned another 50.But in the end I didn't have to do them,but took it as a lesson...

    #Triple think,about what your going to say to a special operator before you do.They can come down on you faster&harder than hail hitting a car.

    (I didn't know his rank,until after the fact.)

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