Halloween Part I
Halloween at home today - Harley Quinn. This was the original plan for work tomorrow, but the guys said that they would actually dress up if I picked something easier. Fingers crossed that they don't back out...most of them have not dressed in costume at work before. So Harley today. Tomorrow is cheesier. I made them with tshirts and a glue gun.
i did the gym today....just squats. Depth was sad ...but did 7@140# which felt really good. A bit of a niggling tightness/tenderness in lower back....but nothing horrible.
What is UNDER a plateau?
Only squats and bench this AM, and both were sad, sad, sad.
I am 400,000 hours old today
And don't feel a day over 275,000. :)
Under Armour - I like you after all...
Remember this post: my-flip-flop-broke-in-the-shower-the-gym-today.html? Well, I cobbled the broker one together with string for a bit, because it was hard to find time to get to shopping for a new pair. It looked very sad.
I finally got to shopping this past weekend, and.... it's kind of hard to find flip-flops in Canada in October. Oops.
Anyway, rather than go to a tonne of places, after my one mall pass-through, I reluctantly picked up a pair of these; in a really weird green. I was kinda disappointed beacuse they were more expensive than what I thought I'd get (just a regular flip flop for the shower at the gym = <$10). And these were more like $30.
Well.... guess what?! I used them this AM and they are the most comfy thing ever. More comfy than bare feet! Love , love, love them!
Thinking ahead (or not)
At 6:30 AM flight doesn't sound so bad. It was only half an hour earlier than the one I was looking for. And now as I set my alarm..: I have the realization that I have to get up at 3:30 AM.
I consider myself a thoughtful person in a literal sense of the word. And yet here I am. I was thinking about the "end"... and nothing seemed unreasonable. I travel all the time it's not like I don't know.
It's one of my pet peeve's, yet I succumbed to it myself. I made a promise every intent to deliver. But I hadn't actually calculated the cost to live up to that promise. Now, of course I'm actually going to this promise. I keep my word. And really, it's inconvenient but not impossible. That's not the real concern here. The concern is making commitments in good faith, without considering what it will take. Doesn't really seem like good faith at all when you think about it that way.
In this context , "Thoughtful" means thinking. It doesn't mean generous, it doesn't mean kind.
When I see it in others it really irks me. So now I am irritated with myself.
I have got to remember PAUSE to think.
Surprises are just so surprising!
There were quite a few powerlifting posts in my Instagram feed this weekend. And I noticed that it was not the biggest lifts that were the most amazing.... but it was the ones that were a surprise. Not the monster (affectionately!) who squatted well over 700#, but rather the lifter who looked like a 'regular dude' (or dudette) and still pulled, or pushed a relatively big number. That 'wow, I didn't expect that' moment is pretty sweet. I again realize we are so, so much more than what you can see.
I know that for some people, seeing the biggest dudes do the crazy lifts is the only thing that charges them up. But for me, I like the element of surprise.....