I’m Squatted Out

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After two days of (heavy) Back Squats and Front Squats, I can squat no more. My legs are J-E-L-L-O! As much as I know how great squats are for you I do hope we are done for the week at the BOOM Box.

As for my wrist, it’s still a pain in the buttocks but it is what it is, right?

As far as the BOOM Box, instead of having my poor poor petri moments, I sucked it up and showed up last night and this morning. I just gotta push through and modify where I need to modify. I still have the work weight loss competition and WODAPALOOZA is a month and a half away.

10/22/13
Midline: 100 situps
It’s situps. Wooooo. Not sure how long it took me but I was chatty so I took some breaks :/

Strength: Press 3,3,3,3,3
Wasn’t sure how this would go with the hurt chicken wing but as long as I held my wrist vertical without letting the bar roll back, LIKE I ALWAYS DO, it was fine at lighter weights. Got to my max weight and I just couldn’t do it. So I dropped back down to 65lbs and finished it out.

MetCon: 10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1 Front Squat (185,135) 5-10-15-20-25-30-35-40-45-50 Lateral bar jumps
My legs are still smoked from the Back Squats on Monday. And I know I can’t do 135lbs for that many reps. My 1RM is 155 which is nice and all but 135 is still heavy. The idea was to Clean the weight. But that’s a no go for me. I tried to Zombie it out but I wasn’t comfortable.

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Example of a “zombie” front squat 😀

So I Frankensteined it and still struggled but managed to complete the reps at 85lbs.

Heheh Arnold showing you what I call a "frankenstein" front squat.

Heheh Arnold showing you what I call a “frankenstein” front squat.

The killer part was the Lateral Bar Jumps. We had to do 10 Front Squats, then 5 Lateral Bar Jumps, 9 Front Squats, 10 Lateral Bar Jumps, etc. After the 30 lateral jump mark, I was just smoked. I’d do 5 at time, 10 at a time, etc. And the Squats got easier. Damn those JUMPS! Time: 22:25

10/22/13 WOD

10/22/13 WOD

10/23/13
Midline: 30 russian Kettle Bell swings heavy
We sure are doing a lot of MIDLINE lately. I guess it’s good for me, right? The other day I used the baby 26lb KB because I didn’t want to wait for the second heat. Today I warmed up with the baby KB, then tried out the 35lb then went ahead and did the 53lb KB for the 30 reps. Boy did my back feel that. All the dang squats we’ve done. And me losing some form on Monday and my back is tired!

Strength: 10 min EMOM 5 Power Cleans 165/115
More stuff I can’t do and I LOVE Power Cleans! Ah well. I went with Deadlifts at the same weight. My grip is sucky but I didn’t have any other problems than that.

10/23/13 WOD

10/23/13 WOD

Conditioning: 3 rounds yoke push 100ft (yoke + 140/100lbs) sprint 200m rest as needed
When I was crusty eyed this morning I failed to see the 100lbs part of the YOKE push. Seriously. I have a hard enough time pushing the darn thing with NO weight on it. Coach T asked if I wanted to try it with 50lbs first. I said eh, I better try with 100lbs and if I can’t then I’ll drop to 50lbs. Surprisingly, I started pushing well. SLOW, but the thing was moving. I stopped several times after my big initial push but I made it to the cone and took off running. That took me about 4 minutes. My 2nd Yoke push would now be uphill and I really wasn’t sure if I’d move it this time around. But I did! WAY slower than the first one but it was moving. Talk about calves and lungs wanting to explode! That round took me 4:35. Still not bad considering how long my rests were on the yoke push. At one point, I even compared all my “pushing” to giving labor! Not even remotely close to the same kind of pain. But pushing with the same kind of gusto. For the third round, I was fully prepared to practice my non existent telekinesis. Maybe my brain would just move the Yoke. Sadly, I still have zero superpowers so I had to push it. For some reason it seemed lighter and I went much further on my initial heave ho. Took off on my trot and finished in 3:43! How’s that for being AWESOME?!?

In other news
You know I’m always rambling on about quitting with the excuses and just get moving. And maybe you recall me talking about walking around our building here at work with one of my co-workers. Maybe? Maybe not!

