Sunday: Weather was too gorgeous to not be outside! I enjoyed a hike to the top of Cowles Mountain with my friend, Sheila. According to the site, it is only a mile and a half. However, it was beautiful.
Monday: I woke up with a stomachache and decided to go to CrossFit after work and not partake in the WOD. I did my own workout of:
30 pull-ups (with blue band) then…
5 rounds of:
30 sec KB hold*
30 sec jump roping
*The kettlebell hold was done laying on my tummy on a bench. I held a KB in each hand, chest-level. It worked my upper back and triceps.
Warm-up was working on snatches.. then the WOD or Metcon (Metabolic Conditioning) was:
I ended up completing it in 5:35 using 45 lbs. I have come to find that snatches are just difficult! I need to practice them to work on my form. I feel there is so much to think about at one time and I do not do them enough to have everything just flow. Rxed was 65 for girls, I know one day I’ll get there.
Wednesday: realized one of my daughters will NEVER be named Jackie…
50 Thrusters (35 for girls)
This was difficult! I completed it in 12:13 with blue band for assisted pull-ups.
Thursday: The WOD was…
I ended up with 8 rounds + 4 extra box jumps. I felt like superwoman after this. We had to do 55 lb. kettle bell swings. I had never even touched a 55 before this!
Friday: Took a rest day…
My girl, Sheila, and I met up at CrossFit to work on dead lifts & do a WOD. I was disappointed in my DLs because I kept rounding my back. I need to work on my form before trying for another PR.
Congrats to Sheila on her dead lift PR!! Way to go, girl!
It was 5 rounds with a 3 minute rest between each round. Three minutes seems like a lot, but I REALLY needed those 3 minutes. Your score is the total of all 5 rounds (minus the rest times). I completed Barbara win 30:30 with a blue band for pull-ups. Barbara is no joke.
I hope you all had a great week!
Question: How do you know when to stop and listen to your body because you need more practice? (I find this hard because I want to keep going higher and higher.. when in reality, I need to gain strength).