Sunday, October 2, 2011

Maybe I should have listened

To my body when it didn't want to lift yesterday, as I tweaked something in my back. It doesn't feel serious, just annoying and I have to move carefully like an old person to get dressed and what not.

Okay, busy weekend, so here is Saturday's workout. I started with the warm-up mile intervals, 4.0 and 5.8. This felt difficult and labored but my heartrate did not go up as much as usual and recovered down very quickly, so that was strange. Then squats, 1x10x air, 1x8x bar, 1x5x 65, 1x5x 85, 1x5x 105, 1x5x 115, 2x3x 125, 1x2x 125, 1x5x 115, 1x1x 115- tweaked back. This sucked and hurt and basically killed the session.

But, I kept going and did dumbbell bench presses in spite of being very uncomfortable to 3x4x 35lbs. Deadlifts weren't happening as I couldn't bend over properly, so I did lat pulldowns 1x8x 60, 1x8x 70, 1x8x 80, and the a set of twenty back extensions.

I stayed in motion through the weekend, going to an art show of a friend's and thrifting for Halloween costume stuff. I didn't find any good costumes but did find two cute and new-looking tops as well as two pretty bracelets. Another good thing that happened this weekend is that I discovered a facial cleanser that I like better then the Estee Lauder I was using and it costs half as much. It is Alba Botanical Natural Even Advanced sea mineral cleansing gel. That's a mouthful, right? I'm very pleased with it's lightweght feel and make-up and oil dissolving properties, it leaves me skin feeling clean yet soft. If you have sensitive skin I recommend giving it a shot.


  1. You could have lifted, but lifted lighter than planned.

    There's a quote on the sidebar you picked up somewhere that addresses this sort of issue. Doing the movements is always good. Doing the movements with a fucking heavy weight is not always good.

    Listen to your body, but bear in mind your body is rarely telling you to do nothing at all.

  2. Yeah, that is one of those things that make so much sense when someone elde is telling you to do it. On one's own, I tend to test the limits even if it wasn't planned. I did lift heavy considering the recent illness, and too fauilure on the presses so I have no issues with how hard I worked. My body needing a break, ok that sucked, but will come back stronger shortly.