In order to get into writing this post, I need to rewind my brain to before the morale-crushing meeting I just led. (I have Great Old Ones in my ears, very loud, because that’s just how today is going. Also channeling Aggretsuko.)
Okay. Earlier today, before my soul was destroyed, I went to the gym for a bench workout and some accessory work. My dudes, I am tired. I had a squat/DL workout yesterday, and in the evening I went out on a run with my husband and tackled 3 miles of hills. Then I slept poorly and when I got to the gym I was already wiped out. (I should’ve had a rest day in between, but I’m taking tomorrow off and therefore no gym to do bench in.) The 5x5A workout also has squat and row, but I opted to just bench today.
Bench – 2x5x45lb, 2x5x95lb, (2×3)x125lb, 2x125lb, 3x5x120lb
Bonus: Back extensions, biceps, triceps, B/O dumbbell row, kettlebell side bends, plank, foam rolling
Bench didn’t go very well. I had hoped to add weight and do some strong sets at 125lb, but it just wasn’t happening for me today. I gutted out as long as I felt safe, and then took some weight off and finished the 5 sets. I was disappointed; my last bench session went so well and I was sure I’d be able to add 5lb without a problem. Oh well, next time I’ll try again.
It was nice to have time to do the accessory work I’ve been neglecting and spend some time with the foam roller (brutal but so good).
Back to work, and comforting myself somewhat with no matter how stupid today is going, I have tomorrow off. (And I’m painting a bedroom again, but not thinking about that right now…)