It might only be the third week of January, but today I achieved one of my goals for 2013.
It has been a bit of a rough week around here in many different ways. This week at work was crazy, I had a cold from Monday until Saturday, staff meetings and switched shifts made my schedule a bit full and water in my basement from the extra mild previous weekend meant I had things to deal with during the week and a bathroom floor to rip out and replace. All this meant the gym and fitness sort of had to take a back seat this week as I dealt with all of those distractions.
Thankfully my dad has built three houses (two log, one timber frame) and pretty much gutted and redone another, so he knew what to do when it came to fixing the basement bathroom.
Today I made my return to the gym and I really only had two objectives. Bench press and the spin bike. I ended up doing pretty much my whole arms routine as I would on a Saturday, but the key thing here is the bench press. At the start of January I said I wanted to be able to bench my old weight and today I did that. For seven reps I pushed 230 pounds away from my chest, up toward the ceiling.
I’m impressed with that even if no one else is.
Due to the way the week went I was only out running once, between work and the staff meeting and so I had a lot of kilometres to catch up on, and so I rode the spin bike for 15Km, did some back and ab work and then rode for 10Km more.
I discovered that ride the bike Sunday morning is much more difficult compared to Saturday morning. Since I play hockey Saturday night. This explains what makes running so hard on Sunday mornings. I think though that this is probably good training because if I can get my legs up to 20Km of running on a Sunday morning while I am training then when Hockey is done it should be a cinch to do those runs on a Saturday morning.