18 May 2013

Something different

Last night I had to be back at school at 6pm for an awards ceremony. With 2.5 hours to kill, if I didn't want to drive home and back, I decided to head to Crossfit Oahu to work out. I've never been there. The only other Crossfit I've been to is Kailua, and I didn't work out there I just checked in. So, I'm stepping outside my comfort zone and going someplace new with no one I know and I'm going to work out. It was okay. The people don't seem very friendly and the place is set up weird.

In the top middle, you can see some bars. Those are all the bars. There were 11 people working out all face to face with each other around these bars. Weird. I'm glad I went though and I'll go again. It was nice to walk into the place and see some familiar faces.  I saw the owner and one of the coaches who come to Kaneohe once in a while, plus a member who sometimes comes to Kaneohe. So it wasn't like I didn't know anyone. But still weird.

So the workouts.  It's been benchmark week so all of the workouts have been the Crossfit benchmarks. Wednesday night it was.Grace.  30 clean and jerks for time. I used 65# and did it in 6:08.  Thursday was my rest night. Then last night I did Cindy.  5 pull ups, 10 push ups, 15 squats AMRAP in 20 minutes. I did 11 full sets plus 5 pull ups and 6 push ups.  Last time I did Cindy I only got in 10 full sets, so there's an improvement.

In other news, my eating has been completely out of control. Yesterday I had, omelet and tater tots for breakfast from the cafeteria. Mexican pulled pork and pasta for lunch. Large mango smoothie and 3 pizza bites from Jack in the Box. 2 donut holes. 1 hamburger - no bun. I slept like crap and feel all sluggish this morning. I must lose the junk food and get back to eating real food. Going to work on that today.

15 May 2013

I met Karen and I kicked her ass....

This is me doing Karen. Karen consists of 150 wall balls. 150!!! That's a lot of freaking wall balls. Especially when you are using a 14# medicine ball. But I did it. I did them in 13:43. I rocked that freaking bitch...... I was riding a high from having done that, RX btw..... When I realized I had also PR'd my power clean by 15#. 15#!!!! WTF!!!! Tonight I was on fire, on fire!!!!! I rocked that place. Last night was good, but tonight I really felt strong and capable again. Damn it's good to be back.

13 May 2013

I'm Baaaaackkkkkkkk

After the train wreck that was last week, I woke Saturday with a renewed determination to get back into the game. I went to Crossfit and we started with split jerks. Because of my shoulder I've been holding back doing anything really heavy that goes over my head. That was my intention with the split jerks but I ended up doing: 45-65-75-85-95#. Not bad. Much better than I expected. So that made me feel good. Then the WOD was:

200 meter run then
Dumbbell Snatch balance 5#
One legged squats 12"box w/45# plate
Then another 200 meter run

My time was 8:43 which was perfectly acceptable. Later that afternoon a group from Crossfit headed out to climb the Haiku stairs. It was the first time I'd ever tried them and I did not make it to the top, but I'm okay with that. Here is a picture of the stairs;

That's just one section of the stairs and not even a really bad section. So that was my Saturday afternoon. Sunday turned out to be a rainy, dreary day and we just hung around the house all day. Today it was back to work and back to the box.
First we did overhead squats. Since I hurt my shoulder I have not been able to do overhead squats. I have tried and tried and I just could not do them. Tonight I could finally do them again. Not only could I do them, I got 5# from my PR. My last PR was 70# and tonight I got to 65#. That is awesome and amazing. I was so stoked, I can finally do overhead squats again. Then it was on to the WOD:

It's benchmark week so we got Fran:

Thrusters 40#
Jumping pull ups 12" box

Did it in 6:30. Woot, woot for me.

Okay, that brings us up to now which is bedtime. Good night.

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