Friday 1/17 WOD at PCF

Classes start next week! Back to a regular, structured schedule! Partially excited, partially upset. I am reallllly going to try to get in there on Sunday, but I’m so bad at getting into the box on weekends. That needs to change!! Starting this week!

Strength:

  • Back squat 15-15 (Must complete sets in less than 1 Minute): 85-85. My back still felt tweaky from deadlifting 200lbs on Monday (gosh I just like saying that so much) so I didn’t want to go too much heavier. As it is, Erika wanted us to stick at about 50% of our 1RM, and this was still about 7ish pounds over that. But it felt really good! I’m so bad at muscle endurance, so this was a welcome challenge.

WOD for Time: 11:27

5 Rounds of:

  • 20 Double Unders: Level II.
  • 20 Sit-Ups: Rx.
  • 10 Front Rack Lunges: 45lbs, Level I-.
  • 5 Push-ups: Level I.

This was a crusher. I hate 5 round-ers, and lunges. I backed pretty light on the lunges, and I’m glad I did. I really need to work on them. I am so weak with them, and compared to my front and back squat numbers, I should be doing more than I’m able to. Need to work on this weakness, badly! Double-unders were cake, although I just didn’t have it in me to do the extra 10 for Rx every round. The sit-ups were fine, but taxing. Definitely feeling them now, which is weird, because I’m not usually bothered by them. Rx and Level II were 5 HSPUs and 3 HSPUs, respectively, and I tried to do the first one in the first round, and my shoulders just gave out. Very tired today. Oh well. Next time!

Friday 10/11 WOD at PCF

TGIF! I’m looking forward to a log weekend of homework, studying, knitting, and some light climbing/conditioning. I’m taking this Sunday off from gymnastics because of a sore left hamstring/groin, and because my partner is crime for those classes will be in NY. Also, I am proud of myself for actually showing up today, in spite of the crappy rainy weather. Knowing you’re heading into a workout that has running in it while it’s POURING outside definitely tests your motivation. Thankfully, the rain let up just in time for our run, and my freshly-dyed hair didn’t end up staining my clothes bright red, ha!

Strength:

EMOTM for 10 Minutes of:

  • 1 Front Squat: 95lbs. Holy heavy! I was thinking I could do 105. I think with a little more warming up I could have done it, but we were a little rushed so not today!
  • 3 Strict Ring Dips: assisted. Meh. Don’t feel like these are getting any better lately.

WOD for Time: 10:25

  • Run 600m: Rx. This felt easier than usual. What’s going on.
  • 30 Kettlebell Swings: 35lbs American swing, Rx. All unbroken, I might add. 
  • 20 Bastards: Rx, lateral over-the-bar burpees. Eh. Slow but steady pace.
  • 10 P. Curtis (Power Clean->right leg lunge->left leg lunge->shoulder to overhead = 1 rep): 55lbs, Level I. Wompwomp. The worst.

I am awful at lunges just in general, and after all of the leg stuff I knew I wasn’t going to be good for the 75lb level II weight. I barely got through the lunges at this weight!

Wednesday 7/31 WOD at PCF

Time to play catch-up since our internet has been out for over a week!

Strength:

Clean and Jerk Complex 1RM-1 squat clean, 1 hang squat clean, 2 jerks. Hands must not come off the bar for a successful complex: 65-75-80-85-90(failed on hang squat clean, and ran out of time)

WOD for Time:

15:59 21-15-9 of:

  • Thrusters: 55lbs, Level II
  • Box Jumps: 20″, Level II
  • Push Ups: knees, Level I
  • Front Rack Lunges: 55lbs, Level II

Two words: SOUL CRUSHER.

Monday 2/4 WOD at PCF

Sometimes life gets in the way of working out, and sometimes you just have to accept that. This Saturday, my grandmother, who I am..er..was extremely close with, passed way. She’s been having highs and lows for a few years now, and the lows finally won. I am dealing with extreme lethargy and apathy, having zero desire to do school work, work out, or really just leave the bed, in general. Her funeral is this Friday, and it is an extreme source of anxiety for me right now. I know that it is going to be an exhausting release of tears and sobs, and a shock to my mind and body. I just want it to be Friday and to deal with it, and come to terms with the reality of this whole thing.

