Tuesday, 23 August
On call last night, limited sleep, day seemed long to me, but my colleagues commented on how easy a day it was. To the gym about 4. Bill was there lifting, which made the world seem right again. After he left Jim and Mel (a new Papua New Guinean doctor) came in, Jim to bench and Mel to run on the poorly-functioning treadmill. Bench is about the only thing I've ever seen Jim do with weights. He also uses the elliptical, and he rides his bike. I asked if he was interested in trying a planned program, and he said that he was willing to consider it. Hmmm...
(not a PR, but the best I've done in about 3 years)
Bench--I've been stuck for a long time. I got 185 3 years ago just before Sam left for college, and haven't done more than 175 since, with several times that I couldn't get that. I feel I've made stead progress on bench the past few months, and feel good about 180. It was fairly easy, and I was briefly tempted to go for a second rep. I think I was wise to leave it at 1. 185 is one cycle away, and a new all-time PR 2 cycles.
Our greatest fear should not be of failure, but of succeeding at things in life that don't really matter.--Francis Chan