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  • Delayed, not Deferred

    One of my molars decided to act up yesterday, so the post was delayed until today. Not the workout, mind you, those got done.

    Yesterday's ab and aerobic session took about 40 minutes. As always, I started with my floor stretches to loosen up my lower back and hips, then completed 40 floor crunches, followed by 30 V-ups, 150 situps with the exercise ball, and 30 oblique twists. Jumped on the Gazelle for a 20 minute session with Foreigner to get the heart rate up. Felt the ab burn. Felt the sweat pouring down my body as I got that last 5 minutes. It felt good, even though the tooth was still being contrary.

    This morning, I made an appointment for an extraction on Monday, which means I'll either complete Monday's workout before I go in or do it on Sunday. I'm leaning toward a 7 am session Monday, which will leave me enough time to shower and shave before I have to be at the oral surgeon's office at 9 am.

    The pain last night led me to pursue my favorite home remedy for any tooth pain, which is about four shots of scotch, straight up, swirled liberally about the affected area. Not only does it dull the pain, but it helps you sleep. I got a very solid 8 hours, only rising once to use the facilities.

    I got dressed after making the appointment and went out to do the bi-weekly grocery shopping, came back and had a light lunch of smoked oysters, crackers, cheese and a pineapple cup for dessert, then rested about an hour to let the food digest before proceeding to today's workout.

    As always, three sets of ten repetitions is my method. I completed the following exercises at the weights specified.

    Deadlifts – 110 pounds

    Dumbbell Squats – 100 pounds

    Calf Raises – 60 pounds

    Single Leg Extensions – 60 pounds

    Double Leg Curls – 60 pounds

    Lunges – 60 pounds

    Upright Leg Press – 63 pounds (Total Gym)

    Upright Single Leg Negatives – 63 pounds (Total Gym)

    By the time I was heading down to the Total Gym, I had to climb down the stairs carefully, since my calves were shaking every time I landed on a stair. By the time I was done with the Total Gym, I could barely climb up the stairs. Which, by the way, is what is supposed to happen.

    Thirty minutes later, I could still feel the burn in the muscles and a little ache in the connectors between the glutes and the quadriceps. The calves are still tight, the muscles feel worked, and I need a nap.

    A good workout is supposed to make you tired. I think I accomplished that today.

    I hope you are having a blessed and glorious day.

    Fred
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