Hey! Long time no see! I have been pretty busy lately. I am spending 2 days a week at my internship and three days a week caring for my grandfather. I haven’t really written about this, but a few weeks ago, my Pa was sent to the hospital and spent a few weeks in there. He is not doing super well, and so my parents and I am splitting the time caring for him (the them doing most of the work because they are super human). I also haven’t blogged because I didn’t have much to say other than to whine about my stupid sprained ankle that has been annoying me for the last few weeks. No one likes a whiner, so I decided to keep it to myself.
Anyhow, my ankle has been feeling better, thanks to my air-cast. So I decided to head to Crossfit this morning to test a few things out.
- My ankle’s ability to make a Crossfit comeback
- My new hair-do’s ability to be functional at the gym
I was excited to hit the gym after over two weeks of sitting on the sofa like this:
(Adorable tube socks by Juicy Couture. Come on, you know you love them! They say “Bitter Sweet Couture”)
So this morning, I hopped out of bed at 6:30 am and headed to Crossfit for a 7am class. I did wear the air-cast during the workout to keep my ankle stable. I think I might invest in a sturdy brace for the gym and running, and just wear the cast when I am resting. While on my way out the door, I snacked on a mini cashew cookie Larabar for some pre-workout fuel.
When I arrived at the gym I saw that the workout of the day (WOD) was “The Dirty Dozen”. Man, oh man! I was a little intimidated!
The workout looked like this:
- 250 meter row
- 10 windmills (8 kg kettlebell)
- 5 inchworms
- 10 side lunges (8kg kettlebell)
- 10 back extensions
WOD: The Dirty Dozen
- 25 walking lunges
- 20 pullups (with a band)
- 50 box jumps
- 20 double unders (60 single jumps)
- 25 ring dips (with a band)
- 30 kettlebell swings (14 kg)
- 30 ab mat sit-ups
- 20 hang squat cleans (25 and 20 pound dumbells)
- 30 wall ball shots (14 pounds)
- 3 rope climbs
Before I began the workout, I talked to the trainer, Logan, who suggested that instead of box jumps I do step-ups on the box. We both agreed that the pounding of jumping up and down would not be good for my ankle. The step ups took a lot more time, but that was fine- much better than damaging my ankle since it is almost healed.
So, the ankle held up MUCH better than I expected and I am glad that I tested it out . I did feel the “I haven’t worked out in over 2 weeks” exhaustion, but that will pass.
The other thing I was testing out for the first time at the gym was my hair cut . The one thing I was worried about once I cut 9 inches of hair off was how I would run or workout with this hair-do. There is NO WAY it can go into a pony tail. I pulled the front pieces up to try to get as much hair out of my face as possiable. It helped, but working out with my hair down is something that is going to take getting used to. The back of my head got super sweaty and the hair was stuck to my neck. I know, attractive! Luckily, I could give a crap what I look like during a workout. Here is my hair post-workout. The pins stayed put, at least.
(great quality gym bathroom photo).
After my workout, I refueled with a coffee with half and half, and a green smoothie.
- 1 banana
- vanilla protein powder
- flax seeds
- frozen strawberries
I spent the late morning at my house dealing with a handful of minor crises. We are about a month out from move and the sh*t is really hitting the fan, let me tell ya! The stress is mounting and decisions need to be made really quickly. It is a lotl, but worth it! The rest of my day will be spent caring for my grandfather.
See you guys soon!
What have you been testing out lately?