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Still recuperating some from that somewhat brutal bit of oral surgery yesterday, so not much in the way of physical activity today.
In fact, I nearly left work early. I was really tired from being up half the night, unable to fall asleep. My mouth is still a little sore, and I'm pretty much a big baby when it comes to pain and sickness. Give me a simple headache, and I'm ready to go to bed and pull up the covers.
The dentist advised me to take it easy for at least a couple of days, so as not to disturb the bone grafting and stitches that he used to try and make sure this tooth implant doesn't fail, like the last one did. If I got the blood pumping too much, it could cause bleeding, and dislodging of the graft materials, and no telling what all.
But I did manage to get out in the garage this afternoon, and pump out six reps of my low-bar routine, and I must say progress is definitely being made, albeit maybe a little slow.
On my first rep, I was able to completely stop and hold myself in the air before my feet made contact with the ground. Same thing on the second rep, and again on the third -- which has never happened before. Usually, by the time I get to rep no. 3, I'm not able to stop myself from going all the way down. The next three reps were fairly controlled, but no longer was I able to keep myself from dropping all the way down.
So ... success is becoming more and more in focus.
I'm excited about my vaulting lesson coming up Saturday, and two weeks after that comes the Texas Senior Games.
What did you do today?
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