Taking Care of Business, In a Flash!
In honor of the Kings birthday, I have managed to get quite a few projects taken care of that have been haunting my to do list. Ok, so not necessarily because it is Elvis’ birthday but I have taken care of a lot of business today AND it is Elvis’ birthday so all that has to account for something!
I was coaching late yesterday so Joe took care of dinner. He made a meal that we haven’t had for quite a while around here:
This is one of those home made comfort meals. I didn’t realize it before hand but apparently I was craving some carbs because this meal totally satiated that need. Mmmmmm, it was yummy! Let me know if you want the recipe.
Cross Training class today — 7am. We warmed up with 300 jump ropes and then complete 2 different circuits. Each circuit had 4 exercises, 30 rounds per exercise, 3 rounds of each circuit. Some of the exercises included wall balls, front squats, push ups, and scissors, to name a few. We got through the first circuit with no problems and moved onto the next.
We had 30 single leg dead lifts and by number 12 on my first leg I knew there was a problem. You know that sharp, shooting pain, and the tightness that comes with a pulled hamstring? Yep, that was the problem. No amount of shaking the muscle, pounding it with my first, or rubbing it would get it to release. GRR! So what did I do? Moved on to the other leg and, sure as shinolah, part way through my reps I got the same pulled muscle as the first leg.
After having to baby step my way through last week because of my low back issue I was livid when I knew I wasn’t going to be able to finish that second circuit. So angry in fact, I was having to fight back tears of frustration. Yeah, I’m an angry/frustrated crier — not my most favorite attribute.
I stretched as best I could and stormed off to take a shower. And that was how today’s workout went.
I left the gym pissed off and feeling sorry for myself so I treated myself to an Americano. This is the first step down a very slippery slope, my friends. I was feeling upset and emotional, so without even thinking, I soothed myself with a treat. Granted it wasn’t a slice of cheesecake or one of those gi-normous peanut butter cookies, but I certainly was eye-balling them in the beautifully lit display case. Here is something that I am sure many of you have seen on Pinterest, but I love it and I need to remember it in moments like these:
I plan on spending some time with my friend the foam roller tonight in hopes that I can get past these #*%$@! pulled hammies and be back at it tomorrow morning.
P.S. Check me out on Pinterest! I wanted to have one of those snazzy “P” logos sitting on my side bar but I can’t seem to figure out how it works. This will have to do for now!