Thursday, January 28, 2016

Well, damn!

So, as it turned out, I continued to feel crappy all last Friday. Chills, fever, etc.  And Saturday.  And by Sunday I was congested and zero energy.  Monday I hit up the urgent care and of course, it was Bronchitis again.  AGAIN!  Every single time I go to the islands and come back, seems like I get sick.  Maybe just luck of the draw, but I really think I should move to the islands.

Anyway, I wasn't "laying around reading".  I just vegged out.  Sunday I didn't even shower.  Or brush my hair.  And maybe I brushed my teeth...I honestly don't recall.  Gross, huh?  Ha ha!  

I was home from work Monday and Tuesday, and worked half a day yesterday.  I'm aiming for a full day today.  I've got two more doses of antibiotic to get through.  My lungs are feeling a lot clearer, and the fever ended days ago.

I have not rushed back to CrossFit because I'm actually learning from my experience last year - I pushed myself to go back too soon and ended up with pneumonia.  Don't need a repeat performance of that crap - no thank you!!

If all goes well, I plan to be back on Monday, raring to go!! 

Friday, January 22, 2016

Weekly Update

Well, I almost let the week go by without blogging.  Shame on me.

Let's see.  I made it to the 5 am class M-T-W, and purposely skipped Thursday.  I thought the WOD looked dangerous, honestly.  Handing off deadlifts to a partner without setting the bar down.  Plenty of potential for getting an injury.  I don't need an injury.  So I stayed home and rowed. 

This morning I went to the 5 am, feeling horrible.  I was thinking perhaps the 1/2 bottle (2 glasses) of wine I drank last night might have been the reason.  Now I'm afraid I'm actually getting sick.  I feel feverish and achy.  I really don't have time to get sick.  Although, not gonna lie, I would relish a few days at home just laying around reading a book or two.  I just hope I'm not really getting sick - I have stuff to do.

Open 14.4
14min AMRAP:
60cal Row
50 T2B
40 Wallballs 20/14 10/9′ 20/10 9′
30 Cleans 135/95 55+ 115/65
20 Muscle-Ups

My reps: 138

Modified by doing 25 TTB and 25 GHD sit ups, and used an 8# wallball.  I really should've gotten further than this, but I seriously had zero energy.

I warmed up on Power Cleans to 95#, just in case I made it that far, but it was not to be!


Thursday, January 14, 2016

Baby Steps

This week, I'm taking baby steps and kind of easing back into CrossFit.  When you're foolish enough to take almost 3 weeks off, the potential for overdoing it and becoming ridiculously sore is a harsh reality.  I've done this before.  So, when I post my wimpy little weights on the CFJ website...that's what's going on.  I'm going light on purpose.  Next week I'll step it up a bit.  That's my story and I'm sticking to it!


For Time:
Run 800m or Row 1000
10 Air Squat Box Jumps 24/20″ RX+ 30/24″
15 KBS 55/35 RX+ 70/55 55+ 45/25
Row 1000 or Run 800m (opposite of start)
10 Air Squat Box Jumps
15 KBS
Run 400m or Row 500 (opposite of last)
5 Air Squat Box Jumps
10 KBS
Row 500 or Run 400m (opposite of last)
5 Air Squat Box Jumps
10 KBS

My time:  23:03 - modified
(box step ups, 25# KB)

I had mentally calculated how long this would take me and I came up with 23 minutes.  So, I took 3 seconds longer than I estimated - not too shabby.  I wanted to run today, but I didn't want go out in the cold.  I geared up and did it.  I even wore socks - I never wear socks to the gym.  But in the winter they sure keep my toes warm.  Although I continue to be slow, running felt pretty good today.  Progress!

Rest exactly 2min
2min Max Sit-Ups (athletes choice) GHD or Ab-mat anchored

I did 1 min of GHD = 20 
and 1 min of unanchored sit ups = 20

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Happy New Year!

Yeah, I know, it's January 12 already.  

I'm going to try and blog at least once a week this year.  Maybe get back to every day.  But we'll see how it goes.

I've been away from CFJ for almost 3 weeks.  We left for the Virgin Islands on December 23, and I did very little exercise while there.  A 5 mile hike here, some beach running there, and I considered snorkeling exercise, so I count that.  Lots and lots of walking.  But nothing to keep a body in condition like CrossFit does.  It was nice to have a break from it, but every day I kept thinking how tough it was going to be coming back.  And actually, it wasn't so bad!


15min AMRAP:
5 Pull-ups RX+ Strict C2B
15 Wallballs 20/14 10’/9′ RX+ 20/14 11/10′ 55+ 20/10 9′
30 Double unders
60ft Bear Crawl RX+ 30ft Handstand Walk

My total:  3 rds + 22 Double Unders

This was a nice WOD to ease me back into things.  I did fairly well on double-unders, and used a lighter wall ball, 10#.  No wait! It was 8#.  Oops.  I posted 10 on the website.  Oh well...honest mistake.

The bear crawls are just so awkward...crawling around with your ass in the air.  Complete loss of dignity.  Ha ha!!

Finisher was core work - I just did one round.  Good enough for today!