My CrossFit Journal (Year 2 Week 41)

I have nothing planned in my head as to what I’m going to blog about this week. I think it’s because I’m way too excited to head home to Newfoundland for Christmas. I’m going a few days earlier than I would normally so that’s VERY exciting. Especially since I’ll be there for my littlest nephews birthday.

Speaking of not having anything lined up, would anyone like to do guest blog posts on my blog during the holidays? All you’ve gotta do is email me with a blog post by Thursday night.

This weekend we ran around and did some errands, in the snow storm. Glad I wasn’t driving — a few points during our drive we fish tailed while making turns. That freaks me the eff out, and that’s when I used to go in ditches when I first got my license. One day I’ll tell you how many times that was. Today is not that day.

I’ve been listening to ChymFM radio station at work, in the car and at home on the internet radio player … because they play Christmas music 24/7!!!!!!!!!!!! Have a listen. They play a lot of the classics.

Alright, time to talk about my workouts last week. Only went twice. Better than not going at all I suppose. Let’s make it Christmasy looking. That’d be fun…

But just to have this post a little visually more interesting. Here’s what I wore on one of the days to to the CrossFit wod. Winter attire at its best (and a photo of me at work).crossfit workout gear

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My CrossFit Journal (Year 2 Week 40)

Has it really been months since I did a CrossFit workout recap? Huge fails.

I usually post this kind of stuff on Monday but I wanted other things to go up before this (boring to you) post. I had an idea. Recap all my workouts once a month into one post? Does that sound like a better plan than posting it weekly? I want my blog to be enjoyable for you guys to read, too. Let me know, will ya?

I am almost at the 3 year mark of joining CrossFit. I’ve had a few bumps in the road where I attend 3 or 4 times in a month and then get all hardcore (I’m actually mediocre for those people who always do Rx’ed WODs), but I keep at it because I freaking love it.

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My CrossFit Journal Year 2 Week 26

Ahh last week left my legs feeling like jello. I went three times in a row. The third day I was summoned to the world of Karen. The Karen WOD is 150 wall balls and I hate wall balls. Please continue ;)

P.S I clearly love pink.PINK CROSSFIT OUTFIT

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year 2, week 26, day 1

5 Rounds
5 Jumping Pull-ups w/ 1 sec pause at top and 3 sec descending
5 Kip/ButterFly


KB Situp; 24kg/16kg
KB Swing; 24kg/16kg
Hollow Hold

I ended up using a 12kg weird for the wod. I also got chafed really bad (I’ll let your imagine run for this one rather than go into detail) when I was doing the KB situps. Ouch :(

It was a really humid week last week. My entire workout tank was soaked through completely on the front and back. It was really gross, and I’ve never seen that much sweat (even throughout all the hot & humid summers at crossfit) come off my body. I took a photo but it’s hard to photograph sweat. Not that I should’ve really.

Purple lululemon tnak
My favorite Lululemon tank of the moment. Pre-workout ;)


year 2, week 26, day 2

5 Rounds
1 Push Press + 1 Push Jerk + 1 Behind Neck Push Jerk

2 Rounds of:
1 Min Power Clean
1 Min Front Squat
1 Min Row
Rest 1 minute
1 Min Toes 2 Bar
1 Min Russian Twist; 25/10lb
1 Min Double Unders
Rest 1 minute

ninja nancy
Felt like a ninja wearing all  black.

After this workout I took Alfie for a walk in the park. I noticed he was super bouncy and happy to be outside on the beautiful evening so I decided to start jogging with him very slowly, he seemed excitable so I kept going and ended up doing intervals of sprints and light jogs for about 2kms with him. That night was extremely humid, and due to me being already sweaty, it was unbelievable how much more sweaty I got going for a run with my dog. 

We timed our run back home perfectly, because when I hit the driveaway – in the dark distance by the door I saw the Boyf coming back in from one of his long bike rides. So that was nice, we arrived home at the same time. He asked what was wrong with me because my face was probably purple (as it always gets when I work out) and I was walking REALLY slow lol…


year 2, week 26, day 3

E2MOM (every second minute on minute: 4 rounds)

100m sprint
10 explosive pushups

– 8 minute rest –


150 wall balls (20/16lbs) (15 minute time limit)

I never, let me repeat – never- go to CrossFit when they have wall balls. I just hate them that much and I get really angry when I have to do them lol. Sounds silly but it’s true. But this week for a warm up we did wall balls and I felt speedier on them when using a 14lb med ball. So when this WOD popped up online I decided to woman-up and go to the box that evening to try and to ONE HUNDRED AND FIFTY WALL BALLS.

When we were first setting up for the WOD I was using a 12lb wall ball. I knew I’d tire out quickly especially having 150 to do. So I bumped down to a 10lb med ball. The coach said if we completed 10 in 1 minute we could finish the wod. By the time 5 mins rolled around I had 60 completed and was definitely feeling it. 10 in a minute was doable for the first bit but I started to get achy (hip area) and only completed 3 at a time. I couldn’t get the PUSH from my hips. I started swearing (in my head) and got really frustrated. People were then finishing and “cheering me on” so to speak “C’mon Nancy do 10. Do 3 more.” etc. I was exhausted.  Once the buzzer went off at the 15 min cap, I had 17 left to do. I raced to the bathroom thinking my lunch was going to come up, but thankfully it did not.

sweatI still hate wall balls.

It’s funny. The next day I was walking around Target on my lunch break and I felt like I was walking with a wobbly strut. I’m not a strutter but I couldn’t move my hips/upper legs the way they wanted to go normally. It was the funniest feeling.


What is your favorite workouts to do?
I love cardio and gymnastic type of workouts. Anything with pullups, burpees, and sprinting is my favorite.

What workouts do you like the least?
Wall balls, end of story.

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