I didn't make it into the gym today but I did take advantage of the sunshine and get out for a nice run. Even though it wasn't warm, the sunshine was a great reminder that spring and summer are right around the corner.
Today's workout made me feel even less coordinated than I do on the average day.
15 Wall Balls 20/14
7 Ball Facing Burpees
How many rounds can you do in 15 minutes?
The answer... 5+14 - This means 5 full rounds plus 14 wall balls. I did my wall balls with a 10 lb. ball. For ball facing burpees, you start facing the ball, do a burpee, come up and jump over the ball with feet together, turn around to face the ball, and repeat. I'm pretty sure I looked like I was playing the worst game of leap frog ever played.
Today was a fun one. I'm not sure why, but I really like doing floor presses.
Floor Press - Find a 5 rep max
Bent Over Row
Reps of each for time.
My 5 rep max for the floor press was 75 lbs. I probably could have thrown another 5-10 lbs. on there but I ran out of time. I always take too long trying to find my max. I did my power snatches and bent over rows with 55 lbs. I finished in 5:43.
After the gym, my sister and I went and did some grocery shopping. We got stocked back up on all the healthy, delicious foods we need for the week. I love looking in my kitchen and seeing a fully stocked fridge and pantry. It's probably more exciting to me than Christmas.
Today was a makeup day. Since I didn't go Monday, I made up that workout. It was another one of those beastly girls.
Run 400 m
21 Kettlebell Swings 35 lbs.
3 Rounds for time
I finished in 15:26. The only substitution that I made was that I did jumping pull-ups. I was a sweaty mess afterwards. Helen does not play around.
I woke up this morning really not wanting to go to the gym. But, I have come to realize that these are the days when I probably need it the most. So, I got my butt down there.
50 Double Unders
30 Kettlebell Snatches 53/35
20 One Arm Kettlebell Push Press 53/35
4 Rounds for time
One of the things that I love about crossfit is that every workout can be scaled to suit any fitness level. I don't think enough people realize this and that it keeps a lot of people from taking that final leap and joining a crossfit gym. There seems to be a big intimidation factor. I know, because I felt it firsthand. But only on day 1. After that, it just melts away. (Supposing you are at the right gym of course :) Today I substituted 100 single jumps per round for the 50 double unders. I also did my kettlebell snatches and push presses with a 26 lb. bell. Did I feel bad about this?? Nope! Not one bit! That is just how it works. Next time it will be completely different and I may just be able to do it as prescribed. But in the end, when I am shouting "TIME!", all that matters is that I gave it my best.
Later in the afternoon I felt like putting feet to pavement and getting a run in. I wanted to work on some hill training. You can definitely tell by my splits where the steepest parts were. I am seeing improvement in my running overall, but I need to work on my form.
View from the top of Poo Poo Point
Today my husband and I got out for our first hike of the season. It was a beautiful day for it. We were not the only people with this same idea. The trail was busy with lots of other hikers and dogs.
My runkeeper cut off early. It was actually 7.91 miles round trip and 1650 feet of elevation gain.
I am proud to say that from Sunday to Saturday I put in 26 miles. These miles were comprised of a 5k race, a walk, 3 runs, and a hike. Add in 4 days of crossfit and I would say that I had a pretty active week.
Today I am taking a rest day. I'll be catching up on some work but other than that, I will be relaxing and taking the day off.
I'm not sure what my weight change is for the week as I am ditching the scale for a couple of weeks. For those of you that have been following my page for a while, you know that I let go of the importance of the number on the scale a long time ago. I have been weighing myself once a week for accountability and for these blog posts. But I felt some of my old scale habits creeping back in and decided to put it away for a while. I don't really need to know the number right now. I just need to know that I worked hard this week... and I DID!
Share your workouts, weight loss and non-scale victories with me!! I'd love to hear them.