Well, today was not what I expected. I was just telling Jeff yesterday morning that I have a champion immune system, and then I got the flu. Totally sucks. We leave for Mexico tomorrow morning for my cousin’s wedding, so hopefully the worst of it is over. Traveling while sick is no bueno.
Anyway, Mike and I did day 2 of the Regional workouts yesterday. It looked like this:
10 1-arm DB snatches, alternating (100/70#)
I worked on snatching the 70 pounder again, but still no luck, so instead I did 10 alternating deadlifts with the 70# (speed) and 10 alternating hang snatches with the 50#. It took me 11:56.
This is one of the hardest workouts I’ve done in a long time. I don’t know if my flu bug was already hanging out and that’s why I felt so awful after or what. I felt fine during the workout. I mean, it was hard… really hard and I was having trouble catching my breath, but I definitely didn’t feel sick. The hardest parts for me were the 95# shoulder to overhead (as I expected) and the front squats… mostly because my shoulders were so fatigued. My last set of pull-ups was pretty slow as well… sets of 3 to 5. I got a little choked up after finishing this one because it was hard. Everything is hard. And a couple hours after that, I was clearly sick.
Today was a rest day, obviously, and I have slept most of the day. I will likely just lay around on the beach for the next few days, and hopefully be back at it on Monday.
Lastly, I posted this link to CrossFit Lisbeth’s blog on Facebook yesterday, but I just read it again, and thought I would re-share. This part especially stood out to me:
“Be prepared to serve. To let others come first. To set yourself on fire. To set your very soul on fire. To offer your heart plain and simple, live and beating, right there on the table, every day.
Expect to be attacked. Expect to be ridiculed. Expect to be ignored.
Breathe. Hurt. Suffer. Smile.
And maybe, one day, you’ll find yourself wondering how you got so lucky — and you’ll realize it wasn’t luck at all.”
One day at a time. One moment at a time.