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)
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?
Weekly Miles: 0 miles
Running Total: 194.8 miles
2015 Fitness Goals 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|