Friday, August 10, 2012

Back at it

My alarm still revolted again this morning... might be time to invest in a new one... but luckily my internal clock was spot on.  My neck was feeling a ton better so that was good, still a little stiff but on the up swing. And it felt great to be back.

Today's WOD

Front Squat 3-3-3-3-1-2
50 push-ups for time.

For the Front Squat I did 35 / 45 / 55 / 60 / 65 / 75

For the pushups I started with mats under but ended up on the bar.  I really need to work on these. 

I cannot wait till the day I can do pushups and pull ups!!!

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Rest Day

My alarm revolted against me this morning and I woke up a little late.  I was also still was having issues with my neck so I decided it was best to stay home and take it easy.

By easy it meant lots of neck stretching, a 1.6 mile run, push ups, sit ups and lots of jump rope practice.

In the end it was good I'm finally starting to feel less stiff!

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Prowler Pushing...

So yesterday when I was talking to the guys before leaving I mentioned I was planning on taking today as a rest.  They mentioned today would be a fun day so I decided I'd give it a whirl (despite waking up rather sore from the fun one yesterday).  I'm glad I did.  It was great!!!


Strict Press

Prowler Push with body weight 100ft  x 5

I thought my 1RM was 85lbs, but I'm thinking I was confused.  I started at 65lbs and the plan was 65 / 75 / 80 / 85 / 90, I tried to push 75 and that didn't happen, then 70 and again didn't happen, I got 67 for 1, then went back down to 65 for 2 and then 67 for 1 more.  For now I'll call 67 my 1RM.

For Prowler push we did a warmup 100ft with the empty sled (106lbs).  Then I paired up with Joyce who was pushing 156 for the 5 x 100ft.  Not exactly my body weight but a nice challenge!

Can't wait for Matt to go tonight since this is right up his ally!

Tonight's dinner is either Ginger Chicken Stir Fry if the grocery store happens to have red cabbage back in or else it will be Eggplant Panini's!  Either way I'll be happy!!!

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Now that was fun...

After yesterday's WOD I knew I wanted to go again this morning.  It's not that it was easy, it's just that I knew I wouldn't be sore enough to not go.  Tomorrow I think could be a whole other story. 

Today was my first day with the other Coach Will.  It was just 4 of us including the Coach so that was nice.  During warmup Coach had me doing band assisted dips which was interesting.  I may have lost grip of the band a couple of times.... I think tomorrow I might try a banded pull up.

After we were all warmed up we moved onto the WOD.

4 rounds of:
400 meter run
50 squats

I finished in 17:52. 

I was dying near the end. The guys both finished before me but they all cheered me on which was great. 

What a great way to start the day.

I was thinking about skipping tomorrow but I think they talked me into going.  We'll see how my legs feel today!!!

Oh and for the official weigh in, I knew something was up yesterday... I am down 8lbs for the week last week. (I weighed myself after my workout and was down another 1.4lbs, just for laughs to see how bad it was).

Monday, August 6, 2012

Getting in the Groove

Today marked 1 week of really watching what I was eating and no drinking outside of Saturday night.  Supposedly I'm down 12.2lbs but I'm going to weigh in again tomorrow b/c I think this mornings weigh in was off.  And I personally prefer Tuesday weigh ins. 

We had some fantastic meals this past week, my favorite being the Eggplant Pesto Panini.  Since our farm share had Eggplants again this week that will definitely be repeated.   I also experimented with a mexican stuffed pepper that was pretty good.

Here's my plan of attack for this week, which will likely be edited slightly as the week progresses.

Monday - Leftover Stuffed Peppers
Tuesday - Stuffed Meatloaf
Wednesday - Ginger Chicken Stir Fry
Thursday - Turkey Jambalaya
Friday - The kids want spaghetti so I think I'm going to use the sauce and do a version of the turkey stuffed zucchini boats, but more of a casserole since that was hard to eat.  

I went to the 5am today and was a little less nervous. 

Cindy switched the warm up up a little but not too bad, then we worked on snatches. 

I'm half tempted to order a barbell so I can practice form at home.  I've already ordered a speed rope, and I may have been sending Matt tutorials for making your own garage pullup bar on Friday. 

