Thursday, October 30, 2008

Princess running water

Drinking more water - sucks!
Getting up at 3.28am to pee - sucks!
Having the LED time imprinted in your brain - sucks!
Knowing you only have a little more than 2 hours to sleep - sucks!
Finding the cat has taken the warm spot in the bed - sucks!

Training

Light biceps (because I haven't done them for a while and they're gonna hurt the next day - fact!)

Bicep bar curls 45lb 12 reps 4 sets
Seated dumbell hammer curls 30lb 8reps 4 sets
Cable curls low 30lb 10reps 4 sets

Tricep press down 100lb 10reps 4 sets (warmups @ 60 high reps (20's) to get the elbow warm...)
Standing french press 15kg 8reps 4 sets
Single reverse pushdown 40lb 10reps 4 sets

O/head shoulder press machine (very light) 60lb 15 reps 4 sets
Side raises 10's @ 7.5lb 10lb 12.5lb 15lb

Taking it easy with my shoulder - still not comfortable (rehabbing).

Tonight - squat/deadlift @ Doherty's.

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Wednesday, October 29, 2008

IceTV

Email just in from IceTV

The new High Definition Topfield TF7100HDPVRt PVR now officially supports IceTV Interactive.

Yay - Well that makes my decision to go with Topfield final. That, along with the fact that the DP-P2 doesn't have wifi ,clinched the deal. Now remains my negotiating a good price with a retailer. Best so far is $660.00, but I want to better that as I'll be buying a HDMI cable as well. No more than $700.00 for the lot.

Only thing that would top that for the best news this week would be if Toby's Estate cafe were to open. Stay tuned on that one!

Training:

Bench 70 x3 5 sets
Pin press 80 x5 5 sets
Triceps sore at the elbow - left that alone...
Chest supported row 70 x8 4 sets
Varied pulldowns 80lb x15x2 then 8x2 (overhand, underhand, extra-wide over, V-handle)
Supported Leg raise 10x4
Incline situps 3x15

Have been making an effort to drink more water - something I am very bad at, drinking coffee - ok, water - bad. Tried orange tea which absolutely needs sugar, smells like oranges but taste like... not like oranges. Will persist in this endeavor to hydrate properly.

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Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Monday, October 27, 2008

Where the bloody hell are ya?

No I haven't fallen off the face of the earth. Just been a bit lazy with the blogging. Several times I've had things to write but when it came time to put fingers to keys I simply couldn't be bothered... Motivation to write is somewhat lacking... errr sorry. :-)


My Mr. Lincoln is producing some lovely roses at the moment. Nice long stems and very fragrant. Couple of sprigs of lavender for contrast.




Trained legs Saturday morning - light squats, 60kg and some box squats below parallel. Tried the new leg press, a single leg (independent) which I didn't much like.

Saturday afternoon I was supposed to go to the DARC AGM but completely forgot as I ran around doing last minute stuff for Leah's 21st that night. Ferried the 'stolen' deck chairs over to their place along with my beloved Rancillio Silvia and Rocky. My job to 'baristerize' ie. make lovely latte's for the family. Madii and a couple of her friends were roped into 'waitressing' of sorts so that Leah could do the 'flitting' between guests. We ended up leaving around 12.30 am ish... The party went on.....

Sunday morning bright and early.... ughhh
Packed the truck and hooked up the float for a trip to Wandin Equestrian Centre for a day of cross country for Madii and Mojo. Because not everyone has a float etc etc we offered to float another horse to help out and so had to pick up a little white pony, Tonka, on the way. Well Mojo was quite indignant about that and every time the poor pony looked at Mojo in the float, Mojo would bite the pony's face - poor Tonka. Mojo, obviously feeling a lot better , really had some attitude about him, prancing about like a prize dick, but by the afternoon session he'd settled down - realizing that he wasn't quite as fit as he needs to be. Me... I took the chance to have a quick kip in the car, laid the seat back, hands behind my head and nodded off, woke up with dead arms and pins&needles.

Got home just ater 5, checked some emails, DARC AGM minutes.... saw that they still need someone to setup a website so what the hell, I volunteered my inexperienced and unprofessional services - how hard can it be?

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Thursday, October 16, 2008

Horsey Tales

Mojo rehab is progressing well. He was quite excited last night down at the pony club. There was no sign of lameness as he pranced around out back and flew over the cross country jumps. He does still, however, have a nasty lump on chest which seems to have built up over the past week after he scratched his chest on the fence wire. Luckily he had a tetanus shot back when he ripped his face on the fence.

Palpating the lump it felt kind of soft and was not bothering him too much. The puncture wound is not healing as well as I expected so I was suspecting some infection being the cause of the lump. Scratched off the scab which bled, but nothing else so I used an 18g needle which we had in the medical kit to puncture the lump. Ugghhhh puss gushed out, yellow and watery, tinged with a little blood - all over my hand. Stuck a syringe on the needle and aspirated probably around 20ml of fluid. Let it drain and put antiseptic on it.

I have a feeling it will swell again and I'll probably need to get some antibiotics from the vet. Will check on him tonight on my way to the gym.

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Wednesday, October 15, 2008

For my next trick....


Started back at training Saturday morning. Just light stuff to get my tired body moving again. Squats at 50kg saw me feeling quite sore the following day. Light bench also just 50kg but its nice to be back in the gym.

Maria has certainly placed a challenge fair and square at my feet with her 180 squat. That will take some work to beat but I thrive on a challenge.

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Monday, October 06, 2008

Nationals - My result.

Weighed in: 66.4kg

Training was planned for a 400kg (880lb) total comprising squat 145kg, bench 85kg, deadlift 170kg

Here's the outcome:

Squat1 130kg - passed
Squat2 140kg - failed depth
Squat3 145kg - passed

Bench1 75kg - passed
Bench2 82.5kg - passed
Bench3 87.5kg - passed (2.5kg over plan)

Deadlift1 160kg - passed
Deadlift2 170kg - passed
Deadlift3 177.5kg - passed (7.5kg over plan)

Total 410kg (902lb)

Won my weight class (67.5) and came 2nd overall !! :-)

Didn't get to see much of the other lifters attempts, Leigh kept me pretty well shielded so as to keep me focused on my own tasks ahead. There were some great lifts from the ladies and I do know that Maria blitzed a 180 squat in the 75kg class to take 1st place in the overall - Congrats Maria! And the Victorian ladies cleaned up again with Louise taking 3rd place.

Well done to everyone that competed and thanks to Henry Day and Adam Coe for putting on such a great event!



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Thursday, October 02, 2008

Weight not want not

Hovering around 67.5, I should squeeze under by the weigh-in tomorrow. Packed my bag at least three times to make sure everything is in there. Mad panic at the weekend over a missing piece of equipment... more on that later tho.

I am nervous to the point of feeling sick simply because there is nothing more I can do and I just want to get that first squat out of the way.

I'm also looking forward to catching up with everyone at the luncheon on Sunday - when I will be more relaxed! I've been quite anti-social of late and I don't imagine that will change until the last deadlift on Saturday.

This is my last pre-comp post. I'll post my lifts on Monday sometime.

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