Monthly Archives: September, 2010

12 days of Crossfit

I finished my first 12 day round of Crossfit using the template of exercises on the excellent Crossfit Journal website. I feel pretty good about my workouts but have a lot to improve on. For the next 12 days I am going to do the same things I did the first 12 days to see …

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New term – scaling

I found a new term that will be my friend for awhile while I learn Crossfit and get stronger – “scaling”. It is a nifty word for making the workouts doable for a beginner. In P90X speak it also could me “Do your best and forget the rest”. Tonight was a perfect example. I had …

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Total motivation!

I have had an excellent relaxing weekend with my sweet daughter. We had a blast just being together. I love talking to her – she is learning so much in college and is going to be so successful in everything she does.  Knowing that I have a beautiful daughter watching me makes me want to …

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It’s all about mobility!

I had a bit of an epiphany yesterday while watching a video on one of my new favorite blogs – MobilityWod . This blog is all about increasing mobility – it’s all about movement. I have always said I hated stretching… it takes too long and it is boring. Who wants to stretch when I …

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W.O.D

Here is something new….. the W.O.D…. short for the “work-out of the day”. The best thing about Crossfit so far is that everyday is different. Everyday has a new W.O.D. I can either get the workout from any of the many Crossfit affiliate sites or make up my own. There is a pretty simple format …

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Crossfit to be FIT

Before I started all this running and got lost in the goals of trying to complete races I just wanted to be FIT. I want to be able to do whatever I want, whenever I want. I was pretty much there after P90x last year – I felt great and I was strong. Then I …

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I think stretching is working

It is a few days in to my regular stretching and I think I am seeing some benefits. Most importantly it is getting up and moving more throughout the day. Each day I have been diligently doing my 25 minutes of stretching… it is not so bad – I just wish I had a wall …

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We have agreement!

I went to the other therapist today and the good thing is that it is pretty much the same diagnosis as the first guy I saw.  The really good thing is that this guy did a ton of stretching with me, explained to me how tight hip and glute muscles cause problems and gave me …

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A.R.T.

I am really looking forward to the new Active Release Therapy. I hope this is something that helps me. I still have that stupid clicking in my head when I run, in addition to the hip problems, and somehow I think they are all connected. Between this new therapy and my stretching, hopefully I will …

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PT

Today was Physical Therapy day.  Just what I expected based on the briefing I got from Katheryn (my pre-health professional). He moved my legs around to test range of motion. I had to hold my legs in certain positions so he could test strength and then also flexibility. Lots of questions were asked.  Naturally, since …

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