It’s FINALLY Friday!
I swear this week has seemed like it lasted about 3 weeks… has it seemed that long to anyone else?
Anyhow, today’s post is full of random thoughts, because that seems to be my MO lately.
Random Thought #1
I haven’t done a good, well-researched nutrition post for you guys in ages. I’m working on one right now, so hopefully I’ll get it up next week! Sorry about that, I seem to be slacking a little bit. I actually have a few that I’m working on, as well as some super duper training posts that I think you’ll really enjoy. Now if only I can get them out of my brain and onto my blog… Hmm….
Random Thought #2
Screw the front squat. No, no, I don’t really mean that. What I really mean is, screw my right wrist and my complete lack of ability to get in a good, front-loaded barbell position. My back has actually been feeling ok (not great, but no worse either), so I’ve gone back to the back squats, because the lack of range-of-motion in my right wrist is really hindering my arm positioning for a proper front squat. Never mind the fact that wherever I place the bar on a front squat, I either feel like my clavicle is about to snap in half, my right wrist is about to break, or my deltoid is going to be ripped from it’s attachment on the acromion. Let’s just say I need a little help. Anyone have any good front-loaded barbell positioning tips?
Random Thought #3:
I am extremely sad that the swimming portion of the Olympics is over. Missy Franklin probably made me laugh and cry more than anyone this year; she’s just an incredible athlete at such a young age. What an inspiration for other young girls out there! And let’s not forget Michael Phelps (I’m pretty sure forgetting him is not humanly possible). I forced Will to watch every word of every interview with MP, saying every time… “It’s the LAST one!”, or even, “YES we have to watch his medal ceremony, because it’s the LAST time he’ll be up there for this event!” Ah, Michael Phelps, I’ll miss you and your freakishly huge wing span.
Random Thought #4
Will graduated from PA school on Wednesday!! YAY!! I’m so proud of him — it’s been a very long 2 years of school and clinical rotations for him, so I know he’s more than relieved to be done! We had both of our families come to Boston for the ceremony, and to our house for brunch before hand. My plan was to photograph all of the food that we prepared, to show you guys, but I got so stressed about getting everything ready in time that the only thing I remembered to photograph was the fruit salad. Oh well. You’ll just have to trust me that everything came out wonderful too (especially the bacon wrapped dates with goat cheese… DROOL).
Random Thought #5
In case anyone’s curious how my workouts have been going lately, I’ll tell you now that they’ve been all over the place. After a couple of weeks out of the weight room entirely (but not without workouts, don’t worry!), I’m back in it to win it. Here’s a little looksie at my leg day on Thursday:
Dynamic warmup to start, of course, followed by some back squat warm up sets, and then the following:
|Back Squats||4×5, 1×4|
|1A: Barbell reverse lunges||3×7 ea leg|
|1B: Elevated SL pelvic thrusts||3×6 ea leg|
|2A: Trap Bar deadlift||3×8|
|2B: Inverse Rows||2×6, 1×5|
|Glute Ham Raises||3×8|
|3A: KB double arm swings||3×20|
|3B: Weighted Walking Lunges||2×40|
And all of this was followed by a boat load of foam rolling and stretching of course! Also, I shouldn’t mention this, because it’s embarrassing, but I will anyway: I woke up yesterday (Thursday) SO convinced it was Monday, I proceeded to do the above workout in the weight room without even thinking about it. It wasn’t until about 3 pm that I realized I had already done a heavy squat day… on Monday… my normal squat day. DOH! Oh well, double squat days in one week won’t kill me, right? Although I am awfully sore today.
Yeah, that happened. Major brain moment over here. Maybe the top picture is pretty accurate after all?
Have you ever gone an entire day thinking it was the wrong day? Will you miss Michael Phelps next time the Olympics come around?