Good news and not-so-good news. My right arm may be strained, near the elbow. Too much tennis plus squash? Too many pull-ups, push-ups and chin-ups?
No idea…but my abs aren’t affected. So I did the following:

August 3—100+100+100=300 bicycle crunches plus 250 crunches on the ball. Up from 500 total, which puffed the muscles out for my recent photo.

August 8—175+175+200+200=750 crunches with legs on a couch…a new record, up from 700 total.

August 15—100+100+100=300 poorly executed bicycle crunches plus 200 crunches on the ball.

Did fit in 35 push-ups non-stop one day and then 49 another. But didn’t keep at it. Could do no more than 20 on another day, and then 45 on another.

Haven’t been to the gym since July 30th. Mini-vacation with friends, guests on two consecutive weekends, family events, and lots of racket sports have been the choice instead. Uh-oh. I am falling over the cliff. How do I get back on track with a sore arm? Eight times in a month is looking pretty distant, more like impossible.

I feel guilty and down about my lack of exercise.

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