Today was a great day. I got to the gym early this morning to take on the Open’s workout 15.3. As usual I had an internal battle going on of whether or not I should do the RX’d version of the workout or not. The smarter side of me prevailed and I chose to go with the scaled version for several reasons. The most obvious being that my shoulder is still working its way back to 100% but is not there yet. Secondly,I don’t have muscle ups yet and attempting one for 14 minutes seemed silly to me (although I probably could have pulled one off). Finally, I really just wanted to get good a workout in! I ended up with 793 reps and a whole handful of no-rep air balls… did I mention I suck at wall balls? The thing I love about Crossfit is that there is constant room for improvement, and boy do I have a lot of improving to do!
Post WOD floor bonding time
After working out and judging my teammates for most of the morning I went home to find that my latest lab results finally came in the mail. Side note: I don’t know why they mail them… calling and e-mailing seems to be a much more efficient option.. but thats just me! The overall results were that everything was good but my ANA (autoimmune disease) was unchanged. Bummer. After meeting with my doctor the other day though I don’t feel discouraged by this, he said that sometimes it takes up to a year to see the an ANA get back to negative. We will see what happens I guess, but the fact that I feel much better is the result that matters.
While I was chatting with my doctor we ended up talking about the supplements that I was taking and he asked me how I was handling the liquid fish oil (DHEA/EPA). The only answer I could come up with was a slightly disgusted and unimpressed kind of look. I have absolutely despised taking fish oil supplements since I was younger, the aftertaste seems to always get to me even though this new brand of fish oil is super high quality and not nearly as fishy as the ones i’ve had in the past. So he told me that he normally “chases” his fish oil with a pinch of homemade horseradish, which obviously masks the taste, while waking the sh*t out of your senses, and additionally helps cleanse the liver. So I thought what the heck, I will try anything once! Which lead me to make this super simple horseradish. Like many other condiments that come packed with preservatives, sugar, and other added junk, this is a super easy one to make at home where you can be assured that you are only consuming high quality ingredients.
- 1/2 cup horseradish, peeled and diced
- 1/3 cup coconut vinegar
- 1/8 tsp. sea salt
-Place the diced horseradish, coconut vinegar and salt in a food processor
-Process until you have reached your desired consistency or until smooth
-Thats it! Seriously, how much easier could it get?
Now that I have tried the fish-oil-followed-by-hroseradish, I can see why it works well. I also suddenly have a craving for oysters… 🙂