Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Crossfit Day 442 - 12/9/14

Finally made an effort to get back into the gym this week after our Black Friday/Cyber Monday madness. It felt so good, but I had to force myself to go! As always though, I always feel so amazing afterwards.

We worked on snatch balance, which was pretty great, since I never do that sort of work.

The WOD was:

17 min
30 – Snatches (95/65)
30 – BFB
20 – Snatches (115/75)
20 – BFB
10 – Snatches (135/95)
10 – BFB
ME – Snatches (155/105)

BFB = bar facing burpees

I got through 9 reps of the 3rd set of snatches, for a total score of 109. Pretty happy with that, especially considering I hadn't been in over a week, and I RXed it. Those 95 lb snatches got heavy fast. Glad I went!

Crazy that I can take a week off and still not be sore. Especially after all those burpees.

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

At Home WOD - 12/8/14

Monday night, I decided I needed to get a little workout in. Since I didn't get home til late, I used what I had around me and made it work.

I put on my Skrillex Pandora station, got my jump rope, ab mat, rubber mat and headed out to the driveway.

After a little warm up of lunges, singles, and jumping jacks, I came up with the following WOD.

5RFT
200m run
10 ABSU
15 air squats
20 singles

It was only supposed to be 4 rounds, but I added another one in for good measure. It was a nice, steady pace and I finished in 12 minutes. Long enough of a workout to get my endorphins going. Love it.

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Droid Turbo - 12/2/14

Just an update...

I LOVE MY NEW PHONE! Holy crap, it's incredible. Droid Turbo. Check it out. I've been using it since 2p today, and it's incredible! I got the 64g version with the ballistic material stuffs on the back.

Total Motorola fan/groupie/whatevs. This thing is amazing.

Here's a selfie. (not demonstrating its picture taking qualities here..)

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Sprints in the Road - 12/1/14

Cyber Monday! Our biggest day of the year! This morning at 7a, I stood in the kitchen and thought to myself, the next time I'm home, it'll be 12 hours from now. And, that's about how it went! I left the office tonight at 7p, had to run to Lululemon for some awesomeness, and then headed home. I didn't get home til 7:40p, so I knew I'd be missing the regular class, but I decided to change and head over to the gym anyway. I figured I had a better chance of doing something physical there than at home.

I ended up doing 10 sets of 50m weighted sled sprints, which felt really good. I made sure to stretch my calves before and after really well on the doorstep, so we'll see how they feel in the morning. I really love sled sprints, but they wreck my feet (tight calves = tight achilles = excruciating arch pain). Kind of excited to see how they feel tomorrow after my extensive stretching.

I also made a promise to myself to get my shit cleaned up again. I keep sliding back with how busy we've been. It's so easy to grab something sweet to snack on, if it's there. If it's not there, you can't eat it! I am being strong and going through the fridge/freezer tonight and tossing all the crap I shouldn't be eating. As soon as I post this, that's the next thing on my list of things to do tonight before I head to bed.

Wish me luck! I'd like to be a few pounds down, and thinner feeling by Christmas. :)

Crossfit Day 441 - 11/28/14

Friday after Thanksgiving! I went to an amazing Thanksgiving yoga class at Big Fish Thursday morning, and it was so nice to get back on my mat! It's hard work, and it's easy to forget what it takes to get through an entire Baptiste Power Yoga class. I'm glad I've been making the time to go.

With that being said, I made SURE I got to CF on Friday! I went to the 10a class was initially planning on doing the 9a class, but after my amazing, beloved, trusty Droid Maxx died on me the night before, I had to skip the 9a class and head to the office to rummage around to see if I could find ANY phone that would hold me over. Thankfully I had my old Droid Razr Maxx from a few years ago that actually just powered right up! It's been sitting in a drawer for a year, and the thing turned right on. So awesome.

So I spent some time on the phone with Verizon figuring out my replacement situation, etc etc (it gets here tomorrow, holy shit, the time cannot go by fast enough! This Razr Maxx is.... while VERY great and functional as a phone.. it's also not equipped to handle 3 years newer technology. The funny thing is, it was known for its battery life when it first came out, and it still holds true. Because of its age-defined limitations, I barely use it except to check email, text, and make phone calls. Once in a while I'll check something through the browser, but that's it. As I sit here and type, the thing has 56% battery life, and it's been unplugged since 7a. Still a champ!

But... I can't wait for my a) replacement phone to get here (Droid Maxx, covered under warranty!) and b) my BRAND NEW Droid Turbo to get here! I'll be giving the replacement Droid Maxx to my Momma for Christmas; it's time for her to get an upgrade! and I'll be activating the Turbo for myself.

ANYWAY. The Friday WOD happened at 10a for me, and it was a good one!

8 min AMRAP
200m Run (I rowed)
10 C&J 135/95
10 box jumps 30/24

I got through 2 rounds even. It was awesome!

Monday, December 1, 2014

Crossfit Day 440 - Wall Balls and KBs - 11/24/14

I was pretty excited about this one! Wall Balls and Kettle Bells? Seriously, how hard could it be? Haaaa

At first glance, I thought it was For Time, and not a 9 min climbing ladder, so when I found out it was only 9 minutes, I got REALLY excited..

