The treadmill kicked me off!

Hello, hello!

Happy Friday!

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I’m seriously beyond happy that it’s Friday. Even with the snow day thrown in, this week has been a little long.

Long like my run is supposed to be tomorrow.

I have 18 miles on the books.

We’ll see how that goes.

Wednesday’s CrossFit workout was pretty fun.

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I’m still feeling those Good Mornings!

We did them at 75#!!

As for the WOD, I completed 3 full rounds and was on to the burpees in the 4th round.  I push pressed 65#. As if I could do 95#. Ha! One day. 🙂

Then, yesterday after work, I hit the Y for my tempo run.

Thing 2 was supposed to join me since she didn’t have to work but she ditched me and went shopping with a friend.

Kids. Sheesh.

Anyway, I hopped on the treadmill with the best of intentions for my scheduled tempo run.

Got to mile 2 and I just wasn’t feeling it.

Really, I haven’t been feeling it lately. I need to get over that. I need to figure out what’s up.

Running is feeling a little like a chore these days and that is not cool.

Running is supposed to be my happy place.

Who took my happy place?!?!

So, anyway, I adjusted my workout and it ended up looking like this:

1 mile at 10:00/mile warm-up (incline 1)

1 mile at 9:05 (marathon pace) (incline 1)

1 mile at 8:30 (incline 1)

1/2 mile  at 15:00/mile (incline 8)

1/4 mile at 13:30/mile (incline 5)

1/4 mile at 12:00/mile (incline 5)

1/2 mile at 10:00/mile (incline 2) + cool down

That last half was supposed to actually be a mile and THEN I was going to do the cool down but the stupid treadmill kicked me off after 60 minutes.

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Fine.

I got the tough stuff done before the dreadmill (yep, said that on purpose) decided to be a killjoy.

Today, those good morning and those hill climbs are like the gift that keeps on giving.

Oof.

Last night, CrossFit announced the 2nd workout of the 2014 CrossFit Games Open.

It’s going to be a killer.

65# is a pretty heavy weight for me, especially since it’s overhead squats.

Not even sure I’m going to make it to the pull-ups!

But, you know what, I’m going to try.

Cuz that’s what it’s all about. 🙂

Talk to me: Are you participating in the Open? What was your first thought when you heard about this workout?

Dude, mine was “DOH! Why can’t they pick something I can actually DO?!”

Oh, and if you’re participating in the Open and are looking for some tips on how to survive 14.2, check this out – CrossFit or Die. Good luck!

– jennifer

Leg day + hills = owie

Hello!

Happy Thursday!

Are you enjoying your short week?  Maybe it’s just me but this short week hasn’t been as vicious as most short weeks tend to be. Has yours been good?

So, I’m sure you won’t be surprised to know that speed work did NOT happen on Tuesday.

I could still barely even walk right from Monday’s workout so sprinting was definitely OUT of the question.

But, I did run.

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I even did hills!

It took about 3 miles before I even felt normal.  Not sure I ever really looked normal though.

No comments from the peanut gallery, please. 😉

I was generally okay going up the hills but going down them was a chore.

My booty was not pleased.

And, because it was a lovely day, there were PLENTY of people out in the park to giggle at my lumbering stride when I hit the downhills.

Whatevs.

I’m just glad it was nice enough for a t-shirt and shorts!

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I am runner, see me sweat

Take THAT, old man winter!

Then, yesterday, I hit the 5:30 pm CrossFit class.

I was so thankful to see that squats and lunges weren’t on the menu. 🙂

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But, I figured those burpees were going to be a little tough – what with the squatting down and all that jazz.

I was a little nervous about the power cleans seeing as I hadn’t done a clean in a few months.

Luckily, part of our mobility was stretching and working the muscles needed for those cleans and then practicing them a little.

My hips were a little tight (go figure) and I was a little off-balance at the start but muscle memory took over and I got the movement right.

I did the WOD with 65# and modified the hand stand push-ups to push-ups off the box.

Managed to finish in 11:05 and I only have a small bruise on one collarbone.

And the burpees didn’t break me. 🙂

I really like it at this box so far. Everyone has been really friendly, I feel welcome and comfortable and I’ve like the coach to athlete ratio.

I’m looking forward to growing and improving there.

Tonight’s workout is a tempo run. Unfortunately, it’s not exactly shorts and t-shirt weather today. 😦

Well played, old man. Well played.

Talk to me: Do you think I should take the advice from the Dove Dark Chocolate Promises? 🙂

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– jennifer