KAITMEND's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=KAITMEND KAITMEND's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community SparkPeople.com http://assets2.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/logo_spark.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/ Hi Sparkies! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5071292 Hello Everyone! I haven't blogged since August 19, but I'm still Crossfitting 3-4-5 times a week (whatever my crazy back to school schedule allows). <BR> <BR> I somehow managed to get the flu only 3 weeks into the school year, so I'm home on the couch and thought I'd write a quick blog. <BR> <BR> My job is going very well - I love teaching pre-school aged children and I'm learning a lot about autism: I teach 4 boys with autism all of which are non-verbal. It is hard work-I feel like I've ... Sun, 23 Sep 2012 09:58:05 EST A weeks worth of WODs + "Badger" http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5022096 Got some catching up to do! Been busy trying to get my classroom in order - it's a disaster zone right now! <BR> <BR> Tuesday: <BR> 400m Run <BR> 40 Hand Release Pushups <BR> 20 Hand Stand Pushups <BR> 400m Run <BR> 30 Hand Release Pushups <BR> 15 Hand Stand Pushups <BR> 400m Run <BR> 20 Hand Release Pushups <BR> 10 Hand Stand Pushups <BR> I honestly don't remember my time - somewhere around 13 min. I believe <BR> <BR> Wednesday: This WOD was different, we don't usually do EMOMs and I love... Sun, 19 Aug 2012 17:19:15 EST I ran 7 miles! Falmouth Road Race Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5013300 I did it! I raised $2,100 for Dana-Farber and the Jimmy Fund and I ran further than I ever have in my entire life: 7 miles. <BR> <BR> If you're just tuning in, all you really need to know is that the extend of running in my life was the 55 meter dash and the 200 meter relay - an intermittent 400 meter relay when I needed to fill in for someone due to injury or something. I'm not a 'runner'. Try as I may, I don't get runner's high. <BR> <BR> The long and short of it is that I really didn't '... Mon, 13 Aug 2012 10:04:26 EST Last run before my 10K! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5006574 I just ran a 5K. <BR> <BR> Cardiovascularly, I coulda gone all day - when I got into the house I wasn't huffing and puffing and I didn't even feel like I needed to immediately chug an entire bottle of water (I did anyways, but I wasn't gasping for it...) <BR> <BR> But my feet...not so much. At around mile 2 my left foot - arch area (although my feet are completely flat so there isn't actually an arch there) was experiencing some serious pressure that was transcending up to my ankle and calf... Wed, 8 Aug 2012 12:05:48 EST 31 Heroes http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5002192 Yesterday I did the 31 Heroes WOD...in a 25lb weighted vest. <BR> <BR> “31 Heroes” <BR> <BR> AMRAP 31 minutes (As Many Reps As Possible) <BR> 8 Thrusters (155/105#) <BR> 6 Rope Climbs (15 ft. ascent) <BR> 11 Box Jumps (30/24&#8243;) <BR> 400m Run w/ Sandbag (45/25) <BR> <BR> Partner 1 begins the circuit while partner 2 runs a 400m w/ sandbag...when partner 2 returns from run, they pick up in the circuit where partner 1 left off. <BR> <BR> The 31Heroes Project came about in response to th... Sun, 5 Aug 2012 16:49:59 EST 30# PR!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4997904 So at the beginning of yesterday's WOD we did 5-5-3-3-1 Deadlifts. My box does not allow dropping the bar on deadlifts...you must control the weight on the way down (as a way to also build strength on the negative motion). <BR> <BR> I did the sets of 5 at 115, first set of 3 at 135, second set of 3 at 175 and then I did 195 for my 1...but it was easy! My coach said to try to beat my PR at 210 - and I did so easily. She said I could do 1 more lift - so I threw on 2 more plates and went for 2... Thu, 2 Aug 2012 11:44:42 EST Holy Running Batman! