Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Tuesday's DL fun...

I'm trying to leave my house as little as possible today... there are too many people in this area for my liking. Several of them lacking in what I feel are the necessary skills to hold a driver's license!!!! Bah... so am I in DC with the thousands freezing my butt off? No. I'm not even watching the speech because I'll belive his BS when I see it being put into action. A quick rant on politics before my workout jazz.....

I'm not very politically minded. Many may call me unAmerican for that, but it's hard to be politically minded when the people in charge of deciding things for the American people, don't know what half the American people need or want. They are so concerned with staying in their pretty little seats, that they actually don't do squat to help the country and squander our tax dollars. Were I to be elected, I would take one look at the country, and immediately go "Holy Shit" we need some serious help. Can anyone explain how we are giving billions in bailouts when our national debt is in the trillions? Can you explain to me why SS and medicare are in the toilet? Can anyone explain to me why our education system is broken and Washington is turning to NCLB to fix everything? The fact that these issues get ignored disgusts me, and makes me turn a blind eye towards Capitol Hill. Good solid candidates haven't come by in a long time, and I'll believe in Obama when his deeds match his words. Until then, he's just like every other beuracrat who has ever existed. Lots of talk, and lots of promises. So, for that, I'm ignoring the inauguration, historic or no, and going about my daily business. CF it is.

Today was more work on deadlifts, and after my debaucle last week with them, I really wanted to try in this workout to get form right. I rounded out a bunch of times. I was getting that really frustrated feeling again. I almost DNF'd this one too. I don't know why but lately these workouts are just getting into my head. I couldn't even use RX'd weight either. I felt really bad about that. I'd say its due to overtraining, because as EVA says, I've wanted to cry over everything and eat giant vats of ice cream, but I've been UNDER training, barely making it in four days a week. So, I don't know. I just need to roll with it. Maybe as Jerry also says, I'm on the back swing of the rachet of progress.

Today's WOD was
5 rft
10 DL 155 lbs
20 box jumps
30 ab mats

Total Time on this was 23:31. Slowest on the day. I'm not happy about that but as Jerry says, if I can finally nail down my weakness, then my other stuff should get better, and my glutes and hams, without a doubt, are certainly a weakness. Always something to work on as Jerry says.

6 comments:

Tami said...

Ditto everything you said on the politics – especially the "Holy Shit!" part. I don't envy you being in DC this week.

Maybe you are overtrained in that the rest of your life is hectic -- work, etc. That takes a mental and physical toll too, even though sometimes you don't realize it.

The Wigan Crossfitter said...

Politics is the same over here in the UK. Awful..

Never mind, it was deadlift day for me too.

The official WOD on crossfit was seemingly random consisting of 400m sprints, deadlifts and gh sit ups.

I do wonder how crossfit.com comes up with its WOD's at times!

Hey, but it takes your mind off politics!

Katie said...

LOL... I think they pick out of a hat Steve...

Tami, I'd like to think life doesn't factor in... sometimes I feel like I keep using it as an excuse... "Life is hectic, so it's Ok." Kind of thing... I just want to be able to be consistant and I haven't been... I think that's what's really bugging me more than anything.

Angela said...

Hey Katie,

Yep.. not being consistent can really factor in. I am a prime example of that!

Glad you're feeling better! Keep up the good work, push yourself but not too far, and you'll keep getting stronger!

Katie said...

Thanks Angela. I'm trying to get back into the swing of things, but man, getting back on the Zone and back into 5 days a week is hard! It's so easy once you're on that schedule but so hard once you're off. I'm looking for little improvements each day...

Cara said...

Meant to make this but just did not get home in time. I hope we do it again!