Arrived at the depot for 6:30am, handled 330 parcels throughout the day, left the depot at 5pm. 10.5hr day, pukka.
Fuck that was busy today. The route I was on included not 1 but 2 M.O.D sites which are always a bastard to deliver to due to security checks and the size of the delivery areas to drive around.
Both sites had a large number of boxes and took nearly an hour and a half to complete.
100 odd boxes but technically only 2 fucking deliveries in 1.5hrs, bastard fucking M.O.D.
Got home and did some back exercises.
3 sets of 8 reps at 50kg of Barbell Rows.
2 sets of 6 reps with a 10kg weight belt on of Chin Ups.
I added 5kg to the Barbell Rows today and did an extra set as I felt good. Will keep to 3 sets now but add a little weight each week.
The chin ups were a struggle for the last 2 reps of the 2nd set.
Well, I say a struggle. They were still clean chin ups, but I technically do sternum chin ups, as most reps I like to get my chest to almost touch the bar, but on those last 2 reps I barely got my neck above the bar lol.
I’ll keep the weight the same for next week but try an extra rep on each set.
One thing I’ve noticed since being a delivery driver is that my muscles ache at the beginning and end of most days.
I like to put maximum effort into each day and really enjoy the physical aspect of being a high volume parcel courier, so I don’t whinge and moan about the job like some drivers do.
Sometimes I’m my own worst enemy though, in that I’ll challenge myself to load 150 parcels into the van really quickly or carry a 40kg box in my shoulders rather than use a trolley.
The amount of farmers walks I do some days, I’m sure I walk several miles with heavy loads lol.
Anyway, you’d have thought I’d be used to tired muscles at the end of each day after doing this job for nearly 3 years now, but I’m not.
It’s currently taking a lot of motivation to come home and push my muscles a little more.
But I do feel like I’m getting into a routine again though and it’ll soon be second nature and I won’t need to use any motivation to go lift, but it’s taking a lot of mental toughness to do it right now.
The mornings are sometimes the worst though. After a particularly busy day like today, I know for a fact that my joints will be aching when I wake up.
I get out of bed and bam, my whole body sometimes feels like I’m about 300kg lol.
It soon wears off though, once I get moving around and lifting parcels again at the depot.
The weekends can be tough sometimes, especially if I want to have a lazy day at home or round a friends, whenever I go to move I feel like I’m 90yrs old lol.
I’ve learnt over the years that I’m better off doing some basic body weight stuff through the day now, just to keep the blood flowing, even if I feel stiff, it seems to ease the stiffness a little than if I don’t do anything.
Mmmm beef steak mince for dinner and of course an ice cold beer.
Until next time…