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4994831 800m Run <BR> rest 90 seconds <BR> 800m Run <BR> Rest 4 minutes <BR> 400m Run <BR> rest 60 seconds <BR> 400m Run <BR> rest 60 seconds <BR> 400m Run <BR> This morning's WOD: <BR> rest 60 seconds <BR> 400m Run <BR> Rest 3 Minutes <BR> 200m Run <BR> 30 Second Rest <BR> 200m Run <BR> 30 Second Rest <BR> 200m Run <BR> 30 Second Rest <BR> 200m Run <BR> 30 Second Rest <BR> Each run is an all out effort! Time (including rest periods): 31:15 <BR> <BR> I subtracted the rest (14 minutes) and then divi... Tue, 31 Jul 2012 13:41:34 EST Really scale?! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4991935 I pretty much avoid and put zero stock in the scale but every once in a while if it's staring at me in the bathroom I'll give it a go - boy was I not happy with what I saw...137. I really want to rack this up to a serious muscle gain - .75 inch gain on both biceps and 2.5 inch gain in my 'hips' aka my butt has gotten bigger from all the squats! But I've got a feeling all of that doesn't add up to a 10 lb. weight gain! yeesh. <BR> <BR> Dear Kait, <BR> <BR> Reign in your nutrition ASAP. <BR> ... Sun, 29 Jul 2012 16:56:09 EST Great Article! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4982829 Go check this out - I'm not totally wild on the religious aspect of it but overall it's an excellent read. <BR> <BR> The title of the article is: The Fear Of “Bulkiness” and CrossFit <BR> <link>crossfitfms.wordpress.com/2012/07/20<BR>/the-fear-of-bulkiness-and-crossfit/ </link> Mon, 23 Jul 2012 08:55:33 EST Do these squats make my butt look big? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4977874 It took all of my energy to drag myself to crossfit this morning - I even had John Mayer playing in my car on the way there (usually it's something hardcore like Skrillex or some other dubstep). <BR> <BR> It's not because I was sore. <BR> <BR> Or lacking energy. <BR> <BR> It's because the class was pretty much dedicated to back squats...and I've got some damn weak legs. And no one really ENJOYS working on their weaknesses...at least I don't. I'm way more pumped up to show up to a body wei... Thu, 19 Jul 2012 13:53:23 EST Goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4976189 I'm realizing I've kinda been coasting since I got back from Key West. My goal was to get back into 'summer' shape so that I'd feel confident in clothes from Summer 2011 which were too tight prior to preparing for vacation. I achieved that, but now I feel like I need something to work towards...so heres my goals post. I'm kinda thinking these up right now. <BR> <BR> I think #1 needs to be to drink more water. I've been doing better making sure I just have a bottle next to me at all times...i... Wed, 18 Jul 2012 13:11:40 EST 5 mile run and some tough WODs http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4969752 On Tuesday I decided to skip CF and go for a long run - my longest yet in my 10K training = 5 miles. My legs ached from the WOD from the day before: <BR> <BR> 500m Row for time (1:52.9) <BR> Rest 5 minutes, then: <BR> 3 Rounds for time: <BR> 400m Run Forward <BR> 400m Run Backwards <BR> 25 Sit Ups <BR> (23min...don't remember the exact time) <BR> <BR> My endurance running felt great - I wasn't huffing and puffing, but my calfs were burning since I left my driveway. <BR> <BR> The next day ... Sat, 14 Jul 2012 09:30:53 EST WOD Withdrawals http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4962110 I haven't WOD'ed since Saturday - which was heavily modified. My shoulder is acting up again :( For those of you who don't know, I had rotator cuff/subacromial decompression