Friday, September 19, 2008

Week4.1 - Day 0

Well, I went back and visited the web site, and SHAZAM!!! - it has changed. And I noticed I had badly misread the initial instructions. Week 4.1 will be a completely different animal (5 sets, not just the last 3), since my test score (28) puts me in the most difficult category. I may yet have a Week 4.2 - or more... Saturday will be crazy-busy, but I'll try to get it done anyway. See you tomorrow!


Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Week 4.0 - Update

Saw the doctor today.  Good news and better news.  Blood pressure is way down (was 135/90, now 118/80), and agreement was reached to switch to a different med.  Doctor believes the symptoms, if caused by the prior drug, should be gone by the weekend.  Hope to start week 4.1 this weekend (at the Saturday Dojo class, of course).

I might skip the Monday push-ups, pushing them back to Tues or Wed, as I will have oral surgery (on Monday) to remove an old baby tooth and clean up some infection in the area of the root. I can't wait!

In my absence last week, everyone at home bagged on the push-ups. We'll all be going thru Week 4 again. Nice to have everyone back on the same page.


Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Week 4 - Test Day

Well... Not good. Only got to 28 before being unable to go up again. Most likely a problem with will more than ability, but in this case, there is no difference. The result is to repeat Week 4 again until I can score high enough to enter Week 5.

All the usual excuses, busy at work, then traveling for work, at a cheap hotel, 12 hour days, etc...

Back at it with Week 4 - Day 4 real soon now... (hopefully this Saturday)... See you then.


Monday, September 1, 2008

Week 4 - Day 3

Today’s total was (22/20/30) on a spec of (22/20/29+).

Once again, I had problems getting thru and had to pause in the final set. I also got distracted and waited nearly a half hour between the second and third sets, and fatigue had begun to set into the shoulders and pecs. Not good.

It's been a while, as I was supposed to be on travel, but that fell thru and I ended up working all weekend on a different program instead. Lovely. Almost 40 hours over a holiday weekend. Such fun. But at least I managed to get my push-ups in - that's gotta count for something!

I hope to get back into a more regular pattern here soon.

Next time - the Stress Test - to see how many I can do as a seed for Week 5...