Second workout back at it. Scaling, and still wearing myself out. CrossFit rocks.
A great first WOD back in the new training cycle: snatch balance, and “singled out” (3 rounds, kettlebell swings and one arm dumbbell push presses).
Couch to 5k training run #1, with Yael and the kids. A defense of jogging. It’s just about having fun.
Announcing a reorganization of my training plan: the new groove.
Another cheat day leads me out of the Paleo-Zone and into the land of excessive sugar consumption.
My bloodwork has improved greatly this year. I’m fit as a fiddle, according to the numbers.
Just biding my time, as my spirit grows strong and my leg heals.
On about three hours of sleep, and no breakfast, with only coffee to fuel me, I showed up at the 5:00 am workout this morning to do my recovery and rehabilitation thing. Instead of Push-Press and a dynamic WOD of double-unders, deadlifts, and front squats, I did my measly calisthenics (push-ups 20; cross-chops 10xside w/ 35; pull-ups, blue band, 1 set of 15; kipping swings, big, 1 set of 12?; GHD sit-ups, 12; GHD hip-extensions, 100. Then I did a little WOD of my own device, 15 min As Many Rounds as Possible: 1 set of max reps muscle ups (red band assist) followed by 1 set of 10 sit-ups. I completed 12 rounds, with 28 muscle ups total and 120 sit ups.
I’d write more but I got stuff to do this morning.
The good news is that my knee wound is almost healed. I estimate about 10-12 days to completion of the healing, in other words, by one week from this coming Monday I’ll be good to go. I’ve been learning to love the wound: if only because it demonstrates the incredible resilience and healing power of the body.
A look at Peter R. Kerndt, MD, James L. Naughton, MD, Charles E. Driscoll, MD, and David A. Loxterkamp, MD “Fasting: The History, Pathophysiology and Complications,” Western Journal of Medicine 137:5 (1982) 379–399. PMCID: PMC1274154.
Fran, adapted to the “I don’t use my legs” set.