Posts Tagged ‘injury’

Yesterday was an unplanned rest day. My wrist, well actually, the joint at the base of my thumb, was causing me some pain. I’m not sure what I did to it but when I held the jar of almond butter with my left hand and tried to take the lid off, I thought I was going to die. It wasn’t constant pain. Just certain ways I moved it or gripped things caused pain. So I babied it all day.

For breakfast I had some turkey. For lunch I had a steak on a bed of lettuce with some celery, carrots and almond butter to dip the celery in.

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It was pretty tasty. The picture doesn’t do it justice.

For dinner Ed & I went out. We went to make some plans and arrangements for our upcoming wedding. I had some basil cream stuffed chicken, brisket, mashed potatoes, baby new potatoes and a ceaser salad. Of course there was cake. I didn’t want it but for the sake of my wedding guests I HAD to taste it. I would hate to serve dry cake or something that tasted horrible. You believe me, right? It was ALL for the sake of my family and friends. My sacrifice was for you.

Moving right along….

Back home the pain in my hand was getting pretty bad. So I had some liquid painkillers and got put to bed.

This morning I had a banana and the last of the turkey for breakfast. For lunch I had some chicken in awesome sauce and celery. After work it was time to hit the gym. I can’t lie, I was nervous. After all Fran was making an appearance. I haven’t seen her in over a year and that was before I was able to do a pull-up. Throw in my fears of not being able to hold the bar or the pull up bar and I was only hoping to get through it alive. I paced myself through the thrusters. I took longer than I should have, I know now, but I didn’t want to be too exhausted for my pull-ups. I managed to finish her in 11:03. So now I have my first RX Fran time and a place to build on. Next time I want to have it under 10 minutes. The after WOD finisher was 100 ab mat sit-ups and 25 ball slams at 20 pounds.

For dinner Ed cooked chicken in Italian seasonings with pasta sauce and sauteed squash and zucchini. It was pretty tasty. He should cook more often. Hint, hint. I love you babe. 🙂

Day 6 – Deadlift day. I love deadlifting. It is my favorite move. Probably because it was my first lift with any real heavy weight. The first time I tried for a max effort I got 255 pounds. I hadn’t done anything close to that before. I was just told to try for my one rep max. The coach kept adding weights until the last rep moved slow enough that I declared myself done. That was when I found out how much I had picked up. That was also over a year ago. It’s nice to see how far I have come.

Anyway, this morning started with the usual coffee and a banana. Then I had an omelet with bacon, ham, red & green peppers and a side of bacon.

Early afternoon it was time for workout #1 for the day.

Deadlift 3×5 – 200, 230 and 260 pounds

Barbell Curls 4×8 – 45, 55, 60 and 65 pounds

Reverse Curls 4×8 – 45, 55, 60 and 65 pounds

The last round was a little rough on all of the movements but I got through all of the reps.

Back at work things were going very smoothly and it looked like I would have plenty of time to get my work done and get a nice lunch. However, the universe had other plans.Programs stopped working, started working again briefly in super slow motion and then stopped again. I was all but tethered to my desk and running out of time to eat before the evening WOD at the box. So I ate from a can. Don’t judge me. It was Spaghetti O’s. Now, don’t even try to tell me that it barely qualifies as food and is full of crap that isn’t good for me. I already know all that. But it was Princess shaped with little crowns and Ed bought them for me. It’s been a comfort food as long as I can remember. I know it’s crap. I don’t care. Oh, and I also found time for a glass of chocolate milk. You don’t drink chocolate milk, you inhale it.

When I got to the box the plan was to do both the 5:45 regular workout and the 6:45 club work out. Club is strength based primarily and my favorite class. Things started out great. Worked on hand stand push ups. I am somewhere between 1 & 2 abmats. I forced myself to go all the way down on 1 because I have this fear of getting all the way down that has been holding me back. I couldn’t get back up though, so that kind of sucked. Still, it’s progress.

The WOD was 5 rounds for time of 10 ring push ups, 20 wall balls and 10 box jumps. Things were going good until round 4. On wallball number 6 I did something to hurt my tricep. I’m not really sure what happened. I came down from number 5 just fine but as the ball left my hands on the way back up for number 6 my whole right tricep screamed at me. I dropped the ball and gave it a second to recover. Then, after two more wall balls using mainly my left arm I decided to move along. The last round of ring pushups were fine though. No pain there. I thought maybe the box jumps gave it enough time to forgive me for what ever I had done, but sure enough rep 6 of the last round the pain came back. It wasn’t as intense as the first time so I took a short break and got at it again. This time I stopped at 7 for a total of 13 reps. I finished up my last set of box jumps and called it a WOD at 13:12.

Club was working on snatches, which I wanted to do but decided would be against my better judgement. I really do not want another injury. So instead I helped out with the onramp class and in doing so I got in a tabata sit up workout.

Dinner consisted of about a half a stack of thin mints (girl scout cookies are back in season, just so you know), a double decker taco, burrito and a mexican pizza. There were discussions on milk shakes but those talks did not make it far enough. I will have to revisit that topic tomorrow.