Recap Week 2012-23

Lessons of this week:

  • If the schedule for the plumbers visit to the flats in the house tells you he’ll be there somewhen between 10:00 and 14:00, it’ll be 13:45. And that was just the vague schedule for our floor with five flats. (Of course, if I had predicted that and would’ve gone shopping or to the barber, he would’ve been knocking at my door at 10:01.)
  • Phone calls and cooking don’t always mix up well. And instead of experiementing on a new dish, I’ve been experimenting on how to get that braised plastic from my cutting board off my stovetop. The fricking thing was even burning.
  • If you’re unsure about that next rep and don’t have a spotter, don’t do it. At least with bench pressing. Even missed the right lower buck of the rack and kissed the barbell. Ouch.

Fitocracy points: 851 – Just one workout last week and the result is noted above. ’nuff said.

Recap Week 2012-22

Wednesday night, I noticed some flashing from my window. A thunderstorm, yes!!! I tried to collect my photography equipment as fast as possible (not fast) and went onto my balcony to camp for it. I’ve been waiting for it to come closer, experimented with the settings, waited for it to come closer, got my remote shutter to work again, waited for it to come closer… waited for it to… AH DAMMIT!!! The frickin‘ storm wandered along the horizon (behind some hills to be even more precise) mocking me with some lonely flashes every once in a while.

I assembled the few lightnings I could capture into this picture. Sorry ‚bout the crappy quality, but I moved the camera around a bit, zoomed in and out, so it was hard to get them into one clean image. Well, at least with the effort I was willing to put in.

Thunderstorm 2012-05-30 (© Oliver Kuka)

I got my foam roller. Well, I got it almost two weeks now, but this week was the first time I used it and it’s quite nice, could really get used to it, even though, I have to „train“ a bit to use it effectively. I also had a gift coupon for a massage lying around for over two years. On Sunday I finally used it. I regret that I didn’t use it earlier. Damn, that was good, even though it was quite painful at some muscle tensions in my back. But I really should really get this more often.

Fitocracy points: 3931 – My new push-up max is now 50. Half the way to the real century push. For not training it, I’m happy with those results. Oh and speaking of calisthenics, I did 20 pull-ups. Also started my leg training again. Did lunges to start and OH MY ASS, I really do feel the break.

Favourite quote: Some people say… good things come to those who wait. Truth is, good things come to those who work. Who work later. Who work harder. You’re willing to go father than anyone else to get them. If you are waiting for good things to come to you, you’ll be waiting for pretty long time. – from a Crysler 300 commercial