Sneezing, laughing, walking, sleeping, folding laundry…. you don’t know how much you use your abs until you shred them. OMG I’m in pain y’all and every little thing hurts. Eric has been trying hard to make me laugh and it’s killin’ me.
I did the full range GHD sit up at CrossFit on Friday. (What’s a GHD sit up? Video here). I thought, of course I can do 75 sit ups, not a problem…I hardly feel sit ups when I do them anyways. But the GHD type of sit ups are no joke and will knock you down for days. Remember that Saturday AM Mobility and Mimosas at CrossFit? Yeah… that workout so didn’t happen…. I ended up sleeping for 11 hours and woke up at 10am hardly able to roll over.
I learned a valuable lesson from this WOD: Focus on YOUR goals. I really enjoy the challenge of CrossFit however I am running a marathon in May. My priority is that race and I cannot push myself too far in CrossFit that it hinders my long runs on the weekend.
Now I’m paying the price. I had 20 miles on the calendar this weekend and I was stuck inside with ice packs and icy hot. I will take it easy this week and shift this key training run for next weekend. It’s a tough lesson to learn.
For those of you that have trained for a marathon, you know how valuable the 20 miler is to your confidence, success, and stamina on race day. This marathon is something that I’ve wanted to do before I started CrossFit and I don’t want one workout to get in the way of my goals.
All weekend I pounded the water, rested, and focused on getting quality proteins and lots of color in my diet to help my body recover faster.
This oatmeal is packed with more protein than your traditional oats. Don’t get freaked out, it’s made with egg whites. I promise you cannot taste them, but they do make the oatmeal extra creamy and of course higher protein! To boost protein up even more add chia seeds or sliced almonds for topping.
- 2/3 cup old fashioned oats
- 1/3 cup milk
- 1/3 cup water
- 1 banana, smashed
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- pinch of salt
- 6 tablespoons 100% egg whites
- 1 cup blueberries
- Bring oats, milk, water, and banana to boil, whisking consistently to prevent sticking.
- When oatmeal begins to thicken, stir in cinnamon and salt.
- Whisk in egg whites quickly to prevent scrambling. Stir to incorporate; remove from heat.
- Pour into bowls and top with blueberries.
- Serving Size: 2
- Calories: 240
- Sugar: 17
- Sodium: 188
- Fat: 3
- Saturated Fat: 1
- Unsaturated Fat: 2
- Trans Fat: 0
- Carbohydrates: 44
- Fiber: 6
- Protein: 11
- Cholesterol: 3
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