Hello out there!! Apologies for this post coming up a little late. As you may know if you follow along on social media, my dog Jackson got pretty damn sick over the weekend and put life at a standstill. And because of that, I’m currently in Fort Collins (about an hour and a half away from our house) because Jackson is in the vet school hospital here at CSU. It’s been quite a few crazy days but his kidney health is turning around and things are looking up. I got a hotel here in Fort Collins to make sure I would be close by in case anything happened or just so I could visit him whenever I wanted to. Just a total comment here – if you don’t have pet insurance, GET IT!! This crazy health scare is going to cost tens of thousands of dollars and because of pet insurance, we will only have to pay $250. Pretty crazy.
But that’s not what we are here for. If you’re looking at this post, you’re probably here for some workout inspiration. So that’s what I’ll give you. And I think this crazy event has reminded me how important exercise is, even during times of hardship. All of us will go through some sort of pain at one point. Whether it’s from losing a parent or an animal or a friend or even a partner. Whatever it is, that pain can be numbing. It can make us lose ourselves as we put all of our energy into the thoughts around that pain. And days without exercise can easily turn into weeks and maybe even into months. Pain can be debilitating in so many ways.
But something that is so important during times of pain is channeling those feelings into other activities. Maybe that’s meditation, maybe yoga, or maybe it’s throwing around a lot of weight. Whatever it is for you, it should be something that gets your mind and your body away from that pain. The pain may make you feel like you have no energy left, but taking that energy and channeling it into other activities will prove that pain can subside. And you can find some happiness, even if it’s only for an hour, through the clouds. Exercise is pain medication. And you don’t even need a prescription.
Sunday – Workout on my own but I honestly don’t remember much of what I did. I just did some lifting that included hip thrusts, deficit push ups and squat snatches
Monday – CrossFit Broadway Class
Deadlift: 4 x 7, all sets at 75% – I used 165#
Then 10min As Many Rounds As Possible Of:
- 40 Double Unders
- 12 Push Jerk (135/95)
- 10 Chest to Bar Pull Ups
I got 5 rounds + 40 double unders + 6 jerks
Tuesday – CrossFit Broadway Class
20 mins Moving with Purpose
- 9 & 9 Single Leg Step Ups w. barbell in front rack position @25% of 1 rep max back squat weight, 24/20” box
- 100m Single Arm OH Carry – AHAP, 50m each arm.
- 45 sec Hollow Hold
Then 30 Squat Clean & Push Jerks For Time @ 155/105 (5 min cap) – I finished in 4:39 using 75#
Wednesday – Boxing Class at Compass Fitness through Class Pass
Thursday – Rest Day
Friday – CrossFit Broadway Class
Every 90 sec x 9 sets (12 mins): 1 x Hang Snatch + 1 x Hang Snatch from Below Knee + 1 Snatch From Floor. First set at 50%, build slowly – I got to 100#
Then 3 Rounds For Time Of: (10 min cap)
- 20 Kettlebell Swings (70/55)
- 20 Toes to Bar
- 20 Push Ups
I finished in 9:15 using 35# KB
Saturday – Rest Day/Vet Day with Jackson
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