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Back At It

This was my first time back at Crossfit since my babysitting adventure and it kicked my tush! It went pretty well, even though I was last…as usual.

 

 

We started with our strength of Front Squats 5x5x5x5x5 (95#) and a couple of rounds of as many burpees as possible in 15 seconds. The most I got was 4, which isn’t too shabby!

 

WOD:

21-15-9

Deadlifts (135#)

Up and Over Box Jumps (Short)

Finished in 8:54

 

The up and over box jumps were interesting. Basically, you jump on the box and over the other side. Box jumps aren’t my strongest skill but I’m still glad I can do them than step ups. Now, I just need to work on jumping on the next box up!

 

How was your workout?!

It’s Official…

My coach is trying to kill me. If he isn’t, then I don’t know what the heck made him come up with today’s workout. First of all, I should have listened to my body when it didn’t want to work out and just went home and vegged on the couch! In fact, Shane even said I picked a bad day to come in.

 

Skill:
L-Sit Holds
Rd 1 – 16 Secs, Rd 2 – 27 Secs, Rd 3 – 18 Secs
Yeah, I have no strength to hold these things!

 

WOD:
3 Rounds
200 Meter Run
20 Pull Ups (Green Band)
200 Meter Run
20 Push Press (65#)
200 Meter Run
20 GHD Sit Ups
200 Meter Run
20 Box Jumps (Modified to Step Ups)
Finished in 38:10 (Cut off was 40 mins)

 

My foot started hurting during the 3rd round. I modified the box jumps with step ups just so I didn’t do too much to my foot. The runs went ok but I could feel my foot during the last few. Sunny ran my last two 200 Meter runs with me. I did appreciate her support but at the same time it makes me feel sssllllowww!

 

The pull ups went ok for the first 30 but I had a hard time getting my chin up on the last 30. I did ok, but not nearly what I was hoping for. Since I got there a little early, I tried to do some pull ups with the blue band. I think I can do about 5 but any more than that and I’ll need the green band.

 

The push presses got tough quick. I got the first 20 done in sets of 10, but the last two rounds I had to do 5 and rest. In fact, on the last round I had 2 that I had to re-do because I didn’t lock it out at the top. That was a bit irritating!

 

The sit ups and step ups were tiring but not hard. They were a nice break from the pull ups and push presses. If I did the box jumps though I probably would have been dieing.

 

This evening I iced my foot again. I’m hoping it’ll heal up pretty soon so I don’t have to keep babying it. This weekend is my 12 mile training run since I only did 6 miles last weekend. Last weekend was supposed to have been the 12 miler, but my foot started hurting me again around mile 2.5. I’m hoping my foot is much better for this weekend. After my 10 mile race I was hobbling around like an old woman, so we’ll see how I do after 12 miles! hahaha. I’m estimating it will take me about 3:15 to do the 12 miles, so we’ll see how it goes!

 

What are your plans this weekend?

AMRAP It Up!

WOD:
15 Minute AMRAP
10 Wallballs (16#)
10 Toes to Bar (mod to Knees to Chest)
10 Box Jumps (Short Box)
6.20 (6 complete rounds and all but box jumps into 7th (20 reps))

Felt great doing today’s workout. I was able to do all wallballs with the 16# ball without too much pain. Don’t get me wrong, it was tough but doable. My hands ripped again doing the Knees to Chest but not nearly as bad as yesterday or the time before. I tried my best to just hook my hands so I didn’t tear them, but it’s harder than it appears! The box jumps were slow, but not too bad. Glad I’m able to do them now without having to modify down to step ups.

I got my order of Eatology in today. Some of the boxes were broken. One had to be thrown away because it was busted too much. They were packed very well (Styrofoam and bubble wrap) and the outer box didn’t look too damaged (was dropped on one corner) so I’m not sure what happened there. I’m not upset, just surprised. Had to throw away the meatloaf…too bad! hahaha

Tonight I ate the Chicken Creole. It wasn’t bad. It wasn’t very spicy, which in my head a Creole should be. It was a little bland, but not overly so. Of course, it was much better than Lean Cuisine!  Plus, it had okra, cabbage, and other veggies I’m not a fan of and I was able to eat them without getting grossed out!

 

I’ve found a race challenge I would LOVE to do. Who wouldn’t want to race in Italy? The pricing is a bit much so I’ll have to save up. Anyone want to join me?!

