Wednesday, May 9, 2012

"A. Large"

So, I'm 49 today.  FORTY-NINE.  Holy crap! I remember when I was a little kid and thought 50 was death.  Like, life was just over if you were that old.  Ha ha!  Well, let me tell you even though I'm darn close to 50, I'm alive and well, and definitely in the best shape of my life - thanks to CrossFit (along with my own strong will and determination!)  I feel younger today than when I turned 30.  Amazing what hard work can do for a person!

Breck cooked up a nice little birthday WOD for me today: 

As many rounds as possible in 15 minutes of:

5 Squat cleans (80% of 1RM)
9 Kettlebell swings (Men 70 lb kettlebell, Women 55 lb kettlebell)
49 Sit-ups (Anchored)

My rounds:  3 +  3 KBS, Rx
(Squat cleans at 105#)

I loved this workout!  First of all I absolutely love, love, love squat cleans.  Just such a powerful, solid lift when it's done right.  Love the feeling of that bar landing on my shoulders and then bouncing out of the bottom of that deep squat.'s addicting!   The tricky part of this WOD was the sit-ups.  I normally blaze through them, but by keeping my core so tight on the cleans and the kettle bells, my abs were already fatigued by the time I hit the sit ups.  Whew!!  Still, a super fun workout. Couldn't have asked for better.

The strength today was Squat Cleans!   10 singles to find your one rep max

And I set a new PR!  I honestly could've gone heavier, but then I would've had to go heavier in the WOD.  Ha ha.  Strategy...sometimes you have to think ahead!

My loads:


  1. Happy Birthday! My wife saw your picture and thought you were 32! Sounds like it was a great day!

  2. Awww!! Tell your wife I love her! :)