IDK WHAT I’M DOING ANYMORE.
Good Friday, 9:24pm.
Fact-checking businesses. Formatting shit. Taking selfies.
Deadlines are getting real.
My coffee mug is empty.
One of those days. Rainy, cold. Should be in bed cuddling (with a person, book, pillow, Netflix, anything, really) — it’s Good Friday, after all, and it’s an official company holiday — but we’re on deadline, so we’re in the office.
Got to a stopping point so I went to the gym to be productive while waiting for more pages to upload to our printer’s proofing interface.
A: Heavy squat clean
- 205# — Attempted 215# three times today, but I never even got it past the 1st pull. Just not a good day for cleans. My traps and hamstrings were stiff from deadlifting at the end of the workout yesterday. I felt slow on the first pull, like it was a struggle just to get the weight off the ground. And instead of accelerating into the explosive second pull, the bar slowed even as my hips started to open up. Really disjointed movement today. Ellis noted that I need to keep my chest up, to sit back onto my heels more at the start of the clean. I was starting with my chest almost parallel with the floor, so I had to straighten that out even before exploding. Probably means the bar comes away from my body a little, too. Oh well.
B: 2 sets
- Power cleans (115#)
- 6 minutes rest
6:02 // 7:05 Rx — Collarbones are not feeling great. The last two days have been brutal — push presses and cleans — and they’re red and bruised and tender and a little swollen. I wish I could say I sandbagged this WOD, but I didn’t. Kind of disappointing because the average times seemed in the mid-4s and low-5s, but wow. Stringing cleans together in the set of 12 was just awful. Now, my lower back just feels tired and my traps and neck feel ruined and I just want to have a protein shake, poop, take a hot fucking shower, watch Brooklyn Nine-Nine, and sleep.
But actually, I’m kind of the inverse of that. Working on remedying that for summer. Because.
TFW: another GVL lifestyle magazine does exactly this for their spring fashion/style feature.
Uhm…something like ~2 minutes? I think I read that on the Internet somewhere once or whatever. I mean, basically, listen to your body? For these sets, I’m lifting at ~70-75% of my 1RM, so I’m going to be struggling to put up weight at the end of my sets. It’s important to rest/recover enough that I can give the same amount of effort in the following sets. That’s pretty much it, I think.
And yeah. I hate upper body stuff because I’m bad at it. :(
A: Front squat
- 3-3-3-3-3 // 190# — Not so bad. Not even a little bit.
B: 3 rounds
- Run 3 laps around CFR
- 15 push presses (115#)
12:58 Rx — Welp. This was no fun. Running pretty much felt awful. Still not really locking out consistently or pushing my head through at the top of the presses. Really, really have to work on those.
- Deadlifts: 5-5-5-5-5 // 225# — First set was at 185#. Had to get these in because I skipped yesterday’s workout and HAMSTRINGS.
- 3 sets of this complex: 8 DB front raises, 8 DB lateral raises, 8 DB shoulder presses (10#, 15# for the last set)
Denny’s is calling out Coachella.
Denny’s dude. Wow.
They’re one of the few company’s I see actively use their tumblr more than once a day. And I love it.
a night view of Neihu,Taipei (by Thunderbolt_TW)
This is the stop before mine on the way to work. The S curve on the right is the track I ride daily. My class comes to this park a couple times a month and sometimes I walk here to eat my lunch.
Oh Taiwan. I do miss your perfect days, however rare they are.