Wednesday, April 9
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We have had a few days of sunny and warmish weather which have been absolutely gorgeous!
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Saturday, March 29
The crossfit open is done. Five work outs completed and I did every single one. Have to say that I feel like a rock star! I learned how to DU in the first. I found that I can now easily do pull ups but am not quite at a chest to bar. I learned that I can deadlift 185 pounds four times and box jump all day long. The chipper was difficult for me as I was not feeling well-had been hit with a monstrous cold that put me down for several days. But although not nearly 100%, I went and completed the work out. Maybe on a day when I feel better, I may try it again. And today was possibly the worst of the WODs.
Today, the work out was for time. So no matter how tired you were or how much you wanted to quit, to complete the WOD, you had to finish it. This was definitely a mental game for me today. It was a descending ladder 21, 18, 15, 12, 9, 6, 3, of a 65 pound thruster followed by over the bar burpees. It was ridiculously hard and I felt like giving up so many times. But I just steadily kept plugging along and eventually I got through it. I had a bunch of people encouraging me (ie, yelling at me to get on the bar) and cheering me on. As awful as that sounds, it really helped me. Especially when I was so tired and the coach began counting down ok 3-2-1 get on the bar. After I finished, I was was so wiped out that I just layed on the ground for a minute or two before getting up. But I finished! I pushed myself above what I initially thought possible. When I left the gym today, I had the score to beat. Who would have thought that? (Of course, I went early in the morning and there were many to follow but I left a winner;)
Indeed, I am incredibly pleased with myself. I was hesitant to enter the open thinking of all of the skills that I do not have and especially because I am still battling a shoulder injury. But not only did I do it, but I have in almost every WOD, exceeded my goal. And this is a great measurement to see just how far I have come. I am excited to see what another year of crossfit will do for me. And I am really looking forward to the Open in four years when I will be 40 and get to be in the masters class!
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Remember a few weeks ago we had a mouse? Well, it looks like we have a rat. The temperature dropped yet again and brought with it snow. So I was digging out the gloves and hats and discovered a gnawed raincoat.
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This is completely obnoxious to do but as it is my blog here goes.
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Lately, I have had an unusual phenomena happen to me. I have a lot of free time. A lot. Workout is done by 6:30am, kids are off to school, tiny house means less cleaning, and quilting work is done. That leaves me with a lot of free time.
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I crossfit about five days a week. Love it. But I have a bad habit. After I dump the bar, I try to catch it. I just don't like the idea of it bouncing and hitting someone. The coaches have told me time and again to STOP doing it, but it is a natural instinct to go for the bar.
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