So, right after the Turkey Challenge CrossFit competition, I got sick. I missed Thanksgiving and was in bed most of the weekend. I also missed 4 days of CrossFit Training, which is right before another major CrossFit competition I have coming up, the 2022 Legends Championship at CrossFit Mayhem in Cookeville, Tennessee.
Now, I have to get back to CrossFit Training, and I’m hoping I’ve learned some things.
Tips for CrossFit Training After Being Sick
- Don’t push getting back to the gym. The gym and the training will be there.
- Drink plenty of fluids.
- Sleep more.
- Try to keep eating. You don’t want to lose too much weight.
- Maintain a positive mental attitude.
- Stay busy; it’ll take your mind off the fact you’ve missed CrossFit training
I worked out on Tuesday. I back squatted. I did the WOD. I did an hour of FIT classes. I was wiped.
On Wednesday I did the WOD and it took everything I had. I didn’t want to do anything. I also subbed an hour fitness class. It was during this class that my voice started to go.
I knew it: I was getting sick.
Last night was miserable. I tossed and turned. I was hot and cold. I took some Nyquil and that finally helped me to sleep.
I had a hard time getting out of bed in the morning.
I had a fever.
I took some DayQuil.
That kicked in and I took a shower and managed a bit of house work until it wore off and my fever returned.
I had a meeting with work. Downed more DayQuil to get through it.
Then home to bed.
My body had had enough.
Rest. Rest. And more rest.
As hard as that is, that’s what I need.