A recap of my weekly workouts from the previous week.
Happy Monday and wahoo for the Eagles!! Did you watch the game last night? I was so nervous the second half but the Eagles held on strong and pulled through for a victory! To be honest, I didn’t watch as many of their games this year as I would have liked (they usually aren’t on TV and I find myself working on Sundays), but I’m glad they made it all the way to the big game and can come home with the championship.
Now that the Super Bowl is over, there is another big event coming up (in the world of CrossFit) – the CrossFit Open. It is pretty much the biggest time of the year for people who are trying to make it to regionals and then the games. I’m not one to get too excited for it as I am not going to regionals anytime soon, but this year is completely different.
My training has been so different in the past few months from the previous years and I am not in the same place I was last year or the year before. We did an old Open working last week at the gym (14.2) and while I don’t remember what I got in 2014, it got me thinking. I need to remember that it’s okay to not be as fit as last year. Life changes and so do your priorities, and along with that, so do your goals. Two years ago I was training for a marathon and was in great shape. Last year I was probably CrossFitting 5-6 times a week.
And that’s okay. Right now I am just focused on moving my body in a way that keeps me active. I don’t need to be lifting the heaviest weights or running the most miles. And don’t compare yourself to previous years. The quote “comparison is the thief of joy” runs so true here. You are where you are now for a reason. Don’t compare yourself to the old you or others around you. Enjoy the journey and know you will get to where you need to be.
Sunday – rest
Monday – CrossFit City Limits
1 deadlift (405/285/85%)
10 toes 2 bar
15 bar facing burpees
I finished with 8+1 deadlift using 200#
Tuesday – CrossFit City Limits
odd: :15 max handstand push-ups
even: :30 jump rope practice
5 rounds for time:
10 strict chin-ups
I finished in 11:42 doing 6 strict chin-ups each round
Wednesday – CrossFit City Limits
15:00 to establish 1RM snatch
30 double unders
15 power snatches (75/55/30%)
I got 5+30 DU using 55#. I think I worked up to 80# in my snatch?
Thursday – rest
Friday – CrossFit City Limits
“Time Priority Diane”
1:00 deadlifts (225/155/50%)
1:00 handstand push-ups
:45 handstand push-ups
:30 handstand push-ups
I finished with a total of 89 or 90 reps using 155#. I was trying to break it down like Diane and do 21-15-9 each round, but some rounds I got a little more and others I got a little less.
Saturday – rest