Tuesday, November 25, 2014

My Double Unders are Back!!

Woo hoo!!

I DFN'd the WOD today but I do not care!  

I got some sets of 20+ double unders and I have zero pain in my leg!! This makes me happy.  

I was just 20 reps from finishing the WOD at the time limit, so I'm good with that!

For time:
100 Double unders
21 Front squats (115#,75#)
21 Push press
100 Double unders
15 Front squats
15 Push press
100 Double unders
9 Front squats
9 Push press

My time:  20 min DNF - got  370 reps, Rx  at 20 min time cap

Monday, November 24, 2014


This little gem is one I hope never to see again.  This is the second time we've done this one and I still thought it was ridiculous.

3 Rounds for time of:
3 Bear crawls (150′ each)
15 Dumbbell hang squat cleans (Men 45 lb dumbbells, Women 30 lb dumbbells)

My time:  21:13 w/20# DB's

I got a 3 minute PR on this compared to last time (July 2012).  But it was still 21 minutes of agony.  That is 1350' of bear crawls.  Ouch!

Friday, November 21, 2014


Well here we are at the end of another week.  I made it to the gym four days this week. I just needed a break on Wednesday, so I slept in.  Normally I'll do a home WOD when I do this, but this week I just rested.  Those flannel sheets are amazing when it's 15° outside! 

In anticipation of a few more "sleep in" days this winter, I have decided I need a kettlebell and some heavier dumbbells.  Got to looking around on the web, and found they are not cheap.  Mainly because of shipping costs.  Holy crap - some of these places kill you on shipping. 

But I found a work-around:  Wal-Mart.com 

Now, normally I avoid Wal-Mart like the plague.  I haven't physically been inside a Wal-Mart store since 2007.  I refuse.  My mental health is worth far more than any savings they can offer.  But online, they offer free shipping for orders over $50.  I ended up getting a 35lb Kettlebell and two 25 lb dumbbells, for roughly $85.  NO SHIPPING!! 

So, next snow day or sleep-in day, I'm equipped. 

Today's WOD was fun! 

As many reps as possible in 7 minutes of:
Rope climbs
rest 3 minutes
As many reps as possible in 7 minutes of:
GHD sit-ups
rest 3 minutes
As many reps as possible in 7 minutes of:
Double unders
rest 3 minutes
As many meters as possible in 7 minutes of:
Handstand walk
rest 3 minutes
Athletes choice of order

I did:
Double Unders = 171
GHD Sit Ups = 75
10′ Rope Climbs = 11
Hand Stand Holds = 30, 30, 30, 30, 25, 20, 16 (seconds)

Our Strength was after the last 3 minute rest on the WOD:

5 min AMRAP Squat Clean & Jerk @ 105# = 11 reps


Monday, November 17, 2014

Manic Monday

Out of the blue this morning, I really thought I was was having a nervous breakdown. About two minutes before I finished the WOD, this stupid song came on and instantly I was taken back to a time when I was at rock bottom...literally on my knees in my kitchen floor, ten years ago, a crying mess of a person ready to start over.

It took everything I had in me to finish that workout today without bursting into tears, but I drew on all the misery I experienced back then, and pushed through it.  And here I am, better for the experience.  See, sometimes you just think you've dealt with things in your past.  And sometimes you find out you've just pushed things aside to deal with later.  Today was one of those days.  I made it to my car and cried it out on the way home - something I should have done long ago.  Acknowledging my failures and the victory of overcoming them purely by the grace of God.   Powerful stuff.

I'm a totally different person today than I was ten years ago.  Stronger, both mentally and physically.  I was unprepared for this to happen today, but really it did me some good to look back on that point in time and realize how far I've come in life.  Life is good.  And CrossFit is good therapy.  ;)


5 Rounds for time of:
10 Strict bar dips
15 Sumo Deadlift High Pull (95#,65#)
20 Lateral barbell jumps

My time:  13:39

I did "jumping" bar dips.  Such a big weakness, but I'm not giving up.  The SDHP felt pretty good.  Tried not to break them up too much but ended up doing just that toward the end.  The lateral jumps were huge for me - no pain whatsoever in my leg!  I think that fracture is completely healed.  Yay!!

Strength was 20 min EMOM
even:  5 ttb
odd:  3 thrusters @ 80#

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Hello Blogland!

It's been forever since I felt like blogging.
Seriously I should shut this down.  I think I'll try to keep it alive until the end of the year and then call it a day.

I used to network with other CrossFit peeps in other places via this blog, but that has long since died off.  And...although I'm still loving CrossFit, I do keep records of my workouts elsewhere.  The one thing is, this is a great place to refer back to for PR's.  There has to be some other method I could quickly access on my phone to keep up with my PR's.  Idk...

Anyway.  It's cold.  And I despise cold weather.  I wish I lived in a warmer place.

My husband and I had  recently been thinking of moving to the Virgin Islands.  Retire early, rent a place down there, get jobs doing bar tending, waiting tables, etc. (until we can actually draw on retirement funds) and just live the island life on our days off.  But, we weighed every side of the issue and, sadly, here we still are.  Living in the frozen tundra of Tulsa, OK.

As a consolation, I bargained for several vacations per year when we do retire in a few years.  So, there's that.  I'd still love to sell it all and just head south, but the reality is, life is expensive down there and medical care (as we age this is important) isn't what we have here. 

So, I actually have been working out diligently.  It's all on the CFJ blog as proof that I still drag my ass out of bed at 4:30 every morning, Monday through Friday. 

I have also, against my better judgement, signed up to compete at Battle Over Redlands III.  I'm excited and nervous, as usual.  It's always a fun competition.  And what else did I have to do that weekend?   Ha ha!

Today's WOD:
9-7-5 Rep rounds for time of:
Dumbbell squat clean
Dumbbell thruster
Bar muscle up (substitute burpee pull-ups if you don’t have the bar muscle up)

My time:  9:31, 25# db & burpee pull ups

Strength was Dumbbell Bear Complex
5 deadlifts
5 hang cleans
5 shoulder to overhead
5 front squats
My loads:  12-15-20-25-30