It takes more than a good night’s rest to catch up on a weekend of late nights and no sleep. I felt like I woke up even more tired Monday morning than I did on Sunday. On the drive into CrossFit, I was even wondering why I was going in, seeing as how my eyes were struggling to stay open.
Monday at CrossFit was my first workout since last Friday. There was absolutely no time on Saturday to workout, and absolutely no energy on Sunday to workout. Yes, I know they say that there’s no such thing as no time, but I was up at 4:45 am on Saturday to travel to NYC, and was busy straight until 3 am Sunday.
When it came time for our group warm-up, my body was not up for it. It felt as if I had taken a month off from cardio… it was a struggle.
The strength portion of our workout consisted of 6 sets of:
- front squat X 2 at 90% of your 3 rep max… so for me, I front squated 130 lbs
- 3 elevated downward push-ups (in the picture below, my feet were on top of the box and hands on ground)
Again, after a weekend of really no exercise, the 130 lbs was a struggle. It felt like I was lifting 200 lbs, which just goes to show you how important quality rest is for your body!
Finished the actual WOD in 8:47. I used to hate double unders, but they are becoming more of a friend of mine now that I have a good relationship with them. Again, they were pretty messy as I had no endurance with me yesterday morning, but I got through them.
I am now starting the competitors program, which I put off for a few months. In the program you have higher weights to use than the RX (prescribed workout), and you have extra work to do after class. I didn’t want to do it at first because I didn’t think I was ready to compete. I had those thoughts after I had my first competition. I didn’t think I was at the level to even say I wanted to compete at a higher level, but then I realized that every athlete starts somewhere, and I will only get better and stronger if I put the work in.
So that’s what I’m doing! Monday’s extra work consisted of 3 rounds of:
- single leg RDL (Romanian Deadlift) with kettlebell or dumbbell
- dumbbell arm row – set 1: 10 reps ~~~ set 2: 15 reps ~~~ set 3: 20 reps
I did this at home, as I didn’t have time to do this after class and before work. And then rewarded myself with grilled chicken and the first corn on the cob of the season. Corn is the one food I am so mad that isn’t considered Paleo. I passed corn up on every holiday since at least Thanksgiving, and you know what, nothing says summer like corn on the cob, so eat it I will! I figure eating it every now and then at a Sunday family bbq isn’t going to kill me.
How was your Monday?