surgery when I was a sophomore in college due to being a fastpitch softball pitcher since I was 8 years old. Before and after surgery my shoulder has tallied up a total of 6 cortisone shots. Even though part of my humorous has been shaved down to prevent it, I still have pretty bad bursitis - and right now, it's feeling q... Mon, 9 Jul 2012 11:58:09 EST Lots to doooo http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4951881 Today's WOD: <BR> <BR> 3 RFT <BR> 800 M Run <BR> 15 Push Press (#75) <BR> 15 Toes to Bar <BR> <BR> Time: 21:19 Rx <BR> <BR> This weekend was really fun - Jon and I hosted a BBQ for our parents whom had never met. Jon and I met in college so our hometowns are an hour+ from each other - so our parents had never gotten the opportunity to meet. <BR> <BR> We actually threw a really healthy BBQ! Minus the mixed drinks :) (Torched Cherry Bicardi + Lemonade...the lemonade was organic does that c... Mon, 2 Jul 2012 12:14:29 EST I WON! I NEVER WIN! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4946655 Okay I guess I 'never' win is an exaggeration BUT...I won an entire CASE Of ZICO coconut water which I am super in love with. <BR> <BR> I company called Sweatdrops (I honestly don't know what they are...some sort of fitness application developer...go like their facebook because they have cool fitness related contests and motivational quotes etc.) held a contest to give away a case of zico coconut water...I saw it because it was posted on the actual ZICO Coconut Water Facebook. <BR> <BR> A... Thu, 28 Jun 2012 18:08:11 EST Paleo YumYums! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4944476 Last night before/during/after the WOD there was a representative from Inov-8 there as well as the White Lion Baking Company, set up with all sorts of paleo treats. Here is their website - they ship their mixes anywhere (you have to go in-store to purchased made goods) <link>www.whitelionbakingco.com/ </link> I HIGHLY reccomend the chocolate cake mix with dark chocolate frosting - I have a hard time thinking this is AT ALL good fro you just because it is 'paleo' but whatever it's damn deli... Wed, 27 Jun 2012 10:36:11 EST WOD update http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4941320 Saturday was a 3-people team partner WOD... <BR> 1500m Row <BR> 100 KB Swings <BR> 150 Double Unders <BR> 100 Power Cleans (95/65) <BR> 150 Double Unders <BR> 100 Burpees <BR> 1500m Row <BR> My team was myself and 2 other ladies...most of the teams were either mixed or all men - we had the only all ladies team. <BR> <BR> We were the last team off the rower, but we finished the WOD FIRST!!! Our time was around 31 min...it was a long one. Each of us had a strength and were able to compensate ... Mon, 25 Jun 2012 09:52:06 EST Can't sleep in? ...just run. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4935833 I woke up at 6:30ish after Jon left for work. I had planned on FINALY getting to sleep as late as I wanted. While 'summer' started 2 days ago, I was forced to wake up early for various reasons. <BR> <BR> Well of course on the one day that I CAN sleep late...I couldn't. So I decided to add some new songs to my ipod and go for a run. A 5K...finished in exactly 30min...but I stopped at my Dad's work to ask him something around mile 2 so I'm thinking more like 28 min would be more accurate. <B... Thu, 21 Jun 2012 08:30:23 EST Tough WOD and some more pics from the throwdown http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4933223 “5 Rounds For Time” <BR> 200m Run <BR> 20 Pull Ups <BR> 200m Run <BR> 20 Push Ups <BR> 200m Run <BR> 20 Sit Ups <BR> 200m Run <BR> 20 Air Squats <BR> <BR> Time cap was 45 min...I finished in 41:09 <BR> Only Rx girl to finish under the time cap!!!!! wootwooottttt <BR> Most of the Rx men were between 35-40 min. Most people didn't finish the WOD under the time cap. <BR> <BR> Ripped up my hands again though :( I've been soo good about shaving them and such but they were no good against 100 p... Tue, 19 Jun 2012 13:32:01 EST PR'd Helen! