Keep calm and exercise. Yep...pretty much sums it up! I hope you all had a good weekend. Mine was spent relaxing and resting!! I still cannot get over how sore I was from Wednesday's hero workout and how long it took me to recover from it. I was still pretty sore on Saturday and, of course, going up and down the trailer ladder to watch Honey-Buns race didn't help any! My upper body was sore again yesterday morning! That was one tough workout. I'm still happy I finished it, but wish I had been able to work out on the days following it! lol I probably would have forced myself to work out on Friday, but I took Katy shopping for new work clothes. She got a new job! Yay! She'll be working Monday-Friday 8:00-5:00, NO weekends and making $11/hour. She's super excited and so am I - we get to babysit Addy!! Honey-Buns will meet her halfway in the mornings to "swap off" Addy, then I will probably meet her halfway in the evenings to swap back. I won't have to leave until 5:00 or just a little after, so I'll still have workout time! :) Speaking of Addy, she smiled at me while awake on Friday! It was the most beautiful smile in the world! :)
I looked at all three workouts today before deciding to do the one I missed last Thursday (and Friday!) CrossFit Brand X is a rest day, White Head is cleans, pull-ups, and running, and HIIT Mamas is a 7 minute AMRAP of thrusters and sit-ups. I'm going to stick to my plan from last Thursday. Just a reminder:
Hang squat cleans w/15 lbs
Pre-programmed treadmill workout
I'm DEFINITELY doing it today!! :)
So...I have been in a really crappy, ill mood all day and yes, it IS that time of the month! Anyway, I went upstairs thinking I was only going to do a pre-programmed treadmill workout and decided to wear my weighted vest while working out. The vest is 8 pounds and I figured that would suffice for my workout today. Plus, my right knee has been acting kind of wonky all day. I have to make sure I keep it pretty straight or it just throbs. Anyway, I figured this would be a good way to get in a decent workout while babying my knee. Well, I did the treadmill workout and felt fine, so I figured I'd go ahead and do the hang squat cleans and hand-stand push-ups. I decided to stick pretty close to the prescribed weight, using 18 lb dumbbells (9 lbs each). I did not time my cleans and push-ups - mostly because I left my Nook downstairs, it contains my timer app. Anyway, I didn't really want to go too fast because of my knee and I made sure to watch my form so I wouldn't hurt it any more than what it is. Great news - the knee feels fine right now. At least until I keep it bent in the same position. I just have to keep remembering to straighten my leg out periodically. I don't know what's wrong with it, but hopefully whatever it is will go away fairly quickly. I'm hoping my crappiness/illness goes away fairly quickly as well! I was hoping to work it out upstairs, but not sure that helped. Oh well...I got in a good workout and that's all that counts right now!!