You made me miss the Slick Rick gig

Today I finally feel like I’m out of my haze.  I got back to the gym this morning.  I’ve been trying to get to the gym for the last three days but just couldn’t get there.  This morning it was simple.  At the end of the day, things go the way they’re supposed to.  The funeral was last Friday and I was a snotty mess before anything even got going.  Like I said, I wish I’d put something together and spoke for the title plant, but as Auntie pointed out, if it was supposed to be that way, I would have been able to speak.  So today, I was able to wake up on time, get up on time and get to the gym.  Sadly Auntie left this morning.  I’ve been so sick I can’t remember when she got here, I think on Monday.  Apparently scotch is to Auntie what spinach is to Popeye.  She left without getting sick in spite of my disgusting condition the whole time she was here.

Part of the dilemna with the workout was figuring out how to do hand stand push ups with a runny nose.  Since I couldn’t figure it out, I didn’t do it.  Last night I decided that the Crossfit Warm Up was enough to start with so I would do that today no matter what.  The Crossfit Warm Up is:

3 rounds of 10-15 reps of
Samson Stretch (do the Samson Stretch once each round for 15-30 seconds)
Overhead Squat with broomstick
Sit-up
Back-extension
Pull-up
Dip

I can’t do a pull up so I use one of these.

When I started, to get to 15 I had to have 170lbs of assist, now it’s 130lbs.  When it gets to zero, I can do a pull up.  This morning I got up with the intention of just doing the warm up, but then today’s WOD was 5X3 front squats.  Easy peasy for me.  I dropped back the weight because I hadn’t been in the gym and knocked it out.  So far, it’s a good day.  Except Auntie is sitting alone at the airport an hour and a half before her flight leaves, because we took extra extra precautions due to the weather and normal morning traffic patterns.

Whenever it stops raining I think I’ll be able to get back on the bike.  I’m not going to be able to climb hills for another couple of days but I think riding will help clear my lungs.   My palate is finally back so there will be some jackassery to come.  Soon.

One Reply to “You made me miss the Slick Rick gig”

  1. I can’t do a pull up, either. I substitute kneeling lat pulldowns.

    Of course, I totally didn’t realize that’s what this machine was supposed to assist with. Interesting.

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