One mystery solved: I am Moby Dick.

I was wondering why running was becoming increasingly difficult. The scale was gone from the gym for some time and I finally weighed: 203.3 (shorts, socks, no shirt and shoes). That is up about 4-5 lbs over my norm this year, and somewhere around 15 lbs over the last time I was running reasonably well.

Ah ha. What strikes me as odd is that pull ups have become *easier* recently; today I managed 10-15-15-10. Hmmm…I tend to gain weight when I go from “mostly running” to “mostly walking” even as the mileage stays around the same. I know what to do..and how to do it…but am upset that I have to. 🙂

But the pants are snug around the waist and I am bursting out of my shirts.

Still…that doesn’t look like a fat guy.

Workout notes: weights only today (half marathon powerwalk tomorrow; hope the weather is like it is today)

hip hikes, toe raises, rotator cuff
pull ups: 10-15-15-10
bench press: 10 x 135, 5 x 185, 10 x 170 (good…empty gym so I did not push it)
inline: 10 x 135
military (dumbbell standing) 10 x 50, 10 x 45, 20 x 40
rows: 2 sets of 10 x 60 each arm, 10 x 110 machine
light stretching afterward.


August 4, 2017 Posted by | weight training | | Leave a comment