WOD: 9 Minute Climbing Ladder
25 – Wall Balls (20/16)
25 – KBS (55/35)
50 – Wall Balls (20/16)
50 – KBS (55/35)
75 – Wall Balls (20/16)
75 – KBS (55/35)

I LOVED it. From what I could tell, I got 3rd or 4th highest score for girls RX, at 168 reps. (I got into my 3rd set of wall balls). It was a killer, but it was really great having two strong dudes to work alongside! It kept me motivated and I pushed that much harder. :)


Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Crossfit Day 439 - ANOTHER RX and Power Snatch PR - 11/18/14

BOOM. Talk about feeling awesome lately! I feel awesome lately. I don't want to ruin this! PLEASE STAY, AWESOME FEELING! I am happy, confident, I feel good, I'm sleeping well, the business and our people are good, Dave is good, dogs are good. Everything is just.. great.

It's cool and crisp out (a little too cool and crisp tonight, dipping down into the high 20s/low 30s whaaat) but otherwise it's pretty beautiful out. I wanted to make sure I went to the gym tonight, just in case tomorrow night was a bit too frigid for my Florida blood.

Anyway, Power Snatch 1RM today. I've been stuck at 125 for months. YEARS. My stats said 130, but I did that once and then hadn't been able to do it again. I could only get 125 again.. and again and again.

But.. tonight, I did 135! WHAT. YES. I pulled, I focused on my hip action, or at least I thought I did, and I just.. got under the bar and did it! I didn't even feel like I struggled. I feel like, my strength is there, so now I need to get my technique under wraps. My snatch form is not the greatest, by any means and tonight is proof that a little good form will go a long way.

I SNATCHED 135!!! Are you kidding me?!?! Let's fucking crush this WOD!

WOD:

7 Rounds
1 min
 10 hang power snatch (75/55 pshhhhh)
ME DU remaining time
1 min Rest

Score is total number of DUs.

Okay so my DUs are simply not the greatest, but that's okay. I can do them, and I'll do them one at a time if I need to, so whatevs.

I ended up scoring 53 total. I would nail out the snatches in 15-20 seconds each round. Those were light and easy peasy. It was the DUs that just took my breath away! But I did 53 of them and I was proud of every single one!

And you know what?? I RXED! :) AND I PRED!!


Crossfit Day 438 - Another RXed WOD - 11/17/14

My reps may have sucked, but I tried and I RXed that shit! I struggled and I did it. I earned those little red letters next to my name. RX.

So a little back story.. usually with Toes to Bar, I'll do the first 5 legit, and then say fuck it, this is going to take too long (because usually they're in a WOD that's RFT and not an AMRAP) but instead tonight, I chose to work through them. Do each one the right way, regardless of my score, and I did!!

Guess how you get better? You fucking practice. And you try. And you suck, and you fail and you cry about it, and one day... it sucks less, you fail less, and you start to get it more, and you smile instead of cry because you're making progress AND THEN ONE DAY.. you just get it. And then others look at you and say "OMG I'm so jeallouussss I wish I could do that!" It's almost discrediting. It's like I just want to say.. then fucking work for it. If you want it badly enough, you'll WORK for it! Don't envy others, use them as motivation to get yourself to where you want to be. Envy doesn't get us anywhere.

The worst thing (and I'm guilty of it too..) is seeing something you suck at and choosing to avoid it, because you'll never get better at something if you give up before you even start. You never improve if you don't at least try once in awhile.

So anyway.. off soapbox.. Our WOD was the following:

10 min AMRAP
30 plyo push ups (2 45lb plates/1 45lb plate)
30 T2B
20 plyo push ups
20 T2B
10 plyo push ups
10 T2B

And then repeat.

I got a whopping score of 73, but you know what?? I RXED IT! I didn't give up, I suffered through it, my hands hurt, my shoulders hurt.. but I did it. I fucking did it! and it felt so good.

Crossfit Day 437 - Hero DT - 11/5/14

So in the past, I have enjoyed Hero DT, and I remembered it being one of those WODs where halfway through you're like. WHAT am I DOING here...?? And it was exactly that. Reading the rep counts is deceiving. It doesn't seem that difficult! Then you look at the weight and you're like.. oh...

Hero DT is a Hero WOD obviously, and we did it for Veterans Day this year.

5 RFT
12 deadlifts (155/115)
9 hang cleans
6 push jerks

Well last year, they made the RX weight 105 for girls. The technical RX weight is 115. Last year I finished in 11:35 at 105lbs. This year, I did 115 lbs and finished over a whole minute slower at 12:42. I was so bummed about it, but when I went back and realized that last year's weight was lighter, it really helped me cope.

 So this year, I finished at 12:42 but was using more weight. I should be able to deal, but holy hot damn those hang cleans got heavy really quickly! You don't realize how important those 'power' movements are until you have them taken away.

Crossfit Day 436 - 11/10/14

My schedule has gone all out of whack, but I'm okay with it! I've been supplementing yoga in with my training and I actually feel great. That or I'm having a great two weeks and I need to just embrace and enjoy it. :)

So I didn't think this one would be so awful, but I was wrong.

45 pull ups
45 thrusters (95/65)

I thought I could RX it! 17 pull ups in, I changed my mind..but by that time, I was so spent from the 17 RX ones, that I was just a mess. I ended up finishing way slower than what I wanted, because of those first 17 rx pull ups. :( My time was 11:46.

and holy hell, those thrusters were murder after the PUs! Seriously.. I was all like NBD before, and then bam.