Thursday, March 17, 2011

It's Saint Patrick's Day?

So, I'm not sure how I managed to do it, but about halfway through my day today, I completely and totally forgot that today was Saint Patrick's Day.  I had some errands to run in Old Town tonight and for the life of me couldn't understand why I couldn't find a single parking space.  Duh, Katie.... seriously, just duh. 

Anyway, let's forget about my total blonde moment for a minute and move on....

This week, workout wise, has actually been a REALLY good week for me.  I've worked on things that were my weaknesses BEFORE the whole taking an unintentional break thing, and despite it all, the weaknesses actually didn't feel all that bad.  Double unders will blow for me no matter what I do, but even push-ups weren't all that attrocious.  I was actually able to do the wods and stay close to the other people who have been working out full-time.  I felt pretty good about that.  Monday I got in for the heavy dose of clean and jerks and then on Tuesday I got in for a pretty craptastic metcon.  Even after being away so much, I STILL don't like metcons...

Tuesday wod

100 du's cash in (4 min time limit)
5 rft
20 pull-ups
20 push-ups
20 air squats
100 du's cash out (4 min time limit)

I have to say, it took me 28 minutes and some change to do this, but mostly because I spent 8 minutes on the freakin' double unders.  Seriously... that is some crazy ridiculous stuff right there... double unders are evil... 'nuff said. 

Wednesday's wod was much more fun for me... oh wait, btw.... did you notice that I said Monday, Tuesday, AND Wednesday? That's right!!!! I did make it three days in a row!!! I can't tell you honestly the last time that that happened... trust me, it's been a hot minute.  Anyhoo, Wednesday's wod was 1 rep max overhead squats!!! Yaaaaaaaaaaaaayyyyyyyyyyyy! I love overhead squats.  In fact one might even say, I HEART them... ;)

It's been so long since I've rep maxed anything that I was a little leery about where I'd be.  I was totallly STOKED to realize I was only 10 lbs off my PR! Sweet! My jumps looked as follows.

165X1 (f)

I know this seems like a lot of lifts, but since I haven't done much lifting, I was making rather conservative jumps.  I also honestly felt a little cranky and kinky... not THAT kind of kinky.  I mean the kind where you feel like you just can't loosen up and just be... comfortable? No, not comfortable... normal maybe... Anyway, I took a good fall on that 165X1 the first time.  I went down into my squat too slow and man did I ever bust my ass.  I'm not going to lie... there was no cushioning THAT blow.  But the second time I went down with plenty of speed and felt good coming back up.  I was totally stoked about the day as a whole. 

I took a rest day today to avoid the whole 4 day in a row thing, but I'm planning on getting up early tomorrow to get my 4th day in.  I'm totally stoked about my performances this week, and the fact that I am going to get in 4 days.  Woot! :) This is happy Katie! :)


Cheri Wissmann said...

Woohoo! So glad to hear some happiness in your "voice".

I hope this week has given you a better perspective of your abilities and your expectations about how often you have to workout.

Let me just say that if you only lost 10# on your OHS, then you did a pretty decent job of staying "in the game". Sometimes 2 days a week of working out, plus a little running and just generally not sitting on your ass is enough. No more beating yourself up!! :)

PS - Are you doing the Open WODs?
PS2 - This is "c wiss" :)

Katie said...

C Wiss... I shouldn't have written that I would make it in today... I jinxed myself... epic alarm clock fail... 4:15pm and 4:15am... apparently not the same thing... who knew?!!?

I will say... seeing 165X1 felt damn good...

No open wods for me... not in the cards this year after the fiasco that was last year (for me)...

PS- Are you doing the open wods?
PS2- This is Katie btw... ;)