Brrrr…. it’s so chilly, even Maddie is cold.
She slept by my feet under the covers last night. She does not like this cold weather business.
And, yes, that’s a doggie hoodie she’s wearing. It’s the latest in doggie fashion. Obviously.
It was so cold that I think a lot of the CrossFit regulars opted to stay in bed rather than head to the box this morning. Basically anytime the weather drops below 45 degrees in Florida, we’re useless. We’re big cold weather babies and we’re proud. Luckily the weather doesn’t get that cold too often. I wore a pair of running tights to CrossFit this morning that I bought the week after Christmas and hadn’t had the opportunity to wear them until now. That will probably be the only chance I have to wear them until I pack them up for next year. Oh well.
I showed up at CrossFit this morning to an empty parking lot. For a minute I was worried I was going to be the only one in today’s class, but two other CrossFitters walked in just as class was starting. Have you ever done a CrossFit class by yourself? It’s definitely missing that camaraderie and competitive spirit that makes you push yourself harder and faster through the WOD. When it’s just you, it’s kind of boring.
Hello, Diane. It’s been far too long since we’ve seen each other. Not that I really missed you all that much.
The good news is I’ve been making major strides in the dead lift department since my last Diane. I’m still not at the recommended 155# (ha! my 1RM is only 125!), but I did go for 95 today. Last time we did Diane I think I was at 55 or 65 (back when I first started CrossFit), so I’m proud of my big jump there. CrossFit is all about new personal goals and personal bests (much like running is) and all personal victories are always celebrated <- love that!
The last time we did Diane I was on the box for HSPU (hand stand push ups). This time around I’ve graduated to the bands.
HSPUs with the bands are just plain fun (yes, I really just said that). I can only do about 10 at a time on the bands, so I rested when I could (no longer than 10 seconds at a time) and went at my own pace.
- 21 – 15 – 9
- Dead lifts
(translation: 21 dead lifts, 21 HSPUs, 15 dead lifts, 15 HSPUs, 9 Dead lifts, 9 HSPUs)
Finish time: 7:27
And if that wasn’t enough… we finished the WOD with a partner run.
- Partner #1 – run 30 seconds for meters
- 30 seconds transition
- Partner #2 – run 30 seconds for meters
6 rounds. Add total meters at end.
Since there were three of us, Ken and I ran together as “Partner #1” and just counted our meters as a whole since we’re about the same pace. We ran as far as we could for 30 seconds and had 30 seconds to get back to the start before our partner started their 30 seconds. In total we had about a minute of rest between each 30 second sprint.
When all was said and done we had a total of 1465 “partner” meters.
I wanted something warm and comforting for breakfast this morning. Oatmeal was the only thing on my mind.
In the jar:
- 1/3 rolled oats
- 1/3 cup milk
- 1/3 cup water
- chia seeds
- vanilla whey protein powder
- almond slivers
Once you go oats in a jar, you never go back. I’m a nut butter jar hoarder. 😉
Have you ever been the only person in a group fitness class before? Or what’s the smallest group fitness class you’ve ever taken?