2015 Training Diary – Week 50

Christmas is now fully underway and I had two Christmas parties this week to prove it! Unfortunately exercise kind of fell by the wayside and I had more hangover related pain than I did DOMS, but it’s only Christmas once a year! I try to alternate alcoholic drinks with water to lessen the effects, as well as making sure I eat enough to sustain me without going overboard, but it’s fine to indulge every now and then, don’t you think?!

Week 50 – 7th – 13th December 2015

Monday – CrossFit 9:30am. I had the day off work so went along to the 9:30 class. Because I only usually go to 6am classes I hardly ever get to see other members of the box so it was nice to catch up with some of the other members. We started with a 10 minute EMOM of handstand push ups. Next up was wide grip press behind neck for 10-8-6-4-4-4. I worked at 35kg, and (as always) ended up with a nice bruise across the back of my neck! The WOD was the next Athlete Games competition WOD (#2):

21 pullups

9 GTOH (80/55kg)

15 pullups

6 GTOH (80/55kg)

9 pullups

3 GTOH (80/55kg)

I scaled to 40kg for the ground to overhead and jumping chest to bar pull ups for a time of 5:40. I really wish my kipping pullups were up to scratch enough for me to be able to RX WODs like this.

Tuesday – Rest day. Another day off work and I had a hair cut booked for the morning. I looked around town for a bit then went home to get ready for a journey into London for dinner for my brother’s birthday. We ate at Gaucho’s in Piccadilly and I had the most amazing steak!

Wednesday – Yoga 7pm. After eating so much last night I literally burst out of the zip on my jacket, I thought I should take it a little easy on the food tonight so yoga was sans dessert (unlike our yoga dessert combo a couple of weeks ago)!

Thursday – Rest day. Tonight was our work Christmas party so I hauled a bag of makeup and change of clothes into the London office – I had a meeting there in the day and our Christmas party was in London so it made sense to go straight from work. Our party was held at Temple Place, an amazing architectural delight! We drank and ate and danced (more of all of those than I had planned) and I caught the last train home.

Friday – Rest day. Usually I’d book the day after Christmas party day off work, but I had to be more careful with my holiday this year, and I had a client meeting, so I dragged my slightly hungover butt to work and ate my way through! The client meeting went well and I was lucky to be able to go home a little early so took advantage of the sofa time!

Saturday – Rest day/Ikea workout! I had to take a trip to Ikea at Lakeside to pick up a desk for our spare room – I really dislike going to Ikea and having to wonder around the whole store, but luckily I’d looked up exactly what I wanted in advance so managed to just go straight into the warehouse section, though it was a workout in itself lugging the desk in and out of the car!

In the evening was our CrossFit Christmas party so I got myself ready (short hair quiffed up for the first time!) and headed over to my friend’s for pre-party drinks. Yet another night of drinking, eating and dancing… what a combination! My feet were killing by the end of the night, and especially after two nights in heels this week… if only I could wear Nanos all the time!

Sunday – Rest day. Hangover number two of this week was short lived as I got myself ready for a family Christmas lunch. Every year we meet up with my mum and her sister and family for a Christmas meal and this year the celebrations fell on my mum’s birthday too. We had a lovely (festive!) Mexican meal and chatted for hours before heading home to prepare for another week!

How do you tackle evenings out? Do you pace yourself with drinks, or avoid them completely? Am I alone in wanting to wear Nanos for every occasion?! You can dress them up… right?!

Mileage Tracker

Weekly Miles: 0 miles

Running Total: 198.3 miles

2015 Fitness Goals Progress

Goal Target/Date Progress
Running Twice per week 15 out of 50 weeks
Inversions Unsupported hand/handstand (end Q1) Need to work on confidence away from a wall.
Pullups 5 strict (end Q2) Regressed since injury and infrequent training.
Squat Depth Below parallel (end Q4) Air squat 3/4 depth
Clean & Jerk Body weight (end Q4) Clean and jerk 60kg, clean 67.5kg. BW ~72.5kg.
Snatch 2/3 body weight 40/47.5kg

What do you think?