Monday, June 22, 2009

Getting back on track

Sort of.

Not much working out has happened since last Tuesday, when Grandpa died. On Wednesday I was supposed to do an ETK workout but went for a run on the beach instead. I didn't sleep much on Tuesday night--too busy making plane reservations, calling relatives, cancelling appointments and so forth--so I went into Wednesday feeling too drained for anything but a no-brainer workout, preferably one involving fresh air and loud music on my iPod.

I spent all of Thursday either on a plane or waiting for one, so I had no time for the TRX workout I otherwise would have done. I actually thought for about two seconds about bringing my TRX trainer with me but decided against it in the end. I didn't think I'd have the mental or physical energy for anything more challenging than maybe some restorative yoga or Pilates.

Friday was the day of the funeral. This is a fitness blog so I'm not going to go into great detail about it other than to say that religion can be a great comfort at times.

Saturday was another travel day, during the course of which my throat became increasingly sore. I woke up feeling feverish on Sunday, so decided to take another rest day instead of attempting the TRX metabolic workout I had planned.

Today I felt a little better, so restarted ETK Week 7. It seemed smarter to me to repeat last Monday's workout instead of waiting until Wednesday and trying to pick up exactly where I left off.

Tomorrow I will teach cycling and do an upper body workout. Wednesday I will do a TRX metabolic workout, an ETK workout, and a ballet class. Thursday I will take ballet again and do a lower body workout, and Friday I will do a TRX metabolic workout. Not sure about Saturday since my MIL will be visiting. Hopefully I will have a chance to do my ETK workout but if I can't I can't.

Next week my training will change some since I will have reached the end of the Infamous TRX 8-week program. I do plan to keep using the TRX for metabolic circuit workouts but will also be doing more kettlebell and bodyweight training on my ETK "variety days"