Exposure to mosquitoes: check. I do live in Southwest Louisiana, after all.
Body aches: check.
My head was throbbing so much I could feel it in my teeth and my back was hurting from the lower, all the way up to my shoulders. :(
Definitely West Nile. Or maybe a sinus headache and some serious fatigue/soreness from my previous days workouts.
Either way, the thought of going to bleacher club made my stomach turn. I changed from scrubs to workout clothes, anyway, hoping it would be a jump start and get me going. Nope. So then I foam rolled, hoping maybe stretching out my aching muscles would be a jump start and get me going. Nope.
I layed on the couch.
I absolutely HATE missing Bleacher Club. Since its only twice (sometimes 3 times) a week, if you miss it, you miss it. Unlike CrossFit, which if I miss, I can go at another time or another day.
Missing a workout was so disappointing because I was on a roll this week. Monday's and Tuesday's workouts were awesome! I throughly enjoyed them, and thought you might too. So I am sharing:
Bleacher Club with Mike and his new "Gym Boss." (It is an interval timer, and he is so in love with it that I think he would marry it if he didn't already have a wonderful wife.) He titled the workout "Burpee Buster", which made my stomach turn. Everyone knows how I feel about burpees.
We did 50 seconds exercise intervals followed by 15 seconds of rest. The exercises were as follows:
1. One legged burpees - left
2. One legged burpess - right
3. Side to side burpees
4. Wide stance burpee, push up combo
5. Front & back lunges - left
6. Front & back lunges - right
7. V-ups, alternating ball between hands and feet
8. Supermans with ball between feet
CrossFit. 2 rounds of the following:
21 pull ups (I modified using a green pull up band)
21 kettlebell swings (I used a 25# kettlebell.)
21 straight legged deadlifts (I used 65#)
21 knees to elbows
21 double unders (I modified to 63 single unders.)
Completed in 12:49. My hands are sooo torn up from those knees to elbows, but no pain, no gain!
Lola and I went for a long, evening walk. About 3 miles. It was good excercise for us both and it gave me the opportunity to have a long phone session with my bestie, Seth, and catch up on the goings on in his life. He learned to fry chicken! Can't wait until he fries me up some!
|Me & Seth|
Back to yesterday
I eventually was a little productive and went to the grocery store, where I rediscovered unsweetened coconut. Where has it been all my life? I had a green monster smoothie with cherries and coconut for breakfast this morning. Yum! I love coconut.
After the grocery store, I soaked in a long, hot bath, took some ibuprofen and benadryl, and read until I fell asleep.
I'm feeling a little better today. Hopefully, I will feel good enough to tackle this WOD by the time I get off.
Oh, and my sister completed her fit test at CrossFit yesterday. She is going to be a CrossFitter, too! I'm so excited to have a new workout a buddy. Also, there is nothing like a sibling to bring out a little competitiveness and make you push yourself harder!
|Me and my sister on our way to Warrior Dash last spring.|
Do you feel guilty for missing workouts, even when you are sick? How do you make up a missed workout?