PR Day And A Date Night

I had a hard time falling asleep last night after I saw which WOD was awaiting for us in the morning. I was wondering how I should tackle it and was anxious to see if I had gotten any stronger at it. I woke up before my alarm went off and it’s a good thing too because I had forgotten to turn it on!

During my own warm-up, I tried to do TTB on my own, but they still elude me. I really wanted to try them on the rings, but I couldn’t reach any of the rings and it would have taken me too long to set them up for my height. Better luck next time! Here’s what we did:

Skill: Back Squat 5×5 E2M

If you remember, we have done these just last week, but the interval was E90S. I don’t know if it was the longer rest period, but I felt much better doing them today. I even managed a new PR at 110#. I was pacing myself better and even though the last set was hard, I didn’t feel like I was going to pass out like I did last week!  Below are my reps:

90#-95#-100#-105#-110#

WOD: Jackie

The last time I tackled this one was back in February 2014 and I had finished in 13:10 with the following scaling:

  • 1000m row
  • 50 thrusters at 35#
  • 30 pull-ups with red and blue bands

Here’s what I did today:

  • 1000m row
  • 50 thrusters at 45#
  • 30 pull-ups with red and purple bands

We had to have 3 heats for this one because we are limited to 6 ergs and I chose to go in the 3rd heat since I’m so fast on the erg (NOT!)

I was actually impressed with my time on the erg. I finished the 1000m in 4:49 which is pretty good for me considering my very recent 1000m PR was 4:29.0 just earlier this week. I was just trying to keep my pace between 2:25-2:30/500m. Not surprisingly, I was the last one to get off the erg and move onto the thrusters. I felt good doing these and I tried my best to break them into sets of 5, rest the bar on my hips or on my back, then go for 5 more, but more often than not, my second set of 5 had to be broken down into 3 & 2 and then I would drop the bar on the floor.

Then it was on to the rig for the pull-ups. When I first got on the rig, I did 5, then 4 and then kept my sets at 3 reps. It took me a while, but I finished in 14:31 and even though I took longer, it’s a new PR for me since I increased the bar weight to Rx and decreased the resistance in the bands I used. Karen was a huge motivator and she was even holding the block of chalk up for me so I wouldn’t have to get off my box to chalk up (Thanks so much Karen, it saved me some precious seconds!) and Linda was cheering me on. When I was done, Linda said I looked really strong on the pull-ups and I probably could have gone even lower with the bands. I guess I’ll have to try next time! 😉

Now, I’m off to get my hair cut and then, the hubster and I have a date tonight! It feels like it’s been months since we’ve spent some alone time together and I’m very much looking forward to a nice, hot, uninterrupted meal with my love followed by some strolling around downtown! 🙂

Change Of Pace

Yesterday, my lovely husband and I got to spend the entire day together… without the girls. My sister-in-law had offered to watch them for the day so we could just go hang out like we used to before we had the girls! 🙂 It was a lovely day. We went out for breakfast like we usually do on Sunday mornings when I’m not at work or sleeping post night shift and came back home for a bit before my SIL arrived. We then spent the morning walking downtown, browsing stores and doing some light shopping… for the girls! Haha! We grabbed a good lunch, walked some more and headed home so I could remove my contact lenses before heading for an afternoon showing of Gone Girl. That movie was spooky, but it made us realize that we were doing very well, almost 5 years into our marriage! Way better than the characters in the movie! 😉

Our plan was to go out for dinner after the movie, but we weren’t really hungry and I was starting to miss the girls (I know, pathetic, right?!?) so we headed back home just in time to bathe them and tuck them into bed.

This morning, I didn’t have to wake up at 0500 because I have registered for the Masters Functional Fitness League October competition. We have a small group of women from the Box registered and I had plans to meet with one of them today to knock out Workouts #4 and #5.

Here’s what I did: (Scaled Division)

Workout #5: Happy Birthday Tara Coulter and Sally Goldman

I used the 45# bar and managed to do 58 reps in 3 minutes!

 

I took about 10 minutes to rest before I dove right into:

Workout #4: Stackin Up

I did the Scaled Division which consisted of:

1000m row followed by

5 rounds of

  • 20 jumping pull-ups
  • 7 shoulder to overhead (45#) (I did push presses for mine)

I finished in 12:44. The jumping pull-ups were the toughest for me. I felt like it was all legs and after the back squats and the rowing, I didn’t have much left in the legs department! I’m glad Heather was there to coach / coax me through it! 😉

I’m feeling good about the workout today and am hoping to get at least another one under my belt tomorrow. Let’s hope I’m not too sore for it!