Today’s WOD

“Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t–you’re right.” 

         -Henry Ford

Warm Up:     Coaches Choice (Which involved 600M of running & more)

Mobility:       6 Min

WOD:             “Row Gone Really Bad”

7 RDS   1 Min AMRAP of Each:

Cal Row + Air Squats 1 Min Rest In Between Each Round

Then Do:

50 DU’s or Jump Tucks
12 Push Press (75/55)
50 ABMAT Sit Ups
40 DU’s or Jump Tucks
15 Push Press (75/55)
30 DU’s or Jump Tucks
9 Push Press (75/55)
30 ABMAT Sit Ups

If you stick with CrossFit long enough, you will make discoveries about yourself.  When hubby texted me the WOD this morning, I didn’t know if I should thank him or fuss. Why? Because I had all day to think about my afternoon challenge.

I looked at the WOD and fell out laughing.  I sat at my desk and loudly repeated, “Really?  OMG!  Really?” and continued laughing aloud.  My colleague in the next office must have thought I lost my mind, but I wasn’t ready for this one.

As confident as I am about my abilities, even I had doubts about this WOD.  We all tend to do this at one time or another, which is so bad.  We mentally count ourselves out before we even give it a try.

As I mentally prepped for the afternoon, I knew one fact…  I needed to drink some coffee before this WOD.  Yeah, I know… this wasn’t the best option, but at 2:45 p.m., I saw no other options.

The coffee helped… the caffeine kicked in just in time for the 7 rounds of rowing and air squats.

I focused.

I breathed.

I finished!!!!!

Sweet Dreams.

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Monday’s Motivation

“Write your injuries in dust, your benefits in marble.”

Benjamin Franklin

Warm Up:  High Knees, Run 100M, Toy Soldier, Run 100M, Butt Kicks

Mobility: 6 MINS

WOD:   4 RDS – 1 MIN On Each Station 20 Sec Rest/Transition

  • CAL Row
  • Burpees
  • Box Jumps (24/20)
  • Pull Ups
  • KBS (55/35)
  • Run 100 M

*Scoring Every 5 Reps (or 5 CAL Row) is 5 Points

Run = 0 Points

Example:
Athlete Does 9 Burpees = 5 Points
Needs to hit that last burpee to make 10 reps to get additional 5 points

Other than another nasty and painful bump on my shin that I earned from fatigue and carelessness doing the box jumps, the WOD wasn’t too bad.

I didn’t jump high enough, so I scraped my left shin on the box.  Ouch!!  The pain was excruciating!  But I kept going.   I repeatedly whispered out loud to  myself,

“You don’t feel anything!  Keep going! It’s all in your head girl!”

The blaring rock music in the background also help to keep up the momentum.  The music’s base and rhythm would not allow me to stop.

Seriously, mental endurance is as, maybe even more important than physical endurance.  When your body aches and fatigue is in overdrive, only a strong mind with determination will keep you going.

I used a 26 pound Kettle bell, but will use the 35 pound KB next time.  Overall I am pleased with my performance.  My score was 280.

The best part of my day today was when the UPS driver pulled up to the house to deliver my running sneakers.  Happy doesn’t begin to describe my emotions.  I ripped open the box and my face lit up with joy.  Call me crazy, but I wanted to put them on and go for a long run right then.   I couldn’t because I had to tend to my son.  Y’all non-runners, just don’t understand.  LOL!

Ascis Gel Nimbus 15 - Titanium/Hot Pink/Mint

Ascis Gel Nimbus 15 – Titanium/Hot Pink/Mint

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These are the some of the chicken breast and pork loin that I marinated yesterday.  After CrossFit and dinner, I tossed them on the grill.  Yummy!

These are the some of the chicken breast and pork loin that I marinated yesterday. After CrossFit and dinner today, I tossed them on the grill. Yummy!

The sadness in today is the shooting at the Washington Navel Base this morning.  My thoughts and prayers are with the families, friends, and colleagues of those who were killed today.  So Sad!

TTYL


I Started…

….I finished!

Today's stats.

Finishing what you start, is what really matters.  Around the four mile mark, I felt like quitting today, but that wasn’t an option.  Pushing through the discomfort (probably from last night’s Corona, hot wings, and french fries), and reminding myself, “Mind over matter,” help me to finish.  I pushed through the discomfort and exceeded my goal of 8 miles today.  Yay!!

Don’t get hung up on somebody’s elses numbers.  My advice to the new runners and walkers is to focus on your goals.  Don’t look at my numbers and think I’m great and that you’ll never get there.  Because  somebody else is looking at my numbers and saying, “damn she’s slow!”  LOL!!  But it really doesn’t matter.  Fitness is about maintaining overall good health and well-being.

Keep it movin’ and remember to have fun!