Crossfit Open 14.4 and my weekend recap

Hello, hello!

How was your weekend? Did you do anything fun?

I kicked off my weekend on Friday night with the CrossFit Games Open workout 14.4.




I wasn’t completely sure how it was all going to workout since my box only has 1 rower but, seeing as I was the only one who showed up, it didn’t matter.


So, I warmed up, did a little mobility, and then got to work.

The rowing wasn’t a big deal – I actually like rowing. 🙂

The toes to bar, however….

I don’t do those very well.

By the time I got into the 30s, I couldn’t even do knees to chest anymore and had resorted to more of a “knees to chair position” maneuver. Ugh. I tried really hard to get them as close to my chest as possible, I really did.

Then, wallballs.

I had a couple of “no-reps” because the stupid ball didn’t touch the wall. Frustrates me when I do that. Luckily, it was only a couple and not a huge amount.

By the time I got to the bar for the cleans (scaled to 70#), I was out of time.

So, my score is 150 reps.

But then, I did the cleans anyway. All 30 of them. Holy. Hard.

And, even though I am NO WHERE NEAR getting a muscle up and I am clearly a glutton for punishment, I still worked on those after the cleans. Mostly worked on learning the transition. Needless to say, I was pooped.

tired kitty


Saturday was a beautiful day and I was really looking forward to getting out for a fabulous run.

I’ve been struggling lately when it comes to running – it’s more work than it is fun and I can’t shut my brain off – and I was really hoping for a good 10-12 miles.

But, no.

SOMEbody had to fool me into believing she got outside and would NOT respond at ALL when I called her, both inside the house and out!


I seriously looked for OVER AN HOUR and my sailor and I both drove the neighborhood (after I walked it TWICE) looking for her.

I made it home first and was utterly dejected when I came in the house. And then little miss Molly-pants decided to come upstairs from her SERIOUSLY AMAZING hiding spot where she had CLEARLY been napping while we were frantically searching EVERYWHERE for her.

She’s been scolded and grounded. (AND I’M SO HAPPY SHE DIDN’T GET OUT AND RUN AWAY!!!)

I was so upset and relieved and stressed that I ate a donut. Okay, fine, I ate two donuts. And didn’t go run. :/

(I’m still a little peeved at her but she gave me some pretty good snuggles for the rest of the weekend.)

So, the upside is – in my post-donuts sugar rush, I cleaned the house and got ready for errands and date night!

Errands included buying new tires for my car! YAY!

I secretly wish I could spend that much money on new shoes for myself. Good grief!

We are also window shopping for new appliances so while we were waiting on my tires, we tooled around Lowe’s. Hm. I have expensive tastes. My kitchen upgrade is definitely going to be a slow one. 🙂

For dinner, we went to a little tavern where I had a supremely delicious chicken & apple panini with brie. Except, it wasn’t really a panini – it was more toasted on a baguette. But, it was yummy so I didn’t complain!



Sunday was Muppets Most Wanted with Thing 2 (I may or may not have eaten an entire movie theater box of Junior Mints) and grocery shopping.


I heart the Muppets. 🙂

Talk to me: Did you grow up watching the Muppet Show? Who’s your favorite Muppet? Who was your favorite guest star?

I heart Kermit. 🙂  And, I can’t narrow my favorite guest down to just one – it’s a toss up between John Denver and Carol Burnett.

carol burnett

John Denver

– jennifer

CrossFit Games Open 14.2 recap


Holy cow, what a Monday!

That “spring forward” business was no joke this year.  I mean, I knew I was in for a world of hurt when I woke up at 5:30 on Sunday morning. And couldn’t go back to sleep. And that was with the clocks already adjusted! *sigh*

And, of course, I couldn’t sleep last night.

Which made for a very loooooong today.

But, I am not here to tell you about today. I will tell you about today some other time!

I’m here to tell you about Friday.

The day 14.2 kicked my butt.

And my biceps.

And my shoulders.

And my quads.

Here’s what the workout looked like.


No, that’s not me.

This is me attempting to overhead squat 65#.


Oh wait. No. I couldn’t do it. Not even once.

I could BARELY do the 35# bar. Clearly.

I also struggled a little whole lot on the chest to bar pull ups.


So, basically, my CrossFit Games are done. I couldn’t register a score for 14.2.

I’m a little disappointed but it’s okay. I’m new. I just need work. I’ll get there. 🙂

Coach had me modify down to goblet squats and banded pull ups and had me do four rounds.

Holy. Hard.



And, I finished. And I was TIRED.


But I got war wounds!


Okay, so those really hurt. But, I’m still celebrating the pain. I worked hard.

I may officially be out of the Games but I’m still going to do the rest of the workouts.

And, I’m going to work on hip flexibility and mobility. 🙂

Talk to me: How did you do in 14.2?

– jennifer

Double Unders didn’t kick my butt! And, a birthday celebration. :)

Hello, hello!

I have good news!!

I survived 14.1!!

If you don’t remember what was involved, it was a 10 minute AMRAP (as many rounds as possible) of 30 double unders and 15 power snatches at 55#.

We’re supposed to count our reps and I got to 85.

Um, hello, that’s 60 double unders!!! (almost 2 full rounds)

No, it’s not an amazing score, comparatively speaking. But, I’m super stoked because I didn’t even think I would get 4 double unders in the 10 minutes. Seriously!!

I totally expected the double unders to kick MY butt but I feel like I kicked theirs.

I’m actually pretty proud of my score. 🙂

I definitely need to work on them in the future but I busted my butt and I RX’d that workout and I’m still in the game.


Can’t wait to see what 14.2 is!

The rest of the weekend was a birthday celebration for my grandma. 🙂


With double chocolate cake, of course.


Grandma loves chocolate cake.

She’s one smart lady.

And, she has a beautiful daughter and granddaughters. 🙂

3 generations!

3 generations!

And, here’s the obligatory cute puppy picture.

Because they’re cute. Duh.


Talk to me: What did you do this weekend? 🙂

– jennifer