Starting from Scratch

Where did the month of June go?  I was traveling so much and running around, I barely had time to go an exercise.  I just didn’t have time and I got way off schedule.  My feet are on the ground for the next month and a half, so it’s back to my regular workout schedule.  Dare I say, I’m excited?  I haven’t really worked out since June 25th.

Had to go to Anaheim on business, got back on Monday, July 1st  (late evening, after a 3.5 hour delay) and then the next morning, we got in the car and headed up to Maine to hang out in Northeast Harbor with our pals, Johnny D. and Susie Diesel.  Here’s John’s post of our first full day there.  It was a great time and I managed to get a small workout in.  I modified one of Craic’s workout.  I must admit I cherry picked this one from all the ones I missed.  We ended up having to leave for dinner sooner than we thought, so I also had to shorten the AMRAP part.

I did 3-3-3-3-3 hang power clean.  I initially wanted to get up to 125, but my shoulder started bugging me and I stopped and did the last two sets at 115.  I did 75, 95, 105, 115, 115.  Then it was a small AMRAP 10 of 200m run, 7 hang power cleans, 7 push presses, 7 sit-ups. I squeaked out 4 rounds plus the run.  I only did 45# for the cleans and push presses because I knew my PT would only want me to do 1/2 the weight I wanted to (which was 95#).

My niece's new puppy, Petey Barker.  SO freakin' adorable.

My niece’s new puppy, Petey Barker. SO freakin’ adorable.

The Durocher Clan

The Durocher Clan

Northeast Harbor

Northeast Harbor

Got back from Maine and headed into the gym.  I feel like I’m essentially starting my workouts from scratch.  I’ve lost some stamina and strength since May because I just wasn’t consistent about working out.  Monday’s workout was a tough one.

OTM 10min
odd- Front Rack Lunges – bar starts on the floor
8 L+R @65#
even- Ring rows, three steps in
7min AMRAP x2 – rest 3min in between
Run 200m (I did air dyne instead)
10 Goblet Squats – (I chose a light weight with it held with my arms extended, focusing on form)
10 Ring Rows

It was more than though.  It was an overall disaster.  I started with 75# for the lunges and my legs just couldn’t withstand it.  I fell backwards and dropped to 65#.  Then I couldn’t finish all the reps in the minute.  My legs were killing me and I knew I was going to be super sore the next day.  I think I did 3 rounds even each time.  It was so hot and so hard to get through.  I was a hot mess, literally.  And today, Tuesday, as I write this…I can barely walk.  It kills my legs just to stand up and sit down.  I’ve not been in this much pain in awhile.  Then, to top it off, last night when I was walking…my ankle gave out on me and I lightly sprained it.  Today’s workout was out.  Argh!  Definitely starting from scratch…

Went to PT this morning and my shoulders were a mess, likely from the swimming I did.  While I had the sneaking suspicion that I would have to drop out of the SAA swim this weekend, he confirmed it when I got there.  My shoulder is in serious pain and even if it didn’t hurt while I was swimming, there is a good chance that if I did the swim, I might do damage that would drop me way back in my recovery process.  So I’m going to volunteer instead and all the monies that people donated will still go to a good cause and an event that I’m still involved in. I’m pretty bummed about it, but I’m trying to be smart in my recovery and this has the almost absolute chance of a massive set back in doing so.

Izzy the PT dog was there this morning, looking as adorable as ever.

So beautiful!

So beautiful!

She has a perfect rectangle marking!

She has a perfect rectangle marking!

And on a side note, if you’re reading this blog from the New England area, I got the chance to spend time with this adorable little kitten.  She is a black kitten and is up for adoption at the Neoponset Valley Humane Society.  Black cats are notoriously hard to adopt out – so if you know anyone spread the word.  I mean, how can you say no to this adorable little creature?  I really wanted to take her home, but three cats are definitely enough…but I sure hope she finds a home soon! ❤

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