Short Mom

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Let’s Go. Let Go. Legs, Go!

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WOD: CrossFit 08.27.2014

Strength: Deadlift 3x12 @ 135, 165, 195

WOD: Open workout 14.3

8:00 AMRAP of:
10-Deadlifts (135/95)
15-Box Jumps (24/20″)
15-Deadlifts (185/135)
15-Box Jumps
20-Deadlifts (225/155)
15-Box Jumps
25-Deadlifts (275/185)
15-Box Jumps
30-Deadlifts (315/205)
15-Box Jumps
35-Deadlifts (365/225)
15-Box Jumps
Score=total reps

I got a score of 96 today, so I made it 6 into the set of 25@185#

Thought I did worse in the open because I remember my back getting super tight and painful, so I shut it down, but it looks like my Open score was 102. Go figure.

This is one of those workouts that people laugh at CrossFit for. It’s pretty stupid to do this many deadlifts.

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Yesterday I ran while the kids did their drills for Cross Country. I think my total mileage was 2.5 - 3 miles? Just guessing that I ran for half an hour. It was SO HOT — really surprised they had practice, but it was in a nice shady spot. Everyone was red and drenched. I did some sprints and raced a little kid. Super fun!

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Have some Oly weightlifting drills I want to do, but not sure if I’ll get time tonight. I’m one the run constantly these days! Busy! Busy!

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Now my coworker is giving me the silent treatment/cold shoulder. The office drama around here is ridiculous.

Now my coworker is giving me the silent treatment/cold shoulder. The office drama around here is ridiculous.

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WANT to change

The most critical component to making a change is to WANT the change.

You have to have the spark continuously (even when failing), or there is no catalyst to get you to the next phase.

I’ve pushed through failure until I made it to these successful health milestones:

1. When I quit smoking 14 years ago.

2. When I started exercising regularly 6 years ago.

3. When I quit drinking alcohol 36 days ago.

Currently, I am pushing through failure in my diet. Each failure is reinforcing how badly I want to clean it up. This mentality tells me that I’m on the brink of success, just like the three items listed above. On average, I’ve got a handle on 5 out of 7 days of the week.

Success is right around the corner because I haven’t quit, I haven’t given in — I’ve got good days and bad. It’s like when you’re down to just 1 or 2 cigarettes a day. Just let it go. The anxiety only lasts awhile, and then you are past it. You’ll look back and never want to be in that place again.

The same thought spins around in my head constantly: There is no future me who has it all figured out. There is only me, today, making correct choices.

My end goal is to live a long and healthy life. I want to see my child grow into a man and I want to be there for as many milestones of his as I can. To do so, I must take care of the only body I’ve got! If I make it to 80, I only have about 2,000 weeks left and I want to be healthy, active, and able to keep up with everyone around me!

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agentotter:

jacobtheloofah:

no but the best part is how he got the name:
his name was originally “potatoes,” and his owner, willoughby bertie, told the stable lad who helped him to write the horse’s name on a feed bin. the boy misheard it as, literally “pot-eight-o’s” and wrote it with 8 o’s. bertie found it so funny that he kept that as the horses name.

This is the most beautiful horse-related story I’ve ever heard.

There’s also a horse named “AARRRRRRR” — watch the commentary for a great laugh:

agentotter:

jacobtheloofah:

no but the best part is how he got the name:

his name was originally “potatoes,” and his owner, willoughby bertie, told the stable lad who helped him to write the horse’s name on a feed bin. the boy misheard it as, literally “pot-eight-o’s” and wrote it with 8 o’s. bertie found it so funny that he kept that as the horses name.

This is the most beautiful horse-related story I’ve ever heard.

There’s also a horse named “AARRRRRRR” — watch the commentary for a great laugh:

(Source: juanbercow, via exponentiate)

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WOD: CrossFit & Weightlifting 08.25.2014

Strength:

Find 1RM Snatch: 75#, no change in 2 years. Working on that! (See below)

Find 1RM OH Squat: Worked up to 115# (no change). Dumped 125# in front of me, but I think I got it before? Was just off balance, but too tired to keep moving plates around and re-racking to continue.

WOD: Skipped today’s WOD. It was a ton of snatches and my shoulder is aggravated from yesterday’s bench pressing, so I opted out and did my weightlifting stuff.

Power clean + 2 cleans:

  • 65% (75#) 2 sets
  • 70% (80#) 3 sets

Snatch balance (way better than rotating my shoulder today):

  • 60% (45#) 2x3
  • 65% (50#) 1x3
  • 70% (53#) 2x3

Push Press: 75% (93#) 5x5

Tomorrow is rest day, so I’ll mobilize until I puke.

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power snatch + 2 snatch

Not opening the hips all the way, but learning! Lightyears ahead of where I was last year.

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WOD: CrossFit & Weightlifting 08.24.2014

Strength:

Bench press 6x1 worked up to 155# (not a PR).

WOD: “Lynne”
5 rounds of:
- bench press (men=bodyweight, women=65%) = 85#
- strict pull-ups

You just max out each set with no pausing, untimed.
- bench: 27, 25, 20, 20, 20
- pull-ups: 6, 4, 3, 3, 2, 1

Then I worked on my Oly program — I switched to a different one because I got bored with the other one I was doing.

Power snatch + 2 snaches:
- 65% (55#) x 2 sets
- 70% (60#) x 3 sets

Jerk:
- 70% (85#) 2x3
- 75% (90#) 3x3

Clean pull:
- 90% (95#) 4x7

My notation is sets x reps.

Was so tired by that last set of pulls! Great workout, though! Was working out in front if a mirror and only ha positive thoughts. Win!

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WOD: CrossFit 08.23.2014

Strength:

Squat 6x1 : Worked up to 205# — PR!!!!!!!!

Felt great and not too heavy or scary. Definitely have more in me, but just because I can doesn’t mean I should. I’ll take today’s PR and fold.

What a cool milestone to cross! Previous was 195#, and I can tell when looking at the rep chart that I’m right where I should be. Rep chart also tells me I could have made my deadlift attempt last week if I had paid attention to the math and not made such a rookie mistake. Oh well, live and learn (like I showed today)!

WOD:

20-16-12-8-4-2
- pistols
- burpees

5:56 Rx. Wheelhouse.

Ironman Louisville is tomorrow — lots of people out running and biking downtown today. It’s so incredibly hot. They are discussing cutting part of the run, but no decision until tomorrow. Smart of them to move next year’s to October, but it will make it tough for repeat athletes to compare past performance. Louisville is in the top 5 of the toughest Ironmans because of the weather.

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