Posts Tagged ‘health’

I haven’t posted in a few days, almost a week, sorry for anyone who watches and reads this.

Don’t worry, I haven’t missed much.  That ankle pain I had the other day has really been bothering me, so I missed Wednesday’s run for three miles at my race pace.  Not going to the gym, I didn’t get my Crossfit workout in that day either.

Thursday, I pushed through and ran three miles, at a decent pace.  Not great, but I still got it in there.  My ankle did not like me afterwards.  I started the Crossfit WOD for the day too, but I didn’t quite finish it.  I did 21 reps of 75 lb. cleans, and I’m not really sure if I did that right, but it was tough.  I then moved on to do about 10 dips, with no weight assistance.  That wasn’t near as far as I needed, but it was something.

Friday was a rest day, so no run, which was good, because I still had a pain in my ankle.  Same as Wednesday, I missed the gym, so I missed the Crossfit.  I’m such a slacker.

Saturday was the day for my long run.  I did five miles on Saturday at roughly a 9:00 pace, so I was pretty happy with that.  I used some softer shoes because of my ankle, but that didn’t really help.  It’s actually caused me to hobble around quite a bit today (Sunday).  There was no Crossfit workout on Saturday, so I didn’t do anything else.

Today there was a Crossfit workout, but Brittany and I had some things to do around the house, and I didn’t make it to the gym.  I start back on some military duty tomorrow, so I’m not exactly sure what my schedule is going to be the next couple of weeks.  I hope to at least keep my running schedule up, and get this ankle pain to go away.

I hope everyone else is doing well!

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Who knew doing an “AMRAP (as many rounds as possible)” would hurt so bad?  I imagine everyone who does CrossFit knew, but who else?

Today’s WOD was an AMRAP with 10 pull-ups, 5 75 lb. dumbbell dead lifts, and 8 135 lb. push-press in 20 minutes.  I had to scale mine way back.  I got through my first 2 rounds doing weight assisted pull-ups at 145 lb., 5 40 lb. dumbbell dead lifts, and 8 95 lb. push-presses.  The next round I went down to just the bar (45 lb.) on the push-presses. The fourth round I dropped to 135 lb. pull-ups.  I made 3 more rounds, then dropped down 125 lb. pull-ups.  I made it two more rounds before the time was up.

I was actually impressed with myself making it 8 rounds, but I also realize I was using puny weight.  I’ve only been attempting this for a week, with only three workouts, so I’m not feeling bad about that, yet.  We’ll see how I feel in a few more weeks of this.

Tonight, to kind of relax, Brittany and I are going with some friends to a comedy show.  I love stand-up comedy, although the last time we went, it was a terrible show.  Hopefully this is a better time.  Either way, it’s free, so who am I to complain.

WOD 29Dec2011

Posted: 29 Dec 11 in CrossFit
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As soon as I saw this workout, I was dreading it anyway.  Going from doing nothing to this was going to be rough, especially feeling as bad as I was the past few days (I am feeling much better now).

Here’s the rundown of today’s WOD as posted at CrossFit.com:

Hidalgo – run 2 miles, rest 2 minutes, 20 135 lb. Squat Cleans, 20 24″ Box Jumps, 20 Walking Lunges (45 lb. weight overhead), 20 24″ Box Jumps, 20 135 lb. Squat Cleans, rest 2 minutes, and run 2 miles.

Here’s the kicker for me today.  I don’t know what was going on, but the gym I normally go to was extremely crowded today.  I don’t know if there is a PT test for a unit coming up, if the other gyms on post were closed, or if a bunch of people were jump started a New Year’s Resolution they aren’t going to keep (if that’s the case, I hope they do, but I’m a realist, sometimes).  I couldn’t find a bar for my Squat Cleans, and they don’t have boxes anyway, so I substituted as best as possible.

This is my breakdown of how I did.  Keep in mind this is only my second WOD ever, so I’m hoping this isn’t too terrible.

I ran my two miles in 17:10, maintaining a 7.0 mph pace.  I did a close match to a Squat Clean with a 30 lb. Kettlebell (I knew I wouldn’t be able to do 135 lb.. anyway), 20 reps.  Followed with 20 jumps onto a bench (probably somewhere between 18″ and 24″), 20 walking lunges with a 25 lb. plate held overhead, returned to the jumps, and then to my Squat Clean Kettlebell sub.  This is where I stopped.  I thought this was more of a full-body workout, which it probably is, but my legs were done after my last 20.  All the treadmills were full, and I stopped here.  At this point my overall time was floating around 36:20.  Not great by any means, but I’m hoping to get better.  I just have to stick with it!

Anyway, if anyone checks this out and has any pointers, or wants to share, let me know!