My CrossFit Journal (Year 1, week 24)

The short:

  • Yoga x2
  • Run x2
  • CrossFit x1


year 1, week 24, day one

I went to Yoga again, but this time I went solo. I don’t remember much of the class, but I do remember not liking the instructor as much as another woman who does the class later on in the week. It’s funny how it works out that way…

year 1, week 24, day two

4.25km run by my self — I had planned on going for 6km but I ended up turning around early. I thought I had only ran 3k, but when I mapped it out it was 4.25k! The sweat was pourin’ off me, it was super hot that weekend.

Sorry. That photo is probably nasty. Either way, I wanted to break up the texty blog post with some photos of my SWEAT. lol


year 1, week 24, day three

Get out of town.

6:30pm CrossFit class followed by an 8:00pm 6km run with my co-worker. Moses. I was feeling it on the run, that’s for sure. I even let out huge sighs and “are we there yet?”‘s hahaha!


1 Snatch

1 Snatch Press
1 Overhead Squat

That was the prescribed workout above , a 20 minute time limit. You do 1, every minute on the minute. Instead I did 20 snatch press to overhead squats, and I did 60lbs for the full duration!


year 1, week 24, day four


I think this is the one where I mentioned that I nearly got kicked out of yoga (for laughing). Not to worry, a blog post will be coming up soon about that.

I found this particular class very useless. I felt like I didn’t workout, just got a few minor stretches in. lol Again, total blog post all about this class coming up.


year 1, week 24, day five

Okay this doesn’t really count as working out but I wanted to include it in my roundup.

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Steph and I went to the local climbing gym because I knew there was going to be a bouldering competition happening that evening. “Summer Sweat Fest” sponsored by MEC (Mountain Equipment Co-Op). It was so great seeing my “old buddies” again. I haven’t really climbed hard since February, and then just going in there for an evening and watching everyone work the boulder problems, definitely made me want to get back into it again!

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We love CrossFit

Ashley said it well on her blog, earlier yesterday: For the Love of CrossFit. She always says what I’m thinking in my head, about CrossFit but rarely write about. I love her blog.

Last week I took a “break” from CrossFit, and now this week I’ve been attending the local YMCA with my co-worker doing Yoga (really fun, seriously) and Muscle Pump (no thanks). I skipped out on going to the YMCA last night to go to CrossFit again, because I wanted to sweat. This was our SWOD/DWOD:

For the SWOD I ended up doing a total of 75lbs, and when I went to 80lbs I dropped the weight on the ground since I couldn’t lift it at all lol.

AMRAP stands for “As Many Rounds As Possible” in 12 minutes. I managed to get 3 rounds in, while everyone else got 5+. I’m very weak in the shoulders and found that lifting a 25lb plate over head while doing lunges really slowed me down. Plus, I suck at skipping. I got some pretty gnarly bruises from the 90 regular skips (since I can’t do double unders we have to do 3x the amount of skips). Who gets bruised elbows from skipping? Seriously. So weird.

When my co-worker saw my bruises she called me a maniac. Which then reminded her of her favorite movie Tommy Boy, and thought I may have looked like him while I was skipping. I don’t think I’ve laughed so hard seeing that scene from the movie. Just watch…

After my CrossFit workout last night, I ran with my co-worker around town! Awesome way to end the evening. 6km with some sprints at the very end. My favorite! My legs honestly felt like they were made of lead by the end. SO heavy. But we did it! I don’t think I’ve sweat in places I’ve sweated before. It was interesting and maybe traumatizing.

P.S. I totally found a random photo of me the other day.

These two photos are almost 10 years apart from each other. Looks like I’m going backwards in age ;) Either that, or I’m thanking that my Boyfriend asked me to stop in tanning beds!

Off I go to Yoga again! I don’t think I’ve worked out this much in months. 4x already this week!

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Canada Day Long weekend + a giveaway!

This has got to be one of the top ranked weekends in 2012 thus far. For one, it was incredibly relaxing and two I got to spend it all with my Boyfriend. Now, you’d think I’d always spend weekends with my Boyf. But I don’t. Many of you already know this about him but he’s an Ironman Triathlete and is always on the go, training on his bike, going for long swims and pounding the pavement going for long runs.

I managed to go for a run during the early morning on Canada Day and ended up doing more km’s than I ever have in two years. I think it’s due to the fact that I didn’t know where I was going, and I could keep going and wasn’t thinking about how fast I could/should be going. I ran 7.5km’s in total.

I came back pretty sweaty.

I didn’t run it as fast as I usually like to go, but that wasn’t the point of this run. It was just to get out there and go.Our dog Alfie was looking pretty antsy on Canada Day and the Boyf and I then decided to venture out on a walk with him.

We ended up going for 90 minutes in total. So long but so relaxing!

I even found a set of swing stets and started squealing with excitement and going high in the air. Then Scott reminded me it wasn’t all that high and started poking fun at me ;) It sure felt high ….

Of course Canada Day wouldn’t be complete without Fireworks and some treats! We also heard some hoodlums setting them off at 3:00am that night as well. It woke us up and we were pretty angry about it to be honest, ha..Seeing as we had intended on waking up early to drive to Grand Bend beach!!! YEAHH.

We arrived super early in the morning and reserved some prime real estate on the beach. The boyf and I stayed there til mid-afternoon, cooking in the sun, then cooling off with a quick dip in Lake Huron. It was the perfect day anyone could ask for on a beach. It wasn’t too hot when you were laying down but you did get hot, and ended up quickly cooling off in the water. A light breeze, not windy at all.I’m kind of glad I didn’t bring my iPad or kindle to the beach that day because my Blackberry had to be put away for fear of covering it in sand. Danger bay!

We even brought along some popcorn supplied by Orville Redenbacher, sandwiches, water and apples to chaw on while we were there.

We were done for the day and decided to venture on back to our homeland. It wasn’t long after this photo was taken that I took a big chunk out of my middle finger. I accidentally rolled up the window with one hand while my fingers were still at the top on the other hand. Blood. Everywhere. I silently cried, and I felt like such a little girl with tears streaming down my face while Scott pulled over the car and bandaged me right up. It wasn’t deep enough for stitches, and I think it was just the initial shock and pain that threw me over the edge. I’ll spare you the details and any photos. But I’m all good now, with a nice band-aid over top for a few days :)

Back to the grind tomorrow. Back to reality.

Now for the fun giveaway part of this huge massive blog post!

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I could definitely see myself sporting some of these tanks to my local CrossFit box. Love them!! They’re not just for women either, there are some men’s selection on there as well.

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