Good Morning! Anyone else in a “Mondaze” this morning?
After a birthday-ful Friday and Saturday, Derek and I spent most of Sunday watching cheesy Hallmark movies on the couch. It was the perfect Sunday in my opinion. I did take a break between “Long Lost Valentine” and “What to Expect When You’re Expecting” (not a Hallmark movie, but might as well have been) to get in a 45 minute session on my trainer.
Admittedly the weather was perfect for a long ride on the trail, but I was too lazy to pack the bike up and drive 20 minutes to the trailhead (it’s not safe to ride my bike around my house). Luckily, Derek is getting me a bike rack for my birthday (hooray!), which should make transporting my bike a little easier and more fun. The bike rack is something I probably should have invested in three years ago, but better late than never, right?
Speaking of bike racks.. Does anyone have any recommendations for a reasonably priced bike rack that can attach to the trunk of my car?
I liked today’s WOD. It came with a nice long warmup (which was needed this morning!) and included the bench press, which is always nice since you get to lay down for it. 😉
When we worked on the 5 RM press last week, I made the mistake of going too heavy during my warm up and not being able to hit the 5 RM I had hit the week prior. Since I didn’t want to make the same mistake this week, I asked my coach to help lead my warm up. He started me off light with the bar (45lbs), then only a couple of sets at 55 lbs before diving in to trying for the 5 RM. This way I was warm, but not exhausted when it came time to go all out.
His warm up worked. At first we went straight to 80lbs (5lbs above my previous 5RM), but I could only get 3. After a long rest, I tried again at 75lbs and nailed it. I finished feeling worked, but not over exhausted – exactly where I wanted to be.
The main WOD was 7 rounds of:
- 3 power snatches
- 5-10-15 shuttles
- 10 toes to bar
The power snatches and shuttles were short and sweet through the seven rounds, but the 10 toes to bar were killer. At first my feet would find their way back to the box between reps and it felt as if the toes to bar were taking forever. After my coach saw what I was doing, he suggested I move away from the box once I was on the bar and use my momentum to get my legs up, instead of catching myself on the box every time.
As soon as he said that something clicked and I found my rhythm. The toes to bar went a lot quicker and I was able to move through the last few rounds faster than the first two.
Post-CrossFit I had a lovely bowl of greek yogurt, fresh mango, Kashi Go Lean Crisp, walnuts, and almond slices for breakfast.
The mango was perfectly sweet and ripe. So delicious.
It’s coffee time!
Have a great Monday, everyone!