I’m back from vacation, and truth be told… I’m not quite together yet.
One of my coworkers says it takes 3 days to catch up for every day you take off, but I don’t quite believe that. I think it takes more. And considering how much sugar I consumed and how little sleep I got… I wouldn’t exactly consider my vacation a recovery week.
So when Tuesday rolled around and it was time to head back to Crossfit… I wasn’t exactly refreshed.
400m backwards run
400m backwards run
This was a hero WOD, and it was kind of brutal. Running backwards really slowed me down, so I was lucky to finish right at the cut off. It was painfully obvious I haven’t been running much since the challenge. Gotta change that.
On Thursday, I ended class by lying on the sidewalk, trying to catch my breath. Staring up at the power lines, I knew I had given it my all.
65-ran out of time
This was a bad day for lifting. It just wasn’t there, even though I’ve done 70# in this same rep scheme. Some days you got it. Some days you don’t. I didn’t have it on Thursday.
30 wall balls (M20# / W 14#)
30 Power cleans (M 95# / W 65#)
150ft walking OH lunge w/plate (M 45# / W 25#)
Time: 11:48 RX (except toes-to-bar)
This week reminded me how important sleep and nutrition are to training. I haven’t been sleeping, and while on vacation, I haven’t been eating well. Now that I’m back, I’m focusing on portion control and eating nutritious foods. I’m trying to cut back on fruit, cut out sweets, and up healthy fats and protein. It’s hard breaking the sugar habit, but I’m determined. I’m also cutting out alcohol for a while. It’s sugar I just don’t need right now.
Tomorrow morning, Andy and I are hoping to get back in the swing of home workouts with some strength, a met-con and a long run. I’m still searching for a new running buddy. I’m hoping for a human buddy, but I may try out one of my canine pals. Bennie seems like she might be up for it. She’s got the endurance to hang with me.