Monday’s WOD


12 minutes AMRAP (As many reps as possible):

10 KBS (44/20)

10 Strict Push-Up Burpees

Okay so it’s just after 11 p.m. and I’ve had a full day, which started at 4:40 this morning.  I’m beat but feel accomplished.

A phone call from my son’s school led me to pick him about 30 minutes earlier.  He threw up after lunch, but felt better when I arrived.   No, he wasn’t trying to get out of school.  He loves school and is rarely sick, so it was legit.  I think it might have been the Capri juices–  no proof just a suspicion.  Today I brought him a new 8 oz. bottle for his juices.

Not long ago, I saw some nasty images of the bottom of the juice bags on the internet and decided not to buy any more.  He has a few left in the bottom of the fridge. I’m going to cut the tops off of each one and check the bottoms.  Time will tell.

About 45 minutes before my 5:30 evening CrossFit class, I wolfed down dinner.  A meaty pork loin (just over 6 oz in size), fresh green beans, and zucchini squash.  I’m so sick of chicken now, I feel like I’m gonna start clucking any day now.

Eating before class doesn’t upset my stomach, cause me cramps or anything.  Why?  I don’t know.  Lol!  I felt energized during class.

I thought the strict push up burpees would do me in, but they did not. Heeeeey!!  I was up for the challenge today.  Hmm…. so my previous post about struggling with cardio in CF wasn’t an issue today.   Why?  Umm… Not sure.  Maybe because I ate dinner, I had a good source of fuel to energize me.  All I know is I felt great during the WOD. In the 12 minutes of the WOD,

I completed 9 1/2 rounds….  a total of 100 Kettle-bell Swings and 95 Strict Push Up Burpees!  Heck,  I’d better sit down to the dinner table before CF every class!  Lol!

My friend, a newbie to CF went today.  She did so well and I’m proud of her for staying with it.  Great job T!

You’d think I’d go home after CF.  Nope!  I attended a 7 p.m. information session on Transcendental Meditation.  Drenched in sweat, as usual, I sat in the back corner not to trouble anyone from my funky perspiration.

Halfway through the presenters relaxing presentation, my eye lids felt like lead rested on them. Out at 8 p.m. and home I went.

Real quick, this Transcendental Meditation has peaked my interest. I enjoy meditation and would like to further explore different types.  I feel calm and balanced when I meditate, so of course, I want to learn more.

I’m too exhausted to explain tonight, so below is small blurb from the official TM site. Click on the link to learn more.

The TM technique allows your mind to effortlessly transcend, to settle inward to the source of thought — a natural state of pure awareness and restful alertness. This automatic self-transcending is a unique feature of the TM technique.

I have to get some sleep.  Sweet dreams!

The Right Order: Massage First, CrossFit Second

WOD:  Heavy Fran

21-15 – 9 (15 Min Cap)
Thrusters (135/95)

Rest 3 Minutes

5 Rounds of

OTM1: 3 Reps Back Squat (light/medium)
OTM2: 20 DU’S or 10 Box Jumps (24/20)

Two and a half hours before class, I enjoyed a relaxing full body massage. Lying on the massage table as the therapist stoked my fatigued muscles, I wondered if I would make it back to LivingWell for the 5:30 CrossFit class. I adore the place! Small and intimate, friendly, professional, and staffed with all the right services to meet an athlete’s needs.

I left LivingWell at 4 p.m. Although my day started with less than five hours of sleep, I returned for the 5:30 p.m. class feeling rejuvenated and refreshed. The massage did wonders for my body.

Thrusters are not at the top of my favorite list, but today, I kicked them out with 55 pounds.  I did thrusters last week with the same amount of weight, but my form today was better.

Form first… weight second…that’s my rule!

I completed my five rounds of back squats with 95 pounds.  My friend T. said that the weight was light and I could do more. LOL!  Next time my friend, I’ll push harder.

The class was packed but, true to form, the group was fun and encouraging.  Am so glad I made it tonight.  Awesome!

Sweet dreams!

Living Through The Disappointment


All credits for this cool image go to Read, Love, and Learn! Thank you!

Ugh!!! Disappointed is an understatement! I missed CrossFit today. Long story short… team pictures and football practice for my son.

I read this quote on Pinterest and literally laughed out loud. Why? It says to “do something” about the disappointment and I did.

I’m sipping on a glass of 337 and relishing in three tiny cubes of Panama Organic Extra Dark Chocolate!   As my dad would say, “Salute!!”

Sweet dreams!

Oh wait!   Real quick… For the women who have not tried CrossFit, check out this cool video!  If I can do CF at 48, so can you!!!


My daughter took this picture last summer (August 2012). I was about one month into CrossFit. A combination of eating well and consistent CF, nets amazing results. Footnote… When I’m not doing CF, I’m running on average 7-10 miles 4-5 days a week.