Today’s Chronicle had this little tidbit.
Thomas had a deep voice, full beard, chest hair and even signs of male pattern baldness, Dr. Margaret Weirman testified.
Oh yeah, and she was getting a shave when the tester showed up. Bad form sports fans. And she testified that she wasnâ€™t doing steroids. Really? I love the part where she weighed 50 pounds more than she does now. Today, also in the Chronicle, Scott Oster suggested that the Giants added to their staff by subtracting 240 unwanted pounds. Pretty harsh on Mr. Bonds, but that just comes with the cloud of suspicion that hangs over him. Power lifters get tested too. Somehow theyâ€™ve never tested me, (I donâ€™t do anything I shouldnâ€™t) but they did test one of my 65 year old friends. That one always makes me giggle. The Colonel’s Wife would never break any rule under any circumstances, but they tested her. They also tested this woman that showed up exactly once down in Southern California. It was such a joke at the time that it still sticks out in my mind. She came in with ridiculous musculature, pimples all up her forearms, a receding hairline and a voice deeper than mine. All of us regulars looked at each other and raised our collective eyebrows. She initially won everything she entered, but that didnâ€™t hold. They tested her butt THAT DAY. Thanks for playing our game, she was outta there. Iâ€™ll never understand why people have to cheat like that. If you arenâ€™t good enough just go do something else or work harder, but cheating is for losers.
Speaking of power lifting, I finally got back into the gym for a decent workout this morning. I canâ€™t tell you how great that felt after hacking my way through every day since the first week in March. Iâ€™ve been taking the dogs on a three mile walk every other day, but I donâ€™t see that turning into a partial jog for at least another week. Iâ€™ve been told that one day the hack just disappears. I cannot wait for that day.