Summary and some Chiefs baseball

Today: lot of PT, weights, walk then a ball game.

The workout:

pull ups: 5 sets of 10, 6 and 5

push ups: 30, 30 (sissy, elevated), 20, 10 (messed up the count)

presses: 3 sets of high incline with 88

curls: 3 sets of 10

single arm rows: careful with 40 lb dumbbell: 3 sets of 10

deadlifts: all low: 10 x 134, 10 x 184, 10 x 224

Kind of wondered; maybe oh so slight residual soreness in the left leg/glute?

Then a 1.29 mile walk. it was ok; felt it in the last .2

Walking:

1.73 , 2, 1.62, 2, 1.29 for 8.64 It is getting somewhat better.

Later: watched the Chiefs lose 6-3…kind of gory. Last two five game series: only 1 win.

Took my buddy Tracy today; very pleasant weather.

Workout videos

Blocking and social media

In what is now an unusual move for me: I blocked someone on Facebook. Normally, I just unfollow and put on my restricted list (so they don’t see “friends only” post). Ok, I tend to do that with people that were once active in my life that I now find annoying.

The issue: I was trying to explain to people that, yes, loans carry interest and that if your payment doesn’t cover the interest accrued during the period, the amount owed goes up.

Someone tried to argue that banks get “virtually free” loans from the Fed (true..to cover the reserve requirement, though they get even lower rates from other banks). And of course, administrative costs and risk costs must be covered as well.

But, this was one of those “why can’t you get that” remarks coming from a rather “dull but unaware of it” type person; someone I had no prior relationship with. So, “boom”, went the block. (on Twitter: I mute; I don’t mind their ranting into the Ether; I just don’t want to engage)

Yes, I have a double standard If I have a relationship with the person, especially one that goes back several years, AND if I like said person, I give a lot more leeway.

If that person has special knowledge that I can gain from I might put up with more.

But having dull people think that I am an idiot…I get enough of that at my job from some of the worst students. I am paid for that; I am not paid for social media.

And yes, like the old song; sometimes the one you love doesn’t love you back (as friends). Yes, there are a few that I like better than like me..I can deal with that. And yes, I give them more leeway too.

And, much to no one’s surprise, most I have blocked tend to be left wing. It is easy to see why (that is who I tend to associate with)

27-28 April

Back saga: see the surgeon on June 7. Basically: mild nerve root impingement at L5-S1; injections might work. Still..bummer. Hope more PT (on my own) and modification of my activities will do the trick, but we’ll see.

Baseball: I saw Bradley play Illinois. BU took a 3-1 lead but fell apart in the middle innings (lots of walks) and lost 9-6. It was fun being with Lynn though.

Workout notes:

Wednesday: swim, PT in the park, 1.28 walk.

Swim: 400 of 25 free, 25 back, 25 breast, 25 free

200 side

200 swim/kick drills

8 x 50 on the 1:10 51-53 each

100 back

100 dolphin kick with fins

Then the PT, then the walk. The walk was “oh so close” to being pain free. Not quite.

Then today: indoor PT, outdoor PT with pull ups and push ups:

pull ups: 4 sets of 10, 2 sets of 5 wide, 6 and 5 chins

push ups: 40 sissy, 30 feet elevated, 20 deficit, 10 deficit.

indoors; back friendly 10 x 136, 10 x 147, 8 x 152 bench press

curls: 3 sets of 10

high incline: didn’t quite like how the leg/butt felt with straining with 10 x 103, so retreated to 10 x 88 third set, which felt very good.

shown: mundane lumbar PT…this is a glute burner.

Colts 27 Patriots 17

Yes, the Patriots outgained the Colts, who got less than 50 net passing yards. But thanks to two interceptions and a blocked punt, the Colts lead 17-0 at the half and 20-0 early in the 3’rd due to another interception.

But the Patriots rallied and eventually cut it to 20-17, when the Colts broke a long run against a stacked defense; when they split the defensive backs it was all over.

The crew and some stills:

Some of my videos: