Monday, October 27, 2014

Good Days and Bad Days - 10/27/14

And the in between days. This doesn't have to do with crossfit, or maybe it does. I don't know. I have my ups and downs, and I have my in betweens. Where I know everything is good, but my feelings don't match this. We've got it good, we're lucky, fortunate, happy, content, blah blah blah. But I still feel alone sometimes. Like nobody really, truly gets me.  Nobody wants to hear anyone complain, unless they are equally miserable and they just complain to each other.

*unless it's Marisa and me.. cause that's all we do all day long and it's awesome and I'm sure the shit we say will send us straight to Hell sometimes.. at least I'll have a friend there..

Anyway. Feeling the Blahs. I know I'm just off-balance in my aminos, but it's hard to stay on top of them, especially when everything feels alright. It kind of creeps up on you. I need to go take an L-Phenylalanine. Should fix me right up. (FWIW, feeling the blahs is a sign that your norepinephrine is low).

I wanted to post this before it went away. I believe all too often we disregard our negative or moody feelings, because 'we're not supposed to feel that way', when the reality is, everyone has their bad days, but most are afraid to show it, or discuss it.

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Crossfit Day 429 - RXing WODs - 10/20/14

So nothing feels quite as amazing as RXing a WOD that you wouldn't have previously been able to do. I was beaming! I was so proud of myself.

WOD was:

9 Minute AMRAP

7 – Thrusters (75/65)
7 – Pull Ups
7 – Burpees

I completed 3 + 10 rounds/reps.

RXed all the way.

We had also finished our 3rd day of our new squat cycle (7/13s) which was my first day, since I've been missing so much lately. Holy sore quads. I need it.

Crossfit Day 428 - 10/15/14

3RM Hang Power Snatch. I went for 115 and it just didn't happen. You don't realize how much you utilize that power position from the floor until you're not supposed to. I threw in the towel at 95. Snatches are hard for me, I suck at them. My fault for not trying to relearn the proper form, and instead just muscling through them.

Anyway, WOD.

3 Rounds for Time
10 – C2B
15 – Hang Power Snatch (95/65)
20 – Pistols (Alt.)

Used 1 green band since Derek said he wanted real C2B and not pull ups for scaled. That if we were scaling them, that we needed to use the band and do C2B. Okay fine.

Snatches, man.. 15 hang snatches were rough.  I didn't realize they would be, but again, kept wanting to default to power snatches.

Pistols are always hard on me. Instead of using the band to hang on to, I used the post. and I felt like I got more out of it that way. I used the post for stability, instead of clinging to the band for support.

Finished 14:55.

Side Note: My arms/triceps were sore for DAYS after this one. Chalking it up to using just the green band and really trying to go for legit C2B pull ups each rep. And I tried to blow through them, because sadly, the banded C2B was the easiest part of this WOD. (it sucked.) I'm talking crazy sore, like I might have had a mild case of rhabdo sore. Awesome.

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Crossfit Day 427 - Saturday WOD - 10/11/14

2 Person Buddy WOD
5 min each station

1. ME Wall Balls (one person has the wall ball, but both partners squat. You just pass it back and forth every time you throw the ball)
2. ME Sled Drag (50m = 1 rep) at 95lbs
3. ME OH Lunges (25lb plate)
4. ME Box Jump Overs (20")
5. ME Clean and Jerk (95lbs)

Every station has a 15 burpee buy in. 2 min rest between stations.

Isla was my partner, and we did AWESOME together!!! We ended up completing 283 reps total. 

we started on Lunges
108 lunges
74 box jump overs
43 clean and jerks
52 box jump overs
6 sled drags


Crossfit Day 426 - 10/8/14

This was a great WOD!

60 – Box Jumps (24/20)
60 – KBS (55/35)
60 – Ring Push Ups
60 – Strict Press (45/35)

Finished in 16:54, and did regular push ups (ring push ups destroy/hurt/entirely mess up my left shoulder). I wasn't willing to injure myself beyond repair, so, I did regular push ups.

