This morning I did my recovery workout before driving to Visalia with my sister. It is a quick trip. Tomorrow is the larger service for my grandma, Jane. She was a very big part of my life and I miss her and Poopa dearly. I’m sure I will cry again, which I don’t like, but I know its just part of the deal.
So anyway, I am competing again on Saturday in the NLI competition. I actually haven’t thought about it all that much, which I guess is a good thing, because thinking makes me nervous and nervous makes me an emotional bitch. Seriously. The workouts look pretty fun… there are a couple of unknowns like the watt bike and the yoke carry… but I’m thinking they will be new for several of the competitors, so that makes things interesting. My goal like always is just to have fun doing what I do. And, don’t give up. Pretty simple.
5 min. SMR, mobility, dynamic
1. PT: Glute/VMO
2. General Warmup: easy v-climb 5 min. 2-3 hard efforts
3. Specific Warmup: none
4. WORKOUT: 3×20 deficit deadlift @30% (87#), 3×20 deadlift @30% (87#)
50x TGU @15# DB, 50x Crossbody Deadlift @15# DB
5. Supplemental: at some point in the day – Extended SMR (foam work/Trigger point – baseball), Ice Bath
6. Cool Down: none
pm: no workout
As I mentioned when I started writing this new blog, Steve programs all of the workouts for Carrie, Bobbie, and me. He emails us the workouts for the week in a document usually late on Sunday night. Today’s workout had a note to us at the end of it. I liked it, so I’m sharing it below. (I hope that’s ok Steve).
“Taper – as written, make sure you do all the anti-inflammatory work you can today! Here is a list of some; Ice, Ice-bath, massage, acupuncture, zone/paleo food, no alcohol – NONE, foam work, trigger point work, contrast shower, meditation…and just so we’re clear, you’re willingness and ability to actually doing these things is my measure of your “seriousness” to the training. I have no judgement here, I’m not disappointed if you don’t want to take it that serious, it’s ok, it’s totally up to you, I will support you in every way I can to meet your goals, but this is the path, this is the way, and I can appreciate all the excuses to avoid it, I totally understand, but realize that they are just that, excuses and interruptions on the path to your potential.”
I am not the best at recovery, and reading over Steve’s list, I definitely didn’t do all of these things, but just doing a couple of them is a step in the right direction for me. Since I didn’t have time to take an ice bath at the gym this morning, I decided to stand in my parents’ swimming pool for 20 minutes this afternoon. Thankfully I had the Riley Pup to keep me company (he’s the cutie in the pic). I’m sure the pool was about 55 degrees… cold enough for the lower half of my body to go numb. My sister kindly gave me a massage tonight, and she claims she’s the best. I have to say, she’s pretty darn good. My mom offered to do acupuncture on me, but I decided to pass this time around. Thanks though, mom 😉
Tomorrow will be busy with the service and driving back to Costa Mesa, but my goals are to eat clean and drink lots of water because this makes me feel good, and to just be present in each moment. I have lacked a lot of “presence” lately, and I’m trying my best to get it back.