Day 7: Saturday
Day-long hike to Lata Medang and Lubuk Mecu but not before a quick meditation in the morning. Totally whacked out after that; the hike itself wasn’t as difficult; the travel time (especially the traffic on the way home!) was the killer! Now who would have thought there’s traffic in Rawang, Kepong etc on a Saturday evening?!?!?! It was a different workout and cross training for sure.
The hike ended with a sumptuous lunch/tea at Ulu Yam where we also celebrated this boy’s “107th” birthday. I had the God-sent coconut juice and cake but let me assure you that the rest swept clean the other dishes! Easily. No. Sweat.
Day 8: Sunday
Super not awesome…that casual hike did me in! Shin splints that were so bad that I had to ask for a painkiller and mom even suspected a major muscle tear. Thank god, it’s not but the last 24 hours have been super harrowing; nothing worked – Celebrex, stretching, foam rolling, elevating it, heat pack, ice pack, muscle rub, patches. Nada. Nothing. Zilch.
Spent the day in bed trying to sleep…to no avail and started formulating backup plans for a colleague today (important, break-or-deal meeting this afternoon!). The pain only subsided at midnight at which point I walloped a kaya puff coz I woke up hungry (zzz at 8pm after dinner. You can pick up your jaw from the floor now. You’re welcome.)
Challenge: Failed. Resoundingly.
Day 9: Today’s workout:
Hampered by the shin splints, hence the Back & Lats this morning. Put in a short sun salutation before heading to the gym.
Single sets of:
a) Free-standing pull-ups (hmmm…should I be hopeful that I’m “FINALLY” getting the hang of this?!?!?!)
b) DB bendover row
c) LF cable lat pulldown
d) LF cable low row
e) KB deadlift
f) Technogym cable criss cross rear delt
Single set of:
g) Leg raises (oh hi hi. Long time no see!)