A slow recovery
Cinco de Mayo was not one of my better days in physical terms. I was dragging myself around all day, still exhausted from the very tough weekend at the Major Home Improvement Retailer. My right knee was quite painful too, though I don’t remember injuring it. Maybe if I’d had a really easy day at my main job I might have been up to a short gym trip in the evening, but of course that didn’t happen. It was the start of a new 2-week cycle, and what with learning curves and everything the first day of a cycle is usually the hardest. Monday was no exception, and to top things off I encountered quite a bit of traffic getting to the worksite, which is near Exit 57. Still, missing an evening at the gym is not a disaster, and as I won’t be working two eight-hour weekend shifts for at least the next few weeks things should get easier from here on out.
I was much more energetic on Tuesday despite some lingering knee pain. As befits the second day of the work cycle, it was easier than on Monday and I finished up about an hour earlier. While I encountered some traffic getting to and especially from the worksite, which is off Sunrise Highway, it was within the bounds of tolerability.
After going out for burgers at Bobby’s Burger Palace (as always, excellent), I made a fairly late trip to the gym on Tuesday evening. I wanted to do back and biceps work, though I decided not to try one-arm dumbbell rows on account of my not fully pain-free knee. Shrugs on the standing calf machine also were out. Even so, I had a decent session. T-bar rows: 4 x 8 x 145. Life Fitness pulldowns (same machine I used last time): 4 x 8 x 160. Biceps curls, EZ bar: 10 x 50, 2 x 10 x 60.