I've been sick. It's been a long week. My productivity at work wasn't great last week and I feel like I'm super behind. I've eaten my weight in kimchi and some full-fat yogurt here and there, but the antibiotics are still kicking my ass (and my digestive system) a little bit. We traveled up to visit the inlaws this weekend and my diet wasn't ideal - I ate far more dried apricots and almonds than was necessary, but I suppose in the grand scheme of things, gorging myself on dried fruit and nuts in a movie theater beats the many, MANY other things I could have gorged myself on.
Pretty sweet theater, though. Why doesn't Philly have one of these?
I don't have a ton to say, except that I want to curl up in bed with a bagel or maybe some nachos. Instead I'm going to drink a buttload of water and do my best to force myself to be a workhorse today.
Tuesday May 8: strict press, peak of three. 55-65-75-80-80. Yep, tripled my prior (and honestly, probably current) max. This is not my strongest lift, but my shoulders feel like they're a little stronger than they were. Metcon, 5 rounds of AMRAP 60 seconds wallballs (20/14lbs), 60 seconds handstand pushups. Half-assed the wallballs. Total reps 87, as RX'ed.
Thursday May 10: clean & jerk. 63x2, 83x2, 103x2...and then I started pulling with my arms. 103x1, 108x1, 108x1...and then two sets of 5 clean pulls at 108lbs. Woof. 15lbs under my max. I went to a morning class and had to rush to get to work, so I wasn't sad to skip the metcon (50 bar facing burpees for time).
Friday May 11: deadlifts, peak of three. 145-185-215-235-255. Fast and easy to 255; 255 was heavy but still fast enough out of the bottom that I was satisfied. Fran (21-15-9 thrusters (95/65) and pull ups): 7:40 as RX'ed. 54 seconds slower than last week's time. Like last time, broke the 15 thrusters up into 7 and 8 - but I failed THREE TIMES to squat clean the bar for my 8th rep, which ate up a bunch of time. Post-Fran I felt awful - sick and nauseated - not sure if it was due to the workout or to the nasty shot of antibiotics I got in my arm earlier that day, but I had a coconut water and ginger Larabar afterwards and felt much better.
Monday, May 14: another morning class. back squats, peak of 3. 85-115-135-155-175 easy. Could have gone up to 185, but I decided to skip it and planned to take two sets in today's metcon - 20 rep back squat. Last time we did this I did 115 and 125 and remember it being fairly easy, so I planned to do 135 and 145. Should have done the extra work set instead, because I wore a belt and FRIED my lower back on the 135. Easy weight for my legs, though.