The post below was originally published in 2011, and it's been updated each year to reflect where I am in my life and the new...Read More
Uninspired, But On The Books
Last night – worn thin and weepy – I thought, I don’t have to go to the gym tomorrow.
And then I thought, Yeah, I do. As Henry Rollins said in his essay about lifting, “I believe that when the body is strong, the mind thinks strong thoughts.”
So I went to the craptastic gym today for overhead squats and bench press. I wouldn’t have wanted to, like, videotape it or anything, but I did it.
5X5 overhead squat: 55 – 65 – 65 – 65 – 65
3X5 bench press: 85 – 85 -85
2X 15 back extension
I don’t feel like a strong superhero right now, but Rollins also said, “The iron never lies to you.” While my monsters might be telling me I’m not strong, the barbell says otherwise. I’ll take that.