Tuesday, May 21, 2013

CrossFit is like a cult, but without the creepy leader.  SO true!  I'm hear of more and more people doing CrossFit - even a couple of girls I know at the racetrack started doing it last week.  I was talking with one of them and she was complaining over how expensive it was.  I told her about the CaliFit Mamas and Brand X blogs that I follow that post the WOD and that I do it at home and it doesn't cost me anything.  She said she didn't think she could do it at home because she would probably quit - she actually needed someone encouraging her to do it.  I thought, you know?  I guess that's what makes me different from a lot of folks - I don't want someone telling me I can do this...I know I can, it's just between me and me.  I've watched shows like The Biggest Loser and just can't watch for very long.  If someone got up in my face, yelling at me to do something I would just shut down and quit.  If you want me to do something, don't force it on me...it's got to be on my terms.  I guess that's why I like working out at home and I love whenever I have a "compare to" date that I've actually done before - it's just me against me.  No one else.  What I accomplish or don't accomplish lies solely in my hands.  It IS up to me - whatever I choose.  As Yoda says, "Do or do not..."  Yeah, that pretty much sums it up - do, or do not.

Well, I did not have a bladder infection, but a UTI - kinda the same thing, right?  I'm on medication (thank goodness!) and there is no more pain (thank MORE goodness!), so everything should be back on track today.  This is my first UTI ever and I do not wish that kind of pain on anyone.  I was very surprised at how quickly it just came on.  Let's hope it goes away just as quickly.

I'm so shocked at the devastation from the Oklahoma tornadoes yesterday.  Such a sad, sad place to be. I was sitting here in my very comfortable house last night when I saw a news update and the pictures of the homes that are just no longer there.  I looked over at Honey-Buns and said, you know - even if you were lucky and all of your family is okay and you've rounded them all up and your all back together...where do you go?  Homes are just flattened - completely!  You know the hotels, etc. are to capacity - where do you go?  So sad.  They are all in my prayers for a good while.

So...I did not work out yesterday because of the pain I was in.  Well, I'm going to keep this week's workout in order, so I don't get confused on what to do when - meaning, I'm going to do yesterday's workout today, today's workout tomorrow, etc.  Friday's workout will be done on Saturday or Sunday.  If there is a day that has a quick, short workout I will try to do that with the previous days' workout and catch up that way - but I don't know what the workouts will be before they happen, so I'll just have to wait and see.  All of that being said - here is what I'm doing today:

CaliFit Mamas:
   Run 1000 meters (.621/mile)
   50 Thrusters, 20 lbs
   30 Push-ups
*compare to 2/15/13 - 14:46 - run 8/walk 8, run 6/walk 6, run 4/walk 4, run 2/walk 2 - 24 lb thrusters

Let's do this!
13:48!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  HAPPY, HAPPY, HAPPY!!  I was two seconds away from knocking off a whole minute!!  Whoo-hooooooo!!  So proud!  I did the week #2 of the 5k training chart I came across - which is run 2 minutes, walk 1 minute, but you're supposed to do that for 7 rounds.  Well, I had planned on just stopping my timer once I hit the .621/mile mark and finishing up the 7 rounds, but my legs told my head to stop - unfortunately, I listened to my head who listened to my legs.  I did complete 3 full rounds, and was 39 seconds into my 4th run segment when I hit 1000 meters.  I actually hit .621/mile before my "block" was complete, but I continued to run until the next "block" lit up.  The last time I did this workout doing the run 8/walk 8, 6/6, 4/4, 2/2 I ran at 5.0 speed and walked at 3.5 speed and my treadmill time was 9:09.  This time, I ran at 4.3 speed and walked at 3.0 speed and my treadmill time was 9:39, however, I actually ran WAY more than I walked - I'm just doing it slower.  I also had my treadmill on a 2 incline today, as well.  I was nowhere near as out of breath as I have been in the past, and my face wasn't as red when I finished either - so improvement there!  I used 24 lbs for the thrusters and am so proud of how low I can go now.  I've obviously improved tremendously with my thrusters and push-ups.  I made it to 13 push-ups before having to "break", then 23, then every 3 push-ups until I reached 30.  I think my upper body is still tired from all of those Sumo Deadlift High Pulls I did last Friday!  Regardless, I'm