The Week in Review

The short story of this past week:

– You can be so sore that it physically hurts to sleep.

– Sometimes it is difficult to find the right balance between running, resting, and CrossFit. 

– Caffeine is a very powerful drug, and when used appropriately can truly save a day.

 

MONDAY

After being incredibly sore after my first WOD on Thursday (to the point that I actually had to ask the Hubby, aka The Love of My Life,  to help me take off my sports bra), I finally started to feel like a real person again.  So, I started the day at 5am at the gym with The Love of My Life, with a nice, slow, easy treadmill run.  

4.36 miles, 55:38min, run pace 11:30 min/mile

It was slow, but it felt great.  I could have kept going for days, but work happens.  So, I did the work thing, and made it back to Tupelo just in time!

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If my first WOD was a “this is great! I so got this!” experience, this was the humbling “holy smokes, I’m worthless”.  The burpees in the warm up had me beat.  I had to scale so much in the WOD I felt pretty bummed.   I have never tried a box jump so out of pure lack of confidence I did the step-ups. But, I finished it! Trying to stay positive! 

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Lindsey 12:34, and I felt every second of it.

TUESDAY

Woke up crazy sore.  As in, couldn’t lift a full Nalgene bottle with one arm kind of sore.  And, needless to say, standing in one place in the OR all day doesn’t loosen you up very well.  But, I took a peak at the WOD and thought, “hey, I think I can do that!”  So, sucked it up, and went back to the box.

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Loved me some running for warm up.  I’ve got that in the bag.  Still doing “bar for form” on my back squats, but I’m okay with that.  I don’t want to hurt myself.  The WOD was tough, no joke, but I powered through!  Finished in 10:44!  Love that sense of accomplishment!

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That says Lindsey 10:44! Blurry!

WEDNESDAY

A much needed recovery day.  Could barely move.  Couldn’t open up doors.  Couldn’t brush my hair.  Woke up every time I tried to roll over during the night with severe pain in my arms and left ribs.  Not a good day.

THURSDAY

Still sore, but it was time to get another run in for the week.  It did not go well.  Somebody filled my shoes with lead.

2.33miles, 31:33min, run pace 11:27 

I took a look at the WOD.  It included double unders for warm up, then handstand push ups, pull ups, power hanging snatch, sit ups, air squats.  First– I can’t jump rope.  I mean, unless it includes 3 girls with pig tails, a playground, and a song about bubblegum or puppies.  Second, the pain in my rib was so bad I could barely do a plank.  So, I did a very very scaled down version of the WOD at the gym.  Then, I had some nice random people at the gym try to teach me to jump rope.  I made it to 5 singles… Counting that as a win.

FRIDAY

Such a mental battle.  Run or CrossFit?  CrossFit or run?  I’ve got to train for my upcoming half.  But, if I don’t keep doing CrossFit, how will I ever get better??  UGH!  Plus, had a raging case of the blahs.  Really didn’t want to do anything.  But a nice cup of java did just the trick!

Decided to go for my long run.  It was overall tough.  Heavy legs, a few super tough hills. But rocked 7.45 miles!

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SATURDAY- Today!

My first time on the rowing machine, my first partner WOD = love them both!  Coach had me skip the Kipping swings due to my what I’ve self diagnosed as an oblique strain, but I did get to add some weight on my back squats as I’m finally starting to get my form right! Woohoo! Plus, we finished the WOD in 9:34 (about mid of the pack).  WIN!

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Can’t wait for next week!  (Sorry all the WOD pics are off the internet…)

How do you balance CrossFit with other sports?  Any pointers?

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