Other than my quick rush to the big city to look at a prospective dog, I have done very little in the last week. Instead of exploring and camping, I’m home waiting for Mak to recover from surgery (like I was recovering at this time last year!).
Days on end, I’ve got my head buried studying for a professional exam. Today, I’ve hardly moved from the spot in front of the computer. Well, I did box and swim the pond. Swimming is decidedly ho-hum without my buddy. But he must stay in the window wearing his cone. 😦
On the plus side, being this chained has been good for training. And though arthritis as always prevents ideal training frequency, I’ve at least been able to mimic a semblance of regularity. This shot was taken 26th of June, 2016 and shows I’ve regained what I lost since last December.I’m still shooting for 53 reps with 135 in the bench, which would exceed my age by one rep. It continues to elude me, 49 being my highest recent score. 51 last December. I think some of the challenge might be cytological/biochemical. It’d probably help if I curtailed the boxing until I reached the goal… but I refuse to. Then again, though the boxing demands a different fiber profile, one might argue cardio work fosters mitochondrial proliferation. Still with the time involved in reaching 53 reps, my buddy Steve reminds me, work remains predominantly anaerobic. At about 45 seconds though the aerobic becomes increasingly invovled and I generally fade quickly around or after 1:10. I should brush up on my physiology to look for clues. Ah well, it’s battle! 🙂