Staying in the Game

It’s a beautiful day in the neighborhood! However, we NEED RAIN. Texas has outrageous amounts of fires breaking out thanks to the drought. I’ve never seen it this bad before. Supposedly it was similar to this some time in the 50’s, but I wasn’t around at that time!

Today’s workout went well. Not that I did very good but I feel like I’m doing better than I had. I did the box jumps, which I had to modify to step ups for the past couple of months, and I was able to do the run each round instead of skipping it! Unfortunately, I lost a lot of my strength and endurance because of my modifications I had to do but I think that’ll increase pretty quickly now that I can really push it again.

My arms and back are sore today from yesterday’s workout! This contributed to my having to drop weight down on my Push Presses today. That and the fact that I’ve been using lighter weight to help with the breathing and have probably lost some of what I gained before.

Strength:
Front Squats
5(75#) x 5(85#) x 5(95#) x 5(95#)

WOD:
5 Rounds
10 Push Press (75# first round, 65# rest)
10 Box Jumps (small box)
10 Kettlebell Swings (25#, no 35# left)
200 Meter Run

The run was changed from going down the alley to going to the stop sign and back. I don’t think that’s 200 meters, but there was a van parked in the alley doing some work for one of the stores and was an accident waiting to happen. It took me 17:29 to complete it. Again, not great but I’m not upset with it. I felt I did what I could. My hand was bothering me some because the tears were still quite fresh. Thankfully Shane was able to tape them up some so they didn’t get too scraped up again today. They’re weeping a bit right now, but otherwise they’re not too bad.

I’m glad I have a day to recover until my next round of CrossFit. This Thursday I’m going to try to go without stopping at all during the workout. Just push push push.

Today I signed up for the 10 for Texas race on Oct. 8th. I didn’t realize it was coming up so soon! Guess I need to start getting more serious about my training. I’ve missed the past 3 weeks (2 because of traveling and 1 because of laziness). This Sunday the girls and I will be running/walking 6 miles. They’ll keep me up to speed! I can’t wait to see how my running/walking goes now that I can breathe better. Based on the run in today’s workout it will NOT be fast! I need to work on increasing my speed. I also have my marathon I’m supposed to be training for. The thought occurred to me that I should probably drop down to the 1/2 but now I’m second guessing that. We’ll see how the training progresses and the 10 miler goes! After all, I still have 3 months to get ready for it.

Oh…and my husband showed me this fun little endeavor. If it’s done well, I think it’ll be a blast! However, it has the opportunity to be really cheesy too. Check it out and tell me what you think!

Fight Gone Bad Redeux

Yep yep!! It was Fight Gone Bad again. My score last time was 182. This time around my score was 164…so….that went down. However, I went up on weight on all of lifts.

Wallball 16#, up from 8#
Sumo Deadlift High Pull 45# up from 35#
Push Press 45# up from 35#
Box Jumps 20″ step ups up from 14″ step ups

Plus, add in the fact that it was boiling and I’m at my lowest breathing point (150 on the peak flow meter, lowest before last dilation too). So, I’m going to take it as an even move. We also have a rowing machine now!! Stoked about that.  Thankfully, I wasn’t as tired/drained today as I was Thursday.

Here’s the breakdown:

This weekend I bought some Vibram Five Fingers. It takes me about 30 minutes to put them on because my little toes never want to cooperate! I bought these because they supposedly help keep blisters from forming, if they fit correctly. I’ll give them a trial run on Saturday to see how they feel. Once I get them on they are actually pretty comfortable, yet odd looking! Yep…I went with pink…why not?

My eating has been very good this past week. Today was day 8 of no artificial sweeteners, sugar, grains or “white” foods. Mike is doing it with me this time, which seems to help me stick to it more. I don’t think he’s that big of a fan but he’s still hanging in there!

I’ve been happy with my food options available at the local HEB lately. So glad they’re starting to carry more nitrate free/free range/grass fed/organic foods!

Mmmmm….green beans, sausage and kraut!

Sunday was also weigh in day. When I weighed in after my vacation I was up to 206#. Eeek!! I weighed in yesterday at 201.4! Down 4.6#…in one week. Granted a lot of that was probably water weight from cutting out some of the foods, but I’m quite excited about it! We’ll see what this Sunday brings. I bought myself the Wow: Worship CD as a reward. This week if I reach my weight loss goal (1.5#) I get to buy a book!

How are you doing in your fitness journey?