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!

Monday, I don’t LIKE YOU!

Seriously woke up this morning with my alarm going bezerko and me wondering why I was so dumb to set my alarm for SUNDAY! Where did my weekend go? Really it’s MONDAY already?!? I was soooo not happy and for a whole 2 minutes I thought I just might skip CrossFit Boom. Why not? I’m tired, it’s supposed to be Sunday, NOT MONDAY. And I laid there. 2 minutes is a long time when contemplating skipping a work out. Then I told my old “fat” girl self. Yes I refer to her every now and then and say GET OUT OF BED lazy. It’s not gonna be that bad and it will make your WEEK way better than if you start on Tuesday. Then I look at the WOD for the day and think I SHOULD HAVE SLEPT IN! Hahahahah. I’m glad I didn’t though.

3/5/12 WOD

So Skill/Strength was Overhead Squats (OHS), which I suck at! But I know I need work on after my sucky SNATCH workout. The progression was 5 (55lbs), 3 (65lbs), 1+ (75lbs). I was already hesitant at the 65lbs I couldn’t even imagine the 75lbs. Initially it was a big ol fail at 75lbs but I took a minute, regained focus and managed to bust out 1 OHS at 75lbs. I truly wanted to bail on it but thank goodness I did not! It’s feasible. Yay for getting out of my head and just doing work!

Iceland Annie showing you how it's done!

The MetCon was 4 rounds of 20 KB presses, 20 KB Swings and 20 KB Deadlifts. Us girls used dumbbells instead of the kettle bells and the question of the morning was 20lbs or 25lbs! Well I can lift 25lbs no biggie but for 4 rounds of all those movements, eh. HAHAHA… Well I’m glad I picked the slightly heavier weight. I pushed myself where as I may have gotten off too easy with the 20lb weight. I finished with an 8:58 time. Not bad, Not bad.

Again, I’m glad I got my butt out of bed and got to moving. I keep telling myself I need to make improvements in my lifting. Can’t do that if I’m skipping and not pushing myself. I know I’d still be dragging if I had slept in. So MONDAY you don’t win! Come on Tuesday!

The weekend was a whirlwind which is why I was so saddened that it ended so quickly. And last week I had a big ol gush fest over my BOX and how much I love it. The CrossFit Games Open WODs has brought our box together in such a fun way. I just have to re-iterate how much fun it is to watch our athletes give it their all! It’s different than just our regular weekly attendance and I love it! So Proud of Ernie as well as he hit 30 reps of his Max Snatch for the OPEN! WOOOOO! I heart CrossFit Boom! We also had “open” box funday which ended up being a lot of work but a lot of fun as well. It was 2 teams of 3 competing against each other in stepups/boxjumps 150 total and pulling a RRREEEEAAALLLYY heavy sled about 50 or 60 yds and finishing with another team total of 150 stepups/boxjumps. We were neck and neck and the other team just outjumped us in the last 10 reps! SO CLOSE! IT was definitely fun though 🙂

As for an update on the 24 Day Challenge. I have lost a whopping 1.5lbs! WOOHOO, may not sound like a lot but I’m not a “big” weight loss point anymore so I’ll take the 1.5lbs! My friend Shelley, however has lost 5lbs in 5 days! So proud of her and looking forward to the end of the challenge and her results. Let me know if you’re interested. We’ll get you going on your weight loss goals!

On a way different note… I’m also almost finished with the Hunger Games trilogy. I started this weekend and am almost done with the 3rd book. It’s a great little series if you’re a reader. I do recommend it! I’m now ready for the movie!

That’s all for this NOT WELCOMED MONDAY! Let’s get this week done!