This week we are “de-loading’ before the big Murphy Challenge (I won’t be participating) so my workout only took me 45 minutes, but that does not mean it was easy. I’ve been working at trying to get better form on my squats with actually breaking the parallel and with a total of 52 squats as part of the workout, I was working hard!
Next week I’m on PTO and plan to do some adventuring and really hope all these squats make hiking a bit easier. Fingers crossed!
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I noticed a helicopter hoovering near the river on my walk today with a bucket attached. It was flying circles and appeared to be dumping something. By the time I got to the end of my walk a small crowd was watching this process of fire management as a brush fire had been started on the opposite side of the river and fire crews as well as the helicopter were dealing with it. By the time I got there it was smouldering, but I saw photos of it and it was pretty big with large flames at one point.
I’m hoping this summer is not full of fires and the resulting shitty air full of ash that I’ve seen happen in the decade I lived here. Both for selfish reasons since it tends to trap me indoors due to my lungs and because raging fires are not good for our environment.
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Holy crap Mondays are the worst right now with this “Murphy Prep.” I’m not planning on doing the Murphy Challenge, but the workouts have been both good for me and really hard for me. I get 75-95% of them done, but very scaled.
Today was no different. I’m not going to sugar coat this. I HATE THIS.
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I was feeling pretty tired and really didn’t want to do THE STUPID BURPEES even though my version is heavily modified and I start elevated from my bench press bench and jump back and then barely jump up while standing. But I did them, and all the STEP UPS (81 of them!) and all the other things too. I really need to remember to wear a EXTREME SUPPORT bra when burpees are part of the workout. Otherwise I’m impressed I survived this heavily modified workout pretty well.
Also, I upped my deadlight weight and did 5 sets of 5 with 35#. Woot.
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