Special Weekend Post: Good, Bad, and Great News

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You’re probably wondering what’s with the post on a Saturday – I mean, in the four or so plus years I’ve been blogging, I don’t think I’ve ever posted on a weekend.  What gives?

Well, truth be told, I have an ulterior motive that, if all goes according to plan, will undoubtedly go down as one of the coolest things to ever happen on this blog – if not the history of the interwebz (but more on that below).

But before I get to that, I’m sitting here in a Starbucks on a Friday night as I type this (yep, I’m that cool), and wanted to pass on a few tidbits of information to update people on what’s going on the life of TG.

The Good News

Things have really been amping up this year on the writing side of things.  

  • One you may already know about.  T-nation.com has asked me to contribute more content on a monthly basis, which is of course, an honor.  As many of you know, I’ve been writing for t-nation.com sporadically since 2006, and it’s definitely opened up a lot of doors for me in terms of getting my name out there in the fitness community.  Entrepreneurship, unfortunately, threw a monkey wrench into things, and as a result, my article-writing prowess has suffered as of late.  So, when they asked me if I’d be willing to be one of their Featured Authors, I of course jumped at the opportunity.   You’ve already seen a few pieces HERE, HERE, and HERE, and you can expect even more in the near future.

 

  • Secondly, and something that I’m really excited about, is for another online site that is one of the most popular sites in the world (according to alexa.com, it’s ranked close to top 1,000!).  I don’t want to let the cat out of the bag just yet cause we’re still in the early stages, but needless to say I’m humbled that they would even think to ask me to be a part of their team.  More on this soon.

Basically, this year is turning into a really big year for me thus far.  With Cressey Performance growing, the new site growing, and my ego growing, I fully expect world domination by September. 

The Bad News

As a precursor to what you’ll read more about below (OMG, I’m going to pee my pants!!!!!), the game plan was to nail a new deadlift PR of 585 lbs this past Thursday and use that as a decoy, or segue if you will.  Alas, I suck at life, and only got it like an inch off the ground.

In my own defense, though, it was one of those “hey, sounds like something fun to do” type of things and I didn’t necessarily train for it in any way.  If I had, hell, I might have gotten it two inches off the ground. 

Nevertheless, since not hitting the lift ruined my thunder, I needed something in the pinch to pick up the slack.  So, I decided to do what any man in my situation would do when lacking a serious dose of manliness – and post the trailer of Over the Top instead:

I don’t know about you, but I’m pretty sure Chuck Norris was conceived through the making of that trailer.

Okay, okay enough of the rambling….lets cut to the chase and get with the GREAT news already.

Hello Kelsey Doucette, in case you’re watching – which I know you are because I was informed you read my site daily.

I wanted to let you know that someone by the name of Stevo contacted me, whom you may know as your boyfriend.  He told me that the two of you hope to get married this Fall and would like to visit Cressey Performance for your Honeymoon.  

However, I hear that the two of you aren’t engaged yet, which makes it difficult to fully plan a wedding and subsequent honeymoon.  So, Stevo told me that he didn’t think he’d have that great a chance of marrying you unless I was involved, as I’m uncannily witty and could also give you a run for your money in a “Lord of the Rings” trivia death match.  

If you could please watch the following video, I would love to personally invite you to Cressey Performance for your honeymoon, pending your response to the video below:

UPDATE:  She said yes!!!!

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  • Awesommmme! Congrats!

  • Bill

    hahaha congrats to the happy couple

  • Lisa V

    And I thought the great news was going to be that Lisa said yes.

  • Domenic

    Awesome Tony congrats on your success, love the info on this site its a great resource.

    Looking through your recommended book list I was wondering if you have read Good Calories, Bad Calorie by Gary Taubes I think it predates The Omnivores Dilemma, and is in the same Carbs suck camp, the only difference is that this book comes at that subject from multiple angles and is absolutely packed with unbelievable information, studies, everything.

    Also, here are some techno tracks you might even be able to sneek by Cressey due to their being so badass

    and just that much better than AC/DC

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Cekb7z1TQs

    let this second one build up a bit its worth it

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rj7c1sTWfD8&feature=fvwrel

  • Laura

    Congratulations!!

  • MOM

    I had the same thought Lisa V!!

  • man tears.

  • Tony Gentilcore

    @ Greg: hahahahahahaah. Nice.

  • R Smith

    A huge congrats is in order for Stevo and Kelsey. All the best, guys.

    Tony: very happy you'll be writing more frequently for T-Nation. Your stuff on that site is must-read materialize–as it is everywhere else.

    RS

  • Thanks everyone!

  • Awesome, congrats to the happy couple, and well done on another happy ending from Tony Dr. Love Gentilcore!

  • Beverly Yeagle

    Cousin Gary (Father of the Bride) shared this news with me. When a guy goes to this much trouble to ask such an important question, this must be LOVE. I look forward to seeing you when you become “Mr. and Mrs.” My best to both of you!

    Love, Cousin Beverly from Hagerstown, Maryland

  • Beverly Yeagle

    Sorry, Stephen, I made a mistake about confusing your engagement with your sister's upcoming wedding. I still think YOU are a very creative and “in-love deeply” man. She's a most fortunate girl to have found you. Your dad, I am sure, has been a good role model. Of course, I am biased since Gary (Father of the Groom) is my cousin.

    Again, Cousin Beverly from Hagerstown, Maryland

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