Last day prior to Thanksgiving break

I gave students asynchronous lessons due to my needing to be extra flexible today; and this semester we haven’t had any “lesson time” devoted to quizzes or exams.

And it doesn’t hurt that there is no class next week.

So I did sleep a bit and took, oh, about an extra 20 minutes for my workout (more rest between sets)

pull ups: 5-5-10-10 then finished with singles and 5’s: 55 reps total. Felt fine.

bench press (all with pauses)

10 x 134, 1 x 195 (hard), 2 x 184, 3 x 174, 3 x 174, 5 x 165, 5 x 165 (note: mixed old kg plates with new lb.plates to get the multiples of 5 poundages; bar is 44 lb.

shoulder press: barbell: 10 x 88, 10 x 90, then dumbbell: 10 x 88, 3 x 88, 10 x 88 (the set of 3 was when I screwed with my phone camera)
rows: 4 sets of 10 x 134
push ups: 30, 30, 20 (best in a while)
headstand (easy?)

Note: sore ankle: didn’t feel it, though I did get extreme lower leg cramping last night?

Photos: outside with Quad Cities marathon shirt, disgust that 195 was so difficult for me on the bench (but I got it, legally, with pause), trying to use the timer to show my shoulder presses, and the new shoulder press seated bench; love it.


Toward Thanksgiving

Today: no NSAIDS…felt the burn at the end; some tingles during. I was annoyed by the 14:20 mile but I let my mind wander…crisp but very breezy.

I was slightly overdressed.

Comment about Trump Trump’s attempt to break the rules and get himself declared the winner is downright embarrassing…and even worse is that so many Republicans are ok with it, especially Republicans in political leadership positions. I am not sure whether they actually approve OR if they just don’t want political pressure from Trump’s loony base.

But..THIS is why rule books are as thick as they are; SOMEONE will always try to game the system. It is a shame that so many in the US thought that it was a good idea to vote for someone like that.