Tuesday, November 3

Summer in November

No, not the weather … today’s ridership levels were lighter than usual, almost at summertime levels.  Presumably it was because today was Election Day.  The shuttle was on time at Medford, or at most a couple minutes late, and I then got the 7:04 from Ronkonkoma to Penn.  It was an M-3 consist, though I wasn’t able to get a single seat.  What with the light ridership I had some hopes that the seat next to me would stay empty the whole way.  This turned out to be incorrect, as a non-SCA 30ish man took the next seat at Farmingdale, but he wasn’t large or annoying and I had an easy enough ride.  None of the middle seats were taken as far as I could tell, which is unusual except during summer months.  We got into Penn on time, and though I missed a 3 train by mere seconds another one came by in just a couple of minutes and wasn’t at all crowded.  I actually had a seat from 14th to Fulton.

Another uncrowded subway ride after work, this time on a 2 from Park Place, followed by a relatively uncrowded 5:41 to Ronkonkoma.  Once again I briefly had hopes of an empty adjoining seat all the way, but an older man took the seat just as the doors were closing.  He was perhaps a wee bit wider than I would have preferred, but within the tolerable range, and in any event he got off at Hicksville.  As in the morning I spent most of the ride reading, and I’ve now passed the halfway point of The Making of the Atomic Bomb, right up to Pearl Harbor.  As you might have gathered, this is not quick reading!  We got to Ronkonkoma and the shuttle right on time.

Gym: I did some deadlifting today, nothing too much, not that I was trying for anything.  8 x 225, 8 x 255, 6 x 275, 6 x 295.  I also did quite a few dips, 6 x 12 x bodyweight, the first three sets having been before the deadlifts and the other three afterwards.  I had wanted to try some weighted dips, but naturally the dip belt was nowhere to be found.

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