Over the last couple days I’ve been getting these small headaches behind my eyes – not both eyes at once, it alternates between them. They aren’t terrible, more annoying, but considering I never get headaches, I don’t like it.
You know it’s bad when I decide to take medicine of my own free will. Usually Canon has to twist my arm a bit (and go upstairs to get the meds) for me take anything. But I took something last night, didn’t really help. Canon massaged my head while watching Dexter, felt great… I’d feign a headache for that any day.
Finally he handed me 2 Nyquil sinus and off to bed I went. About 9 hours later, I woke up to no headache! But also, 9 hours later meant my workout was gonna be HOT.
Spartan’s WOD was to run and incorporate 10 burpees and 30 lunges every half mile. I got in about 2 miles before I was just beat. Between the heat, legs yesterday, and a sore knee (wah!) I didn’t want to push it too much more. I got in 2 sets of burpees, 2 sets of lunges, and finished it off with a final set of 10 long jump burpees to get me close to home.
From there I did some grip work. With less than 2 weeks till race day – I’m gonna work my grip as much as I can without hurting my hands. Gotta be ready!
I saw on Instagram, a Spartan regular and Spartan TV show contestant doing these grip exercises where she would let 1 hand go and the other arm held all the weight, just for a moment. Of course I had to try them out. They were challenging, fun, and a great exercise to work on.
I mixed these pick ups with sets of 10 pull-ups using the lighter resistance band for assistance. 30 hand picks ups, 10 pull-ups x3. I don’t think I can do a full pull-up by myself yet, but I can definitely do more with less assistance than I could like a month ago. Progress!