I wanna say congrats to the Gf on running her first marathon yesterday! After watching her train for 4.5 months and then seeing the stuff she had to fight through at the very end of her training (foot issues, that creepy dude, the flu, etc), I’m super proud of her for being able to make it through everything and finishing the marathon.
Saturday - It wasn’t a bad workout though I basically ran out of stuff to do. I usually shoot for an hour to an hour and a half of lifting on Saturdays, and I think I hit basically an hour so that wasn’t bad.
Monday - I probably should of done 6 reps of 205 and 8 reps of 195, but I wimped out. Today actually was a form day for me. I was trying to make sure my ass was to the grass on the squats, and I used that as an excuse to cut those last two sets short.
On bench I dropped down in weight and really worked on my form. Where my squat form was basically fine, my benching form had went to shit. I had the bar too far up my body. My elbows where too far out. My forearms weren’t perpendicular to the ground…….. Anyways my form needed some serious work and I feel like I had a good start on it this morning.
As for the cable stuff this morning, I was just trying to go slow and stay completely in control. I wanted to make sure I wasn’t letting gravity take control at any point through the exercises.
I’m starting to feel the effects of being on my feet in the lab constantly. The concrete floors + my shoes = my knees aching when I got home at night. This morning while I was doing squats I could really feel it in my knees. I might have to look into a different pair of shoes for lab. Other than that things were bueno.
The Gf is running her first marathon on Sunday in a far away state (well kind of far). She went solo since it’s in her defacto home town, which means I have a weekend on my own. Hmmmm drinking and games? I think yes. Or at least probably. Hell I might even watch a documentary or two.
Fairly good lift today. I think 320pds is a new PR for me on the leg press so I’m pleased with that. Plus I did machine rows (not Mike Rowes) this morning instead of the T-Bar and wow my back feels a lot better. Anyways here’s a happy greyhound.
Came in a bit sore today since I wasn’t able to get into the gym this weekend. With that being the case, today wasn’t horrible. Though I did pull something in my neck, and I’m not sure how I did it. It happened in between sets, so I’m not really sure what caused it. O well.
Finishing the bottle of wine would of been a bad idea so I decided to call it around 1/3 of the bottle left. I need to go get groceries in the morning and check on the Gf so there is no sense in me being hung over. Plus now I have coffee and shrimp poppers to sober me back up (pfft you know they sound delicious!).
hypotheticalresearcher said: FINISH THE BOTTLE. DO IT FOR MEEEEE
I’m 2/3rds of the way through the bottle and that 13.5% alcohol is finally catching up to me……. Undergrad me would be disappointed because a bottle of wine was usually just the right amount of buzz for me back then.
Well the Gf is still sick so it looks like tonight is turning into a “drink and game night.” I’ve already stopped in to see her and dropped off supplies for her (food, drinks, a stuff animal or two, and a get well card). Now I’m about ready to pop that bottle of wine open and start playing some Prison Architect.
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