Thursday 8/23 WOD at PCF

I felt very sluggish at Crossfit yesterday. It was as if I could feel every movement lowering my energy level by a little bar, like in a video game or something. In all honesty, I probably should have recognized that it needed to be a rest day. Once I felt that in the middle of my clean and jerks, I decided to go easy on the WOD and still give it my all, but at lower weights than I know I am capable of. Tyler and I spent all morning running (walking, if we’re going to be technical) errands around town, and then cleaned out and reorganized our camping/climbing/tools/stuff closet, which is almost big enough to rent out as a living space. Seriously, those two combined were their own workout.

Strength:

  • Clean and Jerk 2-2-1-1-1-1: 85-85-90-90-95(f on jerk)-90-90. Was able to do my whole working set of singles at 90lbs! And both sets of 2 at 85lbs! That’s a huge improvement from the single and only 90lbs and singles at 85lbs I was able to accomplish a couple weeks ago. They were a little wonky at times when I didn’t drop down low enough under the clean or the jerk, but overall, technique improvement on catching the bar higher on my shoulders for the clean, and dropping lower into my split jerk.

WOD for Time: 8:31

3 Rounds of:

  • 10 Deadlifts115lbs. Level I-, desperately needed to stretch out my hammies more before this.
  • 10 Shoulder to Overhead25lbs. Level I, most were split jerked, like in the link. Felt so heavy.
  • 10 BastardsRx

After the C&Js and all of the running from Wednesday, my legs just didn’t have it in them to do 30 deadlifts at 125, which was the Level I weight. On the shoulder to overhead, I briefly considered going with the Level II weight of 30lbs, but when I picked up the 25s they felt like cinderblocks, so I decided to keep it relatively light. So glad I did. They were death. The bastards were bastards, probably the easiest part of the WOD, and I powered through them like any other WOD with burpee-variations. Skinned the hell out of my right knee in the last round, busting my ass trying to make sure I made a sub-9min time. I also think I did two extra, but would have rather done two extra than two short, so I just kept going.

After Crossfit, Tyler and I went out for dinner and a movie, since it was one of the last nights we had together before the semester starts and our lives get stressful and miserable and filled with studying and homework and research. We went to a restaurant called Firefly, a lovely little place in Dupont Circle with a fantastic gluten-free dinner and dessert menu. We overindulged, “this is so not paleo…this is the antipaleo,” and fully enjoyed ourselves. The school grind begins again on Monday, which will bring routine, regular meals, and no time for eating out. In a way, I’m welcoming it with open arms. But at the same exact time, I’m standing on the front porch in my overalls holding my shotgun, ready to tell this semester to go on an’ git back where it came from.

Lululemon and Inov8s. Undying love.

I also have new shoes and new lululemon garb as of this week. I scored some Inov8 Bare-X Lite 150’s on major discounted sale, and picked them up in the color option “Bright Effing Obnoxious Toxic Orange,” or something to that effect. I have only worn them for two workouts so far, and both have left my feet feeling like they were in little clouds the entire time. Great investment. Also got a sports bra from lulu for $19. I know. And the bra in the picture, and the shorts. Those are my favorite of their shorts, and I wear my pairs religiously. They are the “Run: Speed Short” and they are simply the best.

I’m completely rambling, because it’s midnight and here’s a secret, I wrote this last night but didn’t want to post it so late and have everyone miss my amazing writing. Let’s all give a collective “thank you” to me for thinking of all of you. Just kidding. Get me to bed! Love you all!