Filthy Fifty, etc

Today: back squats, 15-12-9-6-3 at 125. Should have gone heavier. I had just finished an hour of office chores and wanted a quick lifting workout, so that’s what it was. Later, two hours of yard work, digging out weeds and invasives on the slope.

Yesterday: Lots of rest after work.

Tuesday: Karate testing. I earned my blue belt. I was resigned (or thought I was resigned and tried to be resigned) to failing this test because I had missed practices while on vacation, then skipped Monday night because I had dinner plans. I was very happy to be promoted. But I’m not particularly good at anything except effort! I need more practice time.

Monday: 15-12-9 front squats at 105. Kettlebell workout. EMOTM 15 minutes 6 cleans, 6 snatches with the 16 kilo.

Sunday: Lots of fun in the gym with six people from karate: Kim, Owl, Tracey, Jen, Tasha, and Adela. We back squatted, learned kettlebell swings, worked on hollow/kip swings and brachating, swung on the rings Santa Monica style, and tried skin the cats.

Saturday: Filthy Fifty, Rx except my final 25 knees to elbows were cheats (shorted, did not always make it all the way up). Time was 28:43. Immediately after finishing I ran a mile for time, as several other people were doing that day. This slow jog took me 11:11. Then I cleaned up and went to karate.