It’s been over a week since I last worked out. I was felt like shit last week, got a workout in and then rebounded for my trip to SF. As I wrapped up my trip to SF and headed home, I started to get a stuffed nose – which I thought were allergies. Turns out I was coming down with a head cold. While I went to work yesterday, I’m home today. Here’s my stay at home kit:
Tissues with aloe, blistex (lips are all dried up, can’t currently breathe through my nose), and nasal gel (been blowing my nose all the time)
Niko is a lucky man, for sure. Nasal gel = sexy…right? I won’t even post a picture of how pathetic I look.
This is also re-test week at Craic and I’m not going to be able to retest my row (I was knocked off the top 5 times board yesterday by two beastly women – Anne D. and Lisa!) and definitely not the Row, Thrusters, Burpees workout. I might be able to retest my back squat some time this week – but we shall see. Having not worked out for a week, I’m a bit nervous about how I’m going to do. I’m especially bummed because this was part of an analysis / training period at Craic and if we don’t have our scores in by this Saturday – our data won’t count towards the analysis. It’s really tough mentally and physically to not have worked out for a week. I feel a bit removed from the gym and working out…
I’ll also casually mention in this post that I started Whole 30 yesterday. Niko is doing it with me, so I’m looking forward to it and will hopefully make things eaiser. I had planned on being pretty strict about it – but I have needed some cough drops occasionally during this sickness. I got Ricola ones as they seemed to have the most natural ingredients. I didn’t go with the Sugar Free ones because they have a lot of gross chemicals. The Ricola ones have sugar listed in the ingredients, but it’s the last ingredient on the list – which means that sugar made up the least amount in the cough drop. Food wise:
Morning: Bacon, eggs
Lunch: Salad with lots of veggies, two hardboiled eggs, roast beef slices
Dinner: Tuna / Salmon tartare with taro chips, all-beef hot dog (no bun), broccoli with garlic and chili flakes
One more thing before I go – mad props to my pal Susie Diesel who broke the 1:40 barrier on the 500m row with a chart topping time of 1:39.3 … her and Johnny D have re-defined the term “Power Couple.”
That’s about all the energy I can muster for now. Gotta go and blow my nose and cough up a lung.