Posts Tagged ‘Rowing’
Gosh, my life has been so busy that I have been really failing at updating the blog! But Thursday I had a great workout that I wanted to share! At class on Thursday night Kari and I gave “Fight Gone Bad” another try! You may remember me talking about the workout that made me want to throw up 100 times and this was that same workout with just enough almost vomit as the first time around!
As a reminder… here is the Crossfit workout…
- Wall-ball, 20 pound ball, 10 ft target (Reps)
- Sumo deadlift high-pull, 75 pounds (Reps)
- Box Jump, 20″ box (Reps)
- Push-press, 75 pounds (Reps)
- Row (Calories)
We did this for 3 rounds and you get 1 point for each one you do! The first round I was pretty motivated and the second round I struggled to even jump up on the shorter box but the third round I picked it back up and finished strong. I finished this time at 356 points and the last time around I finished at about 320 so I would say it was a success! Kari still put an old fashion whoppin’ on me and finished at over 570! She was amazing and I hope to get to that point one of these days but Thursday just wasn’t my day!
Another great part about the workout was that we started out the workout with a nice 1 mile run. I turned around and did just a little extra with Kari too so I guess I was just a little over 1 mile. I laugh when I attempt to do a 1 mile run because it usually takes me about 2.5 miles to really get going so the one mile run feels like it is going to kill me! But it was still nice to get out there. You never know what Ohio weather will bring so when it brings sunshine and warm weather you make sure to get out there and enjoy it!
Most of the ladies aren’t big runners but they do such a great job when they get out there and push themselves! It is so motivating to see people out there doing things outside of their comfort zone and it is a reminder to me that I need to get out there and start pushing myself out of my comfort zone. Sure, my comfort zone has grown a little but each time you get comfortable I think it is important.
Still want to be able to run about 7-8 miles by the end of the month but I better step it up if I am going to make that happen! I figured out I should be able to fit in 3 long runs a week… and on top of that I am doing a wedding challenge!
The wedding challenge includes 52 burpees a day (for this week). Next week it will be 51 burpees every day. This will go down by 1 every week and eventually right before the wedding I will be down to NONE! But before I get to none I’ll work my butt off and hopefully had a pretty stellar back and arms from all of those push-ups! My mom is also doing this (she gave me the idea) along with her client Patti and of course Tim has joined in! My dad is doing regular push-ups instead of burpees but he is getting sore!
I’ll keep you updated on that because that will probably be pretty tough to do!
On Thursday I headed to workout class and knew I was feeling good. It was COLD outside compared to the heat wave we had this summer but it felt great. You know that great weather when you can wear shorts and a hoodie? You may sweat a little or you may be a little cold but in the end you’ll feel great? It was that kind of day. So for Crossfit/Rowing class I was with Kari and we did a kick butt workout
5 min warm up on the rowers then we had 1:30min to complete the following exercises and we did that three times each exercise
- -20 Burpees
- -15 Kipping Pull-Cups
- 25- Bench Jumps
- 10- Olympic bar squat curl presses
It was TOUGH. The burpees for example were nearly impossible to finish in 1:30min but we both made it through the entire workout! After the workout I mentioned to my mom that she looked like she was dressed and ready to go for a run. I was THRILLED that she said YES! Then Kari asked us where we were going so I knew she was in too! So the three of us headed out to Buckeye Woods park (a different path than I have been running) to do a few miles!
My mom and Kari were AWESOME. They just ran through the first mile like it was nothing and I was so proud and impressed by both of them! They turned around at the first mile and headed back for 2 miles total and I kept going to get in a little more than an extra mile. Doesn’t hurt to do another 5K right?
This run was great because I was feeling like I was really starting to get it ya know? Like I could tell my form was good, my breathing was spot on, and I was challenging my body without pushing it to an unhealthy limit. Plus, I was able to run with my mom and a great friend so that made it all that more enjoyable!! I am looking forward to maybe doing a little bit more of that in the next few weeks! I think both my mom and Kari enjoyed it as much as I did!
Went home after the run and Tim and I hadn’t really thought about dinner much. We finally decided on veggie burgers which meant an impressive veggie burger salad for me! I made guacamole for it and also added on cookies mushrooms, 2 pieces of lean bacon, and tomatoes. It was just as tasty as it looks!!
Checking off the goals this week! Thursday I woke up at my normal 6:15 time and got ready for work! I cooked up some eggs (1 whole egg, 1 egg white) and mixed in some left over Jennie-O turkey sausage! I’ll tell you what- that is a heck of a breakfast. A ton of protein and keeps me full… great way to start of a day!
After work I was exhausted but I was still motivated enough to head to workout class! Luckily I didn’t have to stop and put gas in the car so I was able to sneak in about 10 minutes on my parent’s couch, which was enough time to rejuvenate me enough. Together with my partner Michelle we had an amazing workout! An interval training day is what we completed and it looked like this…
- Row 10 minutes
- Pull Ups
- Box Jumps
- Kettle Bell 1 arm swings
- Kettle Bell 2 are swings
We did that that 3 rounds and it kicked my butt! After class I was a little tired and secretly hoped it was raining so I had a really excuse to tell you all that I didn’t go for a run because of Mother Nature not my lack of commitment but when I looked outside the skies had opened up and were calling to me. So I answered the call and went to the park.
I did a 40-minute run! The best part about it is that I actually went further than I did last week, which means my pace was getting faster! That was huge for me because the Susan G Komen race was just right around the corner at this point and I knew I needed to pull an impressive time out to make my goals happen! While I was running I looked over at one point and saw 3 deer just hanging out staring at me while I was going to town! That is what running is supposed to be about! Especially when you go to a place like the park to run- to really enjoy nature and all that it has to offer. One of the things I like best about running is that all I really needed is a great pair of running shoes and some workout clothes. No need for a gym membership or anything which helps the checkbook! Now, I have no idea what I am going to do when the ground is covered with snow but I suppose I’ll figure it out.
Once again my foot fell asleep probably around mile 3 so that is just weird. But I was feeling great and I have been really impressed by how feel I have been able to control my breathing. Now that I going to challenge myself to really concentrate on my feet and legs to ensure I am running properly. For so long I was just wishing I could go a mile or two and now that I am getting a hang of that I am hoping to get to 6 miles in the next few weeks and then really work out my form. I have never done the “turkey trot” over Thanksgiving but if there is a 10K I may try to do that one instead of the 5K…. I think I can do it!
When I got home wonderful Tim had dinner going. Since he is on that no-carb diet thing it is working out well that he is in charge of dinner. He made this stir-fry type meal with chicken sausage from Sam’s Club, lots and lots of veggies over lentils. Since Tim isn’t even carbs we couldn’t do rice or anything so he chose the lentils and I thought it was a great idea! I added some soy sauce in mine and thought it was just delicious. I’m not sure how the leftovers will heat up- seems like a one time meal but it tasted really good!
I forgot to take that picture right away! So that is after I already ate a little bit of it!!