Friday 12/7 and Monday 12/10 WODs at PCF

Ugh I feel like such a slacker, even though I’m still getting in crossfit twice a week and dance once a week. It’s not like I’m actually slacking, I’m just not able to get in as often as I’d like. I knew winter was going to be difficult, but it’s reached a whole new level with trying to balance finals as well. Friday’s WOD was amazing though.

Friday 12/7:


EMOTM for 10 Minutes of:

  • 2 Overhead Squats (from racks): 55lbs.
  • 2 Ring Dipsone band for assistance, held as loosely as possible. This was awesome! I’m getting so much stronger with my ring dips.

WOD for Time: 6:16

3 Rounds of:

  • 9 Deadlifts145-135-135. Level II for first round, decided my back was going to die if I did the next two rounds at 145. Thankfully I planned and was able to strip 5lbs off each side very quickly.
  • 12 Box JumpsRx height, Level II reps. Felt absolutely awesome.
  • 15 Push-ups: knees, still. Ugh. Rx reps, Level freaking I scaling. One of these days I’ll be able to do more than 5 pushups without snaking up like a wet noodle.

I LOVED this. I hope we get to revisit this in the future sometime. I hadn’t deadlifted since we did the CFT back in the summer, so I was a little worried about how my back would fare. I am so glad that I took the weight down by 10lbs for the last two rounds, because I am still SO sore and it’s now Monday. Not like, painful sore, just worked out sore. So great. I love deadlifting. I was able to be super quick and efficient with the box jumps, which made up for my awful push-ups.

Monday 12/10:


  • Squat 3-3-3-3: 105-105-105-105. My back is still sore and a little weak from last Friday’s deadlifts, so I couldn’t stabilize myself well enough to go heavier. A little bit of a bummer, but I guess I could consider this a back-off week. I was all excited to do this at 110 or 115. Oh well. Next week!

WOD for Reps: 231

8 Rounds of:

  • 30 Seconds of Russian Kettlebell Swings35lbs, Rx weight, Level II scaling to Russian.
  • 30 Seconds of Rest: Rx.
  • 30 Seconds of Wallballs8lbs to 10′, Level II 
  • 30 Seconds of Rest: Rx.

This was terrible! But great! I kept up a really good pace, and only fell a little short around rounds 5 and 6. I kept the KB swings Russian, since, again, my back. It’s ruined me this week! But I’ve been making huge gains and everything is so great in my workout world and I just love crossfit so much.

Lats on lats on lats.


Friday 10/5 WOD at PCF and Sick Sick Sick.

Well, I woke up on Saturday morning feeling like complete crap. I felt like I was hit by a bus, and couldn’t stop coughing. Friday night I was planning on going to Crossfit Saturday morning to do Fight Gone Bad, which is one of the WODs that I love to hate. That’s how good I was feeling Friday night! Needless to say, I didn’t end up going. Yesterday morning it moved into my chest, so I went to CVS’ Minute Clinic to get checked out. Turns out I have both bronchitis and strep throat! Lucky me. So I guess I won’t be going to Crossfit for a few days, making sure I’m up to par, health-wise, before I put myself under stress again. That totally sucks, because there have been awesome WODs popping up for PCF this week. Bah! I picked up some feel-good foods while waiting for my ‘scrips to be filled, and I’m not even worried about it. I needed some comfort food, and they were delicious. Well, here’s Friday’s WOD, because I was too tired afterwards to post this!



EMOTM for 10 Minutes of:

  • 2 Deadlifts135lbs. Probably could have gone up by 5lbs, but man they got heavy around the 8th round.
  • 2 Handstand Negativesstuck with 2 for all 10 rounds. Felt way stronger than the previous weeks.

WOD for Time: 11:53

3 Rounds of:

  • Run 400m: Rx. Actually was able to use this as an active rest time. Such a great breakthrough.
  • 21 Russian KB Swings53lbs. Level II. I love using the heavier KB. So much butt and leg action.
  • 10 Ring Dipsone thin yellow band for assistance! Level II reps, Level I scaling. Damn you, ring dips. I’m getting better though!

I’m so happy that for the first time ever I was able to have the running be used for its purpose: active rest. My arms and butt were so toasted from the KB and dips, so when the running came it was such a relief. I’ve never felt like that from running before!! This shit really works. The KB swings were great, and the ring dips were..ring dips. 10 is a lot of ring dips in a row.

Ugh I can’t wait to not be sick and to get the eff back into PCF. Of course, this would happen as soon as I restarted my monthly membership. Oh well, in the mean time I’ll keep doing push-ups, pull-ups, and drinking lots of water at home.