This week was the run up to my hen night. I’m lucky in that my bridesmaids organised so much for me so I didn’t have to do too much, but the prep I did have to do seemed to take over and I didn’t get much else in at all. Along with all of that, I also felt really tired and in need of a rest. Altogether this meant little-to-no exercise.
I can’t help but feel as though I’m turning to excuses far too easily though. Since injury I’ve lost motivation to get up early, favouring a lie in instead, and evening workouts have never really been my thing, unless I’m going with my fiance. Has anyone else found it hard to get back motivated after injury? Accepted the most trivial of excuses?
Week 36: 31st August to 6th September
Monday – Gym 11am. Today was the August Bank Holiday so Darren and I hit the gym together. We worked on chest and tricep exercises, doing:
Dumbbell chest press
Lat pullovers (for the chest stretch)
Incline chest press
Dips (though I had no strength for these by the end!)
I’ve been enjoying working on specific body areas and training slightly more traditionally for a change – it’s also good to be getting in some varying planes of motion from what I’m used to doing in CrossFit – I’m hoping this will help to protect me from injury going forward.Do you include conditioning exercises to complement your #crossfit training? Why not?! Click To Tweet
Tuesday – Rest day. We had a busy evening of wedding planning and jumped straight into that after dinner. I was later to bed than I hoped though – a theme for this week!
Wednesday – Physio 5:30pm. This was my first appointment for a couple of weeks. Joe seemed pleased with my progress, and told me I could step up my training even more, perhaps even adding in some short distance running (up to 400m), which is great news. However, because of my slow (and low frequency) return to CrossFit, there are still some things I haven’t tried out… like box jumps so I’m nervous to try the higher impact work. I’ve never really been this neurotic before! Joe told me to take it one step at a time and only do what I feel comfortable doing. He booked me in for another few weeks’ time.
Thursday – Rest day. I got back late from work after having some bits to finish off and then got ready for doing dinner. It’s Darren’s stag do tomorrow so he spent the evening getting things ready for that.
Friday – Rest day. I had a half day at work today so that I could do some last minute bits ready for my hen night tomorrow. I did some wedding shopping and then drove to my bridesmaid’s beauty salon to have my nails done for the weekend – one thing I’ve enjoyed about giving up sports massage is the ability to have my nails done! Who said a CrossFit girl can’t have nice nails?! 😉
Saturday – Hen night! Today was my hen night. We left fairly early to get to the train station to get into Stratford for the first part of the day… life drawing! We’d booked a session with Hen and Stag Life Drawing, which was so much fun – we giggled from start to finish as they gave us different challenges to do, including drawing specific body parts, and playing a game of “pin the penis on the drawing”.Life drawing: a brilliantly different way to celebrate a hen night! Click To Tweet
We then headed into central for lunch at All Bar One, where I was overwhelmed with gifts and party bags full of fluff and games! My friends and family were all so generous.
After lunch was a quick (or not-so-quick!) change and then on to cocktail making at Revolution vodka bar, where we learnt the tricks of making a good cocktail and roared with laughter at games and competitions. A series of shots in a row finished me off temporarily, but then I returned to party and we moved on to Steam and Rye to dance the night away.
I had such a great time with my friends and family, and just want to say a very public THANK YOU to them all, especially my lovely Maid of Honour and Bridesmaid, for making it such an enjoyable day and night!
Sunday – Recovery… waking up with a hangover, we headed to a lovely cafe for breakfast before getting the train home. Arriving home, my fiance and his dad had been busy laying turf in our nearly-finished garden. It was so nice to be home – after two nights away (the longest we’ve spent apart since moving in together nearly 4 years ago) I’d really missed Darren.
What have you been up to this week? Have you had a busy week too? If you keep a training diary I’d love to read it – please feel free to link below in the comments!
Weekly Miles: 0 miles
Running Total: 194.8 miles
2015 Fitness Goals Progress
|Running||Twice per week||14 out of 36 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|