And HAPPY Friday. 🙂
After a few days of rest and relaxation, I felt my body was ready to return to CrossFit this morning.
A couple of stories:
- The instructor said he found today’s WOD from a “recipe blog” – I’m curious if anyone recognizes it?
- This was my first time taking a class with this instructor and one of the first things he asked when I walked in the box was if I lived in the neighborhood I live in. When I told him yes, he said he recognized me as “the girl who runs with her dog.” Apparently Maddie and I have built quite a reputation for ourselves in our neighborhood. He couldn’t believe it when I told him Maddie can hold a 9:00 min/mi pace for 4 miles. “But she’s such a little thing?” Don’t let her size fool ya, that girl can run!
Today’s WOD was all about strength. We worked on overhead squats and I was grouped up with a handful of girls who were newbies like me and had never tried an overhead squat before (found a description online HERE that’s breaks the move down better than I ever could). The overhead squat is an awkward position squat that’s easy to break form in. We started with a practice PVC pipe to get the form right, then built up to 45lbs, where I maxed at 5 reps. I have pretty decent flexibility in my shoulders, so I was able to hold my own holding the bar correctly, but squats – any type of squats – are never fun.
We worked on the skills, then moved to the WOD: 20 reps of thrusters, sdhps (sumo deadlift high pulls), push jerks, overhead squats, and front squats. We had the added bonus of 4 burpees every minute, on the minute (which brought a whole new level of fun to this workout). By the last set I was DYING, the burpees were KILLER, and I was thankful to end on the front squats (even though I banged the bar on my collar bone a couple of times – ouch – at least it was all legs at that point, my arms were done).
I was told I probably could have gone higher on the weight, but I’m still such a newbie that I’m never sure where to start. If I felt that bad with just 35lbs, I can’t imagine going for more. Oye. I know it’s only going to get tougher – burn baby, burn.
Breakfast came in a bowl.
Plain greek yogurt + peach + Love Crunch Granola + walnuts
Refueled-up and ready to take on the day. 🙂
Have you ever been recognized as “that girl (or boy!) who….”? I’ve been “that runner girl,” “The girl with the dog,” and “the girl I almost hit with my car”(long story).