I can’t remember what workouts I did between Nov. 10 burpee/kettlebell extravaganza and yesterday when I did two out of three rounds of “Disaster Preparedness.” At some point I back squatted 200 lbs for 3 and bench pressed 100 a bunch of times. Today I deadlifted up to two sets of five at 165.
I’m just now starting to settle down after last week’s clean-up of the gym. We were closed for four and a half days starting Monday the 18th before noon. I have a whole journal in my G-docs detailing what happened all week, but the upshot is that a weak spot in a pipe broke while the restaurant upstairs had several toilets backed up, and a firehose of sewage filled about a third of the gym. (I assume they were using a plunger and the pressure broke through the weak pipe. They were probably like, oh great, that worked, now we can flush!)
Clean-up started immediately by the facilities manager and a professional clean-up crew, and the gym is now very clean and back open since Saturday. I was able to salvage almost everything and will have only a small insurance claim of under $2000 in lost equipment.
Thanks to the quick and supportive response from Woody, the facilities manager, I was able to manage our part of the clean-up without getting stressed out. It was a tiring week, but also thanks to our patient and generous customers, we did not have to reopen before we were ready and we had plenty of help moving equipment in and out. In some ways it turns a potential crisis into a great experience when you see that people care and they show it.
Karate has been hard, with more moving techniques. The ball of my right foot gets really sore and hurts, which is frustrating because I actually love being barefoot on their nice mats. I took this past Monday night off from karate because I felt strangely weak and fragile. I suppose it was the stress still processing out from last week.