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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Didn’t think I was going to make it through today’s workout. Dead-bugs from yesterday left my abs sore, down-dog to up-dog in the warm up stretched those abs out in a painful and needed way, but also are still pretty hard for me since I don’t have my full upper body strength back yet.
Then there was STRENGTH which did feel so hard. I added 5# to my dead-lifts for a total of 25# and the lateral box step overs I did with 8# DB. So far so good!
But the METCON felt brutal for some reason. A total of 60 each of DB thrusters, box step overs and ring rows. Those thrusters really tired me out and I had to scale down to 5# from 8# after the first 10.
But I did it all. And that’s something to be proud of.
Side note: I’ve decided to just count how many weeks I’m on for this program even though this is a different round of workout I’m not going to break it up like that.
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