Yeah, this is very minor: record cold weather in November. And no, I cannot change the weather. So what good is my anger?
Here is my guess: it drives my response. Instead of burying myself under the covers, I get out there and do what I can do (and that is most things); be it running or walking (IF the footing is suitable…that matters) or going to an outdoor football game, etc.
I suppose it is more “tapas” than anger but whatever works.
Yes, it was 11 F again, and very windy this morning, and the roads were mostly icy. So the walk was indoors.
Weights: 15-15-10-10-5 pull ups (good), rotator cuff, goblet squats: 6 x 25, 45, 60, 65 (65 was “to the bench” and I did 7 reps but only counted 6 since I missed a touch), 70 (to the sill..got all 6), military: 2 sets of 15 seated, supported, with 50, 1 set of 10 with 45 standing, 3 sets of one armed rows with 50.
then track walking: lane 1: 13:07, 12:00, 1:36 “penalty lap” for 26:44 (just over 2)
Age note: OMG, I get out of breath when I do a set of 15 pull ups, or when the squats are with 60 or more.
You know you are getting old (or are already there) when most of the memes you see in the gym do NOT apply to you. No, I am NOT progressing…I am slowing the rate of my demise. Yes, I am making slight adjustments (adding squats and hex dead lifts) but..well, in the dead lift, I am not going to see 400+ lb again and probably not even 300 again. 250-270 would be nice.
I am sliding down the hill and all I can do is reduce the rate of my slide.
BUT….BUT.. at least I am not deciding on what pain medications to use or how to adjust my walker…and that is something to be grateful for.