Showing posts from February 17, 2013


So my week off has been a success. I have not worked out all week and I feel awesome. I really believe I was working out too much. Actually, the main problem was that recently I did not have a strict schedule for working out and I would miss days and then workout too many in a row. It was weird. So I'm feeling really good. I have also managed to get my eating under control. I was hitting the sweets pretty hard, but for the past 2 days I've been able to keep it under control and I can feel myself getting a handle on things again. Money - still a problem, but at least I'm not freaking out about it.

So what's the plan going forward? Well I really want to incorporate running into my program but I want to continue doing Crossfit and losing weight. So I think I will go back to my Mon-Tues-Wed-Fri-Sat Crossfit schedule. On Thursday and Sunday I will run. I want to start practicing ChiRunning and I think I'll start slow - 2 days a week.

The paleo challenge is …

A little introspection, otherwise known as

Just 2 weeks ago I was on top of the world. Now I'm not. I just want to take a little time and try to understand what's going on with me. I know that motivation comes and goes, but this is not that. At least I don't think it is.

So let's begin. First let's look at my workouts. For awhile Crossfit was going great. I was making great strides with weights and abilities. Then things started to go not so good. I started to struggle and for a week or so felt like I was phoning in the workouts. Then I got a little blast of feeling good again but that petered out. On Monday I did the Great Aloha Run and due to lack of training, walked it. I also went from zero to 8 miles in one day and, looking back, I think that was a ridiculous idea. I got a blister on the ball of my foot. My hips hurt. My back hurt. Who the hell do I think I am??? The farthest I've gone in months is 800 meters and suddenly I can go 8 miles?!?!?!?!?! What an idiot. Luckily sanity seemed to r…

Burpees and running

Yesterday at Crossfit we did 7 rounds for time of:

7 push jerks (75#)7 ring rows7 burpeesFor the last couple of weeks I've felt like I have not been giving my workouts as much as I could. I keep saying, I feel like I'm phoning it in. So after taking  Thursday and Friday night off, I decided to go hard yesterday.  AV for the push jerks were 75# and that's what I did. They were hard, really hard, but I did all 7 rounds.  The last 2 rounds I had to drop the bar in the middle, but I didn't care, I was determined to muscle through and I did.  For the ring rows, I went as low as I possibly could each time. For the burpees, I did full push-up burpees for all rounds except 1.  I completed all 7 rounds in 16:45. Not too shabby. Immediately after, my right shoulder felt like it was tightening up. It was really bothering me and I was a little afraid I might have done something to it by pushing the weight.  I moved it around a bit, then used the corner of a wall to do some pressu…