Thursday, May 15, 2008
I get a little CrossFit crazy... and I also hit day 8...
Big ups to all my haters.... duh duh duh duh duh, dah dah dah, duh duh duh duh duh... Waaaa! So for those of you who listen to rap, you're probably wondering why in the world I'm singing that song. For those of you who don't listen to rap, you're probably wondering, what in the hell I'm singing. And for those of you who listen to rap and know what I'm singing, you're probably wondering how in the world someone like me likes rap. Well now, just another interesting little tidbit you learned about me today. :P Yes, it's true, a blonde backwoods country girl from BFE (Bumble f*** Egypt) can and does listen to rap. So the answer to your question? Why am I singing? Well, because it's stuck in my head and cause I can! :)
So anyway, back to the whole reason I'm writing this blog today. I got a little CrossFit crazy this week. What exactly does that entail? Well, I'm very glad you asked. Since you asked so nicely, I'll tell you. :) I got out of bed on Monday for the Murph that never happened, and hit some squat cleans instead. So then Tuesday rolled around, and I sort of figured, eh, I've already started the CrossFit week, so hey what the hell, and in I went. Well then yesterday rolled around, and I was like, well this is one of my normal days to go in, so I did. And then today, I was like, well, it's Thursday. So, in I went. So, that makes 4 days this week... and the week isn't over yet. So, that in an of itself is a little crazy. But the REAL CrossFit craziness that I was talking about is what I did today.
Jerry told us this morning that we were going to work on some front squats in order to work on elbow positioning and core tightness. I was kind of disappointed that we weren't working up to a heavy max, but eh. You know, not everyday can be a PR kind of day. Well anyway, we were to do about 4 rounds of 5 reps. I worked up pretty solid on 95 but time ran out so I didn't go any higher. Then Jerry said to load the bars to the prescribed weights for our circuit. He posted the weights, and then said that if you needed to scale up or down you could. Well I think I heard wrong, or maybe I'm just inheriting my grandmother's selective hearing, but either way I chose to scale up. Jerry had listed 85 lbs as pro level weight for our circuit, and I scaled up. I went to 95. I'm not sure why in the world that idea just popped into my head, but it did, and well, I went for it. We discovered that my squat problem now, now that I've semi corrected my issue of being on my toes, is that I bounce on the bottom. To try to get momentum to drive out of the hole on the bottom, I drop down a little further and try to bounce out of the hole. This does put stress on my knees I think, and we will need to correct so I don't hurt myself, but aside from that, they felt ok. Obviously towards the end I got tired, but they still felt pretty strong. But I guess the video that Jerry has will be the true test. I will post it when I can steal it from him. :)
So, today's fun looked like this:
Work up to a moderate load front squats
3-4 rounds X 5
AMRAP in 20 minutes
7 front squats (95 lbs)
7 dips (double floss)
Like I said, things didn't feel too bad today. I felt that bounce on the bottom, but I was pretty solid on my heels. So it felt good to feel that improvement. I hit 6 1/3 rounds today. Not a land speed record, but pretty solid considering I went heavy. Yay for throwing heavy weights around! :)
Now, as for the other part of my title. My 8th day. What the heck does that mean? Well, I didn't blog about it, for fear of failure, and then having to publically admit that I couldn't do something I said I was going to do. (So I'm somewhat image conscious... who isn't? :P ) Anyway, last Thursday after the horrific two days with the scale, I made the decision that soda needed to go. I was drinking all diet and caffeine free diet, but I was still drinking way too much. So it had to go. So, today marks the 8th day in a row without a soda. Now, I'm not sure if you realize that before I started to zone, I was drinking 3 Coke's at least a day. No, I didn't stutter and no you didn't read that wrong. I was seriously addicted. It is especially hard for me considering that when I'm at work there is a soda fountain right there. I don't have to pay for it, and it's right there! To be 8 days without is terrific for me, and I hope to keep going. I made it through one weekend at work without it, but we'll see if I can keep going. Adrienne was my inspiration on this one. She gave up soda long before I did, so I have to give some props to her. She's now been (I think) over 2 months soda free. It may even be longer. I hope that I can be like her someday. In more ways then one. She kicks my butt on everything too.... :P
So, here's to being a crazy psycho this am and hitting day 8!
Let me tell you the secret that has led me to my goal. My strength lies solely in my tenacity.~Louis Pasteur