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4924318 11:31!!!! good for first place on the women's Rx leader board at my box. <BR> <BR> Helen is 3 RFT <BR> 400m run <BR> 21 Kb swings (1 pood) <BR> 12 pullups <BR> <BR> My previous time was 20:44 - prior to me learning how to kip, I did all of the pull ups strict and needless to say, it took me a very long time. <BR> <BR> Today is a rest day! Have a great day everyone... Wed, 13 Jun 2012 07:11:07 EST My First CF Throwdown! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4923589 Sorry for the lateness on this one! <BR> <BR> Sunday Jon and I competed in the Triple Crown Throwdown between our box and 2 others. Jon actually just came to support me but when someone dropped out of the competition, our coach asked him if he wanted to compete - he had sneakers in the car so he decided to! We had so much fun! <BR> <BR> The first WOD was the HOPE WOD - same format as fight gone bad. I got 185 reps. It was extremely difficult. The best female score was 235. A woman from my ... Tue, 12 Jun 2012 16:13:48 EST Rest Day :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4915073 Yesterday's WOD was a KILLER: <BR> <BR> 3 RFT <BR> 400m Run <BR> 30 KB Swings (1 pood) <BR> 40 pushups <BR> 50 air squats <BR> <BR> Time: 22:06 <BR> <BR> I had the best female time at my class and I think the 3rd best at the box. WODs with a run are totally my strength - the runs are where I 'catch up'. <BR> <BR> Saturday is coming fast and I'm a little bit nervous. Everyone did the 'Hope' WOD on Monday which is WOD1 for Saturday and said it was terrible - people are calling it 'Fight Gon... Wed, 6 Jun 2012 16:48:03 EST Signed up! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4908764 So I signed up for the competition next Saturday. I'm entering the Rx'd division. Here are the WODs: <BR> <BR> WOD 1 <BR> 3 Rounds - Score = total number of reps <BR> 1 minute max reps each station. 1 minute rest at the end of each round. <BR> Burpees <BR> Power Snatch (50) <BR> Box Jump (20) <BR> Thrusters (50) <BR> Pull-ups <BR> <BR> WOD 2 <BR> 1 RFT <BR> 50 M Sled Push (140) <BR> 50 M Overhead Carry (45) <BR> 50 M Sandbag (30) <BR> 50 M Sled Pull (empty sled) <BR> <BR> WOD 3 <BR> Score... Sat, 2 Jun 2012 13:01:51 EST OHS and weighted pullups http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4907798 Yesterdays WOD was: <BR> <BR> Establish 1 rep max for Overhead Squat: 75# <BR> <BR> WOD: <BR> 12-9-6-3 <BR> Weighted Pullups (I did 10 lbs) <BR> Box Jumps (22) <BR> <BR> TIME: 6:06 <BR> <BR> I held a 10lb medicine ball between my legs and believe it or not, it actually HELPED me to get a 'bigger' kip! (swinging weight momentum) <BR> <BR> I did 2 pullups with the 25lb weighted vest on just to see what it was like. <BR> <BR> <BR> Tonight Jon and I are going to try to replicate the toast... Fri, 1 Jun 2012 17:33:00 EST Long time no blog! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4903093 But that doesn't mean much of anything other than I've been too busy working and woding that I haven't been able to sit down at my computer. <BR> <BR> Last Tuesday was a partner WOD <BR> I don't remember all of it and it got changed from what was originally posted on the box's website because it was pouring outside. Either way - one partner did lifts while the other did more cardio oriented stuff. I did the partner #1 stuff = lots of lifts...deadlifts, SDHP, power cleans and snatches. My sna... Tue, 29 May 2012 16:29:18 EST Oly Total, "The Madden" and my dog :( http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4886937 Oly Total