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This was a brutal one today and my left hip tendon is definitely messed up. I think I somehow managed to put all my weight into my right leg on the squats and just let my left leg gently feel the weight out. If it got too hard on it then I immediately stopped. Got to 275, so not bad, but not good either. More recovery is needed. Here’s what happened:
SOD: 20 minutes of 5 Back Squats working to a 90%. Breakdown was 55%, 65%, 75%, 85%, then 90%.
WOD: On the minute for 20 minutes of 5 Clean and Jerks and 7 Chest to Bar pull ups.
Results: Back Squat got to the 75% (275 lbs.) and stopped.
For the WOD I stuck it out with the RX weight which was 155 lbs. Talk about wipe out though. Round 3 of the Clean and Jerks felt really heavy and I began doubting whether or not I could make it. In the end I just toughed it out and in honesty I had a round where I missed two. For that I saw a bar at the end of the WOD still with 155 on it and just did two to make it up. I believe in finishing before I put anything on the board.
F-22 pulling so many G-forces that the wave of low pressure behind it causes water to condense.
I’m getting back on my feet again after a rough week. Still not out of the woods yet, but I’m slowly moving along. What went down today:
Warm up: 6 minutes of movement
4 Ring Rows (engage scapula)
6 Push Ups (use torque)
6 Jump to an object 8-12 inches high and touch w/ 2 hands
4 Monkey Hangs
WOD: “R & R” for time
Run 1 Mile
Run 1 Mile
Results: WOD Time - 21:55
I was happy to have had the fastest time for a bit out of everyone after doing this (until my buddy came in and destroyed everyone with a time of 20:33. Damn you distance runners haha). It felt good and it made me happy seeing that my endurance has vastly improved. It’s weird to even think back when I first started that I thought I was in shape, but looking at the now it’s amazed me how much of a difference I have seen in my abilities and how much my body can push itself. My breathing has become calmer, my pace more in rhythm, my mentality focused and my strength increasing each time. So good and so relaxing to see things unfold.
I’ve never felt so sad in my entire life.
My girlfriend broke up with me last night and it hurts so bad that I truly can’t understand why. Things were fine last week and suddenly it shifted to this in a matter of days. What sadness and heartache I feel. I don’t want to indulge in this too much nor do I want to keep crying. It just hurts so bad.
We dream of being heroes. We see them in comics, in stories, and in movies displaying super human abilities and powers. We fantasize what it would be like and how we could maybe someday be like them. In truth, these heroes exist, but without the powers, without the capes, the costumes, or the things we ideally make up as to what a superhero is. These heroes I speak of are the Police, the EMT’s, Firefighters, the First Responders, the Military, the Volunteers, and even those who simply, and without reason, reach out to care for one another in such hard times.
Thank you for your service, your willingness, your courage , and your strength. I am blessed to live in a world where there are heroes among us even in such hard times.
It’s unreal that something this tragic had hit close to home. My heart is broken and it’s hard to even comprehend what just happened today. My thoughts and prayers go out to Boston.
Been about, what weeks I think from the last post?
So, much has been going on it’s been incredibly hard to get on here and record workouts. I really need to start doing it again considering after The Opens ended that I want to train myself even harder for next years games. I’ve learned a lot after finishing it this past week in what needs to improve, what needs more of an extra push, and what needs to be a bit more humbling. I definitely had moments of frustrations occur in the middle of the competition WODs seeing myself breakdown a bit (anyone with me when I say WOD 13.4?). More so, I think the frustrations were from a mental aspect. There were times when mentally I knew I could push through the fatigue and catch a breath, but physically my body wasn’t on the same page. I don’t know if at times I felt like something bad was going to happen, like as if my heart was going to burst or my tendons would shred. It was a bit disturbing that thoughts like that even came to mind. Something I sort of need to get over I guess. Overall though, and as eager as I was at times to repeat the WODs, I calmed myself down, took a breath and just said “You did it. Now work on it more.”
