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Is today. In a little over 2 hours I will spend 10 minutes doing the following:

The push press. I will be doing 5 of these at 75 lbs.

Then I will do 10 deadlifts, also at 75 lbs.

Then we will end with 15 box jumps.

I will do this set over and over and over until 10 minutes are up. The most any female has done, so far, is 14 rounds. 14 rounds in 10 minutes...That's craziness.... In my age group the top women have done about 7.5 rounds. That makes a whole lot more sense. Me?? I'm hoping to get 5 solid rounds in, maybe push 6. It's a goal, something to work towards.

Let's catch up on the workouts. On Wednesday we did:

5 rounds for time:

7 back squats - 80#14 ring dips - with the blue band400 m run - I did all 5 runs without stoppingI did the 5 rounds in 25:47 and, more importantly, I really felt good doing it. I felt totally like myself. I was able to push myself and get through it.  
Thursday was  my rest day. Then last night we did:  AMRAP in 12 minutes  1 bear c…


Today was the first day I have felt like myself. Really. Myself. Yesterday I felt pretty good, but today I felt real good.

Some thoughts:

For some reason I think that Level 10 Paleo was part of the problem. I had a hard time sticking to it and towards the end I was really feeling run down and worn out. I just feel like that opened the door for me to get so sick.

I think I had such a hard time recovering last week because I wasn't eating enough. The flu made my stomach upset and last week I hardly ate much at all. This week I've been focusing on eating. Eating well, but eating. Having fuel in the tank really makes a difference.

The workout tonight was the first time in about a month that I felt like I really gave it my all. That feels good.

So tonight's workout was as many reps as possible(AMRAP) in 15 minutes of:

5 kettlebell swings - 35# and add 5 reps every round5 toes to bar - add 5 reps every round75 single undersI did 4 full rounds plus 25 kb swings and 25 toes to bar…

I am done

I have not been myself for 3 weeks now and I am over it. The first week, after the Great Aloha Run, I had a giant blister on the ball of my foot. Since I could barely walk, I decided to take the week off as a sort of recovery week. Well, that caused the wheels to fall off the bus. I took that week off. That Sunday I came down with the flu that had me in bed for 7 days. Ugly, ugly. This past Monday I returned to school but my energy has been really low all week. My head is a little foggy and I just want to lay down. I sleep at night like the dead. But I am over it. I am done feeling sick and crappy. 2 weeks devoted to sickness is enough. I want to feel like myself again. I want to feel normal. So today everything changes. I'm going back to eating paleo, and not the strict paleo but the one that made me feel good. I'm going back to Crossfit 5 times a week. I am going to fake it until I feel it. But the main thing is to get back to eating right. I have learned how important eati…