busy is a choice, my ass

Sorry for the silence over here– this week has been very busy and I’ve barely had time to fit in workouts, let alone write about them. But I have a few minutes today.

Monday and Tuesday I had a conference to attend, in the same city where I work. Conferences near home are tough in a way; you still have to deal with commuting and the long days feel even longer (I get on the train at 7am to arrive by 8 for check-in, poster session doesn’t end until 7pm and then everyone wants to go have a beer and socialize while I have to go catch the last train…) Monday I crammed in a short run by rolling out of bed and into my running shoes, Tuesday I didn’t bother.

I was back in the office early Wednesday and headed right to the gym for the world’s shortest bench workout because I had stuff at 8:30am.

Thursday (today) I could gym at the normal time with J and finally got to spend some time with squats. My hip flexors were a little better, probably due to the rest. I tried some belted heavy singles for confidence too, they felt pretty easy, goal achieved. Then deadlifts – did a warmup 5, had a pee problem on rep#1 of the working set, and quit. Sigh.

Bench – 10x45lb, 2x5x115lb, 3x5x140lb
bonus biceps, triceps

Squat – 2x5x45lb, 2x5x135lb, 2x5x155lb, 5x175lb, 1x185lb, 1x195lb, 1x205lb
Deadlift – 5x185lb, 1x235lb

Some people like to use the maxim "busy is a choice" to get themselves off the hamster wheel and give themselves "me time". That’s all well and good when busy is in fact a choice. Sometimes busy is just not enough time in the day for the things I need to get done. And I live a relatively unburdened life, not a mom or caregiver. So yeah, sorry if I’m not tattooing that on my arm, it’s a dumb saying.

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