Saturday, June 27, 2009

Good Day for Lifting

The WOD yesterday was great because it involved lifting and I enjoy lifting.

Friday, 26 June

WOD: AMRAP in 20 Minutes of:

95/65lbs Thruster 5 reps
95/65lbs Hang Powercleans 7 reps
95/65lbs Sumo Deadlift High Pulls 10 reps

I used 65 lbs and completed all movements pretty well I think. I also kind of really hate SDLHP. I don't know why. I just don't like them. I suppose I will have to get over it, though, since we're doing Fight Gone Bad today. Anyway, I completed 6 rounds and was on the SDLHP of my 7th round when time was called. I finished it for good measure. Then we did planks and other various ab exercises, because, you know, the WOD just wasn't enough (sarcasm). Who's crazy? We are.

Friday, June 26, 2009

When Burpees are the Easiest Part of the WOD...

...you know it is going to be a tough one. Jason concocted a rather challenging workout for yesterday. This time, however, I don't think I would have been the first on the slave ship to pass out and get thrown to the sharks. Things must be getting better.

Thursday, 25 June

WOD:

Row 5k

AMRAP in 20 Minutes of:

5 Handstand Push-Ups
10 Burpees
15 Ring Dips

I rowed the 5k without stopping in 24:02. I have never done that before, so know I know I could make it at least 3.1 miles on a slave ship. Cool.

The second part of the WOD was a bit difficult. I did the HSPU off of a box. The Burpees were easy (wait, what?). I started with Jumping Ring Dips but had to move to the box after 3 rounds because my shoulders were burnt out so bad from previous WODs and rowing. That is ok, though. I finished 6 rounds and was 2/3s of my way into the 7th when time was called. Not too bad, but I would like to attempt HSPU on a day when my arms don't feel like they are going to fall off at any given second. Maybe Dan and I can practice synchronized HSPU at home. He will be embarrassed I said that, but it is ok. He never reads this anyway;-)

BBQ tonight! Sweet.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

These Things Hurt

So today's workout basically consisted on 2 WODs and it was completely ridiculous (in a totally good way, of course).

Tuesday, 23 June

WOD:

Part 1: Cindy

As Many Rounds As Possible in 20 Minutes of:

5 Pull-Ups
10 Push-Ups
15 Squats

Used good Ol' Blue for the Pull-Ups. I did true Push-Ups the entire time (woot!). This will be more impressive in a second, when you find out how many rounds I got through. Squats were no problem. I finished 11 rounds. For those of you keeping score at home, that is 110 true Push-Ups. Hells yes.

Part 2:

4 Rounds of:

400m Run
10 Clean and Jerks 95/65 lbs

Um, woah. I did the prescribed weight and focused on form. The first round was shaky but I got better after that. I was slow, but I finished them all and did them as well as I could. I really do enjoy Olympic lifts.

Then we did abs just for kicks.


The First Day Back is Kind of Rough

After basically doing only 2 real WODs in 2 weeks, the first day back was a bit rough for me. However, it was nice to be back.

WOD: 2 Parts

Max Effort:
Shoulder Press
1x1x1x1x1

Push Press
1x1x1x1x1

Rest 5 Minutes

5 Rounds:

1 Rope Climb
15 Ring Dips
15 Toes to Bar
15 Wall Ball Subs

I didn't know what my max was for either the shoulder press or the push press so I experimented. The heaviest weight I could do for shoulder press was 75 lbs. I thought that was pretty great. For push press, I made it to 100 lbs, which was super great (for me, ok? Geez, it's not like I'm Kathryn or something).

I made it through the rest of the workout, doing Jumping Ring Dips. I am getting better at those so hopefully I will be able to do real ring dips soon. The Toes to Bar was alright. My arms got more tired than my abs though, so I had to switch between Toes to Bar and Knees to Elbows and L-Sits. I also started with 20 lbs for the Wall Ball Subs. For round 3 I upped it to 25 lbs. The Net Climb was fine. I was slow, though. We didn't do it for time. I am so glad to be back.

Monday, June 22, 2009

Back from the Heart of It All

Ok, so...last week was basically a blur for me as I was in Ohio for some fantastic wedding festivities. I managed to sneak in 3 body weight workouts but I won't bore you with the details because the better WOD was the following:

Wednesday, 17 June

WOD: Marriage Madness

11 Rounds for Time:
Bake, Construct, and Decorate a Wedding Cake

So basically what happened is that my sister wanted 10 separate smallish wedding cakes to use as center pieces at every other table at the reception plus a more wedding-ish cake for her and her husband Jon to cut. So I made them. I started baking at approximately 9 am on Wednesday and finished baking at approximately 2 pm on Thursday. As they were ready, I constructed the layers of each cake, with construction and icing being completely finished on Friday at 8 am. All the cakes were completely finished by 1 am Saturday morning. It went like this, as I don't count breaks for eating and sleeping in this workout:

Wednesday: baked, constructed, and iced from 9 am to 5 pm and then again from 7 pm to 10 pm for a total of 11 hours
Thursday: continued baking, constructing, and icing from 7:30 am to 4:30 pm and then again from 8:30 pm to 1 am for a total of 13.5 hours
Friday: Continued icing from 8 am to 3:30 pm and then again from 9:30 pm to 1 am for a total of 11 hours
Saturday: Delivered the cakes and put the final touches on them from 9:30 am to 11:30 am for a total of 2 hours

Total time: 37.5 hours.

And that was how I spent my week. It pretty much rocked. I am, however, looking forward to getting back to the gym.