Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Wendler and other things

December has been a pretty good month for me as far as CF goes.  My Oly lifts went up and I miraculously was able to climb a rope one day.  I have no clue how that happened, I just did it.  One slight problem... I had no clue how to get down.  Oh well, what's a little rope burn on your upper, inner thigh.

This has happened to me before.  When I was little my dad taught me how to ride my bike but forgot to teach me how to stop (peddle backwards for brake).  I was having fun going around the cul-de-sac, so he went inside.  Then it started raining, and I did not know how to stop.  I kept going around in circles.  It felt like forever but I am sure it was only a few minutes when he cam out and asked me why I was riding around in the rain.  I yelled back "I DON'T KNOW HOW TO STOP!"  My dad felt so bad.  It wasn't that big of a deal.  I did not get upset I just wet out and rode the next day.

A similar biking event happened when we spent a weekend in Nantucket.  My parents rented a bike for me.  This time it had hand brakes.  Holy crap! when you pedal backwards nothing happens.  That is okay, I will just put my feet down.  I do not know it you have ever been to Nantucket, but it is hilly.  Needless to say, my parents had to buy me a new pair of Reeboks because there was very little sole left on the ones I was wearing.

Anyway, my lifts have gone up.  I attribute this to my new work out partners and Wendler.  I am still not happy with my body, because hey I am a girl.  I am planning on going back on 4 hour on the 1st after my new years brunch.

Husband would also like to get in better shape so this makes food choices in the house easier.  The other day he asked me if I still had the picture of him from last year when he was leaner.  I told him that I could not find it on my phone.

He then got annoyed and said: "I bet you still have a photo of that fat squirrl from Chicago that you use to give cookies to."

I said:  "You mean Newton?"

"I have two."

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Thank God it isn't just me

Or... Maybe it is a bad thing it isn't just me. 

We now have turf down in the new section of the gym.  It is a nice green and will be great for sled pushing.  When I look at it all I can think of is football.  I have this overwhelming desire to tackle people when they are standing alone in the middle of the room.  It is a particularly strong pull when the person looks really vulnerable. Like, when they are doing a handstand in the middle of the room.  Seriously, doing that when I am around seriously tests my impulse control.  I thought I was alone in this desire. 


Last night 2 separate people, one male and one female, told me they wanted to tackle me.  At first I was relieved.  I thought; hey, I am not a complete loon.  Other people think about that sort of thing too.  Then on my drive home it hit me.  This could be bad.  This could be very bad.  How many of us want to tackle each other on the turf?  Will the turf turn into a great hazard?  Will helmets be a required item at CFD?

Time will tell.  I will say this: Parties with alcohol at CFD have just gotten a lot more dangerous. 

Monday, December 19, 2011

Sorry about Friday

I have been sick and I forgot to post Friday's WOD.  This one is for Sam. 

5 Rounds For Time:
3 Tuck Jumps
3 Squats
3 Broad Jumps

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

For the bootcampers that are away

Here is your first away WOD for my boot campers that are a way for the holidays:

10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1 sets of push-ups and a 100 meter sprint between each set

I can not walk

I am having a hard time moving at all today.  I also have very obvious bruises on my shins where the bar hits in the dead-lift position and then on my hips where it hits when I do the hip thrust for the snatch.  (Yes, I am aware that last sentence sounds dirty).

One of my workout buddies told me to do the movement with so much power that it would bruise my legs. I doubt he was being literal but then again he is the one that told me I was made from peaches.  It took me 20 million attempts but I finally got it up there and hit a new PR.

Results of perseverance:
Plus: New snatch PR
Minus: Can not move

Not sure if it was worth it.  Ask me tomorrow.  I might just row tonight to loosen myself up a bit. 

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Carolina Fitness

This Saturday is the Carolina Fitness Challenge.  It is a lot of fun to photograph, although it does make for a very long day of work.  Note to self: buy more batteries.  Honestly, it is one of my favorite things to photograph because it is a large group of beautiful people doing really amazing feats of strength. 
Here is a photograph from last year: