Row 1000 meters, 50 box jumps (24” box), run 800 meters
When I walked into the box and saw this WOD on the white board I wanted to turn around and run back to my car and go home. Running is my weakness! It was then that I gave myself a little pep talk. How am I ever going to get better at running if I don’t do it?! On with the WOD and positive thinking! I completed it in 13:26. I didn’t think I could do it in less than 15 minutes. I was pretty impressed with myself. :-)
Thankfully today is a rest day. I don’t think I could do anything today if I wanted to. *sigh*
First let me start off by saying that Im kind of displeased with myself after lastnight’s WOD. I went a little light and I know I could have gone heavier. With that said here is what went down yesterday:
4 Rounds for time:
6 pull ups 6 ring dips
16 KB one arm snatches (8 each arm)
My time was 6:56.
For the pull ups I used two bands, the blue and purple bands which are our smallest, and for the ring dips I used one small band. For the KB snatches I used an 18 lb KB. I probably could have used the 35 lb which is why I am disappointed in myself. It would have effed up my time but I really should be focused on getting stronger rather than my time on WODs like this. That’s hard for me to get through my head because I’ve become so damn competitive. Arrg!
Anyway, I just got word that our gym will be starting a 40 day nutrition challenge starting the 12th of this month. I want to really kick ass with this challenge. I’m a little nervous about it though. Food is my weakness. Especially when it comes to sweets. It is awful! The good news is that when this challenge is over I should be in the best shape of my life. Don’t get me wrong, I follow a fairly strict Zone diet but on the weekends I tend to cheat. That will all be over once the challenge starts. And that’s what makes me nervous!
WOD is CrossFit speak for Workout of the Day. I will try to post my workouts daily so that I can keep track of my progress.
I’ve been doing CrossFit for three months now. It’s the best workout regimine that I’ve ever done. I’m usually bored by the second month but this program keeps me guessing and keeps me on my toes. www.crossfit.com for more info. I belong to CrossFit West Jax - website: www.fieldhousegym.com. So far I’ve lost 10 lbs, lots of inches and gained a new pant size. Fabulous! If you’re interested in starting, just know that working out alone isn’t going to get you the results you want. Nutrition and working out go hand and hand. The Zone diet or Paleo diet is what most Crossfitters follow. I am a Zone dieter. On with the WOD!
3 reps max front squat (@135lbs)
Immediately following - 8 box jumps (@ 20” box)
3 Rounds for Time
8 front squats (@ ~ 80% of max, mine was 95lbs)
Run 400 meters
Times were as follows:
Round 1 - 2:31
Round 2 - 2:20
Round 3 - 2:24
For me, this was a success. I hate running. Lothe it! But lastnight I banged it out. I was super proud of myself and I set a new PR with my max front squat. Rock!
Pretty much the best quote ever.
“Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius and it’s better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring”
Happy birthday Marilyn Monroe.
And this is what I live by…