My two weeks of rest is over. Besides my race, I think I did maybe two 2-mile runs – one because I was super bored (no, seriously) and one because I thought it might help the insomnia I’ve been having. I gotta admit, I did not miss working out. Like, at all.
I guess that’s how much I needed a break? Or how much working out sucks up all my free time and how good it was to have it back.
Monday marked my return to Crossfit and working out in general. I wasn’t all that excited about it but I can tell a big difference in my mood when I work out so I knew I needed to check myself before I wrecked myself. Or something like that.
All we did was a 10, 9, 8…1 rep work out of bench press, squats, and dead lifts but I was so sore all week. By the time I got back to Crossfit on Wednesday, abs was the only part of my body that wasn’t in moderate to severe pain. So abs it was.
If you want to do the regular version of that work out, do all the reps of each exercise at one time. So, 100 Leg raises, 200 Mountain climbers (each leg), 100 Sit-ups, 200 Flutter kicks (each leg), and 100 Good mornings. After about a month off from ab work, I was not ready for that mess, so I did the modified version.
Here are some tutorials if you’re not sure how to do the exercise:
It’s amazing how two weeks off from working out can change your fitness level. Now I’m so sore again from Wednesday’s workout that I can only get out of bed by steamrolling out of it and putting on pants is a serious challenge. So I’ll probably just go without those.