What I’m trying to get at is that any little activity is better than no activity at all. Sure I LOVE the CrossFit and will probably always love the CrossFit but I enjoy doing other things as well. And maybe you’re aren’t confident in doing too many things but if you can just take a lap around your neighborhood, then you are one step closer to a healthier you. You may start off slow but that’s ok. You will pick up the pace. We measured one lap around our building is .33 miles. When we first started we were taking well over 9:30 minutes. Now just a few weeks later we are at 8:10 minutes. My co-worker doesn’t live the most active lifestyle but with baby steps we’ll get there and sure enough progress is progress!

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We decided to take our lunch to some local walking trails yesterday. Not only was it a great mental break, we got some movement in too!

I did a quick search on the interwebs and mayoclinic.com lists some benefits for brisk walking:

  • Maintain a healthy weight
  • Prevent or manage various conditions, including heart disease, high blood pressure and type 2 diabetes
  • Strengthen your bones
  • Lift your mood
  • Improve your balance and coordination

So there you have it. Before you know it, you’ll be running, hitting up your local gym or even trying out CrossFit! Be a healthier you! It’s worth it, I promise ツ

And that’s all for today! Get moving. Eat clean. Enjoy life. And of course be Aaaawwweeesssooommmmeee!

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Injuries Blow

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Granted my injury is minor. And besides old and worn out ligaments, tendons and everything else, I’ve been pretty healthy the past few years. Thank goodness! But now this wrist o’ mine is just being a pain in the ass! If any of y’all have had a serious injury I totally feel for ya. I can’t imagine how I’d be behaving right now if I was completely down and out.

So I took a few days off last week, hoping to heal up some. And I thought I was feeling a bit better, till I tweaked it picking up something over the weekend. So the pain is back and it feels like a sprain. That’s completely self diagnosed by the way. I can’t bear weight on the darn thing and it sucks.

Monday morning rolls around and I think to myself, I need more rest so I won’t go to the BOOM Box. But by Monday afternoon rolls around and I’m so ants in the pants, that I NEED to go to get some work in! I know Coach will have some good workarounds for me.

Warm Up: Sled Push
My first sigh of the day. There’s no way I can PUSH the sled with a bum wrist. But Coach was like who needs hands. Just lay into and push with your upper body. Hey, hey, hey… this worked and seemed much easier. Don’t get me wrong. Sled Pushes are still the devil.

Strength: Squat 5×5 @ 82.5
Sadly for me, I have no flexibility to even hold the bar on my back with my right wrist. Ugh! I was seriously upset that I even showed up at this point. Coach had me straighten my arms out over the bar. I felt like was carrying the barbell cross here. Warming up this felt great. By the time I got to my 3rd set at 82.5%, I was not feeling so great. As I fatigued, I felt like I was weighing the bar down with my arms. I know it was just a head game, but the head game won. On my last rep of my 3rd set, I leaned forward too much. While I did not hurt myself, I made the smart decision to call it a day for Back Squat.

10/21/13 WOD

10/21/13 WOD

MetCon: 30 – 20 – 10 Kettlebell Swing (1.5,1) and Burpees
We had a super full class and not quite enough KettleBells. So we had two heats. I opted for the 26lb Kettlebell, just to prevent further strain. I was scared to go overhead but I tried it anyways. It wasn’t super painful but there was a nice twinge. And with 60 KB Swings ahead of me, it was better to play it safe and do Russian Swings (eye level swings). I look at Coach and say “What do you want me to do for Burpees?” He puts his hands up, closed up in a fist and said “what about going down like this?” Uhhhhhhhhhhhh. Ok?!?!? I tried one. It was doable. Uh oh.

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Since the KB was light, I was able to get through pretty easy. It was the Burpees that got me. After 15 in my first round, my knuckles were on fire. I thought I ripped. Looked down expecting to see torn skin, blood, etc. But they were just RED. I just had to fight through. Time: 7:21

I went ahead and took this morning off. I really need to rest. We’ll see if the ants in the pants come into play. Press and Front Squats are on the agenda. Both are not wrist friendly. We’ll see!

I hope all you have had a great week so far. It’s only Tuesday I know. But I’ve been MIA for a few days so it feels like FOREVER. And for my blogger friends. I hope to catch up on ya. Y’all better be writing good stuff! Hehe.

Have a great day and always, I repeat, ALWAYS be AWESOME!