on Wednesday: <BR> <BR> Clean & Jerk: 115 <BR> Snatch: 75 <BR> Olympic Total: 190 <BR> <BR> Thursday's WOD: <BR> “The Madden” <BR> AMRAP 20 <BR> 3 Front Squats 185/135 <BR> 10 Ring Dips <BR> 4 Elevated Ring Rows <BR> 10 KB Hang Squat Cleans 1.5/ 1 POOD <BR> <BR> I modified 95 for the Front Squats (you couldn't take it off the rack so I had to be able to clean whatever weight I chose) and a band for the ring dips. <BR> <BR> I got 6 rounds 3 reps...my bad shoulder was KILLING me s... Fri, 18 May 2012 09:27:30 EST "Incredible Hulk", coconut water and judging people's carts. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4881418 Today's WOD: Incredible Hulk AMRAP 20 min <BR> 115/65 Rx <BR> <BR> 5 Deadlifts <BR> 5 Hang Cleans <BR> 5 Front Squats <BR> 5 Push Press <BR> 5 Back Squats <BR> <BR> I got 8rounds +15reps <BR> <BR> I replenished with a VitaCoco...mom accidentally bought me VitaCoco instead of Zico coconut water. When I originally tried vitacoco I hated it but when its ice cold after a workout - nothing can beat it! It goes down easier than WATER...somehow it is thinner than water...that doesn't even make se... Mon, 14 May 2012 19:00:32 EST Regionals WOD 6...ReDiCUloUSNEsS! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4879215 Three rounds of: <BR> 7 Deadlifts (345 / 225 lbs) <BR> 7 Muscle Ups <BR> then <BR> Three rounds of: <BR> 21 Wall Ball Shots (20 / 15 lb ball to 10&#8242;) <BR> 21 Toes To Bar <BR> then <BR> Parking Lot Farmer Carry (2 KB’s) (1/1.5 pood) <BR> 28 Burpee Box Jumps (24&#8243; / 20&#8243;) <BR> Parking Lot Farmer Carry (2 KB’s) (1/1.5 pood) <BR> 3 Muscle Ups <BR> <BR> The substitute for 1 muscle up was 3 pullups and 5 pushups. The time cap at regionals is 17 minutes...for us it was roughly 30 mi... Sun, 13 May 2012 09:36:11 EST Skippin' CF... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4877388 I had intended on going yesterday, today and tomorrow since I was in KW monday and tuesday this week...but after doing Fight Gone Bad yesterday and waking up in the middle of the night to search out some cough drops (sore throat coming in....) I decided to rest up so I can go in tomorrow...not to mention - tonights WOD looks MISERABLE: <BR> <BR> 50 strict pullups <BR> 100 hand release pushups <BR> 3 mile run <BR> <BR> WOOF! <BR> <BR> 3 mile run with an itchy sore throat sounded like the l... Fri, 11 May 2012 17:21:30 EST Vacation Photos and Fight Gone Bad http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4875951 Today's WOD was Fight Gone Bad <BR> <BR> 3 rounds...1 min per exercise...max reps <BR> <BR> wall ball <BR> sumo DL HP <BR> box jump <BR> push press <BR> calorie row <BR> <BR> I got 174 reps. Rx <BR> <BR> Not bad considering I'm still recovering from drinking my weight in margaritas in Key West. <BR> <BR> <BR> Despite being a short vacation the days were long and it went by slow in a good way. We had an awesome time. When we first arrived we went to B.O's Fishwagon so Jon could get a fri... Thu, 10 May 2012 18:19:46 EST First WOD at my new box http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4865096 Run a 5K for time. <BR> <BR> Of course I would show up to a running WOD on my first day but oh well. Having the friendly competition and wanting to 'impress' got me a 26:00 5K...and that's a PERSONAL BEST! <BR> <BR> Everyone was super nice - introduced themselves right away. I really liked the coaching going on too (I saw some of an essentials class taking place). <BR> <BR> Very cool. I'm excited to get in a regular schedule once I get back from Key West where i fully intend on overindul... Thu, 3 May 2012 16:58:47 EST NINJA + Fiber + No Essentials Class= Happy Kait http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4861789 So my AWESOME Cuisinart Smooth Operator blender bit the dust...and I can't live