Yesterday morning, my roommate discovered that someone had smashed one of her car windows. What is wrong with people? Not that it would have made it okay, but she said she didn’t even have anything in there to take. People can be really terrible.
As usual, I kicked off my Monday morning with crossfit. Our skill was overhead squats, 2 rep max. I got up to 50 pounds, which is ten pounds heavier than my 1RM in November. I struggle with increasing weight in these type of movements, such as the overhead squats, push presses, bench presses, etc. I always thought that all these years of swimming would have given me some base, but I guess not.
I used 90 pounds for my deadlifts. I had it set up at 80 and then reminded myself to not be such a pussy. I probably could have used 100 pounds, but 21 is a lot of reps for deadlifts. And I didn’t fall off a box this time, so that’s a major plus. I finished in 6:13.
4×20 Weighted Sit Ups
4×10 Barbell Bicep Curls
I used 12 pounds for the sit ups and 30 pounds for the bicep curls. I really enjoyed this whole workout. I felt like I really had to focus on my form and work to be efficient.
We’re in the midst of moving offices, so I spent some of the morning packing up my desk. I took a break around lunch to go for a run. It was a really beautiful day for January, with temperatures in the mid 40s. The wind was a little rough, but I managed. However, I could feel that morning’s workout like whoa. My legs were SO tired, and my calves were ridiculously tight. The first three or so miles were a struggle with me pleading with my legs to power through. My runs have felt awfully slow lately (I don’t run with a watch, so I have no clue how slow), and this didn’t help. To distract myself, I did some intervals of sprints, which actually helped loosen my legs up (either that or I forgot about it haha). Regardless, when I came back in from my run, someone asked how it was, and I immediately replied “wonderful!” funny how quickly we forget about slowness and tight calves when the endorphins are flowing. I also think it helps to remind yourself that your legs WILL be tired and sore and fatigued during a race, so you may as well push through it now.
To end the night, I snuggled up in my compression socks and Tim and I watched an episode of Portlanda. I’m still not sure I get that show, but parts were funny? Oh well. Tuesday, let’s tackle this.