Christmas/New Year Week Recap 2011

31 Dec

It was such a fun but busy week. I enjoyed good eats and had a great time spending my days with family and friends. Too bad I had to think about going to work when no one was around. Even though I’m enjoying the holidays a little too much, I’m still getting my workouts in, including two big ones.

Onto my workouts for the past week!
12/24/2011

Whitten…5 Rounds For Time

  • 22 Wall Balls
  • 22 Burpees
  • 400m Run
  • 22 KB Swings(32kg/24kg)
  • 22 Box Jump(20″)
  • Last year when I did Whitten, I was about 9 weeks pregnant. I was excited to do this again, even though it’s one crazy ass workout. I’ve been getting better at my wall balls, but still can’t reach the 10 ft target the entire time. It’s amazing to see guys and girls reach that target consistently. One of my goals for next year is to really get my bodyweight movements in check. That means that the range of motion is legit and it is consistent. Carm and I used the 20Kg bell for this WOD. I tried the 24kg during the warmup and knew I would not be able to last with it for all 5 rounds.

    Whitten wasn’t as agonizing as I remembered it, and I can honestly say I can’t wait to tackle it again, and hopefully get a better time.

    Result: 48:24…Last year I did it in 49:53

    12/26/2011

    Deadlifts- 153#(3)-183#(3)-203#(3)-233#(1)-243#(1)

    The 243 was ugly and very lopsided. Just sayin’. 253 was my previous PR, so I got a lot of work to do to get to 300!
    WOD:

    3 Rounds For Time

  • 50 Double Unders
  • 25 Air Squats
  • 15 Pull Ups
  • Result- 10:51 RX’d

    12/27/2011
    I knew I wasn’t going to CFPA on Wednesday, so I worked on Overhead Squats and Bench Press. I forgot to record my numbers.

    12/31/2011

    Murph

  • 1 Mile Run
  • 100 Pull Ups
  • 200 Push Ups
  • 300 Squats
  • 1 Mile Run
  • When I woke up this morning, knees still felt achy and I had a sore throat and runny nose. My body was either telling me that I should back out of Murph, or that I needed a good workout to whip it back into shape. My last real workout was on Tuesday, so I essentially had 3 days off. I had a great time though, and definitely glad I didn’t miss out on the fun. The first mile was good. I’m not quite sure what time I actually finished it in. I think I was close to 9 minutes. The next 20 rounds of Cindy were long, I just had to get through it. I notice now in the pictures that I need to keep my body more rigid when doing squats and arms shouldn’t be flying everywhere. The push ups were the hardest, always are! The last miler was killer! I was running at a snails pace for the first 800m. I speed up a little bit later, but it wasn’t by much. I was tired, my side was achy, and I just wanted to stop. I sprinted the last 100m, and made it in. šŸ™‚ So happy that I finished with everyone!! Good Times.

    Result: 44:47…Last time we did Murph was on Memorial Day.

    What a great way to close out the year! I mainly crossfitted while pregnant throughout 2011, and a bit jealous of everyone’s achievements. I’m hoping to gain some strength and speed next year, without having baby weight. I’ve also learned so much about eating clean and healthy. I may indulge or binge here and there, but I know it’s not the norm for me, and that is a tremendous achievement in my eyes. From my family to yours, wishing everyone a healthy and fit 2012! Happy New Year!

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