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Running, SMFH and Lifting

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This morning I headed into the gym. I pigged out yesterday, so this was my pennance. Actually yesterday wasn’t so horrible, except for a really big dinner at Scott’s house. (Thanks bro, it was AWESOME!) But I did drink nearly 5 liters of water yesterday too, so that probably counter acted all the sodium I had . . . or something (I’ll just babble and pretend I know what I’m talking about).

So when I got to the gym this morning, I hopped on the treadmill. On my way to the treadmill I got hit in the back with a towel. As I was walking by the SMFH at the time, I gave a dirty look at the guy on it like “Hey, watch what you’re doing with your sweaty towels”. As I got on the treadmill, I felt hands on my back. I turned around and it was Carl with a big S*** eating grin on his face. Ah ha . . . sorry guy on the SMFH.

I ran a mile at 5.2 MPH, then walked a quarter. I hopped off and got on the SMFH and did 20 minutes at level 5, 66 floors, 1.something miles . . . I hopped off that, did a half lap on the track to cool down and hit the weight room. When I got in there, Jamie Huscroft was there and looked like he was struggling with his weight workout. (NOTE: Jamie NEVER looks like he is struggling with anything) Ironically, the song playing in the weight room was “Get Ready for This” by 2 Unlimited, a classic hockey song. I quipped to Jamie “Don’t worry Jamie, it’s the music, it’s getting to you” he laughed and said “Yeah, that must be it”. (Jamie played in the NHL for the Boston Bruins, Calgary Flames, Vancouver Canucks among others). Anyway, my weight room workout looked like this:

  • 3 X 10 @ 135 Lbs Bench Press
  • 3 X 10 @ 110 Lbs Lat Pulldown
  • 3 X 10 @ 60 Lbs Triceps Extension
  • 3 X 10 @ 75 Lbs Fly
  • 3 X 10 @ 20 Lbs “7 Ups”
  • 5 X 20 Crunches (100)

When I got home, the number on the scale was 299.0. Still under 300. I need to find a way to break below about 295.0 so when I do fluctuate by a couple pounds it doesn’t have that defeating leading 3 in the number. I guess it’s just hard work and dedication right? Just keep doing it.

10 days to Triathlon!

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