Oh and yesterday for chest day, there were three families with the moms, dads and kids in the gym. The kids were playing soccer with the dads with the Swiss ball. I get that they want to spend time together and often there is limited time where a parent is able to actually goto the gym without their kids, but this was really difficult to work out in. I forgot what sets I was doing twice because there were kids climbing the weight machines (I know big deal /s). Its incredibly dangerous to have kids around this equipment because they just aren’t kid friendly- there’s lots of places where fingers can get snagged, crushed or torn. One of the things that jumped out at me was the kids playing by the treadmill- I remember a tv production that looked at how kids would get degloved (read- all the skin torn off the hand) because they stuck their hand in the moving tread. I would be really impressed if the kids were doing supervised exercise on these machines, but they weren’t. They were using the machines like a playground. It was kind of ridiculous and I was kind of not impressed. On the plus side I got a wicked pump from chest day yesterday and felt pretty done and spend at the end of it. I’m also not sure what days I am going to work in my grip strengthening either- I don’t want to expend my energy and take away from my core exercises, but I don’t really have a forearm/grip day for that. I don’t even know anyone that has forearm day come to think about it.
Today I am working on pumping out the edits to publish my thesis which I would love to really just bury and get out of my system. Its been two years since I defended my masters. I also managed to chat with one of my profs about getting involved with a massive anti bullying program that might give me a great opportunity for data access and support so I’m really hopeful for that to work out.