Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Road to Atlanta (Day 15) Bad Day!!

Wednesday 10th December

Training Log [day 15] 

Today was my last day lifting the k-bells until Saturday. I just wanted to hit a light workout to keep my feel for each movement before allowing my body to rest.

The Workout:

Jerk @ 2x 24kg's
-3 mins @ 6rpm (18)

Snatch @ 24kg's
-3:30 mins @ approx. 9 rpm (25/25)

Long Cycle @ 2x 24kg's
-3 mins @ 4 rpm (12)

Jump Squats @ 2x 24kg's
-3x 70 reps

*The workout felt good, I can tell it's time to rest though. My body felt a little tired today, but there were other contributing factors to that. 

Here's the Bad Part of my day

Let's back track a little. On Sunday night my 3 year old son fell ill which meant no sleep either Sunday or Monday night. We found out on Monday that he has a virus and an ear infection so we got him some antibiotics an he was far better on Tuesday. 

Tuesday night my wife Sarah became very sick and so it was another sleepless night for us. We found out this morning that she has some type of infection similar to strep-throat and she is really struggling! I feel so terrible for her after all the hard work she has put in it looks very unlikely that she will be able to compete on Saturday, and even if she recovers quickly this bought of sickness will undoubtedly affect her performance. She's devastated and I am just heartbroken for her. 

As if this isn't bad enough, the doctor's told us that the likely-hood that I will pick this up from her is very high! So i've also had to take a dose of antibiotics in an attempt to ward it off. Anyone that knows me knows that I hate to take anything, so this really sucks for me. Unfortunately my choices were to not take any medicine, hope for the best and risk getting sick and miss the event or to take the medicine (still with a chance of getting sick) and hope it doesn't affect my performance on Saturday. Not great options there! So I've got 2 days to try and stay healthy. Should I win this battle next challenge is to get my mind right, forget about this week and just go for it on Saturday. 

Wish me luck!

1 comment:

Howie Brewer said...

Hang in there man. Worse case, there's always another competition.