Tuesday, November 16, 2010

In The Beginning...

Ahhhhh...it's been nice taking a bit of a blogging break. With all of the November challenges and CFS's big upcoming move (woohoo!) taking up lot's of time, I've made a conscious effort to spend as little time as possible staring at the computer (aka "the devil's eyeball"...kidding...but, seriously) and as much free time as possible hanging with Jenny and Vin. Me and Vin made a rediculously awesome music video the other night. You can check it out on my facestalk page and MTV...Well...VH1, probably not MTV. Everyone knows MTV doesn't actually play music videos- their genius programming only allows for reality shows starring fake-tanned, sparkly-hat and/or shirt-wearing drunk people with VD.

Speaking of "Girls Gone Wild", that's exactly the WOD I re-tackled today after first doing the CFS WOD at 7am where I bench pressed 300lb for the first time (which surprised the heck out of me since I rarely bench press and, more accurately, have a history of really sucking at it). This time, I did the GGW workout with a little bit of a twist: 10 minutes to complete the GGW WOD (10 C & J @ 135lb, 50 DUs, 50 Sit Ups, 21 Thrusters @ 95lb, 21 Pull Ups, 10 C & J @ 135lb) THEN with any remaining time, perform AMRAP of "Cindy" (5 Pull Ups, 10 Push Ups, 15 Squats). It was a beautiful disaster. 4:54 on the GGW WOD and 4 complete rds plus 5 pull ups and 10 push ups with the remaining time. It was a productive day. I love the feeling I get when I teeter on the edge of "I'm pushing it hard enough" and "I'm pushing it too hard". When the line between the two becomes blurred, I know I'm in my ideal training zone. It's not necessarily the "unload your clip" pace or the "everyday I MUST go all-out...or else..." mentality I attempted to maintain from January through May during last year's CrossFit Games season, but for me it's a realistic and optimal place to be day-in and day-out when my objective is to maintain conditioning and prevent burn-out by protecting my sanity.

Yesterday, we took on WOD 3 from Melissa's South Central Regional Qualifier for the 2010 Games: 100 DUs, 3rds of 10 Deadlifts @ 275/185lb (no dropping) & 200m Sandbag run @ 75/50lb (we used 90/60lb sandbags...uphill...both ways...in the snow) and then 1000m Row (we did 1000m run because the row class was rowing). My time was 13:35. Good times. T minus 4 days 'til HOA...until then...

The End.

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