It sure looks as if the US has decided that the pandemic is “over”; I see that as wishful thinking, though the omicron surge has come down quite a bit, and I feel safer doing things. I went to another basketball game with mask, though masks are not required anymore. I’ll stick with them for a while.
By the way, the women lost but they played a decent game against Illinois State, one of the conference’s better teams.
I think there will be another wave to come as this virus mutates quickly and we are so interconnected. We need to get the world vaccinated.
During the pandemic I started to work out at home; I was running at the time but that wound down a bit and a back/piriformis issue bit an end to my regular walking. That has gone on for some time, though, *finally*, I am starting to see some honest improvement. Yes, walking with Barbara (who is so slow) was a bit painful, but teaching is better, and my walk was better, for 10 minutes.
But as far as the body: 2013 vs 2022:
What is hidden: at the time of the top photo, I was running 5K races at less than 8 minutes per mile. Now…even if I were able to run train again…my 2019 5K races were, on my best days, 9:30’sh pace, and over 10 mpm on my worst days.
That is hidden in the photos.
The current definition is probably due to push ups. Now the number of pull ups I can do has regressed a bit (heavier body weight) and my bench press is down by 10 lb or so..but I haven’t had time to fully recover from the shoulder injury as yet. I am on my way back.
Friday Pull ups: sets of 5 and 10; enough to get to 60. The wide grip felt extra good; it all was ok. I mixed in some of the PT here, and push ups: sets of 25, alternating sissy and feet elevated
Then even more PT..took me to 6:50.
Bench: a bit different as I wanted to practice going up evenly; I focused on my left arm. 10 x 145, 10 x 150, 1 x 189, 6 x 161
rows: usual 3 sets of 10 with each arm (60)
curls: 3 sets of 10
shoulder: lessened it here: 2 sets of 10 x 88 trying for better ROM
Today: warm up
Deadlifts 10 x 134, 10 x 184, 10 x 234
main set: 285: 3, 3, 3, 3, 4 best sets were 3-5 .
15 minute walk (14:40 pace); great up to 10-11 minutes.
Finish PT (leisurely pace) and yoga series.
Total: about 2:10 or so…doesn’t seem like it should have been that long, given my workout was 1:10..then again, that is 1 hour of PT and I gave myself rest.