Monday, October 13, 2014

Crossfit Day 425 - 5 T2B in a Row! - 10/6/14

It doesn't seem like a huge feat, and I've been able to do Toes to Bar for quite some time now, but... today I did 5 back to back to back to back to back! Just like, non stop! WHAAAAT. I used to do one at a time. T2B, down, turn around, another T2B, down, turn around, another T2B. Like this endless crazy insane rotation til I was done with my reps but nooooooooo. I did 5!!! FIVE!! I was pretty excited about that! Even when I feel like there's no progress being made, my body surprises me with little gifts here and there.

The workout was the following:

2 Scores
5 wall balls (20/16) but I used a 20lb ball. NBD.
5 T2B

2 min rest

5 deadlifts (225/155)
5 lateral bar burpees

My score was 4+4 and 4+6. Happy with that! Especially since it was sort of RX+ with that 20lb wall ball. BEAMING!

The score sucked, but eh. I mean, I don't know. When I look at the other scores, I'm proud of mine and I'm still reminded that I still have some of the lowest numbers when it comes to gymnastics movements. Wall balls and deadlifts are no big deal, T2B and lateral bar burpees I can do, but they take time, because I'm throwing my 200+lb self around repetitively.

Speaking of my weight.. no I haven't done anything since the competition. I haven't dieted, I haven't not dieted. I've just maintained. I haven't been trying.. or when I do try, I fail. Right around 9p every night. I know I just need to get through the 1st night, but by the time 9p rolls around I'm usually like, fuck it. Whatever. And here starts my endless cycle of no success. AWESOME! Yeah I'm disappointed, but.. whatever. I will get back on track again.

Friday, October 10, 2014

Crossfit Day 424 - 2 mile row and 60 GHD Sit Ups - 10/1/14

My feet/foot are still recovering from sled sprints, and actually, believe it or not but freakin stretching is what helps it the most. BUT in an effort to not exacerbate my almost recovered injury, I did a 2 mile row instead of a 1 mile run, and 60 GHD Sit Ups instead of 100 abmat sit ups. Was a win/win for me!

I did my 2 mile row in about 18 minutes, at about a 7-8 resistance, and not in a hurry at all, and then 60 GHDSU in another 6 min. (10 every minute was my goal, then rest.. then 10 more..)

It was wonderful and I was SORE FOR DAYS from the GHDSU. Exactly what I wanted, aw yeahh.

Crossfit Day 423 - Snatch, Clean and Jerk Max Out Day - 9/29/14

Find your 1RM Snatch
Find your 1RM C&J

I pulled a snatch at 115. Failed 135. My 1RM is 130.

Did 175 for Clean and Jerk, which is my current PR. :)

Saturday, October 4, 2014

My First RX Competition - The Bro Down Ho Down Throw Down - 9/21/14

Soooooooo yes it was a strength competition, but it was still my first RX competition! Dezi and I partnered up for this one. We headed down EARLY Sunday morning to Altamonte Springs, to CrossFit Tire Factory, for the festivities!

A good time was had by all! Lauren Brooks was hosting the event, so that was really cool! We got to meet her and I even got a shirt autographed by her for my beloved coach Tom. :)

I had so much more to say about this, like... talk about the WODs specifically but.. this was 3 weeks ago already. We did our best in each WOD, and we even did some things we didn't think we could do! AND we RXed it all! I was super proud of the both of us for getting up and showing up and doing our best.

We didn't place last, either! A big deal. We ended up placing 6th out of 7, but I'm okay with that. :) We've got work to do, but we freakin did it.

I even got to see my e-bff Jamie and her man Ed! I also introduced Dezi to Ikea.. and took her to her first ever trip to the infamous store, as well. All in all, a great weekend, no regrets!

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Crossfit Day 422 - My First 30" Box Jump - 9/23/14

NERVOUS! I didn't want to do it, but I wanted to do it! My very first 30" box jump! I hesitated like.. 6 times. And finally got the courage to do it.

WOD: 10 Minute AMRAP

12 – Hang Power Snatch (95/65)
8 – Box Jumps (34/30″)

I ended up doing 5 total, 4 for the WOD. I FUCKING DID A 30" BOX JUMP! Big day! Then I flipped it after 4 reps into the workout and did 24" box jumps instead. It was a busted shin waiting to happen, as I was BARELY clearing the box. eeek.

Proud day, regardless. :)  I ended up completing 4+9 for the WOD. Woo!