I had my follow-up with the Endocrinologist after getting blood tests to try to figure out why I’m not rested after sleeping, why I can’t fall asleep at night, and why I can’t wake up in the morning. Well, good news for my body but bad news for my sleep inssues, all of my levels came out in the top percentiles, my thyroid is perfectly functioning, and I’m extremely healthy. Now I get to go see a sleep specialist, since it’s nothing to do with hormones. I guess I would rather that than having to take synthetic hormones or something, and hopefully they’ll be able to figure something out for me. Even though I slept for 9+ hours last night, I woke up exhausted today, and started to crash around 3pm. I’m amazed I was able to preform as well as I did at crossfit, because I definitely didn’t have enough fuel or sleep in me, and my mind was elsewhere.
- Squat 5-5-5-5: 105-105-105-105. PR. This crossfit shit works. 5lb increase every week! This was interesting; last week, every rep of every set felt heavy. This time, the first 3 were completely fine, and the last two were brutal. Very different dynamic, and I have no idea why. But I’ll take it. My hammies were just recovering from the rowing on Friday, and this was a great warm up for…the rowing in today’s WOD. Might switch to front squats next week, because I feel like I’m using my back a little too much at the bottom to start the upward momentum. I’m going to do one set, and see if the back effort from this week was due to being overly tired and hungry.
WOD for Reps: 106 Rx
3 Rounds of:
- 1 Minute Burpees: 20-20-17
- 1 Minute Rest
- 1 Minute Row for Calories: 18-15-16
- 1 Minute Rest
This was a complete ninja WOD. There aren’t any easy-feeling WODs, but some are definitely way worse than others. This was one of them, and I didn’t expect it at ALL. During the second round, my hamstrings started screaming at me, and didn’t stop until well after. The first two rounds of the burpees felt awesome, but the third one KILLED me. For the rowing, the first and third were easiest, but I just couldn’t push myself in the second one. At the end I collapsed next to the rower, and it took me longer than usual to catch my breath. Somewhere along, I realized that the back of my left knee was completely on fire. Damn hammies. I grabbed a foam roller and laid down with it under my thighs, and it was so painful I was almost in tears. I managed to roll it out a little, but I was still having a hard time breathing and the pain was almost unmanageable. I flattened out, counted up my score (which I actually miscounted, thinking it was 117 instead of 106….damn CI-FAM) and finally got up to leave. Walking around on it actually made it feel much better, and now it feels fine. I’m still going to spend some quality time with my Rumble Roller tonight, because I know it’s going to be tight tomorrow.
I’m noticing big gains in my legs and shoulders/traps. Tried to get a good picture tonight but failed. Maybe I’ll have more luck on #flexfriday.
WAIT WHOA. I just realized we did this exact WOD on September 21st of this year, and I bested that score by 6! Yes! Progress progress progress!