Sorry not sorry for the douchey photo above. I have so many thoughts creeping in and out of my head these days so this post might just be a little brain-vomity.
I skipped all WODs last week except for Friday. I did continue to do strength and accessory work, though. I felt really good during the WOD on Friday. It was full of heavy push presses, 200m sprints, and dumbbell snatches. My strength also felt really good last week. I won’t recap everything, but after taking some intensity out of the good, I think I realized how important it was to take a break every now and then. I don’t have to hit it 100% every single day. Rather, I actually really enjoyed focusing on my back squats or my power cleans or my snatches.
As for yesterday, it was rainy outside, laundry and homework called, and I slept terribly on Friday night so I was a useless sloth and spent the day between my parents and my house, knocking medial chores things off my to-do list. I decided that the sleep aid my Dr. prescribed for me isn’t helping me, and after taking it for nearly a month with no results, I see no point of being on it. So, last night I did not take it, and took one melatonin instead, and SLEPT FOR 9 GLORIOUS HOURS. My mom made the comment that maybe I’m stressing out over not being able to sleep, which could be keeping me from sleeping (der), and so I took that to heart and just tried to relax. Shooting for a repeat of that tonight.
I’m also switching some things around in the ol’ diet, and after some fabulous advice from one of my faves that I admire dearly, I feel better after only a few days. Looking forward to seeing how I feel after a week and then maybe I’ll splurge some details.
See, word-vomit everywhere.
I headed to open gym this afternoon. I don’t know if it was the cup of coffee + pre-workout, or if I just finally am reaping the benefits of a solid night of sleep, but I felt GREAT in there today. I decided to pull some deadlifts and do some gymnastics work. I hit my deadlift 1 rep max for 5 reps, climbed the rope (note to self: bring some damn socks), work on pull-ups and kipping toes-to-bar, and spent some time upside down.
Solid Sunday so far, I do say.
Ok, so that sounds really lame and CLEARLY I would much prefer getting excited over a trip somewhere, but now is the time for adulting and saving money and relaxing.
So, tumblr, what should I do? What should I blog about? What the hell am I going to do for the next 9 days with a break from work and exercise (we’ll pretend that part is mostly true)? Let’s chat, because I finally have some time!
Good weekend was good. WAY too fast! I’ve got a case of the Sunday blues for sure. I have 5 more days of work until I get a full week off before diving into the world of two jobs. I’m pretty dang excited about that.
I think this weekend was non-stop. Instead of CF, I ran 3 miles yesterday (and was reminded that anytime the sun is out, it’s too damn hot) and it felt okay. I’ve got to either hit the treadmill or get up before the sun, because it was over 90F before 9am. Insane.
Other things form this weekend include: a friend’s going away party, walks around the park, vintage bookstores, brunch, coffee, beer, sunsets, and video game bars, open gym, and shopping (because, I have NO clothes for work. None). Pretty darn solid. And a crap-ton of schoolwork. I’m going to have a hell of a celebration party when I graduate (in less than a month)!
How was your weekend?
Sorry for the fruit porn, but not really. Cherries were on sale for $1.99/lb at Whole Foods of all places, and I couldn’t pass that up! (Right, Melissa?) I went to Whole Foods because it was right next to Lululemon, which I stopped at after CF tonight. (Yes, I was in *that* part of town). The only reason I stepped foot into Lulu was because I had a gift card and needed to use it. I tried on a top I was lusting after and let me just say, stepping into the dressing room full of mirrors on every wall should have been terrifying, but I didn’t know all those back muscles existed! I just had to stare for a minute. (The tummy is another story…) but holy lats!
I skipped the WOD tonight and just opted to do the strength portion and rowing, and some stretching/mobility:
Strength - Find 2 rep max Front Squat = #145
Conditioning - 2k row = 8:59
My everything is so sore from yesterday. I can’t believe I hit that front squat after yesterday’s deadlifts. I bet I could’ve even hit #150, but we’ll save that for next time.
I’ve got to start putting together some programming for running into my workouts. I have a nasty little workout planned for open gym on Sunday with a friend, so stay tuned for that mess.
I don’t have much to say other than I couldn’t be happier it’s Friday. It was a rough work week, despite getting some good news. Sleep is still on the crapper, no news back from the doc yet. Less than a month left of classes, but it’s kicking me while I’m down right now. With that said, I still have lots to be thankful for.
Keep on keeping on…
I love Costco, and I love instagram (come follow me!). I swear I buy enough for a family of four but this will last me a week! Nomnomnom.
Anywho, today was finally a good day. I got good news about the part-time job I interviewed for, and start in two weeks. This means I can cut back on hours at my current, more stressful job, and focus my energies stronger on other things. And be less stressed. That’s always a plus, no? With that being said, it’s my goal to be debt free by December and start racking up the $$ in my savings for travel.
Also, it’s an HR position at a gym, so I have access to machines and weights galore. I’m really trying to talk myself into getting into the pool, but that’s gonna be a struggle. It was so incredibly good for recovery when I ran though, so I know it would definitely be beneficial for the ol’ sore CrossFit muscles.
Speaking of sore CF muscles, tonight was brutal. Brutal and awesome.
Strength - 2 Deadlifts EMOM for 10 minutes @ 80% = #155
Conditioning - “DT” - 5 rounds for time of:
- 12 Deadlifts (#85)
- 9 Hang power cleans (#85)
- 6 Push Jerks (#85)
Extra credit - 40 GHD sit-ups, 200 DU’s
The deadlifts felt great. I was already feeling them in my butt my the second minute. Can’t wait to max out on those soon!
The WOD was goooood sweatin’. The RX weight for this sucker was #105 - a big fat NOPE on that one. Normally I probably would’ve settled for #75 but I’m glad I push myself to do #85 today. I really need to start weighing the benefits of using lighter weight to push through a workout faster, or use a heavier weight to challenge myself more, even if it means extra minutes on my time.
Either way, I’m gonna be feeling it tomorrow. Happy almost Friday!