Another great weekend in the bank. There was some partying, some lifting, some eating, a baby was born, but NO, and I mean no, barnyard animals were harmed. Here we go.
Saturday I lifted with a crew consisting of myself, Katie, Joe Flick, and Matt Cerra. Nic was also in the gym but he got there a bit before us and was almost done. Here comes the awesome.
Deadlift: worked up to 435x5
Sgl. Arm Row: 3x10
Glute Ham Hypers: 3x10 w/ 25#
Ab Roll Outs: 3x10
2 Quarters conditioning
I've been working with Matt and Joe for a bit now. Matt is about 4 months post ACL surgery and Joe plays semi-pro football. Matt has really come a long way. He's been chomping at the bit to get beck into normal lifting instead of the stuff that is going to be best for his knee, which can get a little boring and repetitive. I've just recently started letting him squat and deadlift, albeit light, and he's doing really well.
Joe is in-season right now so he's on more of a maintenance program. Once his season is done he'll likely take a week or two off and then get back at it. Matt and Joe are BFFs and I'm sure there will be some healthy competition between the two. Always a good thing when it's kept in check and doesn't get too out of control.
Saturday night my friends from Carroll, Marcus and Talia Koronkowicz, had a birthday party for Marcus at their home in Illinois. The best part of the night was probably when Eric got a little too much steam going down the stairs and disintegrated a picture frame hanging on the wall. I'll retell it as if I was going to direct it in a Hollywood movie.
Camera is close up on Eric as he approaches the top of the stairs. He's not paying too much attention and probably looking around and talking to others. Camera pulls back and down the stairs as he begins his descent. He quickly picks up steam and realizes he is soon going to be out of control. Cut to Lance slow-motion yelling, "PUUUMMMPPP THHHHEEE BRRRRAAAAAKKKES!" Cut back to Eric who is flailing arms trying to regain equilibrium. Cut to side view at the bottom of the stairs as Eric crashes into the wall and blows up the picture frame. Two minutes of cuts to close ups of people slow-motion crying/yelling. End Scene. Great times.
Sunday Katie and I went to the Wisconsin State Fair. It was everything and more I had hoped it was going to be. Here's a list of foods consumed by Katie and/or me. Cheese Curds, Corn Dog, Krispy Kreme Cheeseburger, Deep Fried PB&J, Deep Fried Pickles, Flavored Milks, Corn on the Cob. I'm sure that I'm forgetting something but it's a start.
The best part of the fair was my serious underestimation of Katie's love of animals. Especially pigs. Every pig we saw she would crouch down, pet its fur, and squeal, "HI WILBUR! YOU'RE CUUUTE!" We also saw a pig get loose of its 12 year-old handler and almost side swipe a woman to the ground. Those things have a lot of inertia and could probably pack one hell of a punch once they get going.
We were also big fans of the rabbits. Something about their soft fur and floppy ears gets me. I do not, however like the albino ones. I'm ok with the white fur, but their blood red eyes creep me out in a big kind of way. No thank you.
I also want to congratulate my friends Brian and Lindy Jachimek who welcomed their first child, Brady, into the world on Sunday. I like to think I'm almost like an uncle now. It's going to be so awesome.
Once again a great weekend with great people doing some pretty awesome things. I wouldn't trade it for anything.
Song of the Day:
“When having a smackerel of something with a friend, don't eat so much that you get stuck in the doorway trying to get out.”
-Winnie the Pooh