I checked the CrossFit Asheville WOD yesterday before bed. I liked to see it posted in advance, but I was worried about the workout: “Lynne-Like,” five rounds of max reps of ring dips followed immediately by pull ups, with 3-5 minutes of rest between rounds. I was already feeling shredded and tattered in my lats, triceps, and shoulders from my workouts on Saturday, Monday, and Tuesday, and from my pull-up challenge. I worried about a new torn callus, injury, or general over-training malaise.
Last night, as I lay in bed, my hand calluses actually were HURTING. Ouch. When I woke up automatically (before 5:00 am). with less than 5 hours of sleep under my belt (poor choices last night), I knew in advance I wouldn’t do the workout. But I went in to the 6:00 am class anyway, just to hang out. No breakfast. A bit of coffee. Instead of workout out, today would be a day of “active rest.”
When I got there, I was happy to learn that the coaches were cool with my plan. Which rapidly evolved to include a couple of 500 meter rows for time on the C2 rowing ergometer.
Judo/MMA warm-up: shoulder rotations, 360/45 lunges, forward roll w/ bear crawl. Shoulder dislocates. Squats, Hindu Pushups, Shotguns, Supermans (10 reps each… taking it easy).
Active Rest: Two 500 Meter Rows
I stood around a bit, then hopped on the rower. I did 500 meters for time. Waited about 15 minutes, and then did it again. That was the extent of my workout.
Results: 1:38; 139.3.
Postponed: Pull-Up Challenge Day 21
I have decided to postpone today’s pull-ups until tomorrow. And I may even put them off until Friday (and then do 43). My body is feeling kind of wrecked, sore and extremely tired. I think I need to take care of myself more than I need to push through this self-motivated Pull-Up challenge. I will continue with it! Just not today.