I haven’t written in awhile because I have had a lot going on. My bestie and coworker Laura moved to Vancouver and it has been a hard adjustment for me. (Here I am making it about me… obviously it was a harder adjustment for her… but let’s focus on me for a bit). We had a lot of celebrations for her departure, many of which included lunches out. Let’s just say my diet fell to the wayside quite a bit. Now I am feeling chubby and find it really hard to get back onto it.
I have still been doing my usual workouts. Luckily those never seem to fall away… so I am glad about that. When my life gets busier and my workout schedule is affected I manage to make adjustments so I still get them all in. I had another PR last night in my front squat- 115 lbs. Up another 5 lbs. I feel like I could have gone even higher however I suffered a sun burn over the past weekend and holding the rough 45 pound bar against my burnt chest was painful to say the least.
Last week I strained a muscle in my left arm and was forced to…ugh….rest. James tortured me, I mean, iced my arm for me and I had to do no lifting for 48-72 hours which was awful. Last night was my first class back where I was going to up my weight and it didn’t go as planned. I worked on pull ups as my skill and managed to get 3 in a row! but then when we did the workout, which was a 12 min AMRAP of 5 push press, 7 burpees, and 9 front squats, I got through one round and had to quit. I felt that same pain in my arm again. I only used 45 lbs too. so I guess I still need to take it easy.
Today is a rest day….
Or in my world a day off so I can take C to dance class. Otherwise I am sure I would have found a way to make it in. But Tuesday’s I don’t work out.
I also have to take it easy this week because on sunday I am running the Tough Mudder. Something I am still wondering why I agreed to do…. however, I am running with the greatest group of girls you could have as a team.
wish me luck.