It is not even Thanksgiving and it is 12 F outside.
So: workout was yoga with Ms. V. then 5 miles on the treadmill: 5 at 5.2, 5 at 5.3 then alternating 2:30 of 6.7 with 2:30 of 5.3, 8 repetitions. then some 5.3 and increasing speed to get to 5 miles in 50:57 (11:18/39:41)
Strangely enough, the first 30 minutes of the 2:30 alternating pace felt good; it didn’t get challenging until the 6’th rep; then the 7’th and 8’th reps were tough.
weights only: rotator cuff, 5 sets of 10, 1 of 5 pull ups
bench: 10 x 135, 2 x 185
incline: 10 x 135
decline: 10 x 165
hex dead: 4 x 175, 1 x 225 (got it..handles down), 3 x 205
goblet squats: 6 x 35, 6 x 60
military: 2 sets of 10 x 45 standing, 10 x 180 machine
rows: 2 sets of 10 x 110 machine, 10 x 200 Hammer
2:30 plank, head stand
The Bears snapped a 4 game losing steak and beat NFC Central rival Detroit 20-13, in a game in which the Bears owned about 9 minutes of the game: the last 4 minutes before the end of the first half and the first 5 minutes of the 3’rd quarter.
Other than that: Lions mostly..or even. The Lions opened the game with a drive for a field goal, and then they got another in the second quarter. But with about 4 minutes to go in the half, the Bears opened it up a bit and their qb hit some passes (and the Bears made a risk 4’th and 1 on their own 40. So it was 7-6 at the half.
Second half: another fine drive, helped by a pass right in front of me. But it was 13-6 as the Bears kicker missed the extra point.
Then: interception…cashed in by a TD and so it is now 20-6 and the Lions seemed finished.
Not so fast: midway through the 4’th, a drive was finished by a long pass and it was 20-13.
That is how the game ended, but there was more drama. The Lions drove it inside the Bears 30 but were repulsed on 4’th down, with just over 2 minutes to play. But the Lions had all 3 time outs and got the ball back.
A drive made it inside the Bears 30, but the final end zone pass failed.
Harry and me.
Skyline…I love visiting Chicago.
From the final Lion drive.
I’ve been to a few games and have sat in different seats:
400 level grandstand, about 32 rows up.
200 level Media Deck (section 243 or so) 2016 and 2017
200 level colonnade section: (toward the corner)
400 level grandstand, rows 2 or 3 (441, 431…)
300 level United Club (sort of toward the end zones
And what you see above: view from the 200 level club (40 yard line; section 210)
I won’t lie: the 200 club near midfield were the best seats; I did like the Media deck and 300 level aren’t THAT high up. Now toward the top end: well, you get a great view of the the city around you but the rather large players look small.
I prefer any seat to not being there at all, but I’d pay a bit more for Media Deck, 200 or 300 level club, or even 300 level grandstand (haven’t actually sat there) or even for the first, say, 5 rows of the 400 level grandstand.