So, this has been a pull up heavy week. Which is totally great with me with my goal being to be able to do unassisted pull ups and all. So, let’s just dive right in to the past 2 work outs
15 min AMRAP
1 rope climb
10 up downs
20 air squats
I finished 6 rounds and 7 reps doing 5 pull ups (with the black band of course) in place of the 1 rope climb. I can’t seem to get more than a few feet off of the ground when it comes to the rope climbs. Of course, that might be in part to my lack of readiness on that front. I’m not particularly fond of rope burns on my unprotected short shod legs and bare ankles. Since I usually just go straight from work and picking up kiddos to Crossfit, I don’t get to go home and gather the appropriate gear if I am missing anything. Answer? Keep stuff in the car for just such cases. I still have to purchase some good climbing shoes though… the barfoot shoes don’t cut it when it comes to protecting your feet from the strains of rope climbing. Well, at least not until I get stronger.
5 rounds for time
20 pull ups
30 KB swings (1 pood/35 lbs)
40 double unders (or 120 singles)
I finished in 31:09. This one was a killer. The KB swings were AWFUL, and my grip was completely shot by the end of it all.
As far as the zone/paleo thing is going; I really don’t like eating this many times in a day. I’m pretty sure that I’ve already disclosed this on here, but it makes me WAY too neurotic about my food when I have to put so much planning into it. I’m pretty good at eating clean in general, but having to measure out and time every single meal is really bothersome. I have continued to do it with the hopes that if I do it for a while, it’ll eventually get easier, but I don’t know that this is going to be a long term thing. We shall see.
So, that was my coverage so far of the pull ups and the food… “so, what about the flashy things?” you wonder. Well, people who have known me for a while know that I do tend to suffer from the occasional migraine. It sucks. And usually they are very occiasional… like once every 6 months to a year kind of occasional. So, last night, about an hour after I finished my WOD, I noticed the onslaught (via flashy thingies in my vision) of what turned out to be the 3rd migraine in a week!
I know! Right?!? WTF?!? I’m eating clean, working out, avoiding caffiene and other known triggers, haven’t had a migraine attack in months, and all of a sudden Bam! Bam! Bam! This is SO NOT cool. The worse part? The only common denominator that I can put my finger on between these 3 migraines are that they all started about an hour after some pretty greulling longish met con type Crossfit WODs. I have an appointment with my doctor tomorrow to see if I can get some tests done to make sure that there isn’t some other underlying cause. If there is, I’ll get treatment for it. If there isn’t, then I’ll have to play around and figure out what all I can do without triggering a migraine. I’m wondering if there’s maybe a threshhold when it comes to the relationship between high intensity work and the duration of said work that maybe if I can find a way to not cross, it won’t be a problem… I guess we’ll find out.
Has anyone else had problems with possibly exercise induced migraines? All 3 of the headaches I’ve had in the past week are almost exactly the same in every way. The timing post workout, the type and duration of the aura preceding it, and the location of the pain. If anyone has any advice or knowledge on this matter, I’d love to hear it!