Last night was D2, my perfect form day. On the pull-ups I made a concerted effort to look up at the ceiling, past the bar. It didn't make me any faster, but it did make me smoother and made it easier to get my chest all the way to the bar.
I've been skipping workouts for the past 4 weeks. (I thought it had been only three!)
Monday, December 8, 2008 D1L5:
16 rounds (-10 cf. previous D1L5, PR: 26) Somehow skipping a couple workouts turned into a month-long layoff! I beat myself up about not working out every day. Really, you would not want to have been subject to my interior environment over the past few weeks. Somehow, it just wasn't in me to work out. I was extremely frustrated and still feel very tentative about my comeback.
I expect Xmas to mess with my workout schedule, but I hope I can get two solid weeks of workouts under my belt before then.
I only managed 16 rounds! I could have gone harder, but not without sacrificing form or risking injury. Even at 16 rounds, I don't think my chest touched the bar more than twice. I don't know if this is due entirely to a loss of strength or is at least partially due to the fatigue I have been feeling for the past few months.
Why am I so tired? Firstly, the shorter days and cold weather hit me with a very strong urge to hibernate. Every few weeks, as fall progressed and temperatures trended downward, the sleepy hibernation feeling would hit me again.
Secondly, everyone gets busier in the fall, right? Well, that busy-ness was really amped up this year. My son has two morning (sometimes very early) hockey practices on Sat. & Sun. And I have been spending the rest of my weekends up a scaffold working on my house. And I started playing hockey too.
I have never played hockey before, but having watched my young son enjoy the game over the course of his first two seasons, I decided to give it a try. I am fortunate to have found a bunch of guys who don't seem to mind having a putz like me on the ice with them. I play Thursday nights from 10:30 until midnight. (In bed no earlier than 1:00)
So, you can see that my weekend doesn't offer me much rest:
Hockey Thurs. Very sleepy at work on Fri. Up early and working all day most Saturdays and Sundays
All that and doing the dinner dishes with and homeschooling my daughter for an hour each weeknight. Oh my.
Such is my tale of woe.
Wednesday, December 10, 2008 D2L5:
Untimed Booyah. Comeback Workout 2!
Thursday, December 11, 2008 D3L5:
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