Runnin’ and pressin’

I renewed my WordPress subscription for another year of blogging. It’s likely to be a bumpy ride.

Tuesday, March 12

I had initially planned on working out during evening, but was itching to go. So go I did! At 10 am.

Run 400m
Max rep (up to 10) FP, beginning at 95# & adding up to 10# each round

I’m still getting used to the Apple Watch 4, and this is only the second time I’ve used “Outdoor Running” feature. Uhm, and I mistakenly had auto pause turned on. Dammit. Thus, I don’t have accurate time it took to complete.

I competed rounds of 10 reps @ 95, 105, 115, 125, 135, & 145, followed by 9 reps @ 155 (missed the 10th because my BBF texted me), 5 @ 154, 3 @ 175, and singles @ 185 and 190#. I failed @ 195. Given the 1RM is 205, I’m pleased.

And that’s 83 reps of FP. My chesticles will likely be feeling it mañana.

I may have mistakenly recorded 400m (200m up and back) distance, as Apple Watch recorded a grand total of 3.69 miles and 12 X 400m = 4,800m, i.e., a mere 3 miles. Uhm, and that would explain why I thought I had slowed down considerably since moving to Asheville. Ha! I’ll remeasure soon.

I’m enjoying contract work at IndieBeautyExpo, and am looking forward to Dallas Summit. I’m not looking forward to visiting TX.

Did I yet mention that I purchased a standing desk? Did I? DID I?! I’m standing at I write this (Monday evening). My goal is to stand for 12 hours a day, and I’ve exceeded the goal many days. I’m not a fan of sitting.

Thursday, March 14

I arrived in NYC Thursday morning, attended meetings most of the day, and worked out in the apartment gym Thursday evening. And the gym is pretty nice. Aaaaaaand I was the only person working out. Yay!

Row for calories
Russian KBS, 53#

50 RFT
1 strict pushup
2 strict pushups
3 air squats

I did some other shit, too, but much has happened since Thursday and now (Sunday evening) when I’m writing. So there’s that.

Friday, March 15

I once again worked out in the apartment gym, this time at 7:30 am. I walked into the gym and it was immediately evident that someone was coaching a client. How was this evident? A whole lot of cheering and very little coaching. I’d describe some of the movements but it’d make my skin crawl. Okay, here’s one: “Keep your knees forward and make sure you don’t squat too low. Your butt should never go below your knees.” Oh, and here’s another: “Set the rower to 10. You’ll get a better workout that way.”


I warmed up with a 500m row.

25 RFT
2 strict pull-ups
2 pushup + row (l + r)
5 jumping air squats

A little different than the day before.

As the only non-mirrored wall space was in front of the door, I risked it and set a towel on the floor to do strict HSPUs. I did politely ask the dynamic duo to allow me to use the space.

Oh, I forgot to mention, I wore my air buds whilst working out, the very first time I’ve done so. And they stayed in my ears! Even when upside down.

25 strict HSUPs

I completed in reps of 7, 5, 4, 4, 3, & 2. After the third or fourth round I heard the coach jokingly say to his client, “Go ahead and give that a try.” It’s likely they didn’t know that I could hear them. I looked at the client and said, “I’ve been doing this for years. I started just like you. Everybody has to start somewhere.” He smiled at me. I continued working out.

25 strict T2B

Or toes past hands, as there wasn’t a bar. I completed first round with 10 and remaining rounds of 5 reps.

25 burpees + MC + 50# DB DL

That was “fun.” I do love burpees.

Uhm, I get lost in a bathtub. I decided to walk from the apartment in Tribeca to Hudson Yards to meet the team. ‘Twas a 3-mile walk that ended up being more than 5 miles. I also walked back to the apartment. I ended up walking almost 16 miles. Ha!

Saturday, March 16

I slept until 8:30. I couldn’t tell you the last time I slept that late.

10 RFT
Row 15c
15-second headstand hold

Max weight strict pull-up

I started at 25 and worked up to 55#, placing DB between legs above knee and wearing ankle bracelets.

0:00 | 5 rounds of 4 Russian KBS + 1 American KBS
1:00 | 4 rounds
2:00 | 3 rounds
3:00 | 2 rounds
4:00 | 5 rounds

My forearms were on fire, I tell you. Fire!

I met Jeff at the W Hotel in Times Square. We went shopping, enjoyed a wonderful meal at the Lamb’s Club, and then saw “Mean Girls” on broadway. I loved the show! Jeff thought that mean girls weren’t mean enough.

I walked more than 11 miles Saturday.

We went shopping this (Sunday) morning. I walked from the hotel to the apartment, and ended up walking more than 10 miles today. I also completed the Rhone XXX Challenge and got a 20% discount on our purchase. No surprise there.

Luke. I am his father.

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