Saturday, January 21, 2012

What a week!

Hey guys! Happy Saturday!

I've had a fantastic week! 

To sum it up in a word: satisfying. You know, when Friday finally rolls around and you realize, hot diggity, I kicked this week's big behind. 

First off, I (barely) survived some brutal (when are they anything less) Crossfit WOD's. The Crossfit Open is just around the corner, so the intensity of the workouts has increased to prepare us. We're talking more rounds, more weight and two-a-days. Cray, cray.

Wednesday: Crossfit WOD + Spin
Thursday: Yoga
Friday: Crossfit WOD x2 + Spin

Wednesday started off with a Hero WOD in honor of U.S. Army Sergeant Jeremiah Wittman. He was just 26, of Darby, Montana, assigned to the 1st Battalion, 12th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, based out of Fort Carson, Colorado, was killed on February 13, 2010, when insurgents attacked his unit with a roadside bomb in Zhari province, Afghanistan. He is survived by his daughters Miah and Ariauna, wife Karyn, siblings Robert H., Charity, Jenell, and Natasha, father Robert, and mother Cynthia Church.

Seven rounds for time of:
1.5 pood (53#/35#) Kettlebell swing, 15 reps
95 pound (65#) Power clean, 15 reps
15 Box jumps, 24″ box (20″)

RIP, brother. 

I honestly though that I was cleaning 65 pounds. But actually, it was more like 95 pounds. Yeah. I was pretty upset in the moment, I could not figure out why 65 pounds felt so heavy! But no time to think, I just kept picking up the bar. Then, I realized, a whole day later, that I hadn't added up my weight right at all. Simple math: FAIL, epic strength: WIN! And I even knocked out an hour-long spin class afterward.

But my muscles paid the price. I did this WOD on Wednesday (finished in 38 minutes and some change) and my traps are still tender to the touch. 

We went out to dinner at my new favorite haunt: Dead Fish Grill overlooking Lake Belton. It was a beautiful night and the food was amazing, despite their off-putting name.

On Thursday a little Vinyasa helped reduce some of the soreness. Note to self: I don't do yoga nearly as often as I should. Friday was another Crossfit killer:

3 rounds for time:
21 deadlifts (145#)
15 man-makers (20# dumb bells)
9 kettle bell swings (1 pood)

Holy man-makers! I've never done these before, and wow. Those 20 pound dumb bells got really damn heavy. I finished in 22 minutes and some change. 

I unloaded my bar, but instead of merely walking the weights back over, I lunged them back over. The length of the gym is about 80 meters, so I could get a solid 20 steps in. I did that for each bumper plate and the kettle bell, lunged while holding the weight overhead. 

This easily could have been my cash-out, but oh no, I saw the 2nd WOD of the day was 150 burpees for time. That was the longest 10 minutes of my life! If I ever do another burpee again it will be way too soon. 

And perhaps because I was delirious or because I want to work my way into an early grave, I headed straight to spin class, didn't even stretch or cool down. 

Needless to say, a relaxing movie night with husband was just what I needed!

I'd been looking forward to seeing Haywire starring MMA fighter Gina Carano all week. And she did not disappoint! This such is such a badass. In real life and in her ass-kicking, ex-marine, movie role.

Since getting my Level 1 in Modern Army Combatives, I've looked at fighting a lot differently. It's sexy as fugg. And now I actually have a base-line knowledge of it. It was cool to know how she executed some of her movements in the fight scenes. Which were real as hell, by the way.

P.S. Look what husband brought home for me a few days ago? Love my new Keurig!

Off to bake something delicious! Have a great rest of your weekend!


  1. Your workouts sound intense! Definitely pretty badass that you can identify some of the moves in Haywire. Action movies may impress me but I have no idea what's going on physically - all too fast for me!

    1. I know how you feel, I always thought action was cool, but now that I know she's putting him in a straight arm bar or that she was going in for the guillotine choke, makes it so much more exciting, because I um, could do that too? Bahaha, yeah.

  2. way to hit it!. have a good w-end!

  3. wow! you are pretty strong. I may have to try the 150 rep challenge. have a restful weekend.

    1. Burpees are tough, I don't care who you are! It's a really challenging total body movement - let me know how it goes!