It’s been 17 days since I’ve done anything remotely active. And I was getting close to just being OK with that.
Wow, sounds like I’m at an AA meeting but instead it’s a lazy ass meeting or something. Thanks goodness the fit girl that got eaten by the fat girl inside of me is fighting. And it’s true, I let my injury get in the way of everything. But that’s the lazy part of me. It’s the fat kid inside of me that just doesn’t want to leave!
And of course I pick one of the first cold mornings this fall to get my ass up and moving. Ah well, we all have to start over/get back to it/etc at some point. I showed up at the BOOM Box, still injured, but I was there and I didn’t die. Whew. Day 1. I survived.
Strength: Dips 3×20 Strict pull-ups 3×10
Skipped the dips since my wrist is still brokedown. Pain is much better now that it’s stabilized. Hoping it heals up quicklike. Coach T had me go ahead and knock out Pull Ups. And boy was I scared. I shouldn’t have any problems hanging from the bar but I really didn’t know. Got my bands set up and just sat there overthinking everything. When I finally did one, a bone popped but not sure from where. What mattered is that there was no pain. I was able to knock out the pull ups but at a slow pace and boy oh boy my forearms were smoked. 17 days! Why is it so easy to lose strength but so hard to gain it?!?
MetCon: 15-9-3 of Deadlift (225,155#) OHS (135,95#), 200m run before each round
I wasn’t ready to go balls to the wall. Baby steps. So I opted for 135lb Deadlifts and substituted 65lb front squats for the OHS. I can’t rack the bar like I normally would and holding it on my arms isn’t as stable as I would like so I went for less weight.
3.2.1 – Go! I took off like I’m a runner or something and it actually felt good. BUT, 3/4 of the way in I could feel my abnormal powers draining. Then my brain realized what was going on and shut it down. I did a slow trot to finish out the 200m. Although I had just warmed up Deadlifts, they sure felt heavy now. Did 3 sets of 5. My right hammy was not happy with me AT ALL. Moved onto Front Squats and my out of shape self was just huffin and puffin. I barely made it to “jogging” status on the 2nd 200m run.
The second round of Deadlifts and Front Squats were that much easier cause we dropped to 9 reps each. The whole time I’m thinking, why does this suck so bad? Well you took almost 3 weeks off and it’s gonna suck for a little bit. Went out for my 3rd run and pushed a “run” for half way then slowed down to a walk the second half. Knocked out 3 and 3. Time: 13:27. Not a good time at all but I showed up! I just have to keep telling myself that.
And that’s all I got folks. There’s a butt ton of busy outside of working out but it’s only probably entertaining to me and my own. So I’ll stick to the physical activity and every now and then the clean eating. Which by the way, I do have a link to share. I tried it and it was fantabulous. So if you’re up for some tasty chicken soup then make it. It’s easy and tasty. SLOW COOKER MEXICAN CHICKEN SOUPISH. I hope everyone has a perfect day and of course don’t forget to be awesome.
9 thoughts on “Showed Up, Didn’t Die.”
I’m so glad you liked it and I’m glad you’re back.
Wrist still not doing so hot?
I’m glad I’m back too. I fear the soreness!
Wrist is better compared to what it felt like last week. So that’s a good thing. It’s getting easier to do normal things. Giving the CVS brace i bought another week and if it’s still sketchy I’ll go to a dr. Met a new guy at our our box who was in sports medicine. He said wrist sprains can take 6-8 weeks to heal up. yay fun. Hopefully that’s all it is though.
Yeah, sprains are nasty and there’s not really anything a doctor can do for them. You’re doing the right thing by keeping it in the split. Rest, ice, compression and elevation are all your friend.
Shit happens. Life happens. You know it as well as I do. Trust me, the strength will come back quickly. Glad to have you back on the wagon 🙂
All true. You know I have a flair for the dramatics! And the wishful thinking. Just sucks being a weakling
Doesn’t it feel good to have gone though, even though you had to modify? I always tell myself: “I may not have done it Rx, but it sure beats everybody else that stayed home!” 🙂
You are correct. It’s been such a mental game for me. I’m glad I went 😀
I’m glad you went!! Keep being awesome!
Just keep showing up, Steph! 🙂 You’ll be fine!