To be fair, this is a TLDR post.
Crossfit peeps, help me out if you’ve had a similar experience. I’ve been “sick” or fatigued for a month now. It started with exhaustion and poor recovery. Progressed to a sore throat with some congestion (no sinuses just throat clearing and such) especially after a nice training session. Two weeks ago, I rested for a week and tried to start up again to no avail. I was smashed for days after the training session. Last week, it progressed quickly into what felt like a flu, but I didn’t have a fever. Sore throat became very painful without much more congestion. Now, after 6 days of antibiotic doses, I still feel tired and my lymph node (z’that what it’s called) under my jaw on the left side is swollen. The swelling subsides a bit if I take Benadryl and hurts pretty bad if I don’t.
Any professional opinions are appreciated. Prayers, moreso.
I appreciate Rich Froning’s humble attitude.
Don’t let the fear of injury prevent you from perfecting your technique. Let it be a lesson!
Free onion rings or smoked chicken with a kale salad from Whole Foods?
Rolling out. 4” for calves. 3/4” for feet
Oh my FG Peeps (OMFGP’s), this is of utmost importance. Drop your responsible lifestyles and read on:
Sick enough to have to work from home, today. Enough to have had to sleep instead of WOD it up at the box in the dark hours of pre-dawn. And sick enough to have had to cancel a PT session with Red Black’s own Coach Michael Winchester.
Be that as it may, I’m doing the right thing by all accounts. And, since I’m right (this time), I’m gonna tell everyone to do what I do. You know? Do what’s right.
I’ve come to think of Crossfit as a template for decision-making:
- How long is this WOD?
- What are the sticky spots going to be?
- What’s the right pace to get through it?
- What’s the right pace to dominate it?
- Big talk doesn’t happen at the end of a WOD. Only heavy breathing, so prepare to man up and get the work done. Shut it and do it.
- If you can’t do the work, don’t start until you can do the work and get it done.
Good’n dirty at Crossfit Cedar Park, this morn’. We (finally) partook of the Crossfit Pop move of flippin’ tires. Dirty Dirty Tires. (That’s me on the far right.)
5 - 5 - 5 @ 305#
3 - 3 - 3 @ 325# (I skipped the last 3’s though)
You could say video is the new WOD. It takes you to new places within yourself! I lurv these outtakes from the gents at Red Black. Check it. (via redblackgym.tumblr.com)