Good morning and happy Monday!! I’m typing this as I look outside at freezing cold Denver. It’s looking pretty awful outside, but I can’t complain because I LEAVE FOR NEW ZEALAND SOON!!! Ahhhhhh! So damn excited! We leave on Saturday which means I’ll be working out every day this week leading up to this 10 day trip…which leads me to todays conversation – working out on vacation.
This is something I’ve talked about many times on the blog. Because I have mixed feelings about it. I personally love staying active on vacation. And that might not mean working out, it might mean a hike or surfing or wandering the town I’m in. Then somedays it might mean an actual workout in a real gym. But what I try to do on vacation is NOT WORRY ABOUT IT. If you’re anything like me, you keep a pretty strict fitness schedule at home. So taking a break from my normal routine is quite healthy and helpful for my body’s recovery.
Remember vacation is about enjoying yourself. It’s about relaxing and replenishing what we’ve lost from our normal schedule. For me, I feel my best when I get in some sort of movement, especially if it’s on a vacation that only has cocktails and beach time planned. But when I get on my trip, I don’t stress or plan my days around fitness. I simply enjoy a trip I’ll never get back and I go with the flow. Because I know that once I’m back home to Denver, my schedule will start back up. And I have my whole life to keep a schedule. This is just a simple reminder to do what is best for you on vacation. Enjoy every minute – work out, don’t work out, drink a cocktail, eat a salad, just remember to enjoy the vacation you are lucky enough to go on. Fitness will always be there, but your vacation won’t!
Now let’s look at my workouts from last week! If you want to feel like you were hit by a truck, try Mondays workout. Completely brutal. Also try the devils press from Friday. I hate that movement so damn much.
Sunday – Rest Day
Monday – CrossFit Broadway Class
16 mins to find a 1 Rep Max Deadlift – I got to 225#
Then 5 Rounds For Time Of: (9 min cap)
- 15 Power Cleans (95/65)
- 15 Wall Ball (20/14)
I finished in 6:45 rx
Tuesday – Rest Day
Wednesday – Boxing Class at Compass Fitness through Class Pass
Thursday – CrossFit Broadway Class
Strict Press – 4 x 7 with 3 sec Pause OH Each Rep!!! (10 mins)
Then 6 min As Many Rounds As Possible Of:
- 1000m/800m Row
- Max KB Swings in remaining time (70/55)
– REST 3 mins then Repeat One More Time!
* score is total Swings for each Round – I got 50 and 57 using 35#
Friday – CrossFit Broadway Class
Every Minute On The Minute x 12: 1 Power Clean w. 2 sec pause at knees + 1 Power Clean. First set at 50%, building – I got to 135#
Then 30-20-10 Reps For Time Of: (11 min cap)
- Devils Press (2 x 50/35)
- Lateral Burpees Over DB’s
I got through the round of 30 then 20 more devils press using 25#
Saturday – CrossFit Broadway Class
5 rounds for time with a partner (25 minute cut off):
- 60 calorie row
- 50 deadlift
- 40 hang power cleans
- 30 push jerks
*weight starts at 95/65 and goes up by 15# every single round
**split the reps up between the two partners
We finished the third round + 32 calories
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