Thursday, April 3, 2014

You know those days...

When you wake up in the morning (maybe go to the gym and try to style your hair without washing it?) sometimes sweat   it really works for me, and other days it just... ugh....

And you can totally see your grey.

You can't do anything with your bangs except use a bobby pin to put them back

And you feel ugly?


So I left work early and got this done

Friday, March 28, 2014

I've fallen and I can't get up!

Actually, that's not how it happened - but the result is the same.  I've been injured. Womp, womp, I know everyone goes through an injury and it SUCKS to take time off from doing what you love, but that's what I have had to do.

It started about a month ago, my lower back started bothering me.

And rather then listening to my body and letting it recover, I kept pushing it until it finally gave up and yelled at me.

I've been going to a chiropractor, and will be starting physio soon.

I took this week off, hope to get back to SOMETHING next week.

So I'm here, but not here.

Monday, March 17, 2014

14.3 - I need a brain that can count

Long story short, I don't know how to count.

Instead of increasing my deadlift weight from 135 to 155, I increased from 135 to 185 (and wondered why the heck it felt so heavy!).

So my score was 61.  It should have been much higher.

I was going to redo it today, but I didn't feel like it.  I did the regular workout today - it's not like I'm on the cusp of making the finals or anything :)


Anyone have a brain they aren't using for the next 40 years? I sure could use a new one right now.

Thursday, March 13, 2014


This definitely wasn't pretty.

I won't get into the details, but my score was a big ol 10.

Keep your fingers crossed for me that tonight the announcement comes with weight bearing exercises so I can actually get through a workout and some of the benefits of having tree trunk legs will work for me!

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Fun run in the sun

This week has been.... "meh" (please note: I highly dislike using made up words), but really? It was the perfect word for how I'm feeling.

Nothing has been going wrong or badly.... I just feel like I've been doing the same old same old for a long time now.  All winter (and holy hell, has this winter not lasted forever?!?!)

My workouts are all the same 4 days crossfit, 1 run, 1 yoga class a week (dealing with some ankle/knee pain this week, which ended in me modifying my Monday's workout ),

Eating is the same (80/20) BUT (and this is a wonderful BUT) without stressing... worrying... thinking too hard about it... not beating myself up... it's a great feeling.

 I've been acting for my boss for too long now (please come back, I'm drowning!). 

Wednesdays are my "get back into running" days. I've started running ONE day a week, at this point it's a short run, maybe 3 km?

I meet a girl I met at my gym downstairs in my office (which is big for me, we didn't know each other that well but, when I found out she worked at the same place I do, I said "hey we should run together" which is pretty out of character for me)

So it's Wednesday (and it's been another freaking freezing week here) and all morning I was thinking "I wish I could just cancel"... 

..but then I got dressed, went downstairs, saw her smiling face and got outside and ran. The sun was shining down, we had a great conversation, I never felt like I had to stop to take a break (so we didn't!).  I know it wasn't a long run... but I will keep reaping the rewards from that 20 minutes run all day long.

(until, as my friend says, Kyle wipes that grin off our faces at crossfit tonight!)

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Not great but not bad

After getting to the gym Saturday morning so my son could try out the crossfit kids class (they had a blast!).  At the end of a few games and warm-ups, learning how to do squats and burpees and pull-ups - they did their own little WOD, 7 squats, 5 burpees, 2 pull-ups (his form on the first two left alot to be desired, but dang can these kids ever do pull-ups easily!)


Then we came back later in the afternoon to do our workout. I found out that the workout from the previous day DIDN"T COUNT because you can't swap out exercises. So if there's something you can't do, you get a 0 for it (if it's the first part of the workout...because you can't move on until you complete it). Knowing that, I spent a good hour practicing those darn double unders. They are pretty sad... I do about 4 single jumps and then a double... so really I'm skipping almost 4 times the amount of everyone else just to get them in! I had a great judge - she was super encouraging and helped me BIG time mentally get through it. I finished at 120 - better than my previous 0, even better then my previous cheating score of 60.

(no matter how many times I rotate this picture - it keeps going sideways, argh)

Very nervous to see what Friday holds for me!

Friday, February 28, 2014

Double - whaaaa?

Ok - so the Crossfit Open 14.1 was announced last night and I watched the announcement and these two guys do the workout. It was intense.  They were amazing to watch.

So this morning I go for my test round... I wanted to try it out, see how I could do.  But I'm doing my official entry on Saturday.

This is the workout:

WOMEN - includes Masters Women up to 54 years old

Complete as many rounds and reps as possible in 10 minutes of:

30 double-unders

55-lb. power snatches, 15 reps

First things first - I can NOT do double unders.  That means when you jump rope, the rope passes twice under your feet per jump.

I did 4 rounds, but because I can't do double unders, the skips didn't count (instead of 30 du's, I had to do 90 singles).  I did 4 rounds of 15 snatches, for a grand total of 60. Whomp whomp.

The second lowest score in the joint.  So then I'm mad that I can't do it.  I stay after class and practice.  AND I GOT IT.  I mean I could do one - then three singles - then another.  But stringing them together... I can do like 8 in a row.  

Here's to hoping tomorrow's score alot higher!!