2015 Training Diary – Week 32

2015 Training Diary – Week 32
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So last week it was confirmed that I had a stress fracture. Again. This week, strangely, I seem to have made a lot of progress with my recovery. Maybe my body has decided that now my brain knows what’s going on it can stop being such a whiney little… and start healing itself. Anyway, whatever’s happened, my leg is feeling a whole lot less painful.

Which has meant… a return to CrossFit! Oh my fricking god, this is it. The kick up the bum I needed to drag myself out of the dumps and start getting some strength back. YES!

Or maybe not.

Week 32: 3rd to 9th August 2015

Monday Rest day. Physio with Joe again. I brought him up to speed with my appointment with the consultant and told him I was being referred for a bone density scan. He did some more mobility work with me, mostly some forced stretching and ankle distraction.

Tuesday CrossFit 6am (woooooo!). Walking into the box I felt a little teary! I hadn’t seen my 6am class-mates (the crazy brave) for weeks! As the warm-up started I felt even more teary… I tried out the new airdynes for the first time. Wow, they’re tough.


We moved on to a complex of presses: 3 strict press, 3 push press, 3 push jerk. I opted not to do the jerks so I did 3 and 6 instead, working up to 25kg.

The WOD was 10-1 of:

Box jumps (24/20″)

American kettlebell swings (32/24kg)

Sit ups

Clearly I wasn’t going to be able to do the box jumps or kettlebell swings, so I did a modified WOD of supine rows, press ups and sit ups, finishing in 7:45.


After the WOD we finished our stretching and then I got up to go, but before I could grab my stuff a wave of sickness came over me. I suddenly went really clammy and pale and genuinely felt like I was going to be sick. I’ve never felt like it before! Clearly I pushed myself harder than my body was capable of!

Wednesday Rest day. I decided to take a rest day today, expecting a whole heap of pain from yesterday’s workout.

Thursday Rest day. Darren and I went to the cinema in the evening, and I “carb-loaded” (scoffed sweets) with the intention of going to the gym in the morning, but a late night saw an end to that idea.

Friday Rest day. My late night and missed gym session turned into a lethargic day. The excitement of returning to CrossFit dwindled into a reminder of how little my body is used to – I was spent!

Saturday Yoga at the Shard, 8:30am. I knew exactly what would bring my mood up… yoga at 1000+ feet! This had been planned for a couple of weeks and I was so excited for it. Since reading Charlie’s review, and seeing events from Sweaty Betty and VitaCoco on social media, I was dying to give this a go, so I booked up with Christina and Charlotte to try it out.

Keep an eye out for my post on it soon, but for now – here are a few photos to whet your appetite!

Sunday Rest day. Darren and I had a busy day tidying up our spare room and putting a load of stuff in the loft, and then we headed down to get his wedding suit fitted. By the end of the day I was shattered and ready for bed… and the start of another week!

What have you been doing this week? Have you tried yoga at the Shard?

Mileage Tracker

Weekly Miles: 0 miles

Running Total: 194.8 miles

2015 Fitness Goals Progress

Goal Target/Date Progress
Running Twice per week 14 out of 32 weeks
Inversions Unsupported hand/handstand (end Q1) Can hold unsupported… just need to work on confidence
Pullups 5 strict (end Q2) Allllllmost one strict (nose height!)
Squat Depth Below parallel (end Q4) Air squat 3/4 depth
Clean & Jerk Body weight (end Q4) 60/72.5kg… slowly getting there!
Snatch 2/3 body weight 40/47.5kg
Georgina Spenceley
Georgina Spenceley


  1. 12th August 2015 / 6:39 am

    Sorry to hear about your stress fracture but great to see that you’re making progress – I really need to get my butt in gear and get back out running and into the gym – it’s been ages and other than lack of time I have no excuses!

    P.s. Yoga at the Shard looks amazing – can’t wait to see your post all about it x

    Laura | Loved By Laura

    • Georgina Spenceley
      13th August 2015 / 6:35 pm

      Thanks Laura – it’s definitely getting there and I’m pulling myself out of the dumps! Get yourself out for a run… now! No more excuses 😉 Yoga at the Shard is so good, I’d definitely recommend it! x

  2. 16th August 2015 / 7:32 pm

    Ah, injuries are always so disheartening. It sounds like you’re doing all the right things though!

    Last week was a lazy one for me – didn’t go to the gym once, and it’s definitely got me feeling down in the dumps. Can’t wait to go back tomorrow 🙂 x

    • Georgina Spenceley
      16th August 2015 / 8:49 pm

      Thanks Bexx! I’m getting there 🙂 I know how you feel, it’s weird how NOT going to the gym makes us more tired than going?! You’d always think it would be the opposite! Onto a good week x

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