Today's WOD

3 Round of:

8x Split Snatch Alternating Legs (since this was my first time Cindy had me do the strict snatch with just the 15lb bar to get used to the movement)
7x Muscle Ups (or pulls-up / dips / or 7 rounds of 3 pull ups / 3 push ups which was what I did)
Run 400 meters

I came in at 18:23

I was able to run all three of the runs without a walk break which was great for me.  Though I can't say I love the 400 meter route, it's at least better than the 800.

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Saturday WOD

I had a back and forth debate... jazzercise or crossfit, jazzercise or crossfit, jazzercise or crossfit... Crossfit won.

I keep wondering when I'll be able to walk in not nervous hopefully soon!

Today Billie was the coach.  It was hot and HUMID out.  Seriously breaking a sweat just walking from the car two steps.

We got in and did the usual warmup (again I felt great showing off my lack of pullups and pushups).  After that we teamed up to do the WOD.

Run 400 then
Alternate with a partner for AMRAP

Push Press - 45lbs
Kettlebell Swings

The 400's SUCKED.  And by the time we hit burpees my legs were just saying no.

I think we ended up around 360 reps total (with partner) in about 33 minutes.

This was hard, but hard is why I'm here.

Can't wait to go back for more.

Friday, August 3, 2012

First Day Off the On Ramp

We missed Thursday night so we could take Nate to Camp Family night, which included fishing, archery, basketball, hockey and a little soccer.  It was a blast and well worth missing the last class.

After we got home I considered hitting the 5am.  I was nervous just thinking about it.

What if I don't remember anything?
What if there are things I don't know how to do?
Are people going to think I'm an idiot for even trying this?

On and on and on...

In the end I emailed with Amy who had just gotten off the on Ramp recently and she told me she felt the same way after her On Ramp but everyone was great.  I figured if I woke up in time for the 5, I'd go to 5, if not I'd go to 6.

At about 20 till 5 I woke up and just went for it. 

Of course my first time leaving the house at 10 till 5am there's an accident and police and fire trucks everywhere at the end of my road.  I almost took this as a sign to run home, but since the road was open I figured I'd go.

Driving up there felt almost like my first class nerves wise and even walking in was nerve wracking. 

Cindy was the Coach for the 5am that morning.  When I came in everyone started introducing themsleves and made me feel welcome.  The warmup was a repeat of the one we'd been working through so that was nice. I started in on that.  Still slightly embarassed by my box jump pulls-ups and my knee pushups.  But one day they'll come. 

We started off with 5 rounds of 3 Deadlifts with increasing weight. 

I did: 65lbs / 75lbs / 95lbs / 95lbs / 95lbs

I probably could have gone up on the 95's but I was nervous. 

The WOD was

3 Round of
10 Deadlifts
50 Double Unders

I haven't jumped rope since I was about 10 and just practicing I was tangled.  Cindy said the normal alternate for DU's is 3 Single Unders, but since I was just start to do 50.  By the end I started getting more of a groove and ended up at about 75 per set.

I did 75lbs for my DL's and finished in 6:04. 

Given that time I was a little disappointed I didn't do more SU's but there's always tomorrow.

Matt also went tonight and did great, his DL's blew me out of the water.  He maxed at 275lbs!!!!

Wednesday, August 1, 2012


Today was unofficially our last day on the On Ramp because Matt and I have the rescheduled Camp Family night tomorrow.  I'm kind of sad, but it was a great workout.

We started with the normal workout, went over kettle ball swings then did a little clean lifts with the med balls.  After that we did Helen.

3 rounds for time
Run 400meter
21 KB Swings
12 Pull-ups

I did 3/4 pood KB Swings and completed in 12:57.  I was so happy to get under 13.

Matt did fantastic too!

In other news our menu for the week changed slightly after a sick boy home with me yesterday.  I still had that eggplant to use so I did the Eggplant Panini with Pesto from SkinnyTaste... It was FANTASTIC!!!!

For a post CrossFit snack we also did the Skinny Pina Colada Popsicle... again YUMMY!!!