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20 Minute AMRAP

5 Burpees

10 KTE’s (did 3 or so rounds of pretty good ones and then my right elbow started to lock up so i switched to use the “captains chair” for the rest)

15 KB Swings 35/53 (i have no idea. they are in kilograms and i totally can not remember what it even said, it was orange)

Final: 6 +1

I wish I had pushed harder.  I really need to work on my push-up/burpee form it gets so sloppy when I get tired.  Kettle Ball Swings were good. Need to work on tightening my arms when raised.  Feelings pretty good.

Have to stay focused on my work because my cousin is coming into town for a few hours tomorrow.


10 DB Split Jerks (20/30) I did 8.  Next time should do 10.

15 Spiderman Pushups These were questionable in the push up department since my push up is pretty week but no longer doing any “girl pushups” just hand release ones during warm up. I have improved my pushup a town since I started crossfit but it sometimes feels like something I will never be able to do well so I guess I should add that to my goals list.

10 CTB (chest to bar) Pull Ups Used a green band.  Was hard but not impossible until round 5, then it felt impossible.  I had to fight so hard not to cheat and just say wherever I was is good enough.

15 box jumps Used the red box again.  Did pretty well.  Broke up last 3 rounds into 5’s. On last 5 of round 5 kinda bite it and fell on the box but I just got back up and did it again. Nothing like concurring a fear.

1 rope climb First time doing this. Used the knotted rope. Coach held the rope and instructed me as I went. Made it all the way to the top twice, including my last climb but my hands are really hurting as I type.

Final time: 32:30 ( I think.  I was very tired when this was all done)

long day ahead of editing and driving.  thankfully no shoot until Saturday.  three days in a row has been a lot.  looking forward to a hot hot bikram class at 6am (well not the 6am part)


1 min per station/no rest between station/30 sec rest between rds(just enough time to write down you score, lol)

-Dubs (mostly singles, few doubles)

-Alt Lunges(in place)

-Ab Mat Situps

-Thrusters 55/75 ( i did #35)

-Ring Rows

today’s wod was a handful.  my husband asked me this morning if he thought I had done all the crossfit exercise yet, its been just under 3 months, I told him I have done most but there is always something just a little different.  like today with the ring dips, which were killer. its defiantly a week point for me but i liked the low pressure on my wrists defiantly going to put them on the goat list.

i am bad at math and i think today proved even worse at just straight up counting.  it is so hard for me to focus on doing an exercise and counting. i have gotten better you know counting to 10-15 but to keep counting through 5 different exercises was super hard. i never want to embellish but I really had no idea how many things I did today at all. I said 285, which was low looking at the board but I have no idea.

I did #35 on my thrusters and they were hard.  I have a tough time “exploding up” from my squat. Maybe I need to back it down to #25.

I worked on my plain old squats after the wod.  Did 50 broken up, 3/15 and 1/5 with a ball to help me to tell how low i was going.  I could feel myself getting a little more momentum going up.  I am going to continue doing these this week at 3 out of the 4 days.  I never understood growing up the whole practice thing at all but you can improve with a little work each day.  Like with my DU, finally can do a few, not in a row but with like two singles in between!


when I am not at crossfit I am a wedding/portrait photographer. with hurricaine sandy beaches have been flooding. had to run away from the water on sunday.

went to crossfit this morning.  you know its a bad sign when the class before you is still going when you get there.


20 Over the Bar Lateral Jumps

15 Cleans 95/135 

10 L-Pull Ups

5 TGU 25/35 (each arm)

I did 25lbs for the cleans.  Knees to chest pull ups. 8lbs for TGU

I really want to be able to get to 35lbs cleans, maybe front squats but i had a really hard time keeping my back straight and elbows high.  i can have someone explain it to me a million times but i just do not feel the difference when i am going it right vs. when i am doing it wrong.  i think i need to bring it back the basic and just work on my squat.  I am going to try to do 50 squats 3 times next.

Knees the chest were hard.  feel like i finally got them on the last round.

Upped the weight in the turkish get ups from 5 lbs.

today i went to bikram yoga which i have been doing on and off for the past two years.  recently i have been doing it once a week to loosen me up change up my work out.

i have been going to the same studio the whole time so i come to expect the same thing.  for those of you who do not know, bikram yoga, was created by Bikram Chourdhury, i am sure a very humble guy.  It is the same 26 postures and 2 breathing exercises every single time.  the dialogue that the instructors said is also pretty strictly regimented.  this studio has been having visiting teachers all summer who have been hit or miss but there is this new instructor who i think it going to be around for a while and it seems like she is still learning.  i am sure teaching this class is not easy but today there were 5 people.  i have taken class with two of them before and one girl walked in with me so i learned her name when she told the instructor but the instructor some how forgot, along with not knowing me name and one other person.  I am not great with names.  I understand when there are 30 people in a room and you have to call someone by the color shirt, but 5 people! I have a feeling the 5 people speaks the the quality of her class.  I meant to speak up but of course I chickened out.

anyway, i am glad i went.  i feel much better.  going to keep icing my knee and back.

I have been doing crossfit for about 2 months now and can honestly say I love it.  What do I love so much about it? Well I am sure you have heard it all before but for me.  Its the group mentality as well as having the set time, place a workout ready to go.  I can not bail even if I want to.  I mean I can not show up but as long as I show up I know I am going to get a killer work out.

I also still do Bikram yoga once a week which I still think is amazing but its the exact same thing ever single time which is great, and always challenging but it sometimes gets boring mentally.

Since its been 2 months I can for sure see improvements in my numbers on the board as well as on the scale (well there is no scale but pants are looser so I count that as a scale victory unless all my pants decided to grow)  But I have been wanting to make goals I can accomplish in the box (crossfit’s gym)  So here goes nothing.

1) Box Jump (lets say 20″ but I have to check)

1)  DU

2) Squat Form

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