The Heavy Metal Matador (rydain) wrote,
The Heavy Metal Matador

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General bullshit

I was inexorably tired tonight. I conked out on the couch for an hour or two. I woke up feeling shitty and uninspired and thinking I was going to just stumble off to bed. But I went above my goal word quota for today, and I haven't yet resorted to crap filler. Huzzah. My new total is 9406. From where I started, I should be averaging 2000 words a day to meet the goal. I'm behind because I had a crunky writing day yesterday, but I made more things happen and got more ideas and I know I'll catch up soon. I'm already catching up.

I forgot to mention that on Tuesday, I almost completed Round and Round. Almost. I did not feel up to the last set of dands, but I did everything else. I should be able to complete the workout very soon. Then my next goal will be to complete it without stopping to rest at all. Then I get to build up to Workout B. This is going to keep me busy for a while. I can tell. It is hard as hell and on some level, I dread it, but my progress has been awfully satisfying. Because they somehow manage to stretch and work everything in your upper body (including the muscles on top of your forearms and the all-important muscles that stabilize the shoulder joint), the dog series and dands have really helped with my nagging upper body crunkiness. When I started doing this workout, I would sometimes get slight numbness and other odd feelings and have to stop, but that only happens once in a blue moon now.

I've started doing a 5x5 deadlift pyramid once or twice a week. The lower body aspect of Round and Round is much more challenging than it appears (especially because your leg muscles act as stabilizers during the yoga and pushups), but I miss picking up heavy shit and putting it down. My top weight this Monday was a craptacular 120 pounds. Bleh. I haven't deadlifted in a while, though, so it's much better to err on the side of being wimpy.
Tags: exercise, nanowrimo
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