Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Christmas week

Christmas week was full of eating, lots and lots of eating! I think it started on Sunday (12/22) and didn't stop until now (12/31).  On Monday (12/23), I did my strength work:
60 lbs 5 reps
65 lbs 5 reps
75 lbs 3 reps and then 2 more reps after taking a break!
I'm going backwards on my presses, they seem to be getting harder rather than easier.
Back squats:
75 lbs 5 reps
85 lbs 5 reps
100 lbs 5 reps
110 lbs 8 reps, felt hard today, I really don't think all the chocolate and cookies is helping my strength program.

On Tuesday, I did the "12 Days of Christmas" WOD, it was a gut buster:
1 Burpee pullup (do a burpee, jump up and do a pullup)
2 Thrusters 55 lbs
3 knees to elbows
4 medicine ball cleans 14 lbs
5 kettlebell swings 35 lbs
6 box jumps
7 push presses 55 lbs
8 Wall balls 12 lbs
9 double unders (I did 30 singles)
10 jumping lunges
11 pushups
12 hang power cleans 55 lbs
Time 30:15
so you start of with 1 burpee pullup, then next round add the 2 thrusters and then the third round add 3 knees to elbows, and so forth until the 12th round where you do all 12 exercises.  Things were going well until I got to the push presses, at that point, I think I started to slow down!
What was nice was that the # of reps were doable and I didn't have to take any mini-breaks, I was able to have unbroken sets.

And then Christmas day, I did nothing related to exercise.  Same thing with Thursday, the day after Christmas!  On Friday, I was back for a 6 AM class and my mom came too!!!! And she did great for her first "Crossfit" workout.  It helped that I gave her a kettlebell (18 lbs) for Mother's day so she knew how to do a kettlebell swing.  And the WOD we did:
10 back squats 75 lbs (my mom did air squats)
10 pushups (my mom modified and did them against a wall)
10 kettlebell swings (I did 35 lbs, my mom did 20 lbs)
10 deadlifts (I did 75 lbs, my mom did 63 lbs)
10 parallete hops (my mom just stepped laterally over the parallete bar)
6 rounds
Time: 20:09
My mom's time: 19:05
My mom finished before me :) and she said she felt fine during and after the WOD.  Little did she know that her hamstrings would be sore the next day!  It was all good though, she was back to normal after 2 days post-WOD! She did think the deadlifts were hard but that's what happens when you don't deadlift on a regular basis!

6AM crew @Forged Fitness, I made Friday "red shirt day".

In food news: cheesy egg muffins!
Trail gnomes hard at work
On Saturday, the parents left and I got ready for a bike ride. I decided to ride 286 and got to ride some new trail (they keep adding more miles!!!).  It was a good ride and a perfect day. I thought I'd be cold (it was ~55 deg F) but it turned out to be short sleeve weather. 


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