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In Need of a lil R&R

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Hello ladies and gentlemen. I want to start off by THANKING everyone who supported me and my team “BOOM FOR BOOBS”! CrossFit Boom’s goal of $2500 was met and we had a great ol’ time. That’s at least 30 mammograms that will provided to someone in need! So Thank You for supporting us and Barbells for Boobs ツ

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BOOM FOR BOOBS
Of course the BOOM Box was decked out in all pink. Several of us were decked out in pink clothes and we were all anxiously awaiting to give Grace a go.

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For those of you that had been following along, I have this wrist, palm, forearm tweak and it’s been a little painful but hasn’t been out of commission painful. But I wasn’t really sure if I could go RX for the B4B event. I had taken it fairly easy during the week, HOPING it would just fade away. When it was my time to warm up and get ready, I decided I could handled the 95lbs. 3-2-1 GO and I did 4 reps, then I had to drop the bar. Slight pain set in but it was uncomfortable enough for me and I couldn’t hang on to the bar for multiple reps. From there it was a mindgame. I just wanted to quit. But I couldn’t. I raised money in honor and memory of ladies who fought a real fight. Who had to muster the courage and faith to fight breast cancer. And here I am wanting to quit a lil’ ol’ workout. So I fought through the best I could with a bum wrist. I wanted to beat my time from last year of 6:06 but that clearly wasn’t going to happen. A few weeks ago I had a time of 7:03 RX but B4B was not the place I was going to beat that. I was just happy to survive the WOD. Time: 7:40 RX

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10/15/13
I took Monday off to let my wrist rest and was going to take Tuesday off as well. Needing a stress relief, I decided to show up Tuesday evening to get some work in. In warm ups, I couldn’t even manage to support my weight doing inch worms. It sucked. So coach had to modify the MetCon for me, which is great, but sucky because this wrist issue is a pain in my ass.

Midline: 75 hollow rocks
Have I ever told you how much these suck? No? Well they do.

Skill: Double Under practice
Coach wanted us to work on slowing down our pace so that hopefully we could knock out more in a row. I am capable of slowing it down but I was having trouble stringing together more than 10. I’m a speed DUer. But I will learn to keep a slower pace if it helps me in the long run.

10/15/13 WOD

10/15/13 WOD

MetCon: 3 Rounds of 12 Deadlift (155,105), 9 Hang Clean and 75 DU
So I can do the Deadlifts but the Hang Cleans are not going to happen. I love Cleans too! For modification I did Kettle Bell Swings (1 1/2 POOD). This was heavier than I was expecting but doable of course. I powered through the Deadlifts and KB Swings for the first round. After 75 DUs I was smoked. So I did two sets of 6 for the Deadlifts and did the KB Swings unbroken. I had better luck at the DUs in round 2 for some reason and got back to the Deadlifts as fast as I could. This time doing a set of 8 then a set of 4. I didn’t want to have to pick the Kettle Bell back up so I did those unbroken. The last set of DUs were slow with lots of rest. I felt like the fat kid that I am. Having a hard time breathing and fatigued. UGH. My outside world stress and my physical pain is wearing on me. Time: 8:34

Hump Day!

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I may only make it to the BOOM BOX 3 days this week instead of my typical 4-5. This wrist needs some rest and my brain needs a vacation. Between my kids, my vehicle and other crap…I am tired. Hopefully things get back on an upswing soon! Plus this work weight loss challenge is more than halfway over and I’m not anywhere near the number I was hoping for. I’ve had some loss but not what I was looking for. STRESS. It KILLS.

I hope everyone else is faring better than I at the moment. I hope y’all are staying strong in clean eating. If you’re not, it’s ok. Just get back on it! And don’t forget to stay hydrated. It’s cooler temps here in TX and I know when it cools down people are less likely to drink their water. Don’t be that person. And as always, go out and BE AWESOME in all you do!

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Cindy Cindy Bo Bindy

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Banana Fana Fo Findy, Fe Fi Mo Mindy, Ciiiindy! It’s official, I have certified myself into dorkiness forever. But that was seriously in my head this morning. And guess why? CINDY! I love to hate this workout and hate to enjoy it. Let’s be clear there is no REAL LOVE for this dirty girl.

Test day: Cindy 20 min AMRAP of 5 Pull-ups mod:ring rows, 10 Push Ups, 15 Air Squats; Rest 7 minutes then 3 min max MU or plank hold as long as possible for non muscle uppers!

