Sunday, September 21, 2008

Yesterday's 5.2 and FGB in overtime...

So Friday morning I woke up and knew instantly there was no way I could hit a workout at CFOT. After barely 3 hours of sleep I was dragging. I was exhausted after back to school night, and I won't lie. With my pirate in town, I stayed up a litle later than I normally would have. It was just great to have him here and be able to talk to him. So, I got up and headed off to CFOT to pick up a set of keys from Lt. Col Dan because he asked me to watch over his pets while he and the missus were out of town. (BTW, Daisy the dog is the cutest thing EVER! It made me want a puppy in the worst way.) So anyway, after that trip, I headed back home and crawled into bed for another hour before getting up and getting ready for school.

I felt like a sloth all day yesterday though because I skipped the workout, and I hadn't done a run in a hot minute (much longer than I should have) and so I decided to head out to my trail. I'm pretty certain that I should not be running the trail I am, because it's not flat, and by not flat I mean, the grade goes ACROSS the trail, and not up and down it. I can feel the difference in my left leg as it tries to compensate both on the way down (because it's the lower leg) and on the way back because the stride has to be different since it's higher. I was having some serious issues with my achilles around miles 2/3, but I stuck it out (no choice really since I wasn't near my car) and around mile 4 things finally loosened up. In total, my run took 58:53, which really isn't too bad. It's no land speed record, but my goal for the half is just to finish. I'm aiming for about a 2:30 time but if I just finish and don't hit the time, I'll be ok. But I'm glad I got off my butt. I jumped on the scale today and realized I've gained back 4 lbs of what I originally lost, and really, I know why. So there are some things that are going to be cut back again, and I need to be more strict (something I've not been very good about lately)

So, today, I went into CFOT, and after that nice wake up call from the scale, had to hit FGB. We've been prepping for the last three weeks since the actual FGB is next weekend. Today was Overtime FGB. Today's fun looked like this:

3 rounds
1:15 on each exercise
Clock never stops
1 minute rest in between rounds

My total score was 335. I'm not sure how I feel about that. I feel like it was a good number for me, but I felt like it should have been higher. I was really tight today and the high pulls and box jumps just weren't coming. But the rower felt pretty good, as did the push presses. So, we'll see how this pans out next week.

On a very sad note, we were told today that one of our members lost her fiance over the weekend. My heart goes out to her right now. I can't begin to imagine what she is dealing with and going through at the minute. Life seems so cruel sometimes. I hope she knows that she is loved and has much support from her CFOT family.

Until next time... the feast is mine! Yikes, and away....


Justa said...

I ran on Saturday too....and shouldn't have. My foot is killing me...and so are my calves. I ran the entire 5k using POSE...and I'm not used to that. Oh, well. That's the way it goes.





There are so many things that can affect your weight over the short term. Besides, body composition is what's important...not scale weight!

Good job on the workouts...and prayers for the CFOT member. Just a reminder to live each day to the fullest.

Katie said...

Justa, I've heard a lot of people complain of feet/calf problems after doing pose.... I wonder what would help that?

I'd love to throw away the scale, but you know we're all addicted, sadly...

I'm sure our CFOT member appreciates all the CF love and support... :)