CrossFit Journal Year 2 Week 5

Please scroll to the end of this post to see some amazing climbing pics of my best bud back home!!!

So! My workouts from the week prior goes a little something like this:

The short:

Sunday — rest
Monday — CrossFit

Tuesday — nada
Wednesday — CrossFit
Thursday — zilch
Friday — CrossFit
Saturday — Nada

The long:


year 2, week 5, day one

3×5 weighted pull ups
WOD: Cindy!! (one of my fav’s)
AMRAP 20 mins
5 pull ups
10 push ups
15 squats
What I completed:
I was 13 squats short of 10 rounds. :)


year 2, week 5, day two

Ring Dips

100 DU’s (or 200 single skips)
30 V Sits
50 Box Jumps on a 20″ box
50 supermans
100 DU’s (or 200 single skips)
70 situps

 What I completed:
I ended up doing the 200 single skips each time. I felt as if I was cheating, but some day I’ll get more than 5 double under’s in a row.
My time for the WOD was 13:44


year 2, week 5, day three

EMOM (Every Minute On The Minute)
3 power cleans at 75% (I used 75lbs!!!)


15 unbroken KB swings
20 unbroken hollow rocks
Rest 30 seconds

What I completed:
I used 12kg and I completed 8 full rounds. I was 10 hollow rocks short of 9 rounds though. Shoot.



I didn’t go climbing this week. I don’t really know why. Maybe prepping myself to go all out for thirty days coming up? (technically speaking, 28 more days…)

trev dyno

Either way, I have this SICK ass picture of my best friend climbing back home. Two pictures. Isnt’ the photographer the best? Chris Boyd is the photographer’s name. The pic was posted on my buddies FB wall so I stole it for the blog to show you all. Nice hey?

trev boulder

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My CrossFit Journal (Year 1, week 48)


year 1, week 48, day one

Back Squats

I worked my way up to 95lbs at the end of it. Did the 95lb back squat twice in a row, and decided to stop since I didn’t want to do any damage.

For time:

20 burpees

Dive Bombers
DeadLifts (105lbs)

20 burpees

I was on the 9’s for the Dive Bombers. Had 6 done, and the timer ended up beeping. I did the Dive Bombers off a 12″ box, which was much more difficult and slowed me down.


year 1, week 48, day two

3 Turkish Get Ups per side
30 Hollow Rocks
(repeat three times)

Every 2 1/2 minutes perform:

5 Thrusters; 95/65lb
15 Overhead Squat; 95/65lb
3 strict pullups
3 ring dips

6 Rounds

 The 65lb Thrusters didn’t seem like a big deal. But since we needed to keep the weight the same since we were doing overhead squats with it, I definitely needed to go down in weight. 15 OH squats is a lot! Jeesh. I ended up using a 35lb bar with 2.5’s on either side so 40lbs total weight for the WOD. Funny how five pounds makes such a difference. I tried using 45lbs and I couldn’t even get seven repetitions in!


year 1, week 48, day three

4 x 1 Clean + 6 Rack Lunge
4 x 8 Good Morning
*These are to be done as a super set, Do the Lunges, then Good Morning immediately after, then rest as necessary

AMRAP 7 mins
16 Burpees
8 Ring Push Up

For the WOD I ended up getting 2 full rounds in and 12 burpees. Ring pushups are insanely hard!


year 1, week 48, day four

The boyfriend and I ended up doing a CrossFit WOD at home. Check it out on my previous blog post.

[older crossfit journal entries]

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The challenges I’m hitting lately…

I can’t believe it’s Thursday. I thought it was Wednesday and the week is just flying by. I’m feeling stronger than ever at CrossFit and I’m not being a wussy when it comes to the WODs. I’m givn’er and lifting heavier! Guess that month off was successful for my muscle building and now I’m just getting better.

50daypushI’m going to end up starting the push up challenge again shortly. I don’t know what’s stopping me from even starting but I’m planning on it in the foreseeable future. Ha! How’s that for a vague answer. I ended up doing the 50 day push up challenge on my knees last time, and next I want to start doing them off my toes. Elbows in. The “tough” way! I saw a vast improvement on my performance at CrossFit when I did them, so I want to keep that level up.

Lately I’ve been like a starving horse. Feeling very hungry at work, and I figure that I really need to start bringing much more snacks in with me, to work so I’m not going to a vending machine or eating my emergency candy. Yes, I have a secret stash at work. Shh. The Boyf doesn’t know, but I’m sure it doesn’t surprise him. It’s dwindling. The candy stash, not our relationship lol….uh.

boyf and iHere’s a random photo of us in the elevator.  Just because this post is lacking some visuals ;) Totally broke that BlackBerry case awhile ago. On case # 3 now. Oops. Hey, at least I’m not on BlackBerry #3 right?

Want to see something cool that SportChek shared with me the other day via e-mail? Check out this video

Think that’s going to be the way retailers shop, in the future? Pretty wild right?  In fact, if you’re in the Toronto area, this store is actually opened as of last week and it’s located at 2529 Younge Street. I google mapped the location and it’s 7km north of the Eaton Centre to put it in perspective. Hop on a subway and you’re there in minutes.

Neat features of the Retail Lab:

  • Tile, Tablet, Touch and NFC Screens:  With 140 digital screens installed throughout the store, it features Samsung displays with ultra-thin borders, touch technology and near-field-communication (NFC) capabilities allowing for personalized content and greater customer interaction with merchandise.
  • Shoe Wall Innovation: adidas has installed its first permanent digital shoe wall in Canada; Nike has installed its first Nike Shoe VJ Experience in the world; and Reebok has installed a customized, ‘build your own Reebook’ kiosk.  
  • Medical Motion Dynamic Gait Analysis: Customers walk or run on a gait analysis treadmill, while being monitored by trained Sport Chek associates who can then recommend the perfect shoe.

What has everyone been doing to strive for YOUR better? What challenges are you hitting? Tell me in the comments. I’m sure it’s difficult getting into a routine again after the nice Christmas holiday break. Sure was for me – you guys know I took a month off for no real reason. I just did. I suppose my body secretly needed it, and I listened to it. Now I’m feeling a ton better, especially now that I’m taking vitamins and exercising more.

Oh oh! Don’t forget to submit your Triple F Friday posts to me by tonight’s end! Just shoot me an e-mail to Just include any of the following:
  • Your name
  • Your URL, if you have a blog
  • Description of you being Fun, Fit or Fashionable
  • A photo, which is optional of course

See ya tomorrow for the last post of the week! :)

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