So in the past I have done OK and I have done CRAPPY. Today was the best though really modified. I had a green band and a small blue band. NOT GOOD! But I was able to stay consistent, still get work done and not hang on the bar for FOREVER. Push Ups were strong for a bit. My palm/wrist started plaguing me so I went to KNEE PUSH UPS! I haven’t resorted to those in a very very long time. But I wasn’t going to risk hurting my wrist more. And then Air Squats. This is a movement where some rounds I just breezed right through and some rounds felt like I would never finish. They are easy but I sure do like to stand around a lot when we do them 😀 And for the first time, when it comes to Pull Ups at least, instead of letting the clock run down when there’s like 15 seconds to go, I actually got back up there and put 3 additional Pull Ups on the board. Who is this girl? Final: 13 rounds + 3 Pull Ups.

10/11/13 WOD

10/11/13 WOD

After we tried killing ourselves in 20 minutes we got a 7 minute break. Then it was a 3 minute Muscle Up show. So you all should know by now I’m not cool enough to have a MU so a nice plank hold was waiting for me. My shoulders are kaput so it was hard to even hold a minute but I did, then I dropped, then I got back up. I had a total of 2 minutes combined. But my longest hold was the first minute. I. NEED. NEW. SHOULDERS.

Barbells For Boobs
Yippeee! I’ve exceeded my goal and I thank you all who have donated! THANK YOU! I’m at $250, so I’m asking to help me to get to $320. For every $80, one mammogram is proved to someone in need. I have 3 mammograms covered so let’s try and get 4 provided. BOOMS FOR BOOBS is tomorrow at 9 a.m. We’ll be doing GRACE, 30 Clean and Jerks for time. I will be working out in support, in honor and in memory of people that are battling or have battled breast cancer. Thanks in advance for your support and thank you again to those of you that have donated. Donate here to HELP SAVE BOOBIES!

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What is Barbells for Boobs?

A wonderful organization that helps to SAVE lives through the early detection of breast cancer, regardless of one’s age, gender or ability to pay. Barbells for Boobs is a non-profit organization that provides funding to pay for breast cancer detection services as a last resort for thousands of people who don’t qualify for assistance elsewhere. Their aim is to help anyone that needs it, anywhere, whether they are male or female, no matter what their age or situation in life.

DONATE HERE TO HELP SAVE BOOBIES!

It’s the WEEKEND!
Can I get an ANTI-RAIN dance? WE have more baseball and we’d really like to just play some ball. The rain ruins such things. I know we need it but can it come on Monday, please! And as I just mentioned B4B happens tomorrow! I’m excited and you should be too! Other than that, I hope you all have a beautiful weekend and just be AWESOME!

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Calgon Take Me Away

Some of you kids out there might not even know what that means. But I remember these commercials. Oh so silly looking back at them, like the one below! But seriously. Can one bath product erase all the troubles in the world? How about all my muscle aches? Hehe, I don’t even like baths but it sounds so nice.

My idea of destressing is just vegging out on the couch catching up on all my DVR’d shows. Sounds fun, doesn’t it? But that doesn’t get rid of all my aches and pains. I seriously need to take the couch time and turn it into foam roller, lax ball and stretching time. But I’m a big ol baby and don’t wanna! Besides being in a world of hurt, what motivates y’all to focus on the extra mobility time? I don’t have an ounce in me that picks the foam roller over being horizontal on the couch :/

At work I have every intention to get up ever 20-30 minutes to walk around but sometimes that time dissappears into thin air. A co-worker of mine that is doing the weight loss challenge here at work has been making an effort to walk 1-3 times a day when she has a chance. Currently this is her main mode of movement, so if and when I can, I tag along. It gets my blood flowing and hopefully encourages her to keep up a good pace. In the two weeks that we’ve been walking we’ve increased our speed by 40 seconds! So that’s a bonus. I’m hoping in the not too distant future we can make 2 laps around our building in the time frame it takes us to walk 1 lap currently. Shhh, don’t tell her that! Although she may be reading this, I just don’t know. LOL.

This isn’t the first time I’ve declared I need to do more mobility but gosh darn it, can I get a cookie for everyday I do put effort towards it? How about $1? I need some motivation! HELP!

