Fitness Friday #13

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That’s me on a rest day…I don’t usually handle them too well. I know their purpose, I understand their purpose, I take them and I take more of them when needed. But working out is my stress relief and this was one of those weeks when extra rest days were needed.

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Whether you call it elevation, too many burpees, stress or something else, my asthma has been all sorts of jacked the last few days and required an extra few days off. I was fit into a chiropractor yesterday afternoon and while it helped quite a bit, I definitely still needed to take the rest of the day easy. At least in terms of my fitness.

We’re gearing up for a busy week of events for 50 States though so I’m really excited for more days in the gym vs. RV style WODs. I’ve been programming some really awesome kick-my-butt WODs but there’s just something about being in the gym and lifting weights that I can’t get enough.

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As for my workouts this past week, this is what they looked like:

Friday 3/20

Open WOD 15.4

8min AMRAP:

10 push press (65#)

10 power cleans (75#)

score: 70

 

Saturday 3/21

walk 3-4 miles at Grand Canyon

 

Sunday 3/22

21 burpees & squats

200 singles

15 burpees & squats

200 singles

9 burpees & squats

200 singles

time: 13:52

21-15-9

Situps

Reverse Crunches

Flutter Kicks

time: 4:12

 

Monday 3/23

EMOM for 10:00

Odd: 5 push-ups + 10 supermans

Even: 15 triceps dips

3 rounds:

30 Squats

30 Reverse lunges

:30 Wall sit

1 min plank

30 sec side plank/each

30 sit-ups

 

Tuesday 3/24

40 min AMrAP:

200m run

1 burpee

1 air squat

200m run

2 burpees

2 air squats

200m run

4 burpees

4 air squats

cont by doubling # of burpees & air squats w/ each round

score is total number of burpees and air squats completed

score: 324 (70 reps in 128 round)

 

Wednesday 3/25

Rest

 

Thursday 3/26

Rest

How were your workouts this past week? Anyone needing an extra bit of motivation?

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Giving My All in 15.4

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The previous Open WODs have worked in line with 50 States events but it was looking like I was going to have to find a place to do 15.4 when we didn’t have an event on the schedule. But then I got an email from Kingman CrossFit in Arizona asking if it was too late for us to come hang out for an event. 24 hours notice? Nope, not too late, especially since they were going to let me tackle the WOD with everyone.

When 15.4 was first released and I saw what the scaled WOD looked like, I was excited. I felt like this was a WOD in my wheel house but as with every workout in CrossFit, it caught me off guard.

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The 65# push presses got heavy quickly. I was trying to complete each set without dropping the bar, wanting to save my energy but sometimes I had no option but to let the bar hit the ground and take a break.

As for the 75# power cleans, they’re not out of my wheel house, but they’re definitely not a weight that I’m usually using in a WOD. To complete sets of 10 was big for me. It wasn’t going to be impossible but I didn’t really know what to expect.

Completing these WODs at different gyms is always interesting. While you never quite know what to expect (from the people, the gym, and the new environment), I felt so supported. When I’d drop the bar and take a deep breath, my judge would look at me and be like “you got this!”

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And the thing was, I knew I did.

I was dropping the bar when I doubted myself, doubted my abilities and questioned my limits. The 8 minutes went fast and while I didn’t really set a goal for myself of how many reps I wanted to complete, I wouldn’t stop until the time was up. And I wasn’t going to let myself walk away feeling like I didn’t give it everything I had, feeling like I stopped short of my abilities.

If you compare my 70 reps to someone else’s score, I’m sure it may seem small but this isn’t about the comparison game. It’s about giving it everything I had and walking away happy with what I brought to the moment.

And that’s exactly what I can say…I gave it my all.

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