It’s been a minute since my last post, a long minute. Life has been moving dangerously fast these last few months and unfortunately blogging had to be put on the back burner. In short, my husband and I bought a new home, but not just any home a fixer upper. We spent all of April and May remodeling (tearing down walls, scrapping popcorn off ceilings, painting, ripping up laminate, and moving). It’s been a wild ride, but we couldn’t be happier with the end result! Amid all the demolition and dust, I was also taking my capstone course for graduation, which was a feat in and of itself. Two 30 minute presentations, an annotated bibliography, and 25 page paper later, I finally feel like I am in a place where I have time to do things like narrate my near death experiences in CrossFit. It feels good to be back!
A) 5 min AMRAP:
B) 5 min AMRAP:
15 Plank Push-Ups
C) 5 min AMRAP:
15 Jumping Jacks
D) 5 min AMRAP:
10 Plank Push-Ups
10 Jumping Jacks
Cash Out: Tabata – Knee-to-Elbow Sit-Ups / 2 Leg Lifts
I couldn’t make my regular CrossFit class, so I went to the boot camp class instead. I thought – foolishly – that it would be a nice change of pace, something a little less intense. You know more like an active recovery day. I quickly learned that functional body weight movements are no joke. My quads were fried, my arms were dead and my lungs hated me. I was right about it being a nice change of pace, but boy was I wrong about it being less intense.
I haven’t been able to attend a Saturday workout for ten or more weeks, so I was super excited to have a weekend off of class and be able to go! A good friend wanted to give CrossFit a try for the first time and so she joined me for what turned out to be one hell of a partner wod. So much for easing her into CrossFit gently!
100 Power Cleans (95/65)
100 Lateral Bar Burpees
Buddy Carry 400m
100 Front Rack Lunge (95/65)
100 Push Press (95/65)
Buddy Carry 400m
*Partners Alternate Reps. Buddy Carry, switch when needed.
I’m fairly certain that if this wod was my first CrossFit experience, I would have ran for the hills, spewing garbage about how ridiculous the sport is and unnecessary it is to subject yourself to that kind of misery.
She must be a glutton for punishment because she did absolutely amazing, especially since she had never performed a power clean before much less a buddy carry. We finished in 30:20.
As expected, the next day I received the following text message:
“Holy hell. My entire body feels worked! I love it.”
And, then again the day after:
“Still feel like I got hit by a bus, but I think I’m catching the CrossFit bug. Is CF720 still doing their summer special? I’m on their website now.”
SOLD! A true test to just how impactful and effective CrossFit is.
B) Back Squat (3 X 8 Reps @ 60%)
C) Metcon (Time)
9 Deadlifts (115/75) Adv: (155/105)
6 Hang Power Clean
Part C was surprisingly more difficult that I thought it would be. I don’t know if it was the running or 85 lbs, either way I was gasping for air in a major way. It was ugly, all 13:41 minutes of it.