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I did motivate my ass to get up this morning. When the alarm went off I mentally went through what has been hurting and my shoulders were feeling much better. What I didn’t realize was that when I got out of bed that my legs may not hold me up. Holy crapola, my quads are dead! When I think about it, I did do 80 front squats at 65lbs as fast as possible with only 12 pushups in between sets. So that’s a lot of leg work. Boy does it hurt so BAD now. I knew if I didn’t put in work this morning the pain would be even worse. Warming up was miserable.

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Strength: 3 reps On the Minute Clean and jerk for 10 min @155/105
Then we moved to Clean and Jerks. I don’t know if I’ve complained enough about my palm, wrist, forearm but last week with OHS, I tweaked it. And it’s been a lil bugger ever since. On Monday, it was wearing on my just holding the front rack position. Then moving to Push Ups was just that extra OUCHY. I didn’t think I was going to feel it today when we started warming up with just the bar but I did. I was still able to move the bar so I kept adding weight. Then it was too much, so I dropped to the low low weight of 65lbs. I only made it to minute 6 before I had to shut it down. Did a lot of mobility and hoping I can get myself healed up before Saturday, aka as BOOM for BOOBS!

10/9/13 WOD

10/9/13 WOD

MetCon: Bring sally up T2B MOD: Plank Push Up on the up part and elbow plank on the down.
Hahahah are you serious Coach? So today I was totally wishing I had Toes to Bar! If you are CrossFit savvy then you know all about Sally and bringing her up and bringing her down. It’s a song. And it’s a long song. And it’s annoying as all get out. Coach thought he was cute or something when he posted this on the website. He was wrong. I don’t mind planks in general, but when I have worn out shoulders, I don’t LIKE planks AT ALL. Holding the plank on my elbows just became unbearable. My shoulders were shaky and I could feel the fatigue. My arms were begging to be sawed off. Begging! No scores today. Just tired.

Barbells For Boobs
Wooooo I’ve met my goal but it doesn’t hurt to keep on asking. With the support and promise from my co-workers (Thank you – Heather, Kim, John and Ellis) I am up to $189 in donations. Your donation supports an awesome organization. For every $80, one mammogram is provided to someone in need!

If you aren’t able to help out right now, please share me with your friends, co-workers, etc.

DONATE TO HELP SAVE BOOBIES

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Barbells For Boobs helps to SAVE lives through the early detection of breast cancer, regardless of one’s age, gender or ability to pay. Barbells for Boobs is a non-profit organization that provides funding to pay for breast cancer detection services as a last resort for thousands of people who don’t qualify for assistance elsewhere. Their aim is to help anyone that needs it, anywhere, whether they are male or female, no matter what their age or situation in life.

DONATE TO HELP SAVE BOOBIES

That’s a WRAP!
This week has been busy busy. Gotta tighten up all my eating in general. Although I feel I’m doing OK, I could be doing KICK ASS. And kick ass I am not, YET. I hope you are all keeping good and bad food habits in check. Make the effort to keep on keepin on and I’ll make the effort to get some mobility in. Other than that, continue with your awesomeness!

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Forced Rest Day

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I need a good massage ASAP! I could very well be falling apart. Can I blame the cooler weather for my joints and muscles wanting to flee from my body? Saturday I finally made it to a Community WOD… Woohooo! But Sunday I woke up and my left shoulder was dead. DEAD I tell you. It was a struggle to put on my seat belt all freakin day. Much less get dressed, put on a hoody, lie down, etc. Needless to say when 4 a.m. rolled around yesterday, I assessed that I was going to be worthless for the 5 a.m. WOD. I did make it in to an evening class and now my legs are dead after Squats and my shoulders are hating on me now after lots o’ Push Ups. Today has to be a rest day for me.

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But let me backtrack a couple of days and catch you up on my workouts. Cause I know you’ve all been waiting anxiously for such! I wish :/ It’s ok. You all have lives. And probably more exciting than mine!

