Tuesday, May 25

Excessive gasoline use was today’s theme. I had hoped to keep my carbon footprint (please excuse the ridiculous if trendy expression) quite small by working from home on the telephone and computer.   Alas, I had to make a relatively short trip into work, leaving shortly before noon and returning around three.  That’s 50 miles of driving, or about two and a half gallons of gasoline … yes, I am well aware that a Subaru should get more than 20 mpg, but reality is another story.  At least I missed rush hour both ways, and I actually saw a couple of cars beat hasty retreats from the HOV lane right at 3 pm as the restrictions went into effect.  That is, I’m assuming that’s why the drivers got out of the lane, it’s possible there were other reasons, but the first explanation is more amusing.

I went to the gym around 4:30, earlier than usual, but we were going out for tapeworms sushi in the early evening so the gym schedule had to be adjusted accordingly.  After a week off I went back to weights, doing upper-body work, and my concerns about having lost ground proved totally unfounded.  In fact it went just as if there’d been no break.  Bench press: 6 x 135, 4 x 165, 4 x 185, 5 x 4 x 205, 4 x 3 x 225, 10 x 175.  I’m still trying to follow the routine I began about a month ago, though how careful my adherence actually is, well that’s another story.  Then came back work.  T-bar rows: 8 x 115, 8 x 125, 8 x 135.  Neutral grip pull-ups: 4 x 4.  Only after leaving the gym did it occur to me that I’d forgotten to do shrugs.

By the way, the sushi was excellent, and not quite as wormy as usual.

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