My Journey to Sparta, The Chris Davis Project: Part 3
by Jason Jaksetic and Chris Davis
Last week we began to see how training at Spartan HQ was beginning to affect Chris Davis both mentally and physically. This week we see the stress of training begin to take it’s toll even more.
There will always be bad days. Sometimes the bad days roll into bad weeks. And sometimes we can bounce right back. Does Chris Davis have what it takes to lose so much weight and meet his goals of participating in the Vermont Ultra Beast? Time will tell, we suppose.
Last night was a bad night for me. I had started out the night doing my normal evening Kung Fu lessons, and things were going great. I had completed several sets of stretches and I was working on my kicks when my right hip gave out. It felt like someone a had ripped my leg out of my socket.
I slowly made my way over to the wall and tried to some pressure back on it and that seemed to be ok. So I tried to walk on it, and I started out limping badly, but the more I walked the better it felt. So I kept walking on it for about 5 minutes. That was when Joe arrived back from the Indiana Spartan Race. He had me do some more stretches and then sit ups using the rope, and we called it a night.
I felt so disappointed in myself after my Kung Fu session. We have been working so hard to push my body without hurting it, and the one night I try to go through my work out without supervision I mess my hip up. Now the good thing at this point is that it looks like I just over exerted one of the new muscles that I have started to use. At this point I do not think I did and real damage, I just need to take it easy on it for a bit and slowing continue to build up strength in these new muscles.
This morning I woke up with a very sore back. I think it is because I changed rooms last night at the lodge and the new bed… well it’s a little harder that I am used to. OK, a lot harder that I am use to. But I am sure that after a few nights of sleeping on it one of two things will happen: my body will adjust to the new bed, or I will not be able to stand up. It will be fun to see what happens!
This morning workout went good, my hip was a little stiff, but for the most part it did what I asked it to do without complaining too much. Nothing like yesterday, which is a very good thing. That helps me to believe that whatever I hurt yesterday is just temporary and should not set me back in the long run. So today is a good today.
Here is a video recap of Chris Davis’s first week in Pittsfield: CLICK HERE
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