Archive for October, 2007

New Workout…

Wednesday, October 31st, 2007

Begin by standing on a comfortable surface, where you have plenty of room at
each side.

With a 5-lb potato sack in each hand, extend your arms straight out from
your sides and hold them there as long as you can.

Try to reach a full minute, and then relax. Each day you’ll find
that you can hold this position for just a bit longer.

After a couple of weeks, move up to 10-lb potato sacks. Then try 50-lb
potato sacks and then eventually try to get to where you can lift a 100-lb
potato sack in each hand and hold your arms
straight for more than a full minute. (I’m at this level.)

After you feel confident at that level, put a potato in each of the sacks.

WOD Tuesday 10/16

Thursday, October 18th, 2007

THREE ROUNDS FOR TIME 9:10

25 Jump rope (actually I did 50 the first time then 25 the next two)

15 Situps

15 Pull Outs 60lbs

My little problem with jumping rope is still, um, going. Doing other exercises, though, to try and correct that. Haven’t been back to the gym since Tuesday, though, and may not get to go tomorrow. Little J is sick. Probably going to be croup but right now he’s just feverish and miserable.  But he’s in bed now and I’m headed that way. More later

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WOD Saturday 10/13/07

Saturday, October 13th, 2007

ONE ROUND FOR TIME 33:42

RUN HALF MILE

100 PULLDOWNS 40LBS

60 SQUATS

40 PUSHUPS

RUN HALF MILE

So I ran most of both half miles, and actually did 61 squats, could have raised the weight on the pulldowns but I wasn’t sure I could do all 100. I technically was supposed to run a mile at the beginning and end of the workout but I didn’t have time.  The whole goal of all the exercises it to do it till muscle failure, I usually come right to that point but not past it. Meaning I can always complete the last rep but don’t try one more because I don’t like to fail. This one I hit the failure point.  On my last squat I was shaking all over. Then I had to run a half mile. I only ran a quarter of it. I may not be able to get out of bed tomorrow. But it’s worth it, I’m seeing some better definition in my shoulders and legs and have more strength as far as lifting things here at home. It’s exciting.

I’ll post about camping next, when I get the kids controlled again.  They’re running amuck in the house right now. More later.

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WOD Thursday 10/11/07

Saturday, October 13th, 2007

NO TIME LIMIT TODAY

3 Mile bike ride, 13 minutes.

THE BEAR: 5 ROUNDS OF 7 SETS OF THE SEQUENCE:

POWER CLEAN

FRONT SQUAT

PUSHPRESS

BACK SQUAT

PUSHPRESS

ROUNDS 1 &2, 35LBS; ROUNDS 3&4 40LBS; ROUND 5 45LBS

This was a huge achievement for me, I’ve been watching the video of this workout for weeks and only now got up the nerve to do it. Surprisingly enough it wasn’t as hard to do it as I was afraid it would be. That’s not to say it wasn’t challenging because, boy, was it ever. And I bruised my  hump. (on the back of my neck, I have a hump. Don’t know why, my sister has one too.) But I was able to move the next day, that means I’m getting better at these things. Which means I need to be increasing my weights but not yet, I’m still too chicken to do that yet.

More later

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WOD Tuesday 10/9/07

Saturday, October 13th, 2007

THREE ROUNDS FOR TIME 22:40

400M RUN

15 PULL DOWNS 50LBS

15 SITUPS

6 PUSHUPS

This was Tuesday’s workout. Getting better at them, 400m is a quarter mile and I actually ran one whole quarter mile. I did 3 quarters, running one, and running more than half of the the other two. Getting pretty excited that I’m running so well. Learned something else this week. Don’t fart in the tanning bed. Yikes. There is no escape for anyone.

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WOD 5 10/4/07

Saturday, October 13th, 2007

THREE ROUNDS FOR TIME OF 17:26

Run 400m

15 Wall Ball 8lbs

6 Pushups

This was actually last Thursday’s workout, I haven’t posted in a week,  oh well. Learned something this week. Don’t do Thrusters on the same day you jump rope. Ouch. More later.

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Now For Kids…

Wednesday, October 3rd, 2007

Princesses and a PrinceHere’s S’s “best friend ever ever ever”, and they had just been given two dresses that are identical in look and very close in size, they were thrilled. J just loves to have his picture taken.

We’re trying to get into camping and we’ve already been once. We had a really good time but I had no idea ho much WORK it was. I spent a whole day getting ready then a whole day getting cleaned up before and after were were even at the campsite. We’re going again this weekend, I’m already getting ready for it.

Oops, just noticed the time. Gotta go, still got things to do tonight. Good night, all!

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WOD 4

Tuesday, October 2nd, 2007

3 ROUNDS FOR TIME OF 14:54

30 Jump rope

15 Thrusters 16lbs

15 Sumo Deadlift High Pull 20 lbs

So if I’m going to be successful at CrossFit, I can’t go 4 days without a workout. And I’m already seeing some results, just in the few workouts I’ve already done. And even better, on days I workout,  I sleep like a log. It’s great.

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