Well I’m coming to the end of a week off work, in which I’ve eaten lots and lots of amazing food but not worked out much. I made it to BGWLC twice, but not to Urban Kings as that’s near my work, and work is 1 hour 15 mins from my house. It’s been a nice break but I’m itching to get back to training.
Sadly, though, I won’t be able to do that this week either, as on Friday & Saturday I’ll be at Bacon (I’m scheduled to speak on Saturday, eek!) so I’ll miss conditioning & Saturday lifting again. Argh, scheduling – my biggest bugbear.
As a result, right now I feel very out of condition & heavy; I’m trying not to feel too bad about the latter as I intended to get heavier.
Anyhow, I went to BGWLC on Thursday & had yet another slightly boring “play” session. At the end I asked Martin if we were starting my new program next week and…well, he wanted me to take another week off. Another!! I managed to negotiate with him to start my program tomorrow instead, because I’m booooored of just playing.
I guess this is one of the downsides of training to compete – if you don’t have a rolling program like 5/3/1, or if you’re not simply training for the sake of training, then sometimes you’re going to have fallow periods.
Over the weekend just gone I didn’t go to the gym as I was in north Wales for a friend’s wedding (which was lovely!). And during my week off, I was lucky enough to get taken out for very posh lunches twice by my boyfriend – one trip to MASH in Soho, and one fantastic 4-course lunch at Racine.
Racine was something else, really fantastic food and atmosphere. I recommend it (although it’s worth trying to get a deal via TopTable or similar, as it’s not cheap!) I had crab Florentine to start; cod with clams for the main course; a selection of cheese and finally cherry clafoutis. I really enjoyed the clafoutis & am tempted to try making it at home!
My boyfriend & I have also been doing some great cooking this week. On Sunday we slow-roasted a pork shoulder…
…which got turned into a pulled pork pibil bowl the next day:
I’m very lucky to have a boyfriend who’s such a talented cook 🙂
Back to work tomorrow, back to normal training on Monday & Thursday, and then it’s conference time on Friday & Saturday. Hopefully I will have a new shiny program waiting for me tomorrow evening!