Done Deal – WODAPALOOZA

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It’s been over a year since my last CrossFit Competition. Although I have enjoyed competing, I have slacked off so much that competitions now intimidate me. Mostly because I can’t do Pull Ups. Don’t get me wrong there a still a lot of things I can not do, but PULL UPS are my enemy. And with most competitions you don’t find out the WODs until a week of or even just a couple of days before the actual comp. What if I spend the money and then find out Pull Ups are in the workout! DOH! I’d be so mad :/ and sad!

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I’d been toying with the idea of signing up for WODAPALOOZA for a while knowing the comp was in December and KNOWING there would not be PULL UPS! But I was wishy washy about committing. Then, I was approached by some BOOMmates asking if I wanted to be part of a team. Well, Well, Well… this was a much better idea! Team effort tends to take some of the stress off the brain which is nice. Until I start thinking “what if I’m the weak link?” Too much thinking on my part, I know! So sign ups were yesterday and I’m IN! Let’s do this thing! It’s a DONE DEAL.

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This competition will hopefully be the added touch to keeping me in gear. I can’t be slacking now! I have a TEAM that I can’t let down.

Speaking of slacking. Monday night I ate poorly and stayed up too late watching the darn Texas Rangers LOSE. With that said 4 a.m. rolled around way too fast and I just slept through the 5 a.m. WOD. It consisted of Thrusters and Burpees. My wrist was still achy from all of those OHS anyways, so it was probably a good thing I didn’t push my luck.

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This morning I almost slept through my alarms again! But when I realized I had hit snooze too many times, I jumped out of bed and got to it.

Midline: 30 Toes 2 Bar
Yup still struggling with these. Coach T had us work on them then move to the GHD if we didn’t have solid T2B. Fun, Fun!

Strength: Deadlifts 3×5@75%+5lbs, Push Sled 100ft after each round
Oh HOLY CRAP I still am banging my head for pulling that PR a few weeks ago. Today’s Deadlifts were soooo heavy and my hands hurt soooo bad. Then add a Sled Push and it was just miserable. I was dragging ass and I was the last one to finish up.

10/2/13 WOD

10/2/13 WOD

MetCon: 4 rounds of 1 min each Double Unders, Pull Ups, Shoulder to Overhead 135/95
Yeah you think it sounds easy. But let me tell you it was tough. We didn’t have a “rest” station in there so we didn’t have time to write numbers on the board. We kept a continuous count and good luck trying to remember what you got each round for each movement. I busted about 60 DUs in the first round and probably hit around 50 the rest of the rounds. Thank goodness for DUs cause my score would have been way low otherwise. As far as Pull Ups went, I did alright which is better than SUCKfest. I guess I am getting a lil’ better. It was STOH that was hard. RX was 95lbs but I went for 85lbs knowing I’d be smoked. And 85lbs was freaking heavier. My wrist, palm, thumb are still achy from Monday. I really didn’t like having the bar in a resting rack position. I averaged around 6 reps per round except the first round where I got 10. Final: 261 reps.

Barbells For Boobs
Barbells for Boobs is 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. Our aim is to help anyone that needs it, anywhere, whether they are male or female, no matter what their age or situation in life.

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Why I support Barbells for Boobs?

This will be my third year to rock out Amazing Grace. After attending an event in 2011 with my CrossFit Boom boxmates,I was hooked on this group. I met so many amazing supporters and survivors on their Pink Bra Tour that drove them through Belton, TX. At the time, the organizers probably weren’t even sure this tiny town in Texas would be the best idea but I think us Texans blew their doors off. I stand behind this cause and I have enjoyed and continue to enjoy the CrossFit Community that comes together in order to help out the Barbells for Boobs team.

How Can You HELP?

You can help by making a donation of any amount, but every $80 provides ONE mammogram to someone in need. Help me support my CrossFit Boom team, “BOOM FOR BOOBS”, by making a donation. The process is fast, easy, and secure. I truly appreciate any support you can provide. It will benefit a great cause! Click here: HELP SAVE BOOBIES!

If you can’t make a donation at this point, help me reach my goal by sharing this page on Facebook and Twitter!

