Life sans Naproxen

My shoulder no longer needs Naproxen. But that “overall stiffness” has come back; wonder if I have an arthritic body. Possible.

Today: deadlifts: 10 x 134, 10 x 184, 10 x 224 (all ok)

sets on the 3: 3, 3, 3, 3, 5 with 265 (I did mind my back; no problem)

Then after stretching, 1:04 on the bike (22 fake miles); 4-15-3 was the break down (4 easy, 15 medium, 3 hard)

Some glue tingles.
I did watch a Bradley Women’s game: They lost 68-61 though Bradley did rally to take a brief lead in the second, half, fell down by 14 and rallied to cut it to 3 with 3 minutes to go.

Nearing the start

Well, I don’t know what the near future will bring but I will act to minimize my own exposure. Positivity: 28.5

Workout notes: 22 fake miles (1:03; split was 3 easy, 16 medium, 3 hard)
Some rehab…perhaps a bit more serious.

Note: shoulder pain is all but gone; no NSAIDS, and glute: still some minor tingles from time to time.

Still too half hearted

I need to step up my rehab.

Locally: positivity is 29.48 percent, though the recorded number of cases was under 300 today. Fewer tests, I suppose.

I am almost at the point of writing lessons

Workout notes:

pull ups: 40 singles, set of 10, 2 sets of 5 (wide, chins)
push ups: 4 sets of 25 with lots of rest, rehab in between. Included 1:40 headstand.
deadlifts: 10 x 134, 10 x 184, 10 x 224 (all easy, sans belt)

10 x 251 4 inch handle. Went great (belt), pain free, but I didn’t want to push my luck.

bike (30 minutes; 10 fake miles, including 3 hard, 5 medium, 2 easy.

My deteriorating attitude

I know, I know…life is as it ever was in “freedom” areas. But I have a higher risk elderly wife and, well, I don’t want this crap either.

And I here of our ICU and ventilators filling up…yes, some vaccinated and boosted but many..the majority..vast majority..unvaccinated.

And there is the temptation to express schadenfreude.
But then I read about the anguish of someone who tried to persuade a dear friend, relative, parent, sibling or offspring to get vaccinated..were unsuccessful ..and then…bam…said loved one is fighting for their life in the hospital.

It is just heartbreaking to see.

And yeah, I am taking a hiatus from yoga classes. The Riverplex has a mask mandate that is enforced at the door but nowhere else. So I know an hour of yoga in my KN-95 is probably safe (class is vaccinated/boosted) but I just get disgusted with how so few follow the mandate; I just don’t want to see them. So my break is more for my mind than anything else.

So…another semester starts. I am sure that there will be some major disruptions this time around; here we are coming off of a delta wave and omicron is just starting…could be a rough 2-4 more weeks. I expect colleagues to have to isolate and students to miss class.

I wouldn’t say that I am running on empty; it is that I won’t enjoy this as much as I would normally enjoy this semester; the things I am teaching ARE interesting and fun. Oh well, just typing that made me smile.

Workout notes: half hearted stretching (felt it on the walk to the office); 22 fake miles on the bike in 1:03; resistance break down was 3-11-8. Time to work on getting more of the harder resistance.

Awful local numbers

12 percent positive rate..with a LOT of testing.

Today’s workout: leisurely; no areobic. Some rehab.

pull ups: 5, 5, 10, 10 (3 penalty set) 5-5, 10 singles, 5-5

push ups: 30 sissy, 30 feet elevated, 2 sets of 15 deficit, 20 flat (touching)

rows: 3 sets of 10 with 60 (single arm)

bench presses: (Swiss bar) 10 x 95, 10 x 115, 7 x 135 (cautious)

curls: 3 sets of 10

shoulder presses: 10 x 93, 5 x 108, 5 x 108, 5 x 104 (better ROM?)

Felt ok.

Christmas eve

Yesterday: slept in, did some rehab/yoga on my own, and had a somewhat slow (17:30) painful 2 mile campus walk with stretch stops ever .5 miles. That walk was, well, not very good.

The day was too nice to not get out.

I have backslid since that extra week two weeks ago; part of it is that I slacked just a bit on the PT and did too much walking on that week. And part of it: I added one legged stands and OUCH..those are tough. But some of the ache is on the side rather than in the meaty part of the glute. I am chasing the trigger point around.

Today: I got to skip B’s family gathering (in return for her mentally challenged nephew staying with us for a few days); I did spend a bit of time with Tracy and her cat.

I had a leisurely workout as well:

pull ups: 5, 5, 10, 10 chins, 5 wide, 5 wide, 10 chins, 7 pull ups, 5 (62 total)

push ups: 30 sissy, 30 feet elevated, 20 deficit, 20 regular.

rehab: included hip hikes, one legged stands, banded walks

curs: 3 sets of 10, rows: 3 sets of 10 each arm.

shoulder presses: 10 x 88, 5 x 103, 5 x 103, 5 x 108

32 minutes bike.

Glute: as I said: sort of sore.

Dec 21

Workout notes: yoga with Ms. V, 1 mile walking (went ok..not great) then decent 30:30 bike and rehab.

But oh my goodness…very sore..to the touch on the side. This is as sore as it has been in a long time; not sure; perhaps I overdid the standing on one leg? Just achy… does this mean I need to do this exercise MORE or is this bad for it? Hard to tell.

Later: to the Peoria Museum with Olivia and Barbara; dinner with Tracy later that evening.

Toward the end of finals

Yeah, COVID is spiking where I live and indoor masking is too low. Warm up the ventilators.

I do outdoor stuff but mask when around people or when indoor; so many are just not that careful. I don’t advocate being a hermit but a mask (plus being vaccinated and boosted) isn’t that much to ask.

Workout notes:

Monday: pull ups (got 3 sets of 10, several of 5 to get 60; these were a chore), push ups: 30 sissy, “walk 10”, 20 feel elevated and 10 for “show”

then indoor: shoulder press: 10 x 86, 91, 91 (getting back to it)

row: 3 sets of 10 x 60 single arm

curls: 3 sets of 10

Also: rehab, banded walks, etc.

Today; yoga, very rough 3 mile walk (3.3)

Frankly, the walk hurt at times: .7 miles, 1.0, 1.6, 2.0, 2.75, 3.0

Relaxing Weekend

Of course, grades are coming up. That will be a challenge but I have several days to get it done.

This weekend: watched Army Navy, did some stuff:

Saturday: reduced deadlifts and 32 minutes bike:

10 x 134, 10 x 184, 10 x 224

3 sets of 3 x 260 low (should have stopped at 2). Reps were painless but felt the back after the 3’rd set and quit. Funny: the back bothered me more after the hike and after mulching leaves, but still, I did not want to push it.

It felt fine the rest of the day and the next?

Sunday: walk and rehab: rehab, 1.3 walk, rehab, 1.1 walk, rehab, 1.1 walk all at 16:20-16:30 mpm; did banded walks (felt the back), Warrior 3 with shoes, chest taps, etc. Full rehab sets between walks which were mostly non-stop.

Shoulder pain: this has gone very well…might reintroduce some bench pressing in the near future.