10/4/13
Test day: Max rope climbs in 5 minutes
Yup that’s right folks, I’m still scared of the rope and the climbing of the rope. It sucks. Coach had me work on some things but I still have that fear. So for me it wasn’t rope climbs, it was: lie on the ground and pull myself upright using the rope. I’m pretty sure this is what killed my shoulders. With DOMS (Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness), I didn’t feel it till Sunday :/

10/4/13 WOD

10/4/13 WOD

MetCon: Death By 10 Meters
It’s been a while since we’ve done Death by anything. And Death by 10 meters shows up. A few weeks ago, I did my own death by what I assumed was 20 meters. maybe less? I didn’t have an accurate measurement. But we did for this MetCon. I know we’ve done this at the BOOM Box but I have no record of it, so it was a loooong time ago before I started blogging. I found a post where I did it on my own last year and holy heckola I got 14 rounds! And for this MetCon I got 15 rounds. 20m shy of completing 16 rounds. I guess improvement is better than NO improvement right?

10/5/13 Community WOD
Sprints and Burpees. Or should I say JOGGING and BURPEES. So I walk up for 9 a.m. at a local high school and there’s a handful of us warming up but there’s 2 overachievers there already for the Endurance group that showed up at 8 a.m. Hehe Jokes ladies. Y’all are awesome and I’m only envious! Jordan happened to even be more awesome and stick around for whatever Coach was going to cook up for us. Burpees and Running! Team WOD. Ugh. Poor Jordan was my partner. Not only did she just run 78o898 miles, now she has to do more running and have the worst partner EVER! Ah well, it is what it is.

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So here it goes, 50 burpees, 200yds, 40 burpees, 160yds, 30 burpees, 120yds, 20 burpees, 80yds, 10 burpees, 40yds.
As a team we had to complete the burpees so we split em up. But we had to run as a team and not split up the run. We were on the football field so we ran the 100yds and ran back. Did burpees then shortened the run by 20yds and run back. We didn’t get a time but I’d say we did alright. The runs were a struggle. I started off burpees like a champ but faded fast. Thank goodness we surived. We then moved on to playing on the monkey bars (which I suck at), and playing around on the different outdoor stuff the high school has. We ended with scaling a concrete wall. NOT FUN. Ok it was fun when I could get my chunkalunk butt over but not fun when I couldn’t. The wall had an incline, so I could clear it at the bottom where it was shorter and in the middle. But at the end where the wall is taller than me, it was a NO GO.

10/7/13
Strength: 4×8 @75% 2-3-min rest
Even holding the bar for back squats was putting a strain on my shoulder but it wasn’t bad and I worked on it in between sets. Still sucked though. The Squats weren’t any more fun. There’s something about 8 reps that seems so hard. It’s not and it’s only 75% but I struggled. The easiest set was the 3rd set. For some reason, I was down and up pretty quickly. I guess it took a little bit for my brain to realize it’s not so bad.

10/7/13 WOD

10/7/13 WOD

MetCon: 8 Rounds of 10 Front Squats (95,65) and 12 HR Push Ups
Sounds like a ton of fun doesn’t it? Light weight on Front Squats and not too many Push Ups. Well my first round was completed in 26 seconds! Woooo and then my second round took over 30 seconds and then who the hell knows. My shoulder was dying. My right palm was tightening up on me. I was a mess. I was really hoping for sub 10 on this but I just couldn’t pull my squats together as fast as I hoped! Final: 10:49 RX

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Boy oh boy do my QUADS feel the fire! Pretty much I look like every ounce of me is broken when I get up from my desk. It’s such a pathetic site I’m sure :/

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I’m only $15 away from my goal of $100. Woooooo! Thanks to Vicki, Nicole and Melanie, I’m almost there! Thank y’all!

DONATE TO HELP SAVE BOOBIES

Our B4B event BOOM for BOOBS at CrossFit Boom is only 4 days away. I’m begging and bribing for donations! For a $10 donation, I will send you a pair of AWESOME socks! I have 4 pairs left. So the first 4 folks to click here: HELP SAVE BOOBIES and donates $10 will be a proud owner of some freakin awesome socks! Sounds like a win/win to me! So if you are able to donate, then I thank you and appreciate ya. If you are unable to donate then please take the time to share my fundraising page with your friends and co-workers!

So you might be asking what does B4B do?

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Their organization helps to SAVE lives through the early detection of breast cancer, regardless of one’s age, gender or ability to pay. Barbells for Boobs is a non-profit organization that provides funding to pay for breast cancer detection services as a last resort for thousands of people who don’t qualify for assistance elsewhere. Their aim is to help anyone that needs it, anywhere, whether they are male or female, no matter what their age or situation in life.

