BEST WEEK EVER….I made it to the 6:30am class every morning this week [HOOORAY!] Except for Tuesday because my stupid phone turned off in the middle of the night, thus no 6:00am alarm. Anyways, I got my WOD on Monday – Saturday this week, and it was fabulous. I’ll do a highlight reel of the WODs we did this week:
Monday was Fabulous FRAN
Thrusters (RX 55lbs) & Pull Ups
Alright, this was my first time doing Fran, so please don’t laugh at my time…11:06. It was BRUTAL! I really didn’t think it would be that hard, but I was WRONG! I had 45lbs for my thrusters and still did my pull ups with a band, and I was still struggling. But, I loved it. Can’t wait to give Fran another shot in a few weeks.
Tuesday was “What is the name of this WOD? It sucks…”
For Max Reps:
RX 55lbs (I did 45lbs)
- 20 Overhead Squats
- 20 Burpees
- 20 Power Cleans
- 60 double unders (180 singles)
*forgot to log my score on “MyWod” app but I’m thinking it was something like 323?
Wednesday was a Countdown WOD
For strength we worked on deadlifts, happy to say I got up to 135lbs at my heaviest.
- Toes to Bar
- KB Swings 35 lbs
- Box Jumps 24”
*forgot to log my time on this one too, but I think it was somewhere in the 22 minute range?
Thursday was the Valentines Day’s WOD
2 rounds of
- 14 Squat Cleans RX 85lbs
- 14 Hand Stand Push Ups
- 14 Walking Lunges (on each leg)
- 14 Burpees
800m row (buy out)
I finished in 17:24; 65lbs on my squat cleans.
This was a solid WOD. I love [attempting] HSPUs. Our coach helped me work on my rowing after we were done too because I SUCK at rowing. Turns out, I was letting my seat come to close to my feet and wasting a lot of time and energy on pushing back with my legs. I haven’t mastered my new technique yet, but I’m getting there.
[Valentine’s Side Note: My boyfriend Jacob, came to visit me Thursday after work, he’s the sweetest 🙂 He drove two hours just so we could spend the evening together. AND he got me flowers, a stuffed dog, since I don’t have time to have a real one, AND a new WOD Addiction shirt—yay!! We love WOD Addiction. He got himself a new pair of board shorts too, so we took this awesome picture to show off our new gear:
Friday was SNATCH-FEST 2013
We worked on form for double unders and snatches in the beginning of the class.
The actual WOD was:
10 minute cap
- 75/45 pound Snatch, 30 reps
- 135/75 pound Snatch, 30 reps
- 165/100 pound Snatch, 30 reps
- 210/120 pound Snatch, 30 reps
- 45 pound Snatch, 30 reps
- 65 pound Snatch, 30 reps
- 75 pound Snatch, 30 reps (except I only got 2 @ 75lbs)
So… 62 Snatches in 10 minutes. That’s a lot of snatches.
Saturday was the WLC Benchmark WOD
Our gym is participating in the Whole Life Challenge which started yesterday.
12 minute AMRAP
1000m Row (Buy In)
- 60 air squats
- 50 hand release push ups
- 40 ab mat sit ups
- 30 burpees
I got 158 reps. Can’t wait to see what I get when we do this WOD again in 2 months.
I want to talk a little bit about what I ate this week too. Paleo isn’t something that’s totally new for me. My friend Ian (usually referred to as Richard) first told me about Paleo in the Spring of 2010—I thought he was insane. Then my mom discovered it this past summer and we decided to try it together. I loved all of the recipes she made, but we were by no means 100% Paleo eaters. It wasn’t until starting CrossFit in November that I really decided to give Paleo the “good college try.” I could usually go about 75% Paleo every week. My good eating habits always fell a part during the weekends, due to lack of meal planning and just eating whatever was convenient. Anyways, it has been my 2013 New Year’s Resolution to be 100% Paleo. I’ve gotten off to an okay start, probably about 80-85% Paleo. BUT, our gym started this great challenge yesterday called the “Whole Life Challenge” [https://www.wholelifechallenge.com/wlc2013] and I think it’s really going to help me stick to my Paleo goal. I’ll be talking more about the WLC in upcoming posts, but check out the website if you’re eager to learn more.
Being that I’m in a long distance relationship, and I cook for one most times, I try to make three Paleo recipes at the beginning of each week and make them last the entire week. Last week I went with:
Breakfast: hard-boiled eggs; two pieces of bacon. Simple and Easy
Dinner: spaghetti squash with red sauce (Trader Joe’s Tomato Basil pasta sauce mixed with one pound of organic, grass-fed ground beef and 2 zucchini)
I promise all my posts won’t be this long. My goal is to start posting every other day, so I don’t have to try to cram a week’s worth of CrossFit and Paleo into one post.
Thanks for reading!