It’s been a little over a year now ever since I joined CrossFit. I’ve begun to see a huge transformation on my body and fitness and I love it. I actually have an upper body for once instead of being all leg muscle! I can’t tell you how excited I am to see what this next year of CrossFit is going to bring. Grant it, more competitions of course to get some experience under my belt, but I want to see what is going to improve even more. I’m eager to see myself 6 months from now as to what is ahead and what I may look like then. I’ve been incredibly grateful this past year with my coaches and team mates. I love my community so much it’s like another family who I look forward to seeing after my work day is done. I feel like there is an incredibly strong bond between everyone in our box and hey at times some situations may break out where there’s a bit of drama involved, but looking at the bigger picture we all seem to stick through it and just continuously encourage each other through thick and thin. I am blessed to have my team mates and coaches alongside with me on this crazy journey. More great times ahead for sure!
Aside from CrossFit, life in general has been a good time. Well, maybe the best that it’s been in awhile. Sure I’ve been doing the things I love most, I’ve been having personal time, working hard, catching up with friends, but what has made it special is my girlfriend. She brings out a side of me I have a hard time showing off and she helps me communicate things that I’ve bottled up for so long it was hard to get out. I don’t want to get too much into detail because much of it is personal as well as private. She is currently on a well needed vacation with her family and at first I’m telling myself “You’ll be okay. You’ll see her this week and have the best time ever!”, but it’s hard to keep those words in mind. We have no way to communicate (by that I mean where she is there’s legit no service, so the only way is snail mail and unfortunately she is not there long enough to send a letter over) and it’s been difficult to distract myself on something I want to do before she is back. The worst is when I dream about her and feel like she is right next to me and when I wake up it’s just my sheets rolled up and hugging my arms. I get super depressed about that! I think I threw the sheets across the room once haha. It’s crazy how much I miss this one person in my life, but I like the feeling. I like knowing that there is someone that special in my life who I can run to and embrace and cherish. I savor the moment of staring into her eyes and feeling fireworks launch uncontrollably in my chest and stomach. I’m lucky to have her by my side and blessed that our paths cross.
More adventures to record and workouts to post! Later all.
Totally broke my promise of posting something about 13.2 this past weekend, but I think this will make up for it. Hopefully…:P
13.2 was definitely a favorite. 3 of the things I excelled at all jumbled into one, insane 10 minute AMRAP. I was a happy camper no matter how tired I was after the WOD. My goal was to at least hit the 9th round or complete the 9th round in the the time given and I nailed it! I was able to pull off 3 Shoulder to Overheads in the beginning of the 9th round getting a total of 243. I was completely satisfied with that. The next day I did think about wanting to give it a go again, but honestly I kept in mind that I’m not trying to make Regionals. I’m not there yet and I need more time to train myself in strengthening my weaknesses and vastly improving my strengths. This is for fun and this is a test to see how much work needs to be done.
13.3 I know is around the corner (tomorrow actually) and I’m anxious to know what it is. Many of us at the box think Thrusters are going to be involved in this next one which I would not mind doing at all, but you never know what’s cooking. I’m just excited no matter what and hey my luck might be good on this one (13 and 3 are my lucky numbers).
With all that said I want to share something that I just started getting into and if anything please, and I encourage, take time to look into this. Your support would be greatly appreciated for not only myself, but for the people of Mombasa, Kenya. I signed up for CrossFit for Hope yesterday as I was extremely interested in getting involved when I went to sign up for the Opens. Being able to give the gift of hope to someone else is rewarding, something that trophies and prizes can’t compare to. I’m thinking of ways to help motivate some of my team mates to get involved with this and hopefully our box to start getting involved with events and initiatives like CrossFit for Hope.
Be sure to check out what CrossFit for Hope is about as well, and no pressure at all, if you want to donate to help reach my goal for CrossFit for Hope I would greatly appreciate that (any support really, by that I mean encouragement or just a simple “you can do it”, is greatly appreciated too!). To visit my page just click here. Thank you!