DONATE TO HELP SAVE BOOBIES

Done Son.
That’s it for today y’all. Me and the lacrosse ball need to get really close today. I hope y’all are keeping up with mobility as well. It catches up to you FAST if you don’t stick with it! Don’t forget to drink you water! Half your body weight in ounces people (200lbs = 100oz of water) DO IT! NOW! And you know the drill BE AWESOME!

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Barbells For Boobs

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This morning I couldn’t muster the energy to wake up at 4 a.m. with barely 4 hours of sleep. On Thursdays, my oldest son has football. When they travel out of town they get home pretty late. So needless to say I’m up at the high school picking him up …. way past my bedtime! We got lots to catch up on this evening too, but hopefully I can squeeze in a BOOM Box workout.

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2011 Boom Box Crew B4B

But today I’m just reminding you that with everyone else in the world I am raising money and awareness for breast cancer and more specifically a group by the name of Barbells for Boobs. It’s October, it’s expected, right? But in all seriousness, B4B just popped up in my life a couple of years ago. I was new to CrossFit and CrossFit BOOM was only a couple of months old. Coach suggested making the road trip a few hours south of us to visit his old box and support this cause. Being so hooked on the kool-aid we drove our happy butts down there.

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I don’t have people in my life that have struggled with this specific cancer but when we pulled up to CrossFit Centex and saw the hundreds of people, it gave me goosebumps. Seeing the CrossFit community rally behind this organization melted my heart.

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Watching families honoring their loved ones was amazing. Watching survivors WORKOUT for the cause was beyond anything I had ever thought of. Sure, there are 5Ks and what not to support any and every cause. That is normal to me I suppose. But lifting weights?!? It was foreign to me. But it was a very cool experience. And me not having a clue as to what was going on, jumped right in and did GRACE – 30 Clean and Jerks for time. So many people cheering everyone on. It was just a beautiful day.

The following year, Coach dedicated a Saturday to B4B at our box. And he is doing that again this year as well. Boom for Boobs! This will be my 3rd year to participate. I have but a small goal to raise $100. I’m $60 in and would love to hit the $100 mark or MORE by Oct. 12.

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So you might be asking what does B4B do?

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Their organization helps to SAVE lives through the early detection of breast cancer, regardless of one’s age, gender or ability to pay. Barbells for Boobs is a non-profit organization that provides funding to pay for breast cancer detection services as a last resort for thousands of people who don’t qualify for assistance elsewhere. Their aim is to help anyone that needs it, anywhere, whether they are male or female, no matter what their age or situation in life.

Yesterday I mentioned I might be ready to BRIBE y’all to donate but I had to check to see what I had left in my sock inventory. And I had 6 pairs. I may have a couple more but I think they got separated from the pack. Doh!

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Without even assuring the bribery, one of my blogging buddies, Nicole over at Not the fat kid in gym class anymore, kicked in $10. (is that an abnormal amount of commas?) Thank you Nicole. And please go read her blog. She is HILARIOUS on a daily basis and works hard at her Box. I am very grateful and she will be my first recipient of some AWESOME socks. I figure $10 is a good number. So the next 5 folks who donate at least $10 will get a pair of AWESOME socks sent their way. If I find any straggler pairs, I will send more out according to when donations were made. I can only promise 5 pairs at the moment. Make sure if and when you donate to leave a comment saying you read this post. This is exclusive to my blog readership cause I just love y’all so much and am grateful you return regularly to read my craziness! If you can donate, then click here: HELP SAVE BOOBIES! If you can’t donate at this time but know friends, coworkers and/or BUSINESSES that may be able to help out then please share me with them!

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Also, one of my contributors, Vicki, donated in honor of her Grandmother. I’m going to do the workout in honor of her as well and will write her name on me, or on my clothing, or something. So if you want to do an IN MEMORY of or IN SUPPORT of someone, I’m more than happy to rock out their names for you. Just let me know!

Again I thank you all for reading daily, weekly, monthly. It makes a girl feel loved. That’s enough begging and bribing for the day! I hope everyone has a LOVELY weekend. If you’re local, I just want to remind you about Boom’s Community WOD. Saturdays, 9a.m. Tomorrow’s WOD will be outside the box and over at Martin High School. Hopefully I can make it out there. I would love to see your smiling faces. Make today great! And don’t forget to be AWESOME!

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