Working out in my noisy neighborhood…

Our neighborhood has too many houses packed too closely together. And it is a constant hum of power mowers, power washers, leaf blowers, etc. Right now, the lawn guy I call “The Murderer” is riding around in the back yard of my Republican “neat-nick” neighbor. I call him “The Murderer” because his hair and head roughly resemble Mr. Kidd, a famous Bond villain.

Anyway, this is why this article in the Chicago Tribune amused me so much. They suggested making a small room in the back yard to be your “work from home” office space.

LOL…just power up all of the leaf blowers, lawn mowers, chain saws, power washers (the neighbor on the other side has one of those) and sure…nice little office in a construction zone. Evidently from the comments, my experience is far from unique.

But I did get some workouts this week.

Yesterday: 90 minute weight workout: start with usual warm up and rotator cuff
pull ups: better than expected: 5, 5, 5, 5, 10, 10, 5, 5, then 3, 2, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1 (60 reps total)
bench press: 10 x 132, 4 x 189 (ok), 10 x 159, 9 x 159
trap bar squats: 10 x 134, 10 x 145, 10 x 156
rows :3 sets of 8 x 134 trap bar
seated shoulder: 10 x 79, 10 x 79, 10 x 82 (barbell)
push ups: 30, 10, 10, 10

Today: 10 mile walk (waited a bit too late, but saw Ms V.

2:37 for 10.15 by the Garmin; 10.03 by Map My Walk. I had one slow-ish mile, but evidently I can get 10 by including the Goose loop in each direction and lapping around the ball field wall. And yes, that port-o-potty is up.

That is my longest walk in a while and gives me 5:20 toward my FANS 24 hour virtual walk. I think it is the longest I’ve gone since December 2019 and certainly the longest I’ve made since the pandemic hit.

And: NO PIRIFORMIS/GLUTE pain…ZERO. Now that could always change in an instant..but I did add “weightless dead lifts” to my warm up.