Woe is Me

I woke up this morning not feeling well.  Like, not “Oh, it’s cold and I don’t feel good.” But I just felt ill.  I hit the alarm off button and tried to fall back asleep.  Went to work, feeling so-so and a little better, so I opted to join Niko at the 7:30PM class.  Body started to feel achey all over, but I thought that I just needed to warm up and get moving and that would make it all better.  It did not.  I did the first part of the workout – which was  (A1) Front Squats 5-5-5-5 and (A2) Jerk 1-1-1-1.  I worked out with the fellas and we started at 95# and I just didn’t have the energy to even try to jerk it.  I ended up doing the full set of front squats, but no jerking – and by the time was said and done I was exhausted and my body hurt all over. So I sat there and watched everyone else do broken Jackie.

I’m hoping that a solid night’s sleep will make me feel better.



Sick as a mofo

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)

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.




Plague / flu going around at work has finally caught me. Hoping for a mild case and going to sleep it off today.

Travel Day

I had lots of plans for today.  I was going to get up early, go to class at Craic, go home, last minute packing, and jet out the door on our way to PA to be with Niko’s family for Thanksgiving.  Then, after doing a mini-poll on Facebook about when we should leave in the morning, I decided to scrap Craic plans and we were going to leave bright and early to avoid traffic.  Neither of these plans ended up happening.  Ugh.  I woke up around 2:00AM and starting puking my guts out and had an upset stomach for the remainder of the evening.  I slept in, hoping I would be ok enough to drive to Philly.

We ended up leaving around 8:00AM and after stopping at virtually every rest stop between Dedham and Philly – ended up getting to Philly in about 6.5 hours.  I didn’t eat all day, for fear of having an unfortunate incident on the road – but the minute I got to my in-laws house – I ate a banana and some oatmeal and managed to keep it in my system!  Yay.  This made me feel confident that I could devour my mother in laws homemade taquitos (which I did).

So this isn’t really a post about Crossfit, Cats, or Video Games…but thought I’d share what happens on the days I don’t workout.  Here’s a cute little picture of a market called Swiss Farms in the suburb that we’re staying in.  It’s freaking adorable.  Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!