Active Rest and Recovery
I think I knew by 11:30 pm last night that I wasn’t going to make the 6:00 am workout at CrossFit Asheville today. I definitely knew at 5:20 am when my alarm went off. The past two days of Olympic lifting (Overhead Squats and Snatches) along with or incorporated into hard-ass MetCon workouts—plus my Pull-Ups at home—have left me feeling like I need the extra rest (this is similar to last Wednesday, except then I went in to the 6:00 am workout anyway, and just did the warm-up and some rowing). So I turned off the alarm and slept in until 8:30 am! Thank you Yael, for letting me sleep. Summer is awesome!
Today I did not work out, but I did do a lot of physical work. I was putting in nice horse-stall flooring in my basement workshop area… where my pull-up bar is. The heavy 3/4″ rubber mats I have been installing — I finally finished today ! — are wicked heavy. It was a dirty, sweaty day, and quite active overall. I also ate far less than usual.
Pull-Up Challenge Day 26 — Postponed
I’ll do day 26 tomorrow, on my regularly scheduled rest day. Today I really needed the recovery.
After Lena’s bedtime was over, I couldn’t resist playing around in my newly cleaned and organized workshop with my pull up bar, resistance bands, and recently acquired gymnastics rings. I did some band assisted pull-ups with the rings, band assisted handstands and handstand pushups, and band-assisted L-pull-ups with the rings. And a few dips. Just messing around, really.