That being said, it’s Monday and I hate missing squat days, so I forged myself into crossfit. As usual when I don’t want to go, I am very glad that I did. It got me out of my head for a little, and reminded me of both my physical, and emotional strength. When tragedy strikes, it’s so important to try to keep a grasp of that, for me at least, so I don’t spiral into a rut. Although it helps to have a great support system reminding me that I’m strong and will get through this, it’s just so much more important and satisfying to recognize and feel that on my own for myself. When all else fails, #justshowup. You’ll be happy you did.

Strength:

  • Squat 2-2-2-2: 120-120-120-120. Unlike last week, these felt amazing. I felt strong and steady at the bottom of each squat, and powered up no problem. I easily could have gone to sets of 2 at 125, but I was sharing the racks with two other girls and I wouldn’t have time to do four more sets after the first two at 120. But since last week’s squats were super questionable, I’m okay with taking another week at 120 across the board.

WOD for Time: 8:50

21-15-9 of

I was going to go for 55lbs, which was the level II weight, but while I was preparing for the WOD I did a few push presses at 55lbs and my back felt a little wonky. My legs and butt are sore from the pistols on Friday also, so I decided to just go for level I. But I know that I’m more than capable of the box jumps, so I just kept those Rx. I failed on the first rep of the 15set, underestimating how cooked my legs were going to be from the lunges. I caught myself before hitting the floor, shook it out for a second, and went right back at it. I wish I had done maybe 47-50lbs, but at the same time, sitting down is really hard right now as it is, so oh well.

Quinoa, egg, salsa, sweet potato hash, sriracha. Eff yes.

Quinoa, egg, salsa, sweet potato hash, sriracha. Eff yes.

I started taking Cod Liver Oil again today. I used to take it regularly, but my diet wasn’t quite dialed in and I would burp it up for hours after taking it…and it was really gross. So I’m starting slow and building up to a full dose, taking it with my protein shake and making sure to get some fats in very soon after. I only burped once after taking it, and it hardly had any taste, so I think so far I’m doing a good job. This adds to my supplements: 2,000 IUs of Vitamin D, B Complex, Joint Support, and Stress Relief. I’m also starting to try to get in Chia Seeds daily, to get those good Omega-3s. Screw a “spring break/summer/beach body,” I’m working on my LIFE body, and it’s looking damn good.

Monday 11/5 WOD at PCF

So, I forgot to log a WOD a weekish ago. And then I fell off the wagon the past week, due to the hurricane and not getting enough sleep, and just generally feeling terrible, post-sickness. But I’m back around, and back to killing it in the box.

Strength:

  • Squat 5-5-5-5: 95-95-95-95. Finally! Getting into the box on a Monday for squat day!! These felt great. I easily could have done at least the first two sets at 100lbs, but I wasn’t really sure where I stood with sets of 5. The first three were so easy, then the last two come out of nowhere and are just agonizing. I stuck to low-bar for all four sets.

WOD for Reps: 201

3 Rounds for Reps of:

  • 1 Minute Alternating Front Rack Lunges55-35-45.
  • 1 Minute ABMAT Sit-ups: Rx. I’m really god at sit-ups.
  • 1 Minute Push-ups: Level I, on knees. I didn’t want to do any snaking up from the floor, so I just stuck to knees. Glad I did, I can barely lift my arms now.

I haaaaaaate lunges. Haaaaaaaate. I thought I’d be able to hang at 55lbs the whole time, which was between Level I and Level II, but I underestimated how cooked my legs would be after the squats. I failed towards the end of the last minute, and pulled the plates off before round 2. I didn’t want to waste the time getting lighter plates to put on the bar, so I just went with 35, but during the situps the coach came near my end and I was able to flag him over and ask him to grab them for me. That was great, because I could definitely do them at 45, no problem. So what whole ordeal was a little frustrating, but oh well. Like I said, I was surprised how weak my legs were!

Tomorrow is going to be so busy. Dance class in the morning, breakfast with my mom right after, then going to vote, then going to see an Endocrinologist to try to sort out my sleep issues, and finally to class in the evening. I am going to sleep so well tomorrow night!