Now the lifting

We got back to Peoria at about 10 am and I wanted to watch the Bears vs Texans on TV …so I split my workout.

First, full PT plus a slow 5K walk (14:36 pace, mostly on broken/cracked sidewalk; part of the reason is my legs were heavy from 3.5 miles of tour walking and 5 miles of workout walking the previous day, plus COVID/flu shots on Friday.

After the game (Bears and Colts both won!) I did my deadlifts:

10 x 134, 10 x 184 low

10 x 250 4 inch
10 x 280 8 inch

It was all pain at all. Time to step up the weight by 5 lb.

Touring and lifting

The skinny: no in person game, but my wife treated me to a walking “ghost of Lincoln” tour, which was about 2.5 miles (to and from the hotel…plus close a mile getting our dinner), so it was a lot of standing and walking.

And the back/glute held up! Yeah, I big deal normally, but in late spring, I could have NOT done this, at least without a lot of pain.

I did feel tightness and stiffness at times, but not much real pain, and it was not debilitating or even limp producing.

The tour: here are the sights. I learned a few things, including the race riot of 1908. We have so much ugly history swept under the rug.

I took some photos, including the Lincoln Home, Illinois State Capitol, and yes, a raccoon.