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Yesterday, for the first time since starting this blog, I did not write a post. I knew it would happen eventually, I was sort of hoping for a better excuse like an awesome vacation or another Crossfit competition sucking up my time. I really don’t have a good reason, yesterday was just the last day of a very long week and there really wasn’t much to write about. Being injured blows, but we all know that, and without training, I’m just a normal dude who eats a lot of Paleo food. It sucks to have a big bit of your identity stripped away, but it’s only for a little while longer. My knee is feeling better every day, once the sutures come out I hope to be able to squat a little after Christmas. If nothing else I should at least be able to work through some power cleans, power snatches, and some KB work.
My plan as of yesterday was to get up this morning and make it to one of the Saturday morning classes for the first time in months. That plan turned out to be poorly thought out. Turns out when you take 2 weeks off then do an hour and a half of upper body strength work, you get a little sore. Normally I can recover from regular WOD’s pretty quick, a day or two at the most if was really bad. I’m a bit surprised to still be this sore, but everything I know about physiology it makes a lot of sense. New plan is to go again tomorrow afternoon which will give me an extra 36 hours of recovery. This couch shit is getting old though…by the time this is all over I won’t want to stop working out for weeks.
In the absence of something really interesting and Crossfit related, I went hunting for a new restaurant in Saint Louis to try. Granted there are a ton of great restaurants here, but the good Barbecue places are few and far between. The one everyone knows is Pappy’s, which is great, but usually extremely busy, there’s no way to get out of there in under an hour unless you do take out. Probably the 2nd most notable is Bogarts in Soulard, which was actually started by an ex-partner of Pappy’s – BBQ drama…I know. It has it’s own style, doing classics like ribs and brisket but also putting together a few less common things like the prime rib sandwich, gotta love that horseradish. The place I tried today is less than a month old, Capitalist Pig, in Soulard right next to the Anheuser Busch brewery. I didn’t get my normal 3 lbs of meat, not working out really slows down my metabolism. That being said I did a 1/2 + 1/2 platter of pulled pork and brisket. The pulled pork was good, not exceptional, I like that they use pasture raised animals. The brisket however was phenomenal. The best brisket I’ve had in this city to date. I will certainly go back for that in multiple pound portions. Also of note was there multitude of sauces, I only tried the vinegar one, and the mustard one but both were quite good. Paleo is so easy at Barbecue places…I love them.
Writing an intermittent fasting post is much slower than I thought, turns out there’s a ton of information I’ve acquired over the years. I promise it’s coming though, I know at least one person out there is waiting for it.