Tuesday, May 12

Single seat happiness

Not a bad way to start the morning.  When I arrived at Ronkonkoma on the shuttle from Medford, I saw that the 6:56 to Flatbush Avenue, waiting on the opposite track, was an M-3 consist.  I decided that I’d take it even if no single seats were available.  Because the M-3 seats are slightly larger than those on the M-7’s – not that they could be any smaller – the size of the person in the next seat is not necessarily a life-or-death matter.  There turned out to be no risk at all, as indeed a single seat was available.  I had a nice easy ride into Brooklyn, mostly spent reading.  We had no delays through Hicksville even though there had been a non-fatal pedestrian accident about an hour earlier.  I just missed a 4 train at Atlantic Avenue, but a 5 came along a few minutes later for a quick ride to Fulton.

Getting home was easy too.  I waited less than a minute for a 3 train at Fulton, and got to Penn in time to get the 5:22 to Ronkonkoma.  It was a bit on the cattle train side, as had been the morning’s train for that matter, but I found an aisle seat next to an average-sized, 40ish woman.  I recognized her, having seen her on that train many times, but she didn’t appear to recognize me.  Whatever the case, it was another easy ride, though several attempts at playing Tetris were distinctly unsuccessful.  We got to Ronkonkoma on time, and unlike yesterday, I wasn’t thrust into the role of human information booth while waiting for the shuttle.

Gym: Some very good work. Yay.  I began with deadlifting: 6 x 225, 6 x 275, 6 x 295, 6 x 315, 6 x 275, 6 x 245. It was good to get six at 315.  I then did one-arm dumbbell rows, moving up to the 125’s: 3 x 8 x 125/125.

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  1. If you really want to add to your blog, take the 5:41 to Ronkonkoma. Sit in the first car towards the middle. There you will find a bunch of loud adults where everyone knows their whole life story. What is really funny is when one is not there, they all talk about that person. Trust me, take that train and your blog will be much more interesting.

  2. That’s an idea. I usually sit toward the middle of the train, but next time I take the 5:41 I’ll try the head car.


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