Thursday, October 11, 2007

Long post and Gripe!!

Decided to head down the beach afterall. Left home at 6.00pm and arrived there just after 9.30pm. Bad traffic accident on the way - triple fatality, held up the traffic for a bit and Mojo got a bit antsy in float. Terrible weekend on the roads with 12 people losing their lives - such a terrible shame, I really feel for the parents of the kids in the accident we sore - especially after Leah's accident at the beginning of this year. (and I'll whinge about this a little more later....)

The weather wasn't too bad, and Madi managed to get a couple of rides along the beach - me with my dodgy foot stayed out of the saddle this time. Mojo enjoyed a nice roll on the beach too.

The mosquito's were in plague proportions. At one point we could not get into the truck there were so many of them, we kept having to spray Mojo with repellent - which he did not appreciate!

In true 4WD form I managed to run over a sign out the front of the fish and chip shop where we stopped to get lunch on the Saturday - ooppps!

Back Sunday night to a roast pork dinner, complete with apple sauce and crackling, cooked by Leah and her boyfriend Andrew - yummm!

Worked Monday, trained chest and triceps - went a little lighter so as not to pull up so sore again.

Flat dumbells: warmup 35lb for 12 reps, 40 x12, 45x10 (2 sets)
Incline dumbells: 45x10 3 sets
Flat flyes: - very light at 20lb 10 reps 3 sets

Lying tricep extention: 20lb 3 sets of 8
Cable pushdown: 80, 90 100, 120 all for 10 reps

GRIPE of the year!

VicRoads are giving Leah a hard time about her accident at the beginning of the year and are now intending to suspend her license indefinitely. She has complied with all their requests, filling in reports and attending 2 doctors appointments to prove that there is no medical reason for her not to drive. The rude and ignorant medical review, Brian, finally telling us that according to the police report Leah has had 2 incidences of 'blacking out' behind the wheel, the other occurrence being in 2005 (bullshit - she only had her learner's permit then!) So I tracked down the 2 officers from Ringwood police to see what had been written in their report. The constable (Matt Henri) that wrote the report is on leave..... great! Any way I explained to the other officer (Mel LeGrande) what was going on and she called Matt at home. Apparently he made a mistake in his report - a typo on the date, which he knew about so he wrote a second report to correct the first one and to his knowledge it was all sorted out. WRONG!!! Even after sending a statutory declaration as to her medical fitness and stating the error by the police officer, the VicRoads guy (although admitting that he knew the 2nd reports was to correct the 1st report) is still taking the 2nd report as a 2nd incident because it too has an error..... so as far as he is concerned she has had 2 blackouts (actually she just fell asleep at the wheel due to fatigue) So now she has to see a neurologist (twice at a cost of $270 each time) and she cannot get the 2nd appointment for a month - VicRoads have given her 10 days notice of suspension of licence (Oct 17 - just days before her birthday!!). Const. LeGrande called VicRoads but without any success - we have to wait for Const. Henri to return from leave next Monday (Oct 15) and see if he can sort out something with VicRoads - in any case the arrogant little VicRoads prick has said he will not give her license back until Mid November. F*%#' sake!!! Do they expect her to take public transport to and from work??? Right - she works afternoon shift at the Police records section, finishes work at 11pm - do they expect a 19yo girl to catch a train to the outer suburbs at that time of night??? Yes she made a mistake - had an accident but for her license to be suspended some 10 months later, when she was not charged with any offense, had a ZERO blood alcohol level and does not take drugs - this is so WRONG!!!

All this anger is making my toe throb!!!

Right - that off my chest, trained last night - Back, shoulders and biceps.

Bent over rows: 40 kg 10 reps, 50kg 3 sets of 10
Lat pulldown: 100 3 sets of 10
Face pulls: 90 3 sets of 10

Overhead shoulder press: 100 10 reps, 120 10 reps 2 sets
Side raises: (light) 15lb db 4 sets of 12

Incline db bicep curls: (light) 15lb 4 sets 12
Cable curls: 20 4 sets of 15

George introduced me to the new guy working at the gym, Reece, who is also a powerlifter and trains at Apollo gym (westside/Metal Militia). He was really pleased to someone that benches 'properly' (as a powerlifter not a bodybuilder - LOL). We had a great ole chat about powerlifting and training. He has offered to lend me his Metal Militia cd's and will help me with my shirt technique in the Metal shirt when I am ready as he uses all Metal gear and so is very familiar with how it should be worn and used. That's a way down the track tho', for now I'm itching to get back under the bar and squat!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Good post and info. Train Hard and hope the accident issues get panned out soon for ya.. Believe me I can relate!!!!