Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Rite of Passage - Light

This morning's light workout went pretty easy.  I did the following:

20k One Arm Press Ladders: 4 x (1/1, 2/2)
Chin Ladders: 4 x (1/1)
12 Minutes 20k Snatches: 6/6 at 0, 2, 4, 6, 8, and 10 minutes

I think I can attribute the ease partially to my eating over the past week.  Aided by $14 worth of Chinese food yesterday (stupid delivery minimums), my body weight pegged the scale at 183 this morning.  I am back to normal eating now and expect to drop back down in the next day or two.  The extra food should make hitting Sunday's heavy workout easy.

I used the Gymboss timer on my snatch sets.  I wish I'd bought a timer years ago.  The ability to set separate work and rest periods is awesome.  The round counting feature is another huge plus.  This was most definitely worth the $23 I spent on it.

I think I may have a buyer for the weights I put up for sale.  We'll see if they show at 8pm tonight.  I also cleaned up what is left of the things we moved from the basement to the garage.  The gym is shaping up quite nicely again.  I enjoy having the extra open space.  I derive pleasure from getting rid of things I do not use, especially when someone pays me to haul them away.

I continue to debate on the Olympic bar and plates.  The other thing I need to consider is the prospect of getting a 36k kettlebell for the same money.  I am leaning towards pushing all the way down to 158 by the end of March, at a rate of 5lbs a month.  Knocking items off my goals list will depend on having that half bodyweight kettlebell.  Of course, the more obvious solution is to wait on the kettlebell until I hit my target weight.  Selling the weight set tonight and getting paid on Friday may be enough to make me pull the trigger for the Olympic set.  We'll see.