Good(ish) News!

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Poor lil feller’s all tuckered out!
I was half-tempted to skip overhead press this week, as I’m nervous about re-aggravating my shoulder, which is absolutely on the mend. But if I were the kind of guy who made good decisions, I’d be the normal-sized lounging kitchen novice, so I figured what the heck and hunkered down to do some push press.

My first set was with only the bar, which was painful last week but did not hurt even a little bit this week.  I followed that up with 95×10, which only felt a little tight in my right tricep, so I stretched a bit and kept on keeping on with 135×10.  This set was a little pinchy but nothing that induced a panic.  I went after 185×8 and then 225×5, both of which felt alright so I jumped straight to 265.  This is only ten pounds off my PR, so I knew if I was able to do this without pain, my shoulder would be pretty well mended.

Well, it hurt a little bit so I think I still have a little ways to go, but it felt good enough that I forged ahead with 280 because if you’re not going for a PR, what’re you doing really?  I mean honestly.   Anyway:

So yeah, it didn’t turn out so hot.  Normally this is where I’d say something uplifting like “keep failing until you succeed” or whatever, which is totally fair and is where I am right now in terms of headspace.  But at the time?  hahahahaha!

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Not pictured:  A happy camper
But what’re you gonna do?  It was still a good day–helped my girlfriend get some of her stuff handled, screwed around at Barnes and Noble for a bit, had a nice coffee, and a delicious gyro.  (I’ll be talking about the pronunciation of the word gyro at a later date, but I don’t have the energy to get into it right now).

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It was glorious
Got it at this place called The Hungry Greek, which was right across the way from Dickey’s from yesterday, and I’m glad that we gave it a try.  I don’t fancy myself an expert in Greek food but I do have a little bit of experience, and while I don’t think HG’s were 100% authentic, they were incredibly delicious.  Probably could’ve used a little more salt and pepper in the meat itself, I don’t blame them for keeping it a little on the mild side because I tend to slightly overseason.

The Tzatziki (which I spelled correctly without looking it up, thankyouverymuch!) really ties the sandwich together, and the tomatoes were very fresh, which honestly was kind of a surprise this early in the year.  They weren’t greasy or slippery or overly heavy, and it was the perfect amount of chow for a nice lunch that I really enjoyed.

I’ve often said to myself that, although I’m not a fan of specialty kitchen gear in the home, if money weren’t an option, I would get a vertical rotisserie so that I could make my own gyros, shawarma, and other vertically spun meats.  Because holy shit you guys, these sandwiches are great.  Even if I’d had a bad day (which I didn’t) this would’ve cheered me right up.

Gainz board:

  1. Bench:  350
  2. Squat:  450
  3. Deadlift: 515
  4. Overhead Press:  275
  5. Incline Bench: 315
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