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Haven’t been able to figure out where I wanted to go with this. 2016 is more than 2 weeks behind me now and I’m going to be totally one of those people and say “thank GOD it’s over!!”  Don’t get me wrong, it had some pretty awesome highlights, but one of the biggest shit storms my 34+ years has seen. I’m thankful though… I have an amazing girl who has been incredibly supportive ❤  Once Henry’s is officially in the rear view mirror I’ll have a chance to figure out what the next chapter is.

Another great form of therapy… CFC 🙂  Way too much has happened to get caught up completely, but last Friday’s WOD is worth recording.  I was a little sad when we we told Hero Fridays was taking a break till spring, but Open WOD Fridays are pretty awesome too!  Especially when the WODs are ones I’ve seen before.  Well, awesome in an “oh joy!!  I get to relive that horror!!” kind of way, but still!  I get to kick my old score in the butt too.  When I first say 14.3 I was 7 months in to Crossfit and managed to complete 95 reps.  I went in to round 2 excited to see how far I’ve come since then.  Didn’t disappoint myself at all.

Friday Jan. 13

Open WOD 14.3
AMRAP 8 Minutes:
10 Deadlifts #95
15 Box Jumps
15 Deadlifts #135
15 Box Jumps
20 Deadlifts #155
15 Box Jumps
25 Deadlifts #185
15 Box Jumps
30 Deadlifts #205
15 Box Jumps
35 Deadlifts #235
15 Box Jumps

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right for right now

So I’m pretty excited 🙂 When this week’s Open WOD was posted yesterday morning I knew I had a great chance of improving on my score from the last time. I think almost all Crossfit boxes are great in their own way, but each person needs to find one that best suits them. When I joined CFD, I needed the community above everything else and it gave me that. Also gave me a really solid foundation, but CFC has given me a push to be better and the timing is perfect.

Open WOD 16.2
On a 4 minute clock complete as many reps as possible:
25 Knee raises
50 Single unders
15 Squat cleans #55
If completed before 4 min, add 4 min and proceed to:
25 Knee raises
50 Single unders
13 Squat cleans #75
If completed before 4 min, add 4 min and proceed to:
25 Knee raises
50 Single unders
11 Squat cleans #95
If completed before 4 min, add 4 min and proceed to:
25 Knee raises
50 Single unders
9 Squat cleans #115
If completed before 4 min, add 4 min and proceed to:
25 Knee raises
50 Single unders
7 Squat cleans #135

Score – 423 reps

Last time, I got to the #115 squat cleans with TONS of time and couldn’t manage 1 rep. Same thing kinda happened again, only I made it through the 115 without any troubles and got stuck at the 7 at 135. I give myself a little credit here… 135 would have been a PR, and I’d already done 48 reps at that point. I started at the bar for a minute after several failed attempts and said “eff it!”  Stripped back down to 115 and completed the last 7 lifts. 🙂

I stood for a moment in the change room last night and caught a look at my reflection in the mirror. Something needs to change. I need to find a solution before I go crazy again. I work hard at my job now, to the point I’m pretty tired when I get home. Then most nights I change quick and head to the box to work really hard. I lift heavy, we do LOTS of metcons, I eat really clean… but I still have so much fat on top of all my could-be-hot muscle. Jen suggested months ago that I’m drastically under eating… I think I’m at the point where I’m actually going to take that in to consideration and add more to my routine. I AM tired a lot since starting at sport Chek again, but I figured my body just needed to get used to the labor-intensity. I also get home most days soooo hungry. So I’m going to give it a try…

carry on :)

Commit already!  Post the damn thing :p

come so far

I’ll start off by saying Saturday was totally awesome, cause it WAS!!  I love the competitive camaraderie that electrifies the air at CFD during one of these events.  Love doing things I’ve never done before, and love watching and cheering while other do the same.  Only down side to Saturday’s festivities – my wrists hurt so badly when I got home that I spent my evening wrapped in ice and flat-out on my couch.  My left one was the worst, but led to another lesson learned – It was the right one that was bothering me part way through yesterday, so I pulled out a wrist wrap for the rest of the comp.  Noted.  If you’re wrapping one wrist, wrap both!  Saturday night was the kind of agony that makes ya nauseous, but thankfully today is not so bad!  No Sunday ball hockey for this kid though 😦  It’s still a struggle to work the pepper mill LOL!  Sunday morning breakfast went pepper-free :p

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Sat. June 27:

CFD Showdown Throwdown

WOD 1 – 15 minute AMRAP
1 Rope Climb
7 Kettlebell Swings
7 Burpees w/jump on #45 plate
*each team member completes full round, then tags next person

WOD 2 – 15 minutes, in 30 sec rounds
Determine 4 rep max: Power Clean
*1 bar per team
**once weight is added to the bar, it cannot be removed
***ALL 4 reps must be touch and go

#105 (got 3 reps at #115, but failed the 4th)

WOD 3 – For time:
Row 30 calories
30 Thrusters #115
Row 30 calories
30 Thrusters #65
Row 30 calories
30 Thrusters #45

WOD 4
5 min AMRAP – Wallballs #10
4 min AMRAP – Power Snatch #65
3 min AMRAP – Muscle Ups

WOD 1 went well.  The rope climbs and KBS were uneventful, the burpees were actually the biggest challenge I found cause of the plate jump bit.  The first round I was all over the show, but once I found the rhythm it was all good.  WOD 2 – 4 rep max?  who does that?  haha!  We do 3 rep max, and 5 rep max… but 4?  Anyways, we decided to start with #85 – no problemo.  Then #95 – also success.  Then up to #105 and my first attempt I stuck 3 reps, but failed the 4th.  Second attempt – round completed.  Then up to #115 – same deal, succeeded with 3 and failed the 4th.  There was a team communication stutter-step after where more weight was loaded before I could try again.  It’s all good 🙂  I was happy with 4 reps @ #105 considering that was my 1 rep max like 2 months ago.  Plus my failed rep was pretty hard on my wrists.  Ok, everyone has a funny lifting face pic, right?  Well, I have a new one :p  Not that I’m complaining!  I’m just happy people are staring to feel comfortable picking up my camera when I’m the one working out too 🙂

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Not something I haven’t run into before, but I still have the bad habit of going into a rowing sprint way too hard.  Kept my calorie split on pace with the guy on our team at 1400-1450 calories per hour, then when I got off the rower to head for the 30 thrusters I realized my mistake.  #65 isn’t super-heavy, but I was dying!  Got through the first 10… then 5… then 3… yeah.  By the end I was struggling to string together 2 in a row, and fighting hard to lock the bar out so the rep would count.  Not pretty.

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**Of note from the last 2 images… I’m totally left leg dominant it seems.  Maybe cause my right is the problem one?

Then the next WOD was wallballs.  Oh joy!  LOL!!  Like a lighter thruster and a whole 5 minutes of ’em.  With a couple of no reps in the mix, I ended with 100.  At one point someone came over and mentioned that the girl I was going head-to-head with was a rep or 2 ahead.  I think I muttered “you sush!” and carried on…

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