So it’s Saturday, March 26 and I’m back in the gym at Frenchs Forest. It hasn’t got any more interesting than last time I was here. Unfortunately. It was depressing to think of all the Saturdays I spent here in 2015 and now I have to do it all again. It’s really hard to be motivated. I arrived back in Australia on Wednesday, March 9, a bit over two weeks ago, very tired after a delayed flight out of Sun Valley, Idaho, a bus trip to Boise, and a flight to Los Angeles via Seattle in Washington State. A day’s layover in LA, then home.
I’ve seen Belinda, my personal trainer at Virgin Gym in Pitt Street twice since I arrived back. She was keen to know how I went in America. Her synopsis, basically, was that I had probably tried to do too much, too soon and the soft tissues, ligaments and tendons in my knee just couldn’t stand it. She made the observation that there is only so much you can do in a gym to recover from TPF and I guess I have to agree. She also thought I didn’t have a properly structured skiing plan. I do now. Anyway she has outlined the program for the coming year which will be a lot like the previous year as far as I can see.
March has been a rough month. I came back from the US with badly infected sinuses, bad bronchitis and following a CAT scan of my chest, two nodules in my right lung. These may be a spin-off from my melanomas years ago. The sinus problem, caused by a broken nose and deviated septum when I was younger, will probably require surgery. The situation with my lungs is going to be determined shortly by a bronchial physician. It may also require surgery. So at the moment my leg is the least of my worries.
Nevertheless, I’m here at Virgin Gym French’s Forest on Saturday afternoon among the hairdryers and the shitty music.
3 sets x 10 reps x 60kg = 30 presses
3 sets x 10 reps x 70kg = 30 presses
3 sets x 10 reps x 80kg = 30 presses
1 sets x 10 reps x 90kg = 10 presses
100 leg presses all up
7 sets x 35kg x 10 reps both legs = 70 extensions
1 sets x 40kg x 10 reps both legs = 10 extensions
80 leg extensions all up
Not a bad session just doing strength work over and over. Shoulders sore from all the swimming I’ve been doing since I got back.