How’s your training going this week? How is your effort going? Are you still able to give 100% each and every workout, or is it faltering?
Did you take a rest day to truly recover? Did you do anything out of the ordinary for a fun recovery day? I went longboarding with my wife on a date night…yes, she’s a keeper!
I hope you are taking your recovery seriously and taking your work seriously.
My week has not played out how I dreamed it would, so I was forced to adapt. I still put in the work, though. I still am putting in the work. I am taking what the world gives me, listening to my body and adapting. I can only hope you are doing the same.
I have tried to take care of all areas in my training this week:
For the body this week, my training looked like the following:
Monday – Anything Goes Workout. Spent a lot of time with the kettlebells (thrusters, KB Cleans, KB Press Complex) and some sprints. Then hit some gymnastics skill work.
Tuesday – Upper Body Press Day. More odd object work (Sandbags are fun!). Lots of single-arm focus (Alternating Arm Bench Press). Jump Rope Skill Work and Carries). Finding weak spots.
Wednesday – Rough day at the office, so it turned into a rest/ recovery day.
Thursday – Deadlift centric day. Will hit the deads and then probably be on a nice slow cardio session to balance out the sprints earlier in the week.
Friday – Heavy Squat Centric Day.
Since I am training for my next Spartan Race, I am working a lot towards work capacity and gymnastic skills.
In order to better the mind, I just turned off the radio and turned on the podcasts. Spent the week listening to two people I respect in the area of training, Travis Mash and Zach Even-Esh. But that is not all. I also have been listening to the book Originals by Adam Grant to keep creativity high. And finally, every day my brother in law sends out a text message to encourage me. So I read that and pray on it.
But that only touches the surface of taking care of my heart and soul. I try my best to take 10 minutes of my lunch break and just sit and let the thoughts come and go. I sometimes do a writing dump to clear out the garbage. I pray often and I got back into writing the faith workout. I let that stuff simmer in my heart for a while and then send it out.
So I ask you, what are you doing to take care of your body, mind and soul?