R5D54-8 – Inadvertent Rest Week (revised!)

I posted the other day that I am sore a lot recently. I am getting out of bed in the morning stiff and not feeling that great. So last week I tried to take it easy, it started on Monday which I had to take off because of the mock meet and the fact I was short on time. I only worked out 4 days during the week, and as the weekend progressed I got more and more sick. It’s now Monday and I feel awful. My back is incredibly sore, I seem to have picked up a bug from the baby and I really feel like I have been through the grinder. I think it is my own fault though, I have a feeling that my short (or barely there) warmups are causing me more grief. I think that the one great thing about following along with DVD workouts is that you tend to spend more time warming up than you do if you are by yourself. My RKC workouts are not for the faint of heart and are short and brutal. However, not warming up properly before I do them is leading me to be more sore and may eventually lead to back problems. At least that is what I think is going on here. I can’t think of any other reason that I would be so sore. The only thing that has changed is the fact that I have been trying to take advantage of how short these workouts are. But not doing the full 10 minute warmup is a mistake I am finding out. Hopefully this sickness will pass quickly and I will be able to get my full 5 days workouts in and have enough rest time to sleep and get the girls ready for their competition. It’s going to be a busy week, especially with the first competition so I am hoping the excitement and adrenaline will help me through!

So much for that. I spent half of Monday and all Tuesday on the couch with a terrible cold. It’s Wednesday and we are 2 days from competition and I hope I can shake this thing. It seems like an eternity since I worked out (I did heavy day on Sunday) and hopefully I will be able to get back to doing light day today and get back in the groove. Got to love being sick…

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