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Exercise? I should have, but I was here instead. Note the sun shine!
Top of the afternoon to you Chumlies. And I hope you are having a splendid weekend. The weather here is unnaturally sunny and bright, hitting at one point 17 degrees as the paramour and I drove along some bloody cliff top or other in the wilds of the Wicklow mountains. Somehow or other we managed to completely miss the Hellfire club, then we ended up driving up, up and up some more, until eventually we came back down into some village and then we decided bugger the hellfire club, so we took ourselves off to Johnny Fox's Pub (the higest in Ireland it claims but I'd wager the Blue Light is higher) for a much deserved lunch.
Why am I telling you this? Why only to say nowt in terms of exercise was done, but the swordfish steak was terrific. I will walk to the video store and back shortly, and that's about 9k in total, which will be exactly how much exercise this fatcat will be preforming today.
However the week wasn't a complete loss.
Sunday- wet and soggy and also VINDY. Daunted by outdooriness I took myself off to the gym and proceeded to half kill myself with the following.
18kx10x4 shoulder presses. Now these are lighter than what I would do in a push press, but because there is no bend in the legs or little jump there is no momentum so after about eight of these it gets tiring. By the second set my shoulders are protesting. and the following two sets are annoyingly painful and slower with some cursing and foot stanping.
To compile my misery I lie flat on one of the benches and carry on with 8kx10x4 dumbell bench presses. Ow motherfucking ow on the last set, again with some arm trembling and a squeaky eek from me when I actually thought my arm was going to give out.
Now, one leg on the bench, 12.5kx10x 3 one armed rows. This I find easy and probably could have gone up to 15k on each arm, but I knew what was coming next so I didn't bother killing myself, next week though I'm going to maximise my strength and use the bigger weight.
What was coming next.
Hit the rowing machine with gusto. Rowed a nice 8k in forty-two and a half minutes.
Stretching stretching, come on, stretch. Shower and home.
A nice set up to the week ahead.
Monday and tuesday nowt really but about 5k walks on both days.
Wednesday- In a fit of temper I went off and hit up a 15k run. It was sunny and it was beautiful and when I came back I was in good humour. Yay for running.
Thursday- Off to the gym I went. Push press- 18k x10 x3
Bicep curls, 8k x10 x3
Dumbell press, 8k x10x3 the last set was slower, and the last rep was wobbly, but we did it Melvin.
40 pull ups on the grav, 30k counter balance, broad grip and over hand, working the back a lot. But it was good and I only said eeeeeeeeeeek on the last few reps.
And then chumlies I went off to cycle 20k while watching Home and Way and Location Location Location. Huzzah. Although the recliner bikes are the devil's smegma.
Then I had a shower, after which a lady told me to move away from the weighing machine while she weighed herself. Which was odd.
Yesterday I didn't do a tap apart from work, and today, well it was supposed to be running, but that was cancelled-yes I'm looking you CG, then there was supposed to be walking, but that too fell by the wayside when a seafood lunch was on the table instead.
Oh well. Next week will be better.