My CrossFit Journal (Week 5)

Week 5 Day 1, Sunday. The warm up was more annoying and longer than usual. I think it’s because I went at 10am and usually I go to CrossFit at 7pm. I felt tired and un-coordinated that is, until I started…

Warm up
Inchworms
15 push ups
Squats
Front squats against wall
Stretching glutes
Lunges
2 laps outside
Side to side squat stretch thing

WOD 15 mins
10-1 (10, 9, 8, 7, etc…)
10 front squats (45lb) / 100meter sprint
9 front squats / 100meter sprint
8 front squats / 100 m sprint…and so on.

Thanks google images

There was me and one other woman in this class for Sunday. A lady older than me was ahead of me at the beginning since I found the front squats hard. The competitive person in me got …competitive and I tried so hard to sprint as fast as I could to catch up to her. Once I was even after a few squat rounds and sprints, that’s when my breathing became an issue and I got really embarrassed as the next class for 11am was watching us workout..it was like I was hyperventilating again. The trainer asked if I had asthema and told me I need to start running outside once a week to control my breathing “as my body is doing whatever the F it wants” (lol his words not mine). Either way the fifteen minute timer went off and by the end of it I had just one more round to complete: 1 squat and one 100m run left but the timer went off, so we had to stop.

I could’ve easily puked that day.

______________________________________________

Week 5 Day 2, Monday.

AMRAP 20 (As many rounds as possible in 20 minutes)
8 pull ups
8 push ups
8 KB Swing

I can now do regular push ups!!! As for the pull ups, I had to use a lighter weight band to do the pull ups as I was getting “too good” with the easy ones. I ended up taping my hands, just like I used to do when I climbed, so I wouldn’t rip my almost-formed calluses off. I ended up doing a total of 6, but NEARLY completing 7 in the 20 minute round. I haven’t sweated so much off my face in a long time. This one was wild.

______________________________________________

Week 5 Day 3, Tuesday.

For time:
70 Burpees
60 Sit-ups
50 Box Jumps; 24/20″
40 Supine Pull-ups
30 Push-ups

I was really afraid of this WOD, until we got started. I marked every 10 burpees with a piece of chalk on the cushioned floor. It went by so quickly! The situps got pretty difficult when I was at 50. Box jumps made me sweat and I did them on 20″ boxes. Supines were fun, and the 30 pushups I ended up doing 5 regular pushups, 5 on my knees. Took a break then did 5 reg’s 5 on my knees. My final time was 18:37. It flew by. I think that was one of my favorite workouts!

______________________________________________

Week 5 Day 4, Friday. I decided to pop into the gym at 7 o’clock in the morning on this day. It was a busy few days I was disappointed I couldn’t go on Wednesday. We had a surprise (ok, to me—since I never check the forecast) snowstorm and ended up getting about 11 inches of snow. Took me a whole hour to drive home going 15km/hr. Thursday I couldn’t go since we enrolled Alfie back into Obedience School. So I decided to go on Friday morning because I got my hair cut after work and ended up going dancing with friends, Saturday morning an appointment at Scotia Bank (for my 4 free movies new visa card!!), and then Hamilton.

Whewf! Okay, so the workout consisted of:

21-15-9  20 minutes
Deadlifts (I did 85lbs)
Kettlebell squats with a 16kg bell

Is that his pooping face? I hate to admit but mine was probably looking a little like that too during my squats. Boy that shizzzz is hard. Maybe listening to some music with headphones in will distract me from making faces. Or a mirror…

There was only three of us girls in the morning class and the two others must’ve been competitors or ‘experts’ at CrossFit. They were done minutes before me. I was still on my second round while they were putting away their weights. My third round of dead lifts I was getting tired. The girls and the trainer ended up cheering me on, which was a bit awkward but totally needed since the trainer said “You made that one look easy!!” So I got pumped up and did them quicker. The squats were brutal and my legs were shaking at the end of it.

All images found on google.com

You may also like

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

CommentLuv badge