Week 6 Day 16:
Tough day at the office
I got this text message while
picking my daughter up from her dad's house: "Ooooo! It's a
goody tomorrow! See u in the morning team!
Alannah". That's not a good sign.
It's the final week and I'm not ready for the season to be
over. Although I've had my highs and lows (sometimes real
low), I've been having a blast and I really don't want to
lose my level of fitness that I've worked bloody hard for as
the next season doesn't begin until late January.
No surprise that today was another hard TF session. I'm so
exhausted, I've been working Christmas hours which means
working 6 days a week and 5 of those are late night, ten hour
Seriously considered going back to sleep when my alarm went
off at 5:30 this morning.
By the time I actually hauled butt, there was no time for an
"up and go" which is my secret weapon I use before my
workouts I also use it because I can't stomache any solid
food that early in the morning (missing this was not a good
Today I felt really ill during my workout. I got a bad case
of the 'dizzies' and had to sit down and wait for it to pass
and I also felt like I was going to puke, I had a number of
things working against me on this session like:
1. I think I had a little sun stroke from yestday's scorcher
2. I didn't get to have my 'Up and Go' breakfast drink
3. I was also really dehydrated
This is obviously not a winning formula for a high
performance athlete like myself (laughing)!
Here's what today's session looked like:
- Run around the block in the rain
- 50m walking lunges (I don't like this exercise)
- 50m toy soldiers
- 30 press ups (Yes!, I did six manly ones!!! oh yeah!
That's twice as many as last time!)
- 30 situps
We had 15minutes to do the following:
- 500m run
- 50m sabre tooth crawl
- 10 push ups
- 50m inch worms
- 10 sumo squats
Then we had to do the following:
- 100 wall balls
- 100 burpies
- 100 box jumps
- 100 mountain climbers
I chose the 100 mountain climbers first (there really was no
"easy" first choice). I managed to get through the first part
in just under 15mins so I was lovin' it!
Then I got stuck ito the next part and it all started going
downhill from there! 100 wall balls - tough as hell but
if you break it down into the right bunches of reps you can
get through them pretty good At this point I've
completed 100 mountain climbs and 100 wall balls and I'm
burning hot, thirsty and a tad dizzy but I keep going.
I begin the 100 burpies, this is where the dizziness and
nausea started to make itself known. I hate it because I know
I could've done it but my body wasn't having any of it!
The rest of the workout goes as follows:
- 50m alligator crawl
- 10 sumo squat jumps
- 50m crab walk
- 10 push ups
I was a little disappointed with today because I know I've
only got two more workouts left so I'm trying to make them
count and to be completely frank: today just pissed me off!
Right, I'm off to sulk (just kidding) I'll catch up with you
on my second last session, see ya Wednesday!
- Dunedin hairdresser Emma Rastrick has bravely decided to
take on World Fitness Centre's TribeFIT training programme
with the aim of getting in shape in just six weeks.