I am sore today. Possible causes include:
- Roller Derby (Note: I am using that term going forward to loosely describe whatever it is that I am attempting to do on skates)
- Impromptu Monday Night Kiki
- Not going to the gym for 5 days
I suspect it’s the “roller derby” that’s causing the DOMS, because it’s my right quad that is particularly sore. When I was practising falling, I found that I favoured landing on my right side, which is probably an instinct I should quash since that’s the side with the wonky hip. Now I’m wondering if continuing with roller derby will even me out or just screw me up more. Only time will tell.
In the meantime, I was supposed to go Fast & Furious 6 tonight, but since I cannot fathom being social for two consecutive evenings, I went and lifted instead. And inspite of the quad and lower back DOMS, my squat was feeling really good and I finally, finally broke the 300lb squat milestone.
That’s a 305lb squat, which is a 10lb PR for me. And unlike my last squat PR, I didn’t have issues hitting depth. Clearly derby taught me superior squat form. Just kidding. In all seriousness, though: there’s something to be said for the motivation of having a 295lb squat because it’s so close and yet so far from 300. And I’m not the type of person who can claim a 300lb squat without having done it.
Anyway, I really needed that because it feels like it’s been months since any of my lifts have progressed. I did attempt 315 afterwards, but got pinned out of the hole. I don’t even care. I will get there and I’ve made progress. In the meantime, I did some “powerbuilding” squats (195x3x10), some 1 legged RDLs and a bit of overhead pressing. Kind of a short workout but I feel so relieved and happy, which I haven’t felt in a while. Hopefully I can carry this feeling with me as I head into a bench and DL session tomorrow.
I’ve been feeling really fat and then I just felt crappy for relying on protein shakes today (one running out the door this morning and another after missing the opportunity to eat lunch because of a meeting). To redeem myself, I made Hot & Sweet Ginger-Garlic Chicken with butternut squash. It was delicious, of course. I have to say that I’ve had a couple of weird moments lately: I’ll go to make a recipe and I’ll have all of the ingredients in my cupboard. That’s such a strange feeling! And even more foreign are all of the feelings of excitement that I have for The 21-Day Sugar Detox Recipe book to come out! Who am I and why is December so far away!?