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.

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The good, the bad, and the depressing

I stopped writing because I was in a funk and still am. The Open Wod’s combined with final preparations for my half was a little stressful. I realized that by doing the open wods on both fri and sat that it left me unable to properly run. My last long run before the race was 11 hilly miles and my time significantly slowed down due to my soreness from crossfit. 

I realized during the open where my priorities are. I like crossfit, but some things are out of my reach. Could I really really push myself to make something happen? yes. I spent many nights on practically dead arms practicing negative hand stand push ups or just being upside down. I practiced double unders, I practiced sit ups, etc. But in the end I was doing everything on overworked muscles and I wasn’t feeling light and fast on my runs and that blew my mind. so I stopped practicing. I stopped doubling up and decided one work out a day has to be enough because I won;t be able to do anything well if I keep up my schedule. 

During the open I managed a 65 pound OHS. In 3 minutes I did 7 of them and hated every minute of it. I also taught myself toes to bar with my awkward not quite there yet kip. I also kicked ass in this deadlift wod. As much as I always loved deadlifts I know that for my size I will prob never be a heavy deadlifter even if I try so hard and have shitty form, it’s not going to be my area of acceleration. I had a sore back for 3 days from shitty deadlift form and I thought….WHY?

I have a busted shoulder. I find out a Tuesday what is actually wrong with it-suspicions are that its a rotator cuff issue. Most likely I am going to have to take 4-6 weeks off and somehow rehab my shoulder. I am going away next week and had planned on visiting a crossfit in GA. I may still do that-busted shoulder and all.

I ran my half in 1:48. I didn’t run a smart race. My GPS was messed up and was saying I was running in the very low 7’s in the first few miles…ummm, no I wasn’t!! I was running mid 8’s. I thought for sure that the last 3 miles I was going to bust out some amazing pace…in reality, my legs were tight, it was pouring, and I felt like it was never going to end. No passing people in some glorious moment…

 so that experience is frustrating…it could have been a better race if I trained better and not on tired muscles…

11 miles

1 mi08:51 min/mi8:50
2 mi08:45 min/mi8:44
3 mi08:24 min/mi8:23
4 mi08:17 min/mi8:17
5 mi08:19 min/mi8:17
6 mi07:59 min/mi7:58
7 mi08:17 min/mi8:16
8 mi08:41 min/mi8:40
9 mi08:43 min/mi8:43
10 mi09:02 min/mi9:00
10.8 mi08:53 min/mi7:15


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…

Crossfit open

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.

10 miles!

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

Fire the Pistols!

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…

9 miles

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!!!!!

All I can say is that it was hard. I can’t catch my clean in a squat, more like a tiny bend in my legs. So I basically had to do a front squat 10 times. Coach said I get five stars…so I guess I did ok.

All I can say is that it was hard. I can’t catch my clean in a squat, more like a tiny bend in my legs. So I basically had to do a front squat 10 times. Coach said I get five stars…so I guess I did ok.

Overhead Squats

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.