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It’s Good To Be Back!!

October 12, 2012

The gym was great this morning — I am starting to feel like my old self again.  Before we get to that, though, let’s talk about last nights dinner.

Dinner 10/10/2012

Like I mentioned yesterday, I made home-made chicken soup for dinner.

Last week I purchased a rotisserie chicken for dinner and saved the carcass to use for soup.  I placed the carcass in a large pot of salted water and boiled it for about 50 minutes until the water was reduced by 2/3 and a broth remained.

After removing the carcass from the broth, I removed any remaining meat and then threw the carcass away.  To the broth I added the chicken meat (and some that was left over from dinner last week), 4 ribs of celery — chopped, 6 carrots (some of which came from our garden!) — chopped, a yellow onion — chopped, 1 scoop of rice, the juice of 1 lemon, salt and pepper, and 2 bay leaves.

I let all that simmer for about 30 minutes and bam! dinner was ready.

Yum!

Workout 10/11/2012

Saw this at the gym this morning and it certainly was fitting for how I was feeling.

After all this taking it easy because of all the junk in my lungs that I have been coughing up for a week I was ready to get back to my usual workouts.  I proclaimed several days ago that today was the day that I was taking back the treadmill and boy did it feel good.

And I was running! (be sure to reread that last sentence in your best Forrest Gump voice.)

I did a run 4 minutes/sprint 1 minute interval that went a little something like this:

It was a great 35 minutes with minimal hacking and coughing!

I then did 5 dead hang pull ups and yeah, I kind of felt like a boss!

After that I did another AMRAP circuit.  Here it is:

* for these push ups do 3 with hands together, 3 military push ups, 3 with hands wide and 3 pike push ups.  I used a 40 pound barbell for the Clean & Press and the Squat & Calf Raise.  I was almost done with 4 rounds when the timer went off but I decided to go a little over time and complete the 4th round.

Oh, it was a great morning at the gym — it is days like this that keep me coming back for more.

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