I am 37 and finding my way through doing crossfit and long distance running. Join me on my journey to becoming the fittest I've ever been.
This blog is the colliding of worlds-motherhood, teaching, and maintaining my fitness level
I haven’t posted in awhile because I feel like I am in a slump and there is nothing to brag about. I have been feeling more and more frustrated as the games have started. Last week I re-did “Jackie” and assumed I’d kill it since I’ve been rowing a lot. Ummm, no. I beat my time by 30 secs. Really? I bust through my thrusters at what I think is a reasonable rate….but it really was just about the same as a month ago. The other members all got to put their name on the wall for their PR’s and I couldn’t be on the wall since I had to use the band for pull ups.
The open was announced and out of 38 people at my box, only 2 of us did singles. 2 people and I was one of them. I’ve been there 6 freaking months and I can’t do one double under. I asked the gym teacher at my school to help me and we are working on my wrists, but its truly embarasssing on some level.
I didn’t run my long run this week and I didn’t give a shit. I didn’t row this week and I didn’t care. My shoulder was in so much pain that while trying to do jerks today I was in excusiating pain. I started to cry my arm/shoulder hurt so badly. I did my own workout. It sucked that I couldn’t do what everyone else was doing. The next open will be announced and it will prob be more shit that I can’t do…
Shit just got real. First open WOD announced. I’m doing it Saturday. Not a fan of snatches and I can’t do double unders!!!!I wish I could do the DU.
STANCEPACEELAPSED TIME1 mi08:08 min/mi8:07
2 mi08:22 min/mi8:21
3 mi08:07 min/mi8:05
4 mi07:51 min/mi7:51
5 mi08:03 min/mi8:02
6 mi07:38 min/mi7:37
7 mi07:42 min/mi7:41
8 mi08:04 min/mi8:03
9 mi08:36 min/mi8:35
10 mi08:32 min/mi8:3110 mi08:38 min/mi0:20
I practiced pistols once but haven’t done them in a WOD. I did them on a box and it took a really long time. I had to concentrate a lot so I would not fall. I bought a jump rope on Amazon since I hate having someone else use “my” jumprope. I had coach cut it for me, but then it was awful to use. I felt like it was too short and I kept tripping over it. I need to drop my deadlift weight, I could feel my back rounding…
Longest distance I have done in about 3 years…I felt shitty the entire run. My back hurt, I was cold, and even when I was pushing as hard as I could a slight incline felt like I was climbing mt. everest. told my coach I wanted a re-do. so next sunday, please, please by warmer so I can feel better and run faster. I can NOT stand running in this cold ANYMORE!!!!!
It’s quite frustrating when I’ve done a move before and suddenly yesterday I couldn’t without difficulty. The first time I did OH squats I used an empty bar and did not go all the way down. I came back up as soon as it was uncomfortable. Since last week when my flexibility/tightness was pointed out to me and I work on it, I can feel the tightness. I practiced OH squats at home and could feel myself leaning forward and running out of breath trying them. When I warmed up I said to coach, “i am having trouble with OH squats.” he told me to use a PVC pipe. ugh. regression. I ended up using a band. I had as much trouble as people with lots of weight on their bars. foam roller, foam roller, foam roller, oh and everyone liked my ass in my super tight capri pants. My ass is the talk of the box.