It’s definitely winter here in New England. Yesterday was a programmed rest day – so I went to PT and had my shoulder worked on and hung out with Izzy the PT dog.
The night before (Tuesday) I hung with some of my Turbine peeps and we tried to play the first round of Mage Knight – a super nerdy table top board game. SO MUCH FUN. Since we were all learning, and it’s a long game in general, we only got through one round (day time). I won that round (just saying…) and therefore am awesome. I played as Arythea.I won by going all YOLO in a cave in the desert and defeated a monster with my ranged fiery attacks. I’m telling you because it was the type of deed of which I gained no reputation – and I want everyone to know I murdered that beast! Anyway, this allowed me to get the most points in the round, and I take it as a WIN.
Thanks for the nerdy break. So, anyway … it’s WINter here and stormy. And we had a big storm come in called Pax. Yea, serious, PAX. Like the convention. Only not as fun and not something that I’m tasked with planning for work. Anywho…
Niko and I were both working from home because of Pax and decided that we would do the workout at home because it was a rowing workout and we own an erg. It was 6 x 500m row – negative splits. Little leery about rowing as of late because my hip gets really tight, but wanted to see how it went. I only ended up getting 2.5 rounds in because my hip got SUPER tight and I also felt like I was going to puke. Good news is that I learned that I am much more of an efficient rower at the 6 setting on the dampener. Shoulder and arm felt great when rowing. My times were 2:06.7 and 2:01.1. Right as I was beginning the third round, the power went out! I started my third round in the dark and about 1/2 way through I thought I was going to vomit. Not sure if it was because of the motion and the darkness (I’ve been prone to motion sickness, historically). Stopped the workout – didn’t feel super broken up about it because John has it listed for me as an optional one anyway. Nice to get a little cardio in. Niko did the rest of his sets in the dark. He still ended up getting negative splits and putting up a good final time.
Being at home all day is REALLY hard on the nutrition front, but I stayed strong. Been a good week (food-wise) for me – trying to do a sugar detox of sorts (no candy or sweets – even for cheat days) for two full weeks. I wish I could say it was easy. I JUST WANT SOME REESE’S PIECES!