06 April 2013


Today is the final day of the Crossfit Open. I have successfully made it through 4 of the 5 workouts. Today I will do 15 thrusters and call it a day. I can not do a pull up so there is no chance I can do a chest to bar. I'm pleased that I managed to get through all the workouts and make it all 5 weeks.

Yesterday I started feeling a little tickle in my throat and a tiny bit of stuffiness in my head. I woke this morning and it's all a tiny bit worse. I don't know what's going on. I don't feel like I'm getting sick, just stuffy head, tickly throat. Otherwise I feel pretty darn good. I had better not get sick again, this is bullsh*t. Also, I don't have any PTO left so I have to go to work no matter what.

I know how my students feel now. I am working on my PhD classes and they don't give a whole lot of instruction for many of the assignments. I'm sure they make complete sense to them, but to us who don't know what we are doing, it doesn't always make sense. So that is fun.

Okay, time to get read for 13.5. Tonight we celebrate with drinks and food.

05 April 2013

Last Day of Spring Break

2 weeks!! Gone!!! In the blink of an eye!!! Wow!!! It happens every break, yet it still takes me by surprise. Monday it's back to school. I didn't get much of anything done over the break. I spent a lot of time being a bum. Not that it's a bad thing, it just is. I have absolutely nothing ready for Monday, I should probably work on that in the next 3 days. I didn't get my lesson plans done. I didn't get much of anything done. Oh well. I am going to get moving now. I want to get my assignments done and maybe do a little work on my lesson plans before Crossfit. Oh well, guess I'll just have to continue to wing it.

04 April 2013

I went

After going back and forth all morning, I ended up going to Crossfit. And I'm glad that I did. We practiced chest to bar for 13.5 on Saturday - yeah, that's not happening at all. But I did get my first kipping pull up!! It was with bands, but I still did it. Yeah me!!!! The WOD was as follows:

4 rounds

  • kettlebell swing for 60 seconds
  • burpees for 60 seconds
  • sit ups for 60 seconds
  • rest for 60 seconds

Wash, rinse, repeat 4 times. I ended up doing a total of 231 reps. Even better? My shoulder feels pretty good. It didn't bother me during the workout and has felt pretty good all day. Hopefully by tomorrow it will be gone completely.

What to do

My shoulder feels a lot better this morning. Not perfect, but a whole lot better. So my problem is, what to do about Crossfit? I want to go - I'm feeling pudgy from siting around so much - but I don't want to be stupid about my shoulder. Last week, when the other shoulder felt this way, I went and did a modified workout and things were great. I'm leaning towards that. But, this is not exactly the same as the other shoulder and I don't want to make it worse. If the workout is not too bad, it won't be a problem. But if there is a lot of shoulder work, I could be screwed. And yes, I can modify the workout, I can modify every move, but I HATE doing that. I feel like a wus!!!!! So I'm not sure what I'm going to do yet. I do know that I am going to clean the bathroom now. But that's as far I my planning goes.

In totally unrelated news, we got a new washer and dryer yesterday. When we moved in here, we bought one of those stack sets. It was on the small side, but with just the 2 of us we figured it would be okay. Well, after about 1 - 1 1/2 years, it started not spinning. We would have to manually turn the drum and start it spinning. At first it only did it once in a while, then it got more frequent and more frequent, till eventually it was doing it all the time. I got so there were things I just would not wash because I knew they would be a problem. The quilt for the bed?? Yeah, pain in the butt. Even the sheets had to be washed one at a time. It was crazy. So last Saturday we went and bought some new ones and they were delivered yesterday. Since they got here I have been a washing fool. I think I did 4 loads yesterday and I've already started laundry this morning. I'm washing everything that I put off washing in the old ones. Oh yeah, these are regular separate washer and dryer - I like it much, much better.

So I'm off to clean the bathroom and wash the floor mats. How exciting.....

03 April 2013

Lessons in pain

I've been doing a lot of this since Monday because my right shoulder is killing me. It's getting better this morning, but yesterday afternoon and last night I was dying. My pain, almost any pain from working out, follows a very predictable pattern. It goes something like this:

With the worst pain being 24-40 hours after the injury. This is good for a number of reasons. First, I know that it will pass. Second, when I reach that second day and I'm in agony, I know to wait a bit and see if it starts to pass. If it does there's nothing to worry about. If it doesn't, time to call a doctor. This is starting to pass though, so I'm going to wait it out. I am however, going to take another day off from Crossfit. I do feel the need to be active, so I guess I'll do some housework....

02 April 2013

Shoulder Issues

See this? I'm having trouble doing this. It's not so much that there's pain, it's more like the muscle and/or joint locks up and it's hard to move it. There is a little pain but it's not serious. It started yesterday afternoon. I had gone to Crossfit in the morning and pushed myself on the snatches, so that may be where it started. Then I proceeded to sit around most of the day and do a whole lot of nothing - which I'm sure didn't help it. By last night it was like this. I'm pretty certain that it's something in my neck or upper back, just because I have problems with those areas. But it is really annoying. I can not just lift my arm, I have to think about it and work it up. Very annoying. Oh well, I'm going to take some ibuprofen (cardinal sin) and put some of my magic stuff on it and see if it loosens up.

01 April 2013

More Squat Snatches

Yes, back at it again. During the strength part I chose to work on these since I seriously suck at them. I ended up doing 50# - 60# - 70# - 75#. That is a PR for me. Woot, woot. The 75# was really ugly, but I got it up. Yeah me.

The workout was:
21-15-9 for time
Rack Lunges - 50#
Pike Push-ups - I used red/blue bands

I did this workout in 6:25. Not bad. This number is more of a sprint kind of workout. You want to go fast and hard. Also, it's kind of on the light side so not a real muscle buster. I was the only one there at 10 am so the coach was watching me the entire time. How fun. But I felt good, I pushed myself and I like when I do that.

Now it's time for lunch, then some studying. Oh fun....

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