Day 36: Running on Empty

Today was a hard day in my life. It might go down as one of the hardest. Due to compounding personal circumstances, I not only got almost zero sleep last night, but ended up skipping work to spend the day with my family. Things are OK, but I hold all of my stress in my digestive system, and this led to me not eating a single thing all day until about 4PM when I finally came home and the BF made me a fried egg. Then I ate a few pieces of sliced turkey. And then, with all of about 200 calories in my system, we left for CrossFit.

The WOD tonight was 5 rounds of 500 m run, 5 toes-to-bar, 5 push-ups, 5 chest-to-bar, and 5 front squats. I did my squats with 65 lbs, The BF did his with 125 lbs. So, basically, almost a mile and a half of running, plus all those other things, going on 3 hours of sleep and a moderate-sized snack. It did not go well. I managed to not finish last, but I think that’s only because the person who finished behind me apparently had a minor epic in the 4th round of running, because I somehow almost caught up to him even though he had almost lapped me in the previous round. In the 2nd round of running, I felt like I was about to pass out. After my last round of squats, I was seconds away from throwing up.

Based on the state of my day, I very nearly did not go tonight. And I wouldn’t have felt the least bit bad about not going. But at the last second I went for it, and I’m really glad that I did. Tonight was really the first time that I have gone to CrossFit in order to kind of escape my life. And it worked. I’m glad I haven’t had to use it for that yet, but it’s good to know that some days, when I just need to get away from everything and forget about what’s going on, I now feel like I have somewhere productive to go.

On the bright side, since all I’ve had today is a fried egg, some lunch meat, and now a protein shake, Day 1 of the Paleo Challenge has been a success…

  • thomas cox

    I do not know what is going on but I am praying for you.
    Hope you have a blessed day tomorrow
    T. Cox

    • http://clairechapman.wordpress.com claire chapman hay

      Thanks, Thomas. That means a lot.

  • http://www.crossfitjai.com TJ Binkley

    Hey chica, hope things get better. I would be remiss not to state that you did 65# squats (I’m pretty sure they were 15′s?). So there’s that…. :)

    • http://clairechapman.wordpress.com claire chapman hay

      Ha! You’re right! Take that, worst day ever. 65 lbs, boo ya.

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