CrossFit: April 30, 2014

No I have not taken two weeks off of crossfit but apparently I did take two weeks off of my blog. I’ve been writing a lot lately – it’s just be in an actual paper journal. I’ve never kept a paper journal. It takes longer to write by hand than to type (I am a millennial). I’ve also been writing pretty deep since it wasn’t going to be shared with the interwebs. Hence, no blogging.

But….I’m attempting to be back at it and hopefully will be posting more than just crossfit workouts…

Warm-Up: 20 each of jumping jacks, hollow rocks on the bar, supermans

Skill: Stones! I hadn’t done this before since I’d always been out of town but it was waaayyy fun! I worked up to 95# on my right shoulder and 75# on my left (the hurt one – I dislocated it Wednesday last week so I was taking it easy this morning).

WOD: 3 RFT of 10 stones, 20 T2B, 30 burpees, 40 air squats, 50 DU’s with a 15 min time cap – I finished the first round and the stones in 15 minutes. The DU’s just killed my time but it was a great workout!!

CrossFit: June 5, 2013

Warm-Up: Burpee Dodgeball

There’s something about burpee dodgeball that makes me want to do it. I typically have no desire to play dodgeball but add punishment of doing burpees when you get hit and suddenly I’m inspired to run and dodge…weird 🙂

Skill: 2 front squats at each 30 sec mark for 8 minutes (clean from the ground each time) – #55 which was challenging but it felt great to be adding plates to the bar again!

WOD: 10-to-1 thrusters (#40) and kettlebell swings (25kg)

12:15 finish which I’m happy with – thrusters were hurting my shoulder a little bit so Jim told me to watch my elbows when I was coming down. Apparently when you pull your elbows in as a straight line (like you’re supposed to do), you actually engage your triceps. I’m already sore and that was only 5 hours ago 🙂

CrossFit: May 20, 2013

Warm-Up: 2 rounds of 250m row, 10 burpees, 80 single unders

Skill: 1 clean warm-up (no weight) and 1 rep max front squat

I’m very excited to report that I PR’ed my front squat at 125#! I’ve front squatted 95# before but had never gotten over the 100# mark.

WOD: 1000m row, 50 thrusters (35#), 30 burpees – 37:41

This whole workout and skill work made me feel incredible. I actually wanted to stop while I was doing it but I was able to complete everything in that hour for the frist time since I started at CrossFit Matters 6 weeks ago! It’s wonderful to be making progress 🙂

Lord, thank you for a body that is able to workout hard. Thank you for two normal functioning legs and two normal functioning arms. Thank you for providing a motivating space to workout in. Please show me how you would have me use this body of mine for your glory.

Sunday Funday

Sunday Funday with my old ladies this morning was awesome, especially because I was already sore from CrossFit yesterday.

Each circuit:

  • 50m lunges
  • Running up and down 5 stories (10 flights) of stairs
  • 50m lunges
  • 2 card draws
  • 200m sprint
  • 2 card draws
  • rest & water

Each suit was a different activity – spades were goblet squats, clubs were reverse lunges, diamonds were push-ups, and hearts were kettleball swings. Jokers were 15 burpees. Everything else was the repetition number for the face value on the card you drew.

I drew diamonds and jokers all morning. After groaning, it was pretty amazing. I was practicing my new push-up technique. Now I definitely cannot raise my arms above my head for pretty much anything except getting my comfy sweatshirt over my head.

It feels great to be working out again. I don’t really know why I go thru phases where I walk away from it and I definitely don’t understand what makes me come back to it but I do. Welcome to my re-introduction to pushing my body. 🙂