I forgot to mention I went running on the day before I squatted. Just an easy jog for 25 minutes before walking home, which took an additional 30.
Up to 350 x 1
Haven't gone over 275 in a while so this was a good morale booster by letting me know my bench isn't getting weaker. A feeling of pressure on my bad shoulder but no sharp pain.
Shut-down my squat workout because of knee pain. It's a different area, on the far side, and on a different knee from before, so I consider it just a random occurrence. I got up to 330 before stopping. Will try again another day after some healing.
Weigh-in: lost 5 lbs in two weeks, down to 222.5. Faster than I expected but some of that is probably water. In any case, definitely don't want to go more than that.
Went running today. Sprinted up the hill once but a guy and his dog came and joined me so I decided to leave and do HIIT for roughly 8 minutes. Holy shit. I haven't sprinted on flat ground in forever, and after being used to hills I felt like a cheetah. My stride felt really big.
175 x 5
200 x 5
225 x 5 Matches all-time PR but at lighter bodyweight. Was anticipating this being a struggle based on how heavy warming-up felt but it was really easy, had to stop myself from going for a 6th. I haven't weighed myself but I've been eating less carbs, almost no milk except half my previous amount in my oatmeal, and doing more cardio, including that long ass run and mosh-pit battling. Glad all this during the deload didn't make me weaker.
Work schedule is changing up to be early mornings. I preferred afternoons but I don't give a shit, I'm glad to have work. Lots of drama in the workplace, but not involving me. I'm basically getting more hours as a promotion. Did manage to get tomorrow morning off, though, so George and I could hit up a metal show tonight.
Went on a long run with a friend Monday morning, about 6.5 miles, some of it uphill. I really surprised myself with how easy it was. I didn't realize we were at the end until I realized we had done a loop and reached her car. More impressively, I weighed in heavier than I thought I would that morning, 227.5 on an empty stomach naked.