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Sparky.

13 Aug

Last week, I took a much-needed break and headed to Point Clear for a family vacation.  I ate bad, didn’t exercise, read 5 books and I LOVED every single minute of it.  By the time this dreaded Monday morning rolled around, I was surprisingly ready to get back on track with eating right and hitting the box.

Oh and did I mention that school started today?  Yes, I work full-time and attend Troy University and let’s not forget I’m also a wife and mother.  I’m finally a junior/senior and my expected date of graduation is December 2013.  Thankfully, my classes are online so I can still get my CrossFit on after work.

Today was an interesting night at the box.  RRCF often celebrates birthdays of CrossFitters at the box.  Today happens to be Kelli’s birthday.  I am always nervous before I hit the box and my work out partner, Steph is usually nervous too.  Welllll, tonight Steph walked in wired on Spark.  Hence, her new nickname – Sparky.  Sparky was dropping it like it’s hot during our squats and barking during the lunges.  Needless to say, I had lots of fun tonight.  I have determined every night needs to be a spark night.

Thanks for all the laughs tonight, Sparky.

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Feeling Good.

10 Jul

I am sure it is no surprise that tonight’s WOD was horrible.  Aren’t they always horrible?  But like a drug addict, I keep going back.  I’m glad that I’m actually addicted to something that isn’t killing my body.  CrossFit is reshaping my body, mind and soul and for that I am thankful.  Well, let’s get back to the WOD.

July 10, 2012

“Fran”

21-15-9

Thrusters

Pullups

Rest…

5 rounds of…

3 Deadlifts

3 Power Cleans

Rest…

100 Situps

Wowza, right??  There’s a 10 minute cap on “Fran.”  I did my best, but couldn’t complete it under the 10 minute cap.  That’s ok, though.  I refuse to let it get me down because I did accomplish something I consider to be a big deal.  Remember the competition a few weeks ago, Embrace the Gauntlet?  Well, prior to and during the Gauntlet – I was unable to power clean 75 pounds.  This chick power cleaned 75 pounds tonight!  Funny thing is – I felt like I could do more.  Yup, excited.

I was also able to do the 100 sit ups without a problem.  I rested here and there, but I remember when it was tough just to do 40.  Improvements people, improvements!  Oh and Steph (my WOD partner) has started something.  You see, she was flexing her muscles at the box the other day.  Now…I’m flexing my muscles.  I had D feel my arm muscles while driving down the road and that “flapping in the wind” crap is about gone.  What?!?!?!  What?!?!?!

It feels good to be confident again.  Don’t misunderstand me though – I will always be anxious prior to a WOD and hating during it, but afterwards – it’s nothing but love!

WODing It.

19 Jun

Here’s how we WOD at RRCF:

5-4-3-2-1

Power Cleans

20 Lunges

1-2-3-4-5

Power Cleans

20 Lunges

then…

150 Situps

I know this seems easy, but it’s 5 Power Cleans and 20 Lunges, 4 Power Cleans and 20 Lunges, and so on…for a grand total of 30 Power Cleans and 200 Lunges.