I kind of want to cry. Mostly due to pure exhaustion. There are lots of factors. Like my super active Monday with a leg workout that included lunges and squats (not assisted on the Smith machine, real squats – just the bar, weights, and my poor, shaking legs). Or the miles I’ve been booking to keep up RWRunStreak.
Oh, how about the private CrossFit session I went to yesterday to finish up my intro series? Yes, just me and the coach who combined two sessions into one. After a warm up (400 meter run and 3 rounds of 10 squats, 10 push-ups, 10 sit-ups), and teaching, learning, and practicing lunges, front squats, sumo deadlift high pulls, wall balls, and burpees, then it was time for the WOD (workout of the day). The dear coach (Mac, grrr) created the WOD that looked like:
- 10 burpees
- 15 wall balls
- 20 front squats
- 20 sumo deadlift high pulls
- 15 wall balls
- REPEAT ABOVE, then just for fun an additional:
- 10 burpees
- 400 meter run
- 25 sit-ups
I now have a new hatred for
Mac wall balls. If it weren’t for the stupid wall balls I think I would have been fine. But there they were… twice each round. I’m not usually one to moan and groan, but I did do a little moaning and groaning. (Sorry, Mac, but now I can thank you… I guess.)
Let’s get back to the crying part. Shortly after I arrived home, showered, and meal prepped for the following day, my muscles started screaming. Every move I made started to hurt, so I decided to break out the foam roller. And the crying continued. I couldn’t even hardly roll at all it hurt so bad. I’m not sure what’s worse: not rolling or rolling in extreme pain. Needless to say, I’m taking it easy today and just going for a nice 1 -2 mile jog this morning.
Why yes I am wearing Cardinal’s pj shorts and a heart tank… they’re both red, so they match… right?
Another [happy] reason for the crying, is that tomorrow after school I leave for the Healthy Living Summit in Boston!!! Tears of joy as I’m so excited to meet everyone and attend the awesome events that are planned, including a couple workouts which I’m totally stoked for (and hope completely recovered by then!).
Thank you to everyone who wished me good luck on the first day of school yesterday. Those could be considered more happy tears because the first day went extraordinarily well, and I think itz going to be a fabulous year. My kiddos are wonderful, and I can’t wait to see how much they will grow this year!
Let’s get back to the original point of this post. WIAW with Jenn @ Peas & Crayons.
The eats I’ll show you will be mostly from Monday when I ate, worked out, ate, worked out, etc. etc. My pre-CrossFit Intro fuel consisted of a small bowl of oats with a dollop of peanut butter and a sprinkle of cacao powder.
Post-CrossFit Intro class, I refueled with a smoothie using the Bodacious Berry Vega Smoothie Mix. (full review of Vega will come at a later date)
In with the mix I added frozen strawberries, strawberry yogurt, and unsweetened almond milk. The smoothie was thick, creamy, delicious, and very filling. Definitely a fan. My official lunch was a random mix and one I made for the school days this week. The picture is shown in a tupperware container (like I take to school), and doesn’t look nearly as nice as it does in a bowl (if you can ever consider tuna to look “nice”).
Shredded broccoli slaw, tomatoes from our garden, red onion, and sunflower seeds tossed in an avocado and apple cider vinegar mix for a “dressing.” Also crammed in there is leftover steamed broccoli and some plain tuna. Appetizing? Not seemingly so, but it did taste good and gave me my greens, fats, and protein fix.
Being so active causes my appetite to roar, so for a post-lunch snack I had a sliced apple dipped in almond butter.
Dinner consisted of leftovers from our birthday dinner: chicken and mushrooms, spaghetti and meatballs, and steamed broccoli on the side (gotta have those greens!).
And there may or may not have been several bites of leftover chocolate cake consumed… details, details.
So back to the crying. I just put a load of laundry away and my arms are already burning. I can only imagine how the rest of the day will go. Stupid wall balls.
Note: No real tears were shed during these past two days; however, if muscles could phsyically cry I’m pretty sure I’d be dripping wet.
What move always leaves you super sore? Squats and lunges usually do the trick for me. And now those darn wall balls apparently!