Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Training Log - Monday & Tuesday

With a little more than a week to the RKC, I've developed an inflamed big toe joint. I woke up Saturday with an ache in my bunion and by night, it was swollen and painful. On Sunday I discovered that I could only wear one pair of shoes to church. I iced my foot three times Sunday. By Monday, the swelling was reduced, but not gone. I attempted my training but had to abort and do the following:

Snatch w/ 16 kg - 5x8 l,r

Then I did the following:
Bear Crawl - 20 yards
Crab Walk - 20 yards
50 swings - Tracy style - L, 2 hand, R, 2 hand "Roundabouts"

I did that four times through.

Today (Tuesday) the swelling was down more. I could wear my shoes, so I decided to try to do what Brad prescribed. Only, I forgot my training print out!!! So I did what I could remember to do:

10 Burpees
10 ATG Squats
8 Pushups

Mountain Climbers x20 each leg (40 total)
8 Inverted Rows

I completed 5 rounds w/ 30 seconds rest between rounds.
Then I did
4 rounds of Alternating presses - 4 L, R

I see I was supposed to do swings. If I had a KB at home, I would definitely do those. The foot is still tender, but it is MUCH better. I'm thinking that tomorrow it will be back to normal. What causes these weird physical events. I don't remember bumping my toe or anything. I didn't wear new shoes or strange shoes. I've been wearing the same flats and Keens to work and the same Diesels for training. Nothing out of the ordinary. I don't even remember the last time my bunion bothered me let alone swelled up.

Oh well! Chalk it up to the strange happenings in my life. It is what it is!

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

It never fails...things like this just happen. I was supposed to attend the cert in October of last year but I came down with a sinus infection that caused severe dizziness. I am knocking on wood that nothing like that happens before the cert next weekend. Good luck with getting back into your training. I had to take some time off here and there because of a surgery but hopefully I am back on track now. Can't wait to meet you next weekend!
Steph

Amy said...

Hi Steph!

I am happy to report that the bunion is even better today. I don't have any training for today so I'm betting it'll be super duper for tomorrow's beatdown.

I'm looking forward to meeting you too. It would be awesome if we ended up on the same team. See you next week!

Anonymous said...

I see you mentioned a beatdown. Are you working with Brad tomorrow? Do you train with him often and if so, how? You live pretty far from Woodbury.

I hope we are on a team together too!

I am going to work on 16KG snatches tonight - I'm not very good with the 16 but I need to push it. I am sure i will learn some techniques at cert in order to complete the test.

Have a nice beatdown tomorrow :)

Amy said...

I train with Brad, but via email, not in person. I drive up to Woodbury every 3 months or so and work with him one-on-one and then he sends me a training schedule every week.

I have no option but to snatch the 16 because of my weight. I'm 5'11, so weighing under 154 is a challenge - one I'm working on though. I just won't have it accomplished by next week. ;-)

Anonymous said...

That is great! You mentioned that he changed your diet and you are close to your goal - keep up the great work. I too struggle with this. I didn't have an issue until about 6 years ago. I will have to test with the 16KG too unless I miraculously lose 15-20 pounds by Friday :)