22 Push-ups a day all of November – Day 6

A note about day 6 of this challenge.

Last night I injured both hands, my right shoulder, and my left knee while I was attempting to detain a suspect. He fought, I won. He’s in jail, I’m recuperating. Anyway, I wasn’t going to do any push-ups today but I couldn’t give up on the challenge. As you can see in the video, I managed to do 26 terrible push-ups broken up in 3 sets despite my aches and pains. I live by three words; NEVER GIVE UP.

Enough about me though.

Day 6! I’m doing 22 push-ups a day all of November to raise awareness of veteran and active-duty military suicide. I am also doing them in honor of a fallen Security Officer, Quintin Cole.

Veteran/Active-Duty suicide. Do some research!

Facts about veteran suicide rates can be found in the report that is linked below:
https://www.mentalhealth.va.gov/docs/data-sheets/2019/2019_National_Veteran_Suicide_Prevention_Annual_Report_508.pdf

Active-duty military suicides are up by 20% in 2020 according to some studies. Read more in the article linked below:
https://news.usni.org/2020/10/01/pentagon-very-concerned-with-military-suicide-trends-effect-of-pandemic-on-2020-rates-unclear

Our military heroes deserve better!

If you are looking to donate towards the cause of helping our military heroes head over to https://mission22.com/ Mission 22 provides treatment programs to veterans for Post-Traumatic Stress, Traumatic Brain Injury, and other issues they might be facing. It organizes events and builds memorials to create social impact and awareness for these issues.

Also, you can head over to https://tilvalhallaproject.com and pick up some cool gear from them. A portion of the profits gets donated towards the cause.

Need help now?

If you or someone you know is struggling with suicide call the National Suicide Hotline @ 800-273-8255.

Security Officer Quintin Cole

Information about the death of Security Officer Quintin Cole can be found in the linked article below:
https://www.wthr.com/article/news/crime/brother-of-murdered-indianapolis-security-guard-quintin-cole/531-127dbfae-9f51-427a-9997-60622eaf9cbc

GardaWorld who employed the fallen Security Officer Quintin Cole started a GoFundMe to help his family cover upcoming expenses. This GoFundMe was set up by GardaWorld Human Resources and is legitimate. https://www.gofundme.com/f/quintin-cole

22 Push-ups a day all of November – Day 5

I’m doing 22 push-ups a day all of November to raise awareness of veteran and active-duty military suicide. I am also doing them in honor of a fallen Security Officer, Quintin Cole.

If you are looking to donate towards the cause of helping our military heroes head over to https://mission22.com/ Mission 22 provides treatment programs to veterans for Post-Traumatic Stress, Traumatic Brain Injury, and other issues they might be facing. It organizes events and builds memorials to create social impact and awareness for these issues.

Also, you can head over to https://tilvalhallaproject.com and pick up some cool gear from them. A portion of the profits gets donated towards the cause.

GardaWorld who employed the fallen Security Officer Quintin Cole started a GoFundMe to help his family cover upcoming expenses. This GoFundMe was set up by GardaWorld Human Resources and is legitimate. https://www.gofundme.com/f/quintin-cole

If you or someone you know is struggling with suicide call the National Suicide Hotline @ 800-273-8255.

22 Push-ups a day all of November – Day 4

I’m doing 22 push-ups a day all of November to raise awareness of veteran and active-duty military suicide. I am also doing them in honor of a fallen Security Officer, Quintin Cole.

No time for speeches again today. It’s post-election day so everybody wants to do dumb stuff like loot and riot. Just getting a quick 22 in and heading back to work. Tired, bad form, but they are in the books.

If you or someone you know is struggling with suicide call the National Suicide Hotline @ 800-273-8255 If you are looking to donate towards the cause of preventing military suicides head over to https://tilvalhallaproject.com and pick up some cool gear from them. A portion of the profits gets donated towards the cause.

22 Push-ups a day all of November – Day 3

I’m doing 22 push-ups a day all of November to raise awareness of veteran and active-duty military suicide. I am also doing them in honor of a fallen Security Officer, Quinten Cole.
No time for speeches today. I had to bang out 22 (actually 25 because some of them sucked) during my pre-work workout.
If you or someone you know is struggling with suicide call the National Suicide Hotline @ 800-273-8255 If you are looking to donate towards the cause of preventing military suicides head over to https://tilvalhallaproject.com Pick up some cool gear from them and a portion of the profits gets donated towards the cause.

22 Push-ups a day all of November – Day 2

I’m doing 22 push-ups a day all of November to raise awareness of veteran and active-duty military suicide.

As of today I also am doing them to honor a fallen Security Officer I know, Quinten. Quinten was shot in the back and killed while doing his rounds this morning. Rest in peace, brother.

If you or someone you know is struggling call the National Suicide Hotline @ 800-273-8255 If you are looking to donate towards the cause head over to https://tilvalhallaproject.com Pick up some cool gear from them and a portion of the profits gets donated. (The shirt I am wearing today is from the Til Valhalla Project)

22 Push-ups a day all of November – Day 1

I’m doing 22 push-ups a day all of November to raise awareness of veteran and active-duty military suicide.

Between 2005 and 2017 more than 78,000 veterans committed suicide. That means between 19 and 22 a day. Recent studies show it’s only getting worse.

Let’s work together to find a solution. Our military heroes deserve the best! If you or someone you know is struggling call the National Suicide Hotline @ 800-273-8255 If you are looking to donate towards the cause head over to https://tilvalhallaproject.com Pick up some cool gear from them and a portion of the profits gets donated.

Just a note – push-ups were sped up so the video would be under 60 seconds. Oh and sorry you had to look at my butt. We’ll work on the angle tomorrow.

And I’m back

A couple of weeks ago I did a thing. I decided to remove all posts from this site and start over. Why? Well, because after going over what I had previously posted I realized I was trying too hard to be something I’m not. What is that you ask? A writer. You see, I do have stuff I want to share with the world. I’m just not good at writing long-form posts. I’m more of a quick blurb or text that will fit into a tweet kid of guy. Many times when I sat down to write my previous posts I got held up by worrying about proper grammar, wording, sentence structure, and all that jazz. I was overthinking everything and so the message that got delivered in those posts was not exactly an accurate reflection of what I wanted to say.  So moving forward here is how it’s going to go. If I have something to share, don’t expect perfection. It’s probably going to be short, it’s probably going to be mind-numbingly grammatically wrong, but it’s going to be something that I felt worthy enough to post about the way I intended it to be.