Tuesday, December 23, 2008


The symptoms are gone but energy is low. It's not just that freakin' virus. The last few weeks were draining: on top of the usual lot of KB teaching Sunday through Friday, 4 out of 5 Saturdays were not free either.

I didn't feel like blogging or otherwise keeping record of the workouts the last two weeks. That would have made me want to push it, lol. I did a little bit of this and a little bit of that, sort of variety days "doing whatever I like and taking it easy". Like 5 ladders of 3 C&P @16kg, or 5*5/5 (proper, CK-FMS-approved) SLDL @16kg, 10 sets of 10/10 snatches alternated with 10/10 LCCJ @ 16kg, a few minutes of Shoulder Flow @16kg, some bear crawl - renegade row - pushup combo @2*16kg or a few sets of heavy swings (one hand @ 24 and 32kg, two hand @ 40 and 48kg), these I remember.

I'm going on a vacation over the holidays to visit my in-laws in the Austrian Alps and I'll turn it into, as Marty calls it, a "purposeful layoff". I'm more or less off of the WD these days, too. I feel I need more food and I need more carbs. I'm putting on some weight but that's okay. Cycling nutrition in accordance with exercise (or, in this case, rather the lack of it). I believe Marty. There's some serious work waiting for me next year so I better get ready (and rested, slightly deconditioned)... 

My, my, great times are coming :) Big goals... Can't wait to hit it hard when I'm back :)

I'll be OTG until Jan. 5th or so - everybody have a wonderful Christmas and loads of fun at New Year's!

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Seems like

The worst is over - I still have a few cold-like symptoms and could sleep all day but other than that I'm more or less recovered. Yesterday I did a few 16kg presses and today a couple of swings and snatches just to see how it goes but I still didn't feel that much like training so I didn't push it.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

This is a nasty one

Things are better from the neck upwards, but worse everywhere else: muscle cramps. Sneezing, coughing or laughing --> the whole abdominal wall; any sudden movement or attempt to lift anything heavier than 1 lb --> all back muscles on that side; walking faster than 1 mph --> both calves. "I'm getting the joke, I just don't like it..." :)