Monthly Archives: October, 2014

Recovery Day

I decided to make today a recovery day and focus on walking and mobility. Yesterday hit me a bit harder than I thought it would and tomorrow is another one-rep-max day with the deadlift. I can’t wait to see what that weight will be. Today I walked 45 minutes at lunch – perfect. Mobility tonight …

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PR Day!

I love it when we do the “one rep max” days… always a great indicator of how the hard work is paying off. When I started Crossfit 6 months ago my back squat was 150 lbs… I was pretty proud of that. Over a few months I worked up to 185lbs. I was THRILLED. My …

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No Days Off

I am going to add another element to my training… serious mobility every day. I got the tools and the resources and now I need to make it a habit. 10 minutes a day… everyday. I discovered Kelly Starrett a couple of years ago when he first started the Mobility Wod Project. I watched his …

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Retest Day!

Today we retested the workouts we did a month ago to see how we improved. I am very happy with my results! I feel strong and excited to start the next wave of training. Strength Test: 1RM Push Press.  (test: 95lbs – retest today 105lbs) Conditioning Test: “Fight Gone Bad” Max effort reps for 1 …

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Days 19-28

I have been off doing grandmother things:) It has been so exciting seeing my daughter bring a new life into this world. My focus is stronger than ever to be a “bad-ass grandma”, as one of my friends said! While I have not really been logging my food, I have been eating what I eat. …

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Day 18

The highlight of today were the hanging knee-ups. Before the workout even started I convinced myself that I could not do them. Needless to say, with a little prodding from someone and encouragement from Cassie, I got through them. Another win for me.. ignoring my own doubting mind. Metcon: 1200 meter run 25 Toes-to-Bar 800 …

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Day 17

I had a great day – work was productive and I am making progress in my new position… 7 months and I am finally working on my own figuring things out. I am used to being the expert in all things so this transition from my role in customer service to this IT position was …

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Day 16

I am feeling every bit of that workout from yesterday. My abs haven’t been this sore it quite some time! Tonight’s workout was fun but I wish I did a couple of things different. Olympic Lifting: 15 minutes – 5×1 Hang Clean + Split Jerk *Heavy, but perfect, singles ** I did a couple at …

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Day 15

Tabatas are more fun with friends, but I got it done. I hated to miss the gym tonight, but work called. Sadly, despite it messing up my evening, I was not much help. I did what I could. 35lb KB swing – 76 air squats – 114 sit ups – 80 Not sure how this …

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Day 12, 13 14

I love weekends!  No structure, no schedules.  I love it when weekends feel like a vacation – that is exactly what this one was like. I had a great time Saturday with my parents hanging out, shopping, playing with the pups….. fun. I used some deductions again this weekend for the Paleo challenge. I had …

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