without my smoothies because there are a lot of things I can't eat (texture wise) without blending them first. <BR> <BR> So...I had thought about a magic bullet since single serving smoothies that I can grab-n-go without having to clean the whole blender etc. would be awesome. <BR> <BR> I settled on a Ninja that had 2 single serving containers and a normal sized blending jar. Used it immediately after I got home... Tue, 1 May 2012 18:56:48 EST Crazy To Do List! (Warning: may include TMI) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4857581 Vacation is fast approaching and this is going to be a busy week. I turn in a TON of grad. school work on Friday - we leave Saturday. I'm trying to get it all done today because at work I have a bunch of paperwork building up (IEPs to write and summer school forms to fill out - I was able to qualify one of my students for summer school and I'm THRILLED because he really needs it). <BR> <BR> Todays List: <BR> 1. Write another 6 page paper <BR> 2. Go tanning (I don't promote this. I'm going o... Sun, 29 Apr 2012 12:45:47 EST New Box http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4856335 This morning Jon and I went to the free intro workout at the new box! <BR> <BR> It's a really nice facility and the coaches were very knowledgeable and welcoming. <BR> <BR> We just did a really simple baseline WOD: <BR> <BR> 500m row <BR> 40 air squats <BR> 30 sit ups <BR> 20 pushups <BR> 10 pull ups <BR> <BR> Time: 5:43...good for the 2nd fastest at the box (they have them posted for when they periodically repeat them) fastest female time being 5:36 so I was pretty close! <BR> <BR> Th... Sat, 28 Apr 2012 14:12:32 EST WODing and Running http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4855309 Just got back from a 2.3 mile run w/ Jon...22 minutes - pretty good! Got an email from Dana-Farber, my donation website should be up and running within a week or so! <BR> <BR> Here was yesterday's WOD <BR> <BR> "Running 20's" <BR> <BR> 1 RFT <BR> <BR> 20 Dead Lift (75% Body Weight) <BR> 400m Run <BR> 20 KB Swings <BR> 400m Run <BR> 20 Burpees <BR> 400m Run <BR> 20 Wall Balls <BR> 400m Run <BR> 20 Box Jumps <BR> 400m Run <BR> 20 Inverted Rows <BR> 400m Run <BR> 20 Hand Release Push Ups <... Fri, 27 Apr 2012 18:31:59 EST My G-Free Day and a MUST READ ARTICLE! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4852052 Here's what todays gluten free eating looked like :) <BR> <BR> Breakfast: <BR> Stronger.Faster.Healthier Vanilla Protein Shake (this stuff rocks!) <BR> Van's Gluten Free Waffles - 1 waffle (guess I lied about buying 'gluten free' products but I've been eating these for years, I just happen to like the GF ones better than the whole wheat) <BR> <BR> Snack: <BR> Raspberry Luna Bar <BR> <BR> Lunch: <BR> 1 Cracker Barrel Cheddar Cheese Stick (I'm a cheese fiend, this gives me my fix without bi... Wed, 25 Apr 2012 17:05:54 EST Stop being a baby! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4850361 Today's WOD took a toll on me mentally. <BR> <BR> It included pull-ups. And after making Jon wash my hair over the weekend (because soap and hair texture...I've got super long hair...rubbing on open skin HURTS) - I was NOT looking forward to ripping my hands up AGAIN. <BR> <BR> TABATA Warm Up: Jump Rope/HR Pushups <BR> <BR> WOD: <BR> <BR> 5 Rounds <BR> <BR> 5 Hang Cleans (95#) <BR> 7 Burpees <BR> 9 Pullups <BR> 11 Knees to Elbows <BR> <BR> Time: 19:55 Rx (yuck! I am NOT happy with that)... Tue, 24 Apr 2012 18:26:12 EST Just keep running and avoiding gluten! