Yesterday I played in a fasted state (7pm kick-off), low appetite probably due to fever and definitely due to high level of consumption in the previous days. I got an invite to play in the friendly cup today at The Padang, beautiful surroundings of Marina Bay Sands, Financial Centre and Singapore National Gallery – it is a rare opportunity to play there apparently so I decided to change my plans – prolonging my deload until end of this week, to rest my legs for intensive soccer schedule. I scored yet another hat-trick. I feel in a good form so I’m just going to enjoy it while it lasts. Weightlifting is still potentially a good source of well-being so I am also looking forward to next weeks.
But this urgent change in schedule suits me well. I don’t feel ‚hungry’ for strict eating and cooking and still have a few botherig me things to figure out so I am gladly taking this opportunity to rest (in terms of lifting and dieting) until end of first half of my 100-days project. A few things might and another few are will happen over the next few days so I will probably kick off the second half of the project with a higher clarity.
But with no pressure put on myself by myself, I actually went to the gym today. Just to show up, just to go towards making it a ‚habit’. I only played with a foam roller a little and checked my strength in a bench press. I only did 5 sets of bench press with a pause (3301): 5×60, 5×80, 5×90, 5×100, 3×105. Nice and easy. And then I showered, took a bus home, and on the way eating roasted chicken with steamed rice in a local hawker centre and talking to Mr Bolo on whatsapp. Got some rest while listening to Bill Burr whining on various issues before heading to The Padang field.
For now I am struggling with fever which got just worse after today’s cup game. But it was worth it. We won 3-1 in a beatiful surroundings, I scored two goals, we had some food after the game in the Singapore Cricket Club which I followed with a lonely walk around Clark Quay despite of feeling subpar. Singapore is beautiful and I really appreciate I am here. For now.