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Not a Stellar Week for Training! Can Anyone Say, 'Exercise Withdrawal'?
I did not train last week until Saturday! By Wednesday, I was going through withdrawals!!!
I was sick at the beginning of the week, and deadlines at work kept me from the Box after that. I never want to go that long between training sess... Read more
Yesterday was a GREAT Fitness Day!
I am walking on cloud 9!!!
Yesterday, I hit 2 milestones!
1. I logged 4565 push ups -- surpassing my 4500 goal!
2. I finally got the hang of the 'clean' in CF!
For me to reach either of the above goals would have been good. ... Read more
If A WOD Was Named After Me, What Would It Be?
When I decided to run in a Spartan Sprint, I joined the Facebook group of women who have, or are planning to, complete at least one Spartan obstacle race. As you can imagine when you get a bunch of women together, a great deal of information is... Read more
My 1st Garage Games
On Sunday, I attended my 1st CF Garage Games. Nine members of my Box competed so you know I had to go out to support them! I also dragged my son along with me so that he could witness the craziness I go through that sends me home sore, tired, dr... Read more
Why Am I Doing This Again?
I know this blog is supposed to be about my CF journey to prepare me for my Spartan Sprint next year. But I must digress...again!
Thirteen days into my push up challenge...and I have logged a whopping 2,415 push ups! Just to put this accomp... Read more
Monday Night NFL Fantasy Football Push-Up Challenge Results
This is how I scored the Ravens (Go Ravens!) / Bengals opener:
40 start of quarters (4)
150 touchdowns (6)
75 field goals (5)
20 turnovers (2)
30 sacks (6)
Plus my 150 commitment = 465 push ups (or... Read more
Monday Night NFL Fantasy Football Push-Up Challenge
Previously, I mentioned that I was starting a push up challenge this month. Well to keep things interesting, the organizers post periodic challenges. Today's challenge is tied to the start of the football season. This is for all you football fa... Read more
Becoming Part of the Box Community!!!
Thursday was a turning point. For the 1st time since starting CF, I feel like I am part of the Box Community!
It's not that I was shut out...Pete, the other coaches and fellow CrossFitters made me feel welcome. But I felt like I was a vis... Read more
A New School Year...
Tomorrow starts a new school year for my son -- 10th grade. Oh joy!
What does this have to do with my fitness goals/program? I become, again, a 1st class juggler. Between work, his school events, my CrossFit sessions and his MMA training, I... Read more
Happy Labor Day!!!
I hope everyone has had a great holiday weekend! Hopefully, you didn't go too far off your eating plan.
Yesterday's WOD was interesting. We did one of the 5 posted heats in the upcoming Garage Games: The Pump Games competition. Whoa Nelly! ... Read more
"YOUR" Push Up Challenge Kickoff!!!
Today is the kickoff to the "YOUR" Push Up Challenge I signed up for the month of September. Every day this month, I have committed to doing 150 push ups. I've done 50 so far today...100 more to go!!!
Throughout the challenge, we will also... Read more
Am I addicted to CrossFit?
Worked late and missed CF on Wednesday... :-(
I was out of sorts for the rest of the night and most of the workday!!! In such a short time, I have become a CF junkie. LOL! I'm not sure whether that's a good thing or not yet! LMAO
Bu... Read more
Off to a running ... ok jogging ... fine (sigh) walking really, really fast start!
Having "graduated" from Foundations on Monday, I couldn't wait to jump right into my new training routine. So, filled with the excitement of starting something new and the trepidation of the unknown, I eagerly awaited the end of my work day so t... Read more
It's a Wrap ... and the Beginning!
I finished my last foundation class today. It was bittersweet. No more one on one sessions, but now my conditioning begins!
Pete ended my instruction with the powerhouses of the CF techniques --- cleans and snatches. I must say that I absol... Read more
Redemption -- YEAH BOY!!!
Foundation 4.5 was a success!!!
I don't know if it was the WOD Thursday, stepping away and trying again yesterday, or not concentrating on each step of the technique; but I finally got my brain and body in sync to complete the medicine bal... Read more