Workout catch up: Wednesday: planks after a 4.5 mile walk (did W. Peoria plus cemetery at about 15:15, though first half was quicker. Tried my marathon shoes.
Thursday: yoga with Ms. V, then easy 4 mile jog (repaired my shoes with a glue gun..held up ok)
Friday (today); mini drama getting into the gym (10 min late) due to supervisor not showing up:
pull ups: 15, 15, 10, 10, rotator cuff, goblet squats (good depth..really deep): 6 x 25, 6 x 45, 6 x 60
bench: 10 x 135, 3 x 185 (hips lightly touching), 5 x 155 pause
decline: 10 x 165
military: 7 x 50 standing, 10 x 40 standing, 10 x 70 Hammer machine, 15 x 50 seated, supported (failed the first 3-4 tries, got it at the very end)
rows: 3 sets of 10 x 50 single arm, 10 x 110 machine
hex dead: 5 x 175, 4 x 205 (felt it in the legs; paid attention to my back)
plank (2:30), head stand, knee stretch.
Debate: my take on the race is at the end. But I do have an emotional comment to make:
I think that much of my reaction to candidates is emotional..almost at the subconscious level.
Warren: I just cringe when I hear her. She is brilliant..has the best understanding of policy…but not that good at politics (one of the worst constituent ratings among sitting US Senators) I honestly think that her voice and speech inflections reminds me of a recent, failed, university administrator and I am emotionally reacting to that.
Booker: I am naturally drawn to him..can’t really figure out why (his “wokeness” drives me nuts)…then it dawned on me: he reminds me of a football team captain …and yes, he played for Stanford.
Harris: performance is off, but I am sort of drawn to her anyway…attractiveness?
I still prefer Klobuchar but…too far down to come back, I fear.
My take on the debate (only saw second half…ok…make that my take on the D-race)
Biden: lost a half of a step. Yes, rambles, incoherent at times and makes too many gaffes. But he comes across as authentic and he isn’t “head in the clouds”; doesn’t play identity politics nor promise the moon. Is more in touch with more Americans than the other front runners.
Klobuchar: my favorite, super effective in the Senate, but not a high enough profile at the start. won’t win.
Buttigieg: if only he were a member of Congress, governor or even a mayor of a large city like Chicago, New York or Los Angeles. I do like him.
Warren: brilliant lady, knows policy better than anyone else, but not so good at politics (low rated by her own constituents per Morning Consult). and I cringe when she speaks; something about her voice.
Booker: I like him; I wish he weren’t so “woke”.
Harris: I kind of soured on her a little; maybe a good VP pick.
Yang: not qualified…brilliant guy though.
Castro: bright guy..too little, to late..BTW, Biden was right; you were wrong.
Sanders: nope. Reminds me of the “campus radical” that almost every university has on its faculty.