Another week has come and gone! Check out my week in workouts and life through last week’s workouts!
And just like that, it’s Thanksgiving week! I regularly question where in the world 2017 has gone. I hope you all have a wonderful holiday! I’m enjoying a few days off and catching up on #allthethings before my husband and I head home to Small-town USA for the holiday.
On another note, ever since getting back from Disney, I’ve been asking myself, “What now?” One of my November goals was to have a “what now” plan in place by the end of the month. I have some muscular imbalances I’d like to correct and I always need to work on core strength. At the same time, sign-ups recently opened for a local March race and I’ve been wondering if I should do the 10K or the half. On that note, I’ve been loving lazy Saturdays, so I don’t know if I’m ready to give those up again. At this point, I’m throwing my hands up in the air and just trying to stay moving. So, here’s how I tried to do that over the last seven days!
I spent a good chunk of the morning on the couch doing some side-hustle work (freelance proofreading), but finally got moving for some yoga around 10:30. It felt good to fit in some yoga after a couple of weeks of not doing any.
I got back into my regular workout routine with a 4:20 a.m. alarm. Yearning for something a bit different, I started my workout with 5×5 (heavy for me) squats and then did 3 rounds of 50 sit-ups, 30 kettlebell swings, and 20 dumbbell snatches.
Waking up Tuesday morning was a little bit harder, but I’m glad I did it. I did another full body workout — 7×3/3 kettlebell cleans, plus 5 rounds of 60 jump rope revolutions, 11 thrusters, and 7 lateral hop burpees. My fastest round was 2m 23s and I had to add in a minute of rest between rounds 3 and 4 because I thought I was dying. Ha!
I went to the doctor Tuesday afternoon to update some of my asthma prescriptions and ended up leaving with a flu shot in one arm and pneumonia shot in the other arm. By the end of the day I could hardly lift my arms above my head!
Due to my sissy lala soreness from my shots I decided against an upper body workout. Then I realized that my hips and thighs were also ridiculously sore, so I took it easy(er) with PiYo Sweat for the day. Y’all, if I did “real” CrossFit, I might be dead by this point, haha.
It was rest day and I was so glad. The pneumonia shot hit me a lot harder than I anticipated. By Wednesday night I could hardly lift my arm and I woke up every time I changed positions in the night. By Thursday night the pain, soreness, and swelling had gone down a lot, but it still hurt. A LOT.
I decided I would sleep in Friday morning and give the lingering soreness in my arm a chance to subside. It still hadn’t by the afternoon, so I chose to forgo any upper body. I did a 12 minute AMRAP of 5 deadlifts, 10 box jump overs, and 15 jackknife sit-ups.
With Saturday being my first day off for Thanksgiving break I took advantage and had a lazy morning. Around 11 I did some back, biceps, and cardio. My arm was finally feeling somewhat normal and handled the upper body work all right.
Are you on vacation like I am? It’s a great time to catch up on your favorite blogs. 😉 Monday, I shared Part One of our Disney World Trip Report, and Wednesday I finally shared my recap of the Wine & Dine Half Marathon. Friday, I did a little bit of what I call “old school blogging” and gushed about some Friday Favorites. What did you blog about last week?
Question: How do you go about setting goals during training lulls?