Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Yelling Dreams and Overhead Squats

Do you ever remember your dreams? I don't know why, but I have unusually vivid, strange dreams. I also have several recurring dreams. One includes me losing all my teeth. Why? I have no idea. Another one includes DTM breaking up with me and then not talking to me (are we in junior high?). Most recently, my third type of recurring dream has slightly morphed, but has the same theme. In college, especially in times of particular stress, I would have these terrible dreams where I would be screaming hateful, hurtful things at people I love. I would then wake up sobbing because of the terrible things I said in my dream. The last 2 nights have had this theme, except I am not the one yelling. I am watching someone yelling at someone else. The first night it was a friend yelling at her husband for something ridiculous and completely unrealistic. Last night it was my sister yelling because she had a giant bug on her and she thought it was going to eat her baby. I like to think The Babe (as I like to call him--yes, she really is pregnant with a little boy) would react to the bug attack like this:

Ah, my nephew. Fightin' from the womb. This is what he actually looks like:

Bring it later bug, I'm sleepin'!
I am kind of excited about him, can't you tell?

Anyway, I digress. I am a little stressed, I suppose. I have my first test of this semester on Friday and I recently learned that my A&P professor is not as excellent as I would like her to be. Hopefully that is what is contributing to the yelling dreams and not some weird health problem.

I have good news, though. I made it through Monday's WOD without much modification AND without ANY back pain! Whoopee! Today was a different story.

Tuesday, February 1

Back Squat

Shoulder Press

Double Unders
Sit Ups

My near disastrous back squat performance last week made me hesitant to do them this week. I got up to 155 on my first of three work sets of 5 reps. I felt my hips and back going, so for the next two work sets, I went down to 135. No point in pushing it. The Shoulder Presses weren't too great either. I topped out at 75# again. I did finish Annie in 11:15, but I did 5x the amount of Singles because I tend to land hard on Double Unders.  Neat.

Monday, January 31

5 Rounds:
KB Swings: 60, 50, 40, 30, 20, 10
Pull Ups: 30, 25, 25, 15, 10
OHS: 15, 12, 9, 6, 3

The rounds decrease in reps, but that didn't make it easier. I used a 16kg KB for the Swings and did have to stop occasionally to rest my back/hips. I managed to do ALL Kipping Pull Ups, which made me greatly excited. I used 65# for the OHS. I finished in around 28:32. I was just happy to finish at those weights. My back did feel pretty good for the rest of the day!

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