Author Archive: lauraph2009

Goal free again

I took 2014 off from goal setting. It was nice to not have something constantly looming over me. Goals are a double-edged sword for me… they motivate me to push harder but also make me feel that I might not be good enough.  In January this year I decided I wanted some specific things to …

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15.4

Another Crossfit Open workout in the books. They came through for us scaled people again and gave us a workout that was again challenging but doable. 10 push press at 65lbs 10 cleans at 75 lbs AMRAP for 8 min After being sick with allergies for two weeks and back pain for one week I …

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15.3

This week those of us who plan on doing the scaled versions of most of these Open workouts got what we asked for! A scaled version that was tough but doable. A workout where we still had to work hard and execute good form but could compete! 50 wall balls 200 single unders 14 min …

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15.2

I was so excited for the workout to be posted this week since last week was so fun. Then reality hit… the workout is posted and I cannot even do the scaled version. Quite disappointing to say the least. But tried to get my brain right and do what I could. Here was the workout… …

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First Crossfit Open workout! 15.1

On Friday I did my very first Crossfit Open workout,  It was very fun and surprisingly different from a regular workout. The gym was packed with fellow athletes, coaches, and judges. It was very official as they discusses rules, standards, etc. I was nervous for some reason… the same way I am before a race. …

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Post Whole 30

I just realized I never followed up after day 21. This Whole 30 was excellent. I followed it 100% and felt great the entire time. My workouts were great and energy high. I felt stronger. For the past two weeks I have been adding back in some foods that I eliminated. Sadly, it doesn’t take …

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Day 21

What a great week! For the first time in over a year I feel like I am back to where I need to be to start making real progress. This week I did 5 Crossfit workouts, 3 runs, and mobility daily.  I feel strong and because i am fueling and hydrating smartly I am not …

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Day 19

Today is Day 19 of my Whole 30. I have never felt better! Makes me wonder why I should go back to eating and drinking like I was. My Crossfit workouts are better and my running is off to a great start. I have been totally focused and 100% compliant and, after getting through the …

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Time Trial

This week I started getting back into the running routine. In order to achieve my 5K goal I will be running at lunch on Tuesdays and Thursdays and one day on the weekend. The plan is 10 weeks long and officially starts this coming week. In order to benchmark my progress I decided to do …

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Actions Taken!

After setting the goals the other day I immediately started taken action.. that’s what its all about, right? When I was most successful in the past I was on a pretty strict schedule about what I did and when. To achieve my goals over the next three months I will have to be focused. Plan: …

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