Hi everyone, unfortunately I am home sick today with a case of the “can’t-breathe-can’t-hear-can’t-talk” disease. I’m thinking its a headcold or maybe some heightened allergies, although I’m not usually one to suffer during allergy season. Nevertheless, I am home with the pup catching up on emails, and yes, my blog.
Anyways, here was this Tuesday’s Crossfit workout:
3 Rounds of: 10 pushups, 10 situps
5 sets of 2 reps – Power Snatch *worked on drilling technique and execution*
Power Snatch – demo video
Workout of the Day:
15 min. AMRAP of:
1 clean and jerk, 1 box jump
2 clean and jerk, 2 box jumps
3 and 3, 4 and 4, etc. until time elapses.
Clean and Jerk – demo video
I brought my awesome sister-in-law, Alyssa to CrossFit with me today. She is a great athlete and showed up with some serious skill today! She just got home from college for the summer, so she will be working out with us alot! Excited 🙂
So about this sickness, here’s what I am doing to take action:
- SLEEP. I’ve got so much on my plate that I can always catch up on this. Also, during sleep is when your body works on muscle repairs and immune function. So this is not to be undermined as a great “get-well” tool.
- Eat my veggies. I’m pretty good at this, but those leafy greens are great for the immune system and body repairs. So just to make sure, I had a great cup of “Greens and Beans” soup from B.B. Bistro this afternoon for lunch. Full of collards and garbanzos. Mmm. Followed by half a curried tuna wrap. Delish.
- Lots of fluids. Being well-hydrated will speed your recovery and allow your body to flush out the junk that’s not making you feel great.
- REST. Exercise is generally ok to do when you’re sick, as long as your symptoms are not flu-like. If you have a fever, upset stomach, etc. it’s probably not a great idea. However, that said, keep the exercise to a moderate intensity. No CrossFit for me today! We will re-evaluate tomorrow…