Not going to lie, the last few days have been pretty stressful. However, they would have been WAY more stressful had I not got my workouts in. You see my little 7-year old, Chardonae, has not been feeling well since last Friday. When Monday morning finally rolled around and she hadn’t improved much, we figured it was something more than a simple flu. The doctor quickly confirmed that and told us to get to the E.R. at Surrey Memorial Hospital promptly. My wife, Christie, was a trooper and stayed with her throughout that ordeal and after a long 8 hours of waiting, Chardonae was finally admitted. It’s now been a day and a half and they still are not sure of what it might be. Some of the symptoms include fever, aching joints, swollen lymph glands in the throat and armpits as well as painful hips with loss of mobility due to the aching pains. They have done an onslaught of tests, and my littlest heroine is taking them all on much the same way I take on Fran – with a smile and a determination that is unequaled.
After my workout tonight (which my youngest daughter, Brie, accompanied me to) we grabbed a bite to eat and went to have dinner at the hospital as a family. So nice to see Chardonae is such high spirits. She was so fired up that she kicked my butt in a game of Battleship – the smile didn’t leave her face for a minute! She loves to win (I wonder where she gets that from?)
We’ll know more tomorrow (hopefully). The doctors aren’t sure what virus it is exactly but are quite confident that she’ll have a full recovery once it has been treated completely. For now, we just keep thanking all our friends who keep passing along the positive vibes, prayers and love. Big thanks to you! We appreciate EVERY one of you.
Warm-up: 3 rounds
Strength/Technique: 5 Rounds
Workout of the day: 7 minute AMRAP
I managed to just finish my 8th round when the buzzer went… phhhew!
Warm-up: 3 rounds
Strength/technique: 5 Rounds
Workout of the day: 10 minute AMRAP (As Many Rounds As Possible)
I managed to complete 16 rounds in the allotted 10 minutes.
Warm-up: 3 Rounds
Workout of the day: 12 – 1 Ladder for time (25 minute time-cap)
Recall when doing a ladder you must complete 12 reps of each movement in the first round, then 11, 10, 9… to 1 rep of each movement in the last round. Note the exception of ab mat sit ups you would do 24, 22, 20… ending with 2 sit-ups in the last round.
My time to complete this ladder was 13:40. Tim beat me today with a 12:56… damn him! He’s a burpee machine!! Nice work Tim.
This article was written by Dai "The Moose" Manuel
Dai Manuel is a dad, husband, Fitness Town COO, Toastmaster, Crossfit Coach, Ambassador with Visalus & Fitfluential. How can I help you reach your goals?