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Angie

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Back in May we had benchmark week. That is a week where we do the benchmark workouts. One night I had to go to Crossfit Oahu because I had a night thing at school. That was the night we were doing Angie. Angie is a brutal WOD of 100 pullups, 100 pushups, 100 situps, and 100 squats. And they have to be finished in order. It's tough. When I walked into the box today I saw Angie on the board. Yes!!!! I get to do Angie. In May there was a 30 minute time cap. There was no time cap today but even if there was, I would continue anyway. So we were off. 100 pullups is a lot of pullups, and honestly, I can't do pullups. I did jumping pullups and ring rows. I alternated back and forth 10 of each. Then it was 100 pushups. Another move I suck at. I used the bands for the first 50 but then had to move up to the bench for the last 50. Situps I got. I did them in sets of 20. As I told the coach, in spite of my jiggly belly, my abs are strong. Then it was on to the squats. I did those in s…

Jackie

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No, not her. Jackie the WOD. 1000m row, 50 thrusters, 30 pull ups - that Jackie. I did that this morning in 12:40. Awesome. After yesterday's realization, I ate a really good dinner and felt amazing. Woke up this morning feeling awesome and made it to 6am CF. Rocked out Jackie and still felt awesome when I was done. I got my first kipping pullup with the blue and red bands. That's pretty awesome. Pullups are my nemesis at this point in time. I have such a weak upper body and it makes them so very hard. I think I'm going to focus the month of August on pullups. I will do them every day and try, try, try to get better at them.

Okay, today I'm going out for a bit. I need to get out of this house for a while. I have spent way too many days in row in this house working on schoolwork. Today I venture out into the world.

Food really is fuel

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And I had that driven home today in a big way. I overslept a little bit this morning and would have had to rush like crazy to make CF at 6am. Then I sat down and started watching the CF games, the masters were going today. I decided that I would go to the 8am class and relaxed with my coffee to watch the games. Next thing I knew it was 7am and I was starting to get hungry. This is too close to class to eat anything substantial and I had nothing small I could eat. No bananas. No hard boiled eggs. Nothing. I grabbed a handful of peanuts, called it good, and headed out to CF. I must say watching the games really got me inspired. I did Diane, 21-15-9 deadlifts and push ups. Since my back is still tweaking a little from the deadlifts the last 2 weeks, I decided to go light. Light but fast. I did 100# and raced through that WOD. I was bouncing the weight off the floor and just going, going, going. I finished in 4:39. Woot!!! That's blazing fast for me. I rode that high out of the box a…