Friday, October 28, 2016


What a tough week at CFJ! 

I'm still sore from Monday.  Or something...somewhere in between Monday and now.  Everything is sore.  But its a "good" sore I suppose.

I've pushed myself this week for the most part.  I mean, yesterday I was super tired so maybe I didn't go all out, but I felt like I got a good workout.

I'm ready for the weekend though.  Tomorrow I'm doing a photo shoot - first time ever doing someone's Senior pictures.   Not sure I'm a portrait photographer but I'll give it a try.

And then I'll get all deviled up and go to Royce & Cindy's Halloween bash.  Should be fun! 

TGIF!!  Have a good weekend!

Tuesday, October 25, 2016


I'm sore all over.
I'm exhausted.
It's only Tuesday!

Had a great weekend camping, hiking, stargazing and enjoying some fine wine. Well, $15 a bottle is fine, right?  Ha ha!  I love getting outdoors and being more active.  It means I can have a few treats on the weekend, like cheese, which I miss on a regular basis, and maybe some chips and dip.  Yes!  Anyway, still on track to hit my 20 lb goal by the end of the year.  I'm SOOOOO close!!

Today's WOD was one of those that looked impossible to me from the get-go.  Breck, ever optimistic and encouraging, told me I could do it.  He believes in me more than I believe in me.  Someone has to...right?

With a Continously Running Clock for Best Times Loads
= 95/65lbs RX+ 115/80lbs MRX 75/55lbs
-0:00-4:00min -Run 200m – 7 SDHP – Run 200m – 7 Hang Power Snatch
-4:00-10:00min – 11 SDHP – Run 400m – 11 Hang Power Snatch
-10:00-14:00min -Run 200m – 7 Power Snatch – Run 200m – 7 Hang Power Snatch
-14:00-20:00min -11 Power Snatch – Run 600m – 11 Hang Power Snatch
-20:00-24:00min – Run 200m – 7 SDHP – Run 200m – 7 Hang Power Snatch
-24:00min – UTC – 11 SDHP – Run 800m – 11 Hang Power Snatch

My times using MRx weight of 55#:


I did all the lifts unbroken.  Which really isn't much of a feat, at 55#.  But I had to do them unbroken or I wouldn't have hit the time caps each round.  My running felt awful today.  Breathing wouldn't even out until the 800m run, and then it was half way over before I got a rhythm back to my breathing.

 As always, I"m glad I pushed myself to just show up at the gym.  Some days that's all it takes.

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Well, just look at me...

Back over here blogging two days in a damn row!!

SO, this morning I was dreaming, peacefully and slowly started to wake up and I looked over at the clock and it said 5:02! CRAP on a cracker!  I overslept.  I did NOT want to miss Annie, because I've been on a roll with the double-unders lately and I just knew I could PR it!  So I hopped out of bed, threw on (matching!) clothes, brushed my teeth, put up a pony tail while peeing and tying my shoes (I'm a trained professional, do not try this at home!) and ran out the door as fast as I could.

I made it to the gym just in time to grab my jump rope and get an abmat and get in position.  Zero warm-up, though I was already sweating from rushing around. 

So...3-2-1 GO!

I PR'd Annie by what I thought was 3 minutes but it was actually only 2.  I'll take it. Why did I think it was three you ask?  Well, I haven't updated the side panel over there---> to show my most recent PR for Annie, so I was thinking 11:38ish.  Anyway, I went back through the CFJ pages and found my real PR and it was 10:36. 

Today's time was 8:36 so *boom*  2 whole minutes.

We did other stuff...bench, and some planks and stuff, but that's too boring to write about in comparison to Annie.  :)

And, I have a "cigar burn" on my bootie to show for all of this.  Go figure. 

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

PR day!

Yeah, I haven't been blogging at all. Like in months.  Oh well, today I hit a PR so I figured I'd come over and make note of it.  You know, in case I forget or something.

PR = 16 unbroken pull ups
PR = "bi-polar nicole" = 64 reps

So there it is.  :)

Let's see...what else?  I'm almost to my 20 lb weight loss goal...2.5 lbs to go.  Which explains why my body weight exercises are improving.

Life is great!