You can do anything you set your mind to doing

I’ve been thinking about a math project..want to revise it..and about goals in general. And I’ve been thinking about goals.

Now the title of this post: this is the dumbest cliche I’ve ever heard of. No, I can’t deadlift 1000 lb or overhead press 570 lb. (though some can..
1000 deadlift (straps), 57x overhead press (from the rack, NOT cleaned). I won’t win a Nobel prize.

But..what CAN I do and am I willing to work toward achievable goals, or will I underachieve? THAT is what I have control over.
Annals of Math paper: nope. But what about the 2 I have in the hopper right now?
400 lb dead lift? Probably not. But what about 275? I am reasonably close to that. Make that..maybe 285? Etc.

Walking marathon? Well, not next week, but what about a multiple loop 10 miler where I focus on posture? Get posture fixed..then maybe 13, then maybe 15, and so on.
5:20 won’t happen, but what about 6:20?

Time to shift the thinking.

Now back to my boring morning, which I enjoyed very much: deadlifts (trap bar, low handles), walk, then Indian food.

Deadlift workout: some upstairs PT.
10 x 134, 10 x 184, 5 x 228, 2 x 250 (yay!), 5 x 233, 10 x 184 (deficit: stood on 11 kg plates) Yes, floor is still damp from heavy rains.

Wore my spiffy brace and Adidas Superstar basketball shoes, which were state of the art in the early 1970’s; NBA players wore them.

The walk itself: I asked B if she wanted to hike in FPNC. She said yes..but she was nervous about the full parking lot. So we chose to go to Glenn Oak and walk where there were fewer people. She did a 5K course; I put my head down and did multiple laps of the upper park.

USATF application got the loop at .61 miles; 8 times around is 4.88 and then I added a .45 out and back and a .05 out to get 5.38. My Garmin: 5.01; it doesn’t like the tight turns. That makes a minute a mile difference.

But nevertheless, I got it matter what the pace actually was.

Along the way, Cassie drove past in a van (with her St. Jude friends) and said “hi” and offered kind words, and took the following:

Argh..that posture …I’ll have to focus on that so much if I want to walk longer and pain free.

Yes, that shirt is from the 2014 Peoria long ago.

Author: oldgote

I enjoy politics, reading, science, running, walking, (racewalking and ultrawalking) hiking, swimming, yoga, weight lifting, cycling and reading. I also follow football (college and pro), basketball (men and women) and baseball (minor league and college)

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