June 19 2015
Its a fact that some people can get away with eating junk and still perform. I cannot.
Since last Saturday I have had one DQ dipped cone, one Moki’s pizza, a couple pieces of dark chocolate and a big bowl of cereal. That’s it. The rest was clean. But today I hurt. All over.
I am not the only one. Among our athletes 40+ years old I see a lot of stiffness and soreness. The struggle to get an overhead squat. Constant rolling & stretching to little avail. Today that is me. How much of that stiffness & soreness in our athletes is caused by poor eating. I would bet 80%. And we could test that if folks would just invest 2 weeks in trying a dietary change. They would feel the remarkable difference. But we are so emotionally attached to our eating habits we would rather live in pain.
Not me. I had a brief lapse. Neither the first nor the last but the pain today is enough to put me back on the straight & narrow. Everything hurts, numbness in both legs.
4:15am walked to work. A make up day. Some great breakthroughs. Dangers got a solid 4m handstand walk. Shades crushed some weighted pull ups. Rookies Crusher & 2Badd took on the row-wall ball WOD, Jazz took down HeroWOD Servais, Springs did the row-wall ball then killed the shoulder press-weighted pull up WOD. Big day!
A busy coaching morning. Sunghee joined me for our WOD:
10 DB Squat Snatch @70#
20 Box Jumps @24″
There was just no way. My hips were so tight and my back was threatening to flare up. I used a 20# dumbbell and struggled. My ankles, knees and hips complained at every box jump. It was the most excruciating WOD of the week. 4 painful rounds.
After the noon class I had time to get some work done. Ran over to Dunbar Greetings. A lovely, summery Vancouver day.
I squeezed in work on my strengths day training. Doing the things I love & am good at. Only today I wasn’t. Weaker than usual & sore. It was a half-hearted effort at best.
After the evening classes Springs gave me a lift home. It was nice to be home early enough to spend time with Sunghee & Kaelin. Ate & watched Pitch Perfect. Then to bed. Thoroughly exhausted. Slept quickly.