The End
And that’s all I got folks for this beautiful HUMP DAY! Go out and make it great. Get moving, eat clean, and drink your water! Also, CrossFit Boom’s FREE Community WOD this Saturday is at MARTIN HIGH SCHOOL a 9 a.m. Come on out and have some fun.

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Making It Happen

You know it! It’s Day 1 of the 21-Day Sugar Detox in my lil world. It’s long overdue! September was full of eating FAILs and hardknocks to our typically uneventful life. But we persevere like we always do, like we are made to do. Thank goodness I stayed true to my workouts! Time to get back on track with the FOOD!

21-Day Sugar Detox – Day 1
So here we are October 1 – Can you believe it’s October? It’s great, the weather is instantly cooler, the RANGERS are in the playoffs and the holidays are right around the corner ツ AND today I start my Sugar Detox. If you’ve been with me since at least May then you know I have made it through with only one hiccup on Mother’s Day. This time around I aim to not have any slip ups and just do it and do it right! I LOVE LOVE LOVE sugar in all forms and although I’m not the junkie I once was but I haven’t been quite the saint either. I know this first week may not be easy for me because the past two weeks were filled with all sorts of nonsense in regards to food. You all reading shouldn’t be affected but those that know me personally may get a short tempered, angry person in their face. I apologize in advance!!! So far for the day 3 eggs over medium, 1 cup of Mint Tea, lots o’ water. No veggies cause I’m lame and didn’t prepare properly but I have veggies for lunch and will have some for dinner too.

10/1/12 WOD
Skill/Strength: 4 x 10 Single Leg KB RDL AHAP. What is a Single Leg KB RDL? Kettlebell Romanian Deadlift. The objective was to do 10 on each leg for 4 sets and move up to as heavy as possible. I started off at 1 POOD and that wasn’t too bad. I have pretty good balance so that helps out. The thing I don’t have is good grip. It’s weak! But because I didn’t struggle at 1 POOD, I moved up to 1.5 POOD.

I’m am stronger when my right leg is planted but this started taking a tole on my hip. By the 4th set I was struggling and my left leg felt much stronger in the end. I’ve done this movement with no weight many times so I know with added weight I will feel this in the morning. I’m scared!

10/1/12 WOD

MetCon: TABATA of Jumping Lunges, Handstand Shoulder Touches and B2B Air Squats. TABATA just seems EVIL! TABATA hurts! TABATA will in the end KICK YOUR ASS! but TABATA is good for you whether you like it or not. TABATA is 20 seconds of one movement, 10 secs rest over and over for 8 rounds. You are supposed to count your reps and the round with the least reps is you score. Well we started with Jumping Lunges and somewhere from the beginning to the middle I started cheating doing Stepping Lunges. This was not my intention but I was called out on it which really sucked because 1. I was doing them wrong and 2. I didn’t realize I was doing them wrong and 3. Well I sucked. I ended up with a score of 8 for Jumping Lunges. My LEGS were dead. We moved onto Handstand Shoulder Touches during the 10 second rest. I opted for Handstand Rocking because prior to the whole TABATA start I could only manage to get one shoulder touched. I couldn’t complete a rep on my left side. So I modified. Thank goodness our legs got some rest but this is a butt whoopin on the good ol shoulders! I started off strong but fell to 10 reps for my last three sets. Ah well. Our legs were punished once again when we hit those air squats. My true pain came from HOLDING the squat in the 10 sec rest period though. About halfway through my right hip was just dead. Holding the squat made it burn. I was done. I was trying to keep my reps up but ended with a score of 9 on the Air Squats 😦

To WODapalooza or Not To WODapalooza? That is the Question! A great BOX in Temple, TX – CrossFit DSP is sponsoring the 2nd annual WODapalooza. I competed in this last year with only 2 months CrossFitting under my belt. It was a blast! Now it’s a 2 day event and I’m torn on whether I should bite the bullet and compete! Registration started today, hopefully some spots are still available by the time I make my decision!

That’s it y’all! It’s Monday. Make it great! Be AWESOME and it’s not too late to start the sugar detox. No one made it a LAW to start on the first of the month. Just start!