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Staying in the Game


It’s a beautiful day in the neighborhood! However, we NEED RAIN. Texas has outrageous amounts of fires breaking out thanks to the drought. I’ve never seen it this bad before. Supposedly it was similar to this some time in the 50’s, but I wasn’t around at that time!

Today’s workout went well. Not that I did very good but I feel like I’m doing better than I had. I did the box jumps, which I had to modify to step ups for the past couple of months, and I was able to do the run each round instead of skipping it! Unfortunately, I lost a lot of my strength and endurance because of my modifications I had to do but I think that’ll increase pretty quickly now that I can really push it again.

My arms and back are sore today from yesterday’s workout! This contributed to my having to drop weight down on my Push Presses today. That and the fact that I’ve been using lighter weight to help with the breathing and have probably lost some of what I gained before.

Front Squats
5(75#) x 5(85#) x 5(95#) x 5(95#)

5 Rounds
10 Push Press (75# first round, 65# rest)
10 Box Jumps (small box)
10 Kettlebell Swings (25#, no 35# left)
200 Meter Run

The run was changed from going down the alley to going to the stop sign and back. I don’t think that’s 200 meters, but there was a van parked in the alley doing some work for one of the stores and was an accident waiting to happen. It took me 17:29 to complete it. Again, not great but I’m not upset with it. I felt I did what I could. My hand was bothering me some because the tears were still quite fresh. Thankfully Shane was able to tape them up some so they didn’t get too scraped up again today. They’re weeping a bit right now, but otherwise they’re not too bad.

I’m glad I have a day to recover until my next round of CrossFit. This Thursday I’m going to try to go without stopping at all during the workout. Just push push push.

Today I signed up for the 10 for Texas race on Oct. 8th. I didn’t realize it was coming up so soon! Guess I need to start getting more serious about my training. I’ve missed the past 3 weeks (2 because of traveling and 1 because of laziness). This Sunday the girls and I will be running/walking 6 miles. They’ll keep me up to speed! I can’t wait to see how my running/walking goes now that I can breathe better. Based on the run in today’s workout it will NOT be fast! I need to work on increasing my speed. I also have my marathon I’m supposed to be training for. The thought occurred to me that I should probably drop down to the 1/2 but now I’m second guessing that. We’ll see how the training progresses and the 10 miler goes! After all, I still have 3 months to get ready for it.

Oh…and my husband showed me this fun little endeavor. If it’s done well, I think it’ll be a blast! However, it has the opportunity to be really cheesy too. Check it out and tell me what you think!

Friggen Burpees…You Won…This Time


Oh….what a day, what a day. I knew today’s workout was going to hard when I heard the first thing we were doing was burpees. We did some new stretches today that was kind of nice. Then once the stretching was done we got ready to start the WOD. There were 11 people in class today, which is quite a few for our group. They’re growing!

AMRAP 15 Mins
10 Burpees
20 Med Ball Cleans (12#)
200 Meter Run
Finished 2 rounds and up to 17 cleans in 3rd round

My first round of burpees were pretty strong. The med ball cleans were a little awkward to get a rhythm with at first, but into the second round it got a little easier. My second round of burpees weren’t as good as the first. While I’m still not that good at them, I’m slowly getting better the more we do them. I was trying to get my 20 cleans in before time ran out, but I didn’t quite make it. I got to 17…oh well. It was worth a try! After the workout those who wanted to do the strength could do it. I wasn’t going to do it because I had a splitting headache, but I would have been very upset with myself if I hadn’t done it.

Push Press
5 (45#) x 5 (55#) x 5 (65#) x 5 (75#) x 5 (85#)

We ended up doing the max of 85#. I had to sit the bar down on the 4th and 5th rep, but I got all 5 done! Tomorrow I’ll have some nice bruising on my neck/collar bones from dropping the bar to heavily on there. Oh well, nothing new there either! After the second round of push presses my headache went away. Woohoo! There were two small guys there (freshmen or sophomores in high school) that I overheard ask Shane “How are they doing that much weight?!” referring to our group of girls. I glanced over and they had a 5# weight and 2.5# weight on each side. Shane told them we had been doing for several months, which seemed to make them feel better. I felt a little bad for them because I know how it feels! However, these are small boys that may not have even hit puberty yet!! Just give it a year and they’ll be lifting a lot more than 85#!!

Quads On Fire


Yesterday morning my alarm went off at 5 and as I reached over to shut it off my shoulders growled at me. I hadn’t had that much arm pain in a long time. It was hard to brush my hair! When I finally rolled my butt out of bed my left calf was obviously still angry with me too. As the afternoon went on my quads started getting more sore as well. Needless to say, I felt like I’d aged 40 more years overnight!

This morning my arms felt better. They were still tender when I stretched but I was able to raise my arms overhead without wincing; however, my legs were worse. So, when I found out what we were doing today, I wasn’t very happy.


4 Rounds:
200 Meter Run
Squat Thrusters (65#)

As many thrusters as possible in 4 minutes after the run. 1 minute rest in between.
Round 1: 11
Round 2: 11
Round 3: 9
Round 4: 10


This was the first time I had used 65# on Squat Thrusters. I was happy with my consistency but not necessarily with the number. My arms were a bit sore as we got going but after the first round I didn’t notice it so much. All I can say is…it was hard. My run got slower and slower. All in all, I feel I ended the week on a positive note. Tomorrow I get to go to Charlaine Harris’ book signing! Very excited!

Rip It!


Front Squats

Last time I PR’d with 105#, this time I PR’d with 115#!


3 Rounds
30 Overhead Squats (45#)
10 Pull Ups (black band)
200 Meter Run

Finished in about 15-17 mins. Don’t know the official time.

Today’s workout was hard, hard, hard for me. My stabilization muscles aren’t very strong and that was evident with how much my arms were wobbling. On the last round Shane was spotting me because I was having some problems. It was just me, Michelle and Cortni working out. Shane had us try the weight out then made the comment that if we needed to go down in weight to do it at that time instead of in the middle of the workout. Michelle and Cortni can do 45# without too much trouble – me on the other hand…. I was using one of the new bars which Michelle said she had trouble with it being slick. She was right, my hands were slipping. Shane came over and asked if my hands were slipping so I said yes.

“You want another bar?”
“The same weight?”

He could tell I was struggling on the first round but I did not want to drop down to the 35#. While I was slow, I’m still happy that I was able to push through it and finish with what I started.