Thursday, April 2, 2009
I have no clue what my problem has been today, but I feel so down. I don't know why...I just do. It's so dumb, but regardless it has been hard. I went to the gym but I just couldn't get myself goin. I opened the doors and let the breeze blow in while I did some work on my computer. It was actually very calming to be there. I always feel relaxed when I am there during the day...alone...or with friends.
My husband called and invited me to lunch. I left and met him and then went back to workout...feeling much better than I had before. After a few minutes up there, J and his firefighter friend came up to do some studying. I went and ran to the railroad tracks (1 mile) for my warmup and then drug the big tire and a bar and the rower outside.
I went in to do KTEs (knees to elbows) on the bar inside as part of my workout. After 10 reps, my hand felt "funny". I looked at it and realized that my blisters that I thought were "better" and "flat" had ripped open and I do mean RIPPED. There was no blood, so I wrapped em and kept going. I just switched out GHD situps instead of continuing to do KTEs.
I struggled to finish and I was tired and slow, but it was a good workout. It's amazing how much working out can do for your spirit. I felt much better.
1 MILE RUN
185 LB TIRE FLIP (down and back pkg lot)
20 SLEDGEHAMMER HITS (10 EA ARM)
20 PUSH PRESSES (55 LBS)
500 M ROW
3 ROUNDS FOR TIME
Posted by MC at 4:42 PM
Wednesday, April 1, 2009
I've been on antibiotics since Saturday. Yesterday was awful...the peak...but today I feel like I've turned a corner and I'm headin back towards good health...FINALLY. I taught the 6AM class and then went back up to workout myself. P joined me.
I wasn't too worried because it seemed very "LEG" oriented. The problem was that J had put "braced" squats in there. I've never done these, but it's basically holding a weight out in front of yourself with locked arms and then squatting. It was very difficult to hold any significant amount of weight like that.
It was tough and I grunted and groaned louder than normal, but in the end...not a single person finished faster than me. Everyone worked hard, but honestly...no one was in the same shape I was in when they were done. I was struggling to breath...making noises I've never heard myself make. I wondered if this heinous workout was really an April Fool's Day "joke"! It WAS really hard...but I AM proud of the effort that I put in today.
25 JUMPING LUNGES
25 "BRACED SQUATS" (holding 10 lb plate)
400 M RUN
5 ROUNDS FOR TIME (20:36)
Posted by MC at 12:57 PM