Okay, time for a weekly-ish review.
2x BW Deadlift for 1x5. Deadlift 245 1x5. I changed this because I actually did the math and, with my current progression, even if I don't miss a lift ( adding 10 lbs per DL, DLing 2xweekly, I will top out at 255 by challenge end. Current BW is around 165, so thats a decent mark off of 2x BW. Set new goal at 245, that gives me wiggle room to have one bad deadlift day where I don't hit my mark.
Pain with resisted tricep extension reduced to 0/10. (Resting pain is currently 0/10, passive stretching pain would be about a 2/10. Active it's about a 3/10, with a hangover around 2/10 for 30 mins or so after activity). - For now I'd say this is improving. I've made more progress from simply resting it than doing any low load eccentric work, but I have been doing some work on it every few days. Pain is probably currently a 0/10 rest, 1/10 passive stretch, and 1/10 active extension.
Get the diet back on track. I ate like garbage the past 10 days or so stressing about the exam and now coming off of the exam. I haven't flown off the rails, but I've slipped some. Let myself enjoy some takeout with the family, and last night ate sushi and brownies and ice cream with some other family to celebrate the passing of the boards. Making good choices for late night snacking for the most part. Could've had seconds on brownie and ice cream last night but went with hot tea instead.
TBD, might need some remediation here if I didn't pass boards. Just giving myself green here for no other reason than to bask in the glory of passing boards. Not assigning anything new here.
I will knock off items from the giant to-do list (picture incoming), at least one item per day. - Been destroying this to-do- list. Did a big one over the past 2 days in shampoo the carpets. Had my parents in town to watch my toddler and then wife and I moved all the furniture room by room and did the floors.
Get a fucking job! This doesn't just hinge on passing boards. Even if I didn't pass, I need to get something out of the field to get some income. We cannot go another 3 months on one income. -- Okay, buckling down here now. Got a few applications out this week, going to put a few more out as soon as possible. It's not a fantastic market right now in my area, but it should be rebounding soon. It's mostly per diem work being posted right now which is frustrating but better than nothing. I just hate the unknown with it, that I don't know until that morning where I might be working. I like establishing a connection to my patients, not just being a sub. We will see what happens but right now cash is cash.