Wednesday, October 24, 2012

A friend of mine shared her workout "motto" with me.  I like it, what do you think?

I have to admit, my upper thighs are a little sore this morning but nowhere near as sore as they were last night.  I just peeked at today's workout and guess what...MORE RUNNING!  AARRGGHH!!!  I'll be okay - I'm getting stronger.

For time:
   30 hang cleans w/20 lbs
   50 alternating 1-legged squats - 25 each leg
   Run 2000 meters (1.25 miles)

I believe I will do the run segment first - especially after reading some of the blog posts.  I would rather do that first and run as far as I can, than struggle with the running part at the end.  I am still so proud that I ran as much as I did yesterday - I really had convinced myself to stop after the 3/4 mile segment, but the soreness in my calves went away and I did it!
28:25 - As I predicted earlier, I did the run first and I am SO glad I did.  I did my walk 4 blocks/run 4 blocks combination like yesterday until I reached 1.25 miles.  I have to admit, I did NOT want to run today.  I also need to remember to stretch my calf muscles before I run.  They were burning between the 1/4 mile and 1/2 mile point.  I stopped after 1/2 mile to stretch them, then I was good for the remainder.  My treadmill time was 21:59 and I burned 158.7 calories on it.  :)

I used two 12 lb dumbbells (24 lb total) for the hang cleans.  I thought it was too light at first, but by the time I got to 20 of those suckers I was glad I didn't increase it!  I was struggling from 25-30, but I did it!

Someone at CrossFit Mamas suggested using a step or box for the one-legged squats so you wouldn't have to lift your non-squatting leg so high - so I used my aerobic step set at 18 in., but discovered I didn't need it.  I could not squat very deep, but man-oh-man...those were hard and PAINFUL!!  I'm so glad I chose to run first.  I had my fingertips touching the wall for balance and really squatted as low as I could on the last 5, but was embarrassed it was not as low as my normal squats.  I found a video to watch of a guy doing these and found out they are called Pistol Squats with the idea being your body kinda looks like a pistol when you're in the squat position - one leg straight out while squatting on the other leg.  I'm choosing to call my squats Broke-Ass Pistol Squats 'cause that's what I looked like!!

All in all - a VERY good workout.  Treadmill time was 21:59 and the other exercise time was 6:26.  I really hope we do NOT run anymore this week.  If I only had a dime for every time I have said "I am not a quitter!" or "I will not quit!" in my head this week I would have a nice chunk of change!!!  No pain, no gain - right?  RIGHT!  :)


  1. I love reading your blog! My motto is "no matter how slow you are, you're still lapping everyone on the couch!" I also like "just do it! Even if you suck!" :) keep up the good work lady!!

    1. Ha-ha! I think I'll adopt the last one as my motto...I did it! Even though my time sucked!! I feel like that EVERY day! Thanks for the blogs - I'm still loving the workouts!

  2. Ooops! Just realized you're not Jenni, but Jen! So...thanks for the encouragement! :)

  3. :)I look forward to seeing what new torture Jenni has for us everyday!