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4845519 Just got back from a nice 2 mile run with Jon! It is really nice to have a running buddy. We've both been doing great with our commitment to eating better. We struggled to find a place to eat lunch today because we didn't want to be tempted...we settled on sushi! <BR> <BR> I had Kappa Maki (cucumber roll). It was really good and according to spark - about 136 calories for the entire roll! It more than filled me up too and No Gluten! <BR> <BR> The flat belly continues!!! <BR> <BR> This mo... Sat, 21 Apr 2012 15:07:54 EST I feel SKINNY...I mean FIT! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4843884 Call it placebo effect, but 3 days of mostly gluten free (my protein shake contains gluten and so does the 2 fig newtons I ate) and my tummy looks and feels flat, flat, FLATTTT! <BR> <BR> I've never felt like there was a lot of fat on my stomach, but it has this weird protruding first trimester pregnancy shape to it - it's hard, but it's 'round'. Part of this has to do with my hideous posture and the rest (if my hypothesis is correct) is the horrid amount of grain I'm now realizing that I t... Fri, 20 Apr 2012 10:15:08 EST Stuff I'm Diggin' Right Now... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4842373 I used to do a '[healthy] foods that don't suck' series...then I ran out of foods that don't suck because I'm such a picky eater <em>20</em> <BR> <BR> Instead...here's some stuff I'm diggin' right now. <BR> <BR> 1. Mind Gym: An Athlete's Guide to Inner Excellence by Gary Mack with David Casstevens $11.32 new (even cheaper used) on Amazon: <link>www.amazon.com/Mind-Gym-Athletes-Gui<BR>de-Excellence/dp/0071395970 </link> <BR> -I read this book when I was entering my Freshmen year of col... Thu, 19 Apr 2012 10:42:23 EST I feel prettyyyyy http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4841231 As most of you know I'm enjoying my April Vacation (I'm a teacher - therefor much deserved weeks off occur in dec. feb. and april). <BR> <BR> I've been doing a lot around the house the past few days but realized I hadn't done much for me! <BR> <BR> So this morning I did something that I've done maybe 6 times in my life: went to the tanning salon. <BR> <BR> I do not condone the tanning bed BUTTT since I'm going to Key West in a few weeks I'd like to have a bit of a base tan so that I don'... Wed, 18 Apr 2012 15:29:56 EST Today's WOD http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4839746 Warm Up TABATA 5 Rounds <BR> KB Deadlifts <BR> Med. Ball Torso Twists <BR> Jumprope <BR> <BR> WOD: 2 RFT <BR> <BR> 20 KB Swings (35) <BR> 25 Lunges <BR> 20 Jumping Pullups <BR> 25 Box Jumps <BR> 20 Situps <BR> 20 Wallballs (14) <BR> 30 DU or 100 SU (I did SU's) <BR> <BR> Time: 14:14 <BR> <BR> Not too shabby considering my body wasn't exactly 'fueled' due to the heat affecting my appetite. <BR> <BR> If you've been following my blog you know that my Crossfit trainer left the gym that he ... Tue, 17 Apr 2012 17:45:21 EST 2X2.3-mile runs=4 10-min-miles http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4837955 ..did you follow that equation? <BR> <BR> So I've tried to begin a somewhat consistent running schedule. I ran for the first time in a LONG time (I'm talking any sort of distance outside of Crossfit) on Saturday... 2.3 miles in exactly 20 minutes. Ran the same loop today in the exact same amount of time. <BR> <BR> I'm on school vacation this week, so my goal is to run everyday. It's easier to run during the day but Jon wants to run with me so I might be waiting for him to get out of work a... Mon, 16 Apr 2012 16:01:44 EST This is bad... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4834449 I heard from my CF coach yesterday that he is leaving the box. He opened it with another guy who does more 1-on-1 training. But I guess things just aren't working out. The other guy is going to continue CF but I'm not sure how that is going to go. I'm going to finish out my month and then possibly look for another box to train at. <BR> <BR> I'm pretty disappointed...but life goes on. It will get figured out. <BR> <BR> The good news is that Jon won Bruins tickets for today's playoff game aga... Sat, 14 Apr 2012 08:49:47 EST CF and nutrition update http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4829252 Today's CrossFit workout looked like this: <BR> <BR> Warmup: 800M Run and core work <BR> <BR> Today's WOD: <BR> AMRAP 12 Min <BR> <BR> 21 Sumo Dead Lift High Pulls (65 Rx) <BR> 15 Wall Balls (14 Rx) <BR> 9 Burpees <BR> <BR> I got 3 rounds + 14 reps. <BR> <BR> One of those days where I didn't feel like I 'had it'...not in beast mode so to speak. Some days I have it and some I just feel 'off'...but I need to have more 'on' days and I'm 100% sure it is related to nutrition/hydration etc. <... Tue, 10 Apr 2012 19:48:33 EST It's OFFICIAL!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4824288 I've been accepted to the 2012 Dana-Farber Race Team for the Falmouth Road Race 10K August 12, 2012! <BR> <BR> My fundraising goal is $1,500 but I fully intend on blowing that out of the water. I will have a donation website set up at the end of April so keep a look out for that! <BR> <BR> I have NEVER been a 'runner'. I ran the 55M Dash and the 200M Relay in High School. The longest official race I ran was an 800M at the Mass. State Girls Pentathlon...we'll just say I didn't finish first ... Sat, 7 Apr 2012 09:05:12 EST The Woes of Ripped Up Hands http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4822303 So as I mentioned yesterday, my hands are quite blistered from yesterday's "Cindy" WOD: <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/4/l243472712.jpg"> <BR> <BR> But it was ALLLLLL worth it because I was the only female to Rx the workout and had the the 2nd to most Rx rounds at my box (one male had +15 reps over me) <BR> <BR> Todays warm up was TABATA 5 rounds <BR> split jumps <BR> transfer pushups (on the medball) <BR> med ball slams <BR> side plank <BR> <BR> WOD AMRAP 4 RFT <BR> 6 De... Thu, 5 Apr 2012 18:38:07 EST "Cindy" http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4820671 I'm typing this with some terribly ripped up hands :( a total of 65 kipping pullups will take a toll on yah. Luckily I didn't notice or feel them until my 11th round. <BR> <BR> "Cindy" (benchmark) <BR> AMRAP 20 min <BR> 5 Pullups <BR> 10 Pushups <BR> 15 Air Squats <BR> <BR> I got 13 rounds Rx. <BR> <BR> I'm pretty happy with that - although I'm not in my best health right now so I'm looking forward to blowing that out of the water in 4 weeks when we do it again. <BR> <BR> Shopping trip y... Wed, 4 Apr 2012 17:50:17 EST Gluten Reduction Success! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4817647 So I made a very conscious effort to reduce my gluten intake today and I think I did really good until I had a few slices of pizza at trivia tonight but overall I did good. <BR> <BR> Lunch today was a salad (my salads are just lettuce because I don't like different kinds of food to touch...I'm a weirdo) with 2tbsp caesar dressing, a string cheese and some blackberries for desert...and of course a big water! <BR> <BR> This was a more than satisfying lunch since I had snack (perks of being a... Mon, 2 Apr 2012 22:18:42 EST It's GO Time! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4815468 Closing in on 1 month till my Key West vacation! <BR> <BR> That means it's time to buckle down on my ultimate goal of fitting back into my summer clothes and feeling confident in my bikini aka looking like I did in it last August: <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/0/l604668121.jpg"> <BR> (I'm on the left) <BR> <BR> My biggest (actually, I think it's my only) hangup about my body at this moment is my lower abs. I'm extremely happy with everything else. It's not something... Sun, 1 Apr 2012 18:54:11 EST