I’ll Take What I Can Get/Earn!

Saw this on Facebook yesterday... Fits me perfectly for the week!

So I had the big ol FAIL yesterday with the Dead Lift 1RM. It was only a fail cause I didn’t PR which what I was hoping for but it wasn’t a fail in general. At least I’m not getting worse right?

4/24/12 WOD

Well today was 1RM for Strict Press. And I PR’d today at 70lbs! It’s a small victory but I’ve earned it and I’ll take it. Mentally I get disappointed because I want bigger gains but that’s something I have to come to terms with…. Growth is growth and I’m just growing slowly. Let me tell you that 70lb press was UGLY! My poor right shoulder just doesn’t want to work for me. My left shoulder did all the work and at the last umph the right arm got up there. I felt like I had a broken wing or something. I’m happy that I managed to muscle it up, THANK GOODNESS or I might have cried right then and there! If I have to baby step my PRs by 5’s then so be it. That’s the way I’ll have to roll and one day I’ll be okay with it 🙂 But for now I WANT MORE! But I also need new body parts with that more!

The MetCon was a 10minute AMRAP of PISTOLS and SUMO DEAD LIFT HIGH PULLS (SDLHP). The goal was to add 2 to each round and do as many as possible. We started with 2 pistols, 2 SDLHP, 4 pistols, 4 SDLHP, etc… With the pistols it was an overall so when we get to 6 pistols… it’s 3 on each leg, 8 pistols – 4 on each leg. Make sense? Well it did to me until I started…hahaha. So I managed to do 1 pistol on each leg, then 2 pistols on each leg then I just got dumb or something and did 6 pistols on each leg, 8 pistols on each leg and 10 pistols on each leg. DOH! WOW who does that? This girl… right here! I did double the work on one of my least favorite movements. So in 10 minutes I got through the 10’s and 8 extra pistols. It was only last round that I realized what I had done. Ah well. It is what it is….at least I got some good work in on those pistols. And I did get a little better as the time went on. I was on the box so it wasn’t RX but I did get my right leg working a bit better than it has been. My left leg and super painful IT band were a little more well behaved than they have been in the past. I never got a really GREAT pistol on the left side but I got some decent ones.

Tomorrow will be a nice day of rest although parts of me wants to go into the box just to get in another attempt at my 1RM Dead Lift!

In other news I’ve decided I’m going to do the The 21-Day Sugar Detox. I’ve been honest with y’all when I’ve had bad foods and it’s crazy how much I have been craving those “bad” foods! So I try to make “healthy” sweet treats and that’s SOOOO NOT THE WAY to go!  I know this and always have but I have had good restraint up until about the last 2 months and I’m just a big ol slacker. I’ve still been eating pretty good but I think I’m sabotaging myself lately. Really, I’m a fat kid on the inside and I like my sweeties! Hopefully going on the sugar detox will get me back on the straight and narrow. Don’t get me wrong I’ll still make the treats but eat them as they are intended…. every now and then TREATS, not a daily/nightly all the time snack :/ I plan on starting May 1. I’ll keep you posted on if I stick to this goal and how it goes. Check it out. Let me know if you want to start with me. I need some buddies!

Alright y’all have a great Tuesday. GO RANGERS! I know they lost last night but I’m confident they’ll come right back and take the series! I got this neato sight as I was driving home. It’s like digital sky writing. I’ve never seen such in person. Very cool and I’m a nerd I know 🙂


Sigh of Relief – CrossFit Games Open is OVER!

I know I’ve said it plenty but I get anxiety ridden over these Open WODs! Seriously! I know I shouldn’t, I’m not anywhere near the ELITE status of the really competitive athletes. I’m just doing it to do it. Ya know? But week after week I let it get to me. The anticipation weasels it’s way into me and I turn into a loonball! Even when I know I can’t do the movements I’m a crazy person! But NOW it’s over for 2012 for me at least. Still praying and crossing fingers and toes for Sherry to make it in the top 20 of the Master’s Group!

12.5 came as a repeat form 2011. I really don’t care but it seemed to cause a stir amongst the mob. Why complain? Just beat what you did last year! Easy right? Heheh, I don’t know. I just know I can’t do a pull up so HOW IN THE WORLD am I going to get my chest to the bar? I’m not.

3/22/12 CrossFit Games Open 12.5

The WOD is a 7 minute AMRAP/Ladder of Thrusters and Chest to Bar. So first round is 3 thrusters, 3 chest to bars. 2nd round is 6 thrusters, 6 chest to bars…keep adding by 3s and do as many rounds as possible. Like good little soldier I knocked out my 3 reps of 65lb thrusters to get counted for the official score and went to band assisted chest to bar. I made it through to the 12 thrusters and only completed 5 of the chest to bar in that round. Final total of 53! Heheheh. Ah well. 7 minutes and WAM BAM thank you MA’AM! I was beat. Thrusters take a toll on you fast 🙂 It was fun. And I’ll be there on Saturday to cheer on the remaining BOOM Beasts. Good riddance 2012 Open!!

On to getting that pull up mastered!

Have a great Thursday y’all. I may see y’all tomorrow and I may not. Going to the midnight showing of the Hunger Games and well I’m not a spring chicken anymore and not sure if I can hang and be productive tomorrow with little sleep 🙂 Which reminds me I got these cute Hunger Games knee socks to workout in and they are too small 😦 It made me sad. Ah well.

Happy Hunger Games and may the odds be ever in your favor!