I didn't do a single metcon, or heavy barbell lift. I did however, go for lots of walks on the beach, a bike ride with my dad (on my mums bike, you know, the kind that has the girls cross bar.......not cool....), and did a ton of mobility, L-sits and corrective work for my shoulders and ankles.
Yesterday Krista and I entered a fun run/swim.
Oh yeah, and slept for 8 hours a night plus an hour nap every day.
Meanwhile, everytime I checked Facebook (which was incredibly infrequent compared to the norm) I saw that someone on my feed had just completed not only a tough workout, but something even MORE intense/insane than they would normally do.
This post is neither a criticism of training through the holidays, nor an appeal to not train at all during the holidays. It's just a reminder; that you need to take a break at some point. (Many respected strength and conditioning texts recommend an easy week every 4-8 weeks!!)
So if you took it easy this week and had fish and chips on the beach at least once, then I look forward to seeing you revved up and raring to go tomorrow. If you took your own food to your Mums in tupperware and paid $25 every single day to train at the Worlds Gym in your hometown, then great effort! But I hope you have an easy week scheduled in the next month or two.....because I am looking forward to a great 2014 for you!
5 x 5
4 x 6-8
KB Swing 24/16kg
DB Split Squat
5 x 6-8 e/leg
4 x 6-8