01 January 2014

PR Queen

That was me today and I'm still flying high from it. Let me start at the beginning. Last night was kind of late due to all the fireworks around here. I think the last time I looked at the clock it was 1:25am. I got up at 6:30am and started my day with some work. Eventually Hubby got up and we had our traditional New Years breakfast at 9:30am. That consists of eggs benedict and mimosas. It was awesome, but I had Crossfit at noon. I tried to take a nap, but wasn't very successful. So I headed out for Crossfit feeling tired and with a sinus headache. Oh joy. I was fully expecting the WOD to be Fran as that is usually what we do on new years, but I was pleasantly surprised to find it wasn't. We were doing the Crossfit total. That is finding your max back squat, strict press, and deadlift. I did not think I would be doing much with my knee and my shoulder, but I decided to give it my best shot. I also decided that if I felt any kind of pain or twinge or anything, I would stop immediately. So we started with the back squats and I was going and going and going, all the way up to 185#. Woot!!!! Now in truth I had hit this number well over a year ago, but I have not been able to hit it again so it definitely counted as a PR. Next it was on to strict press. This is tough because of my shoulder being so weak. But I started going and going and going, and boom I hit 85#. This is another number that I hit over a year ago, but have never been able to hit again after I injured my shoulder. Finally the deadlift. This is my lift. I can deadlift like a big dog. My previous PR was 245#. So we started and just kept going and going and going and boom.....250#. I probably could have gone 255 or even 260 but I was feeling good and decided to take the 5# PR. I was absolutely elated. I have been riding a high all afternoon. After last week, when I contemplated quitting because of my knee, and now I'm busting out PRs left and right. It's a great way to start the new year.

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