Everyday Superhero

Even though it was hard to stay away from the box for 5 days, I knew it would pay off in the end! I went back today and here’s what was on the program:

Skill: I started off warming up with 45#x3, 50#x2, 60#x1 and then started the 1RM with the following:

60#-65#-70# Fail

66#-67#-70# Fail

New 1RM is now 67# (it was 65# back in December). Not a huge improvement, but I’ll take any I can get! 🙂 Also, no pain whatsoever in my shoulder so I guess the rest period paid off in the end!

WOD: We all know how much I love running and how efficient I am at it (NOT), so I asked Coach Caleb if he thought I should go for the Rx distances and he said: “Can you run?” Me: “Yeah.” Coach: “Then you are running Rx!”. That settled that I guess!

I managed to finish in 24:15 and I did all my strict pull-ups with 2 blue bands. It’s been a long time since I’ve worked on pull-ups and strict ones are always harder for me for some reason.

For my faithful readers, I had mentioned a few months ago that I was working on a special project and it has finally come to see the light of day. I did a short interview for the Box where I work out (Crossfit Vic City). Coach Cam had thought of me because I came from the OnRamp program and am juggling family, shift work and Crossfit. Unfortunately, the audio didn’t turn out so he ended up making a video montage. I am sharing it with you all here. Hope you enjoy my goofiness! 😉


Surprises all around!

The day started off way too early and not on a good note:

Surprise #1: 0400 BÊa is awake and won’t go back to sleep unless she gets a bottle. I go back to sleep shortly after she does…

Surprise #2: 0430 I hear a faint trickle of water… Weird. Nobody is up, why would the tap be on? Oh well, must be dreaming. 2 mins later, Rina comes to me and says: “Mama, I pee my pants!” Great! On the way to her room to get her new pyjamas, I step both feet in said pee on the carpet. There is no way I’m cleaning this up now. It’ll have to wait until I get back from Crossfit (unless Ben wakes up before I get back… Yeah right! Sometimes, I crack myself up!) Priorities people!

I read this last night before going to bed and I thought: “Well, tomorrow looks like a good day to die!”

Surprise #3: Here are my reps for the Double Unders: 0-4-0-4-7! I got 7 in the last 40secs! Just the fact that I got any was surprising, let alone 7! I don’t know what it was, but I was looking at Jordan (a fellow Crossfitter) and her wrists were so limber and loose and something clicked in me and that’s how I managed to get my double unders! Thanks Jordan! 🙂

Surprise #4: I was paired up with Shela and it was nice because we were both doing the TG! We both scaled down the wall walks by a lot. Those are tough! The pull-ups were strict so I needed the red and green band, but Shela rocked them with the green band only! Good job partner! I did 2 sets of push-ups straight on the floor and the other 2 sets I did on my knees. Progress! Both Shela and I were doing double crunches. I felt like I had this, and Shela was struggling, but she hung in there and managed all her sets! Way to go, we were almost done! I was dreading the overhead walking lunges, but we both managed very well with a 10# plate! 

Surprise #5: Funny how I was super dreading this WOD and although it was challenging, don’t get me wrong, I managed ok through it all. Could it be I’m getting stronger than I think I am?!?

I left the box with a big goofy smile on my face. I love it when I feel elated after a WOD. No better way to start the day!

Off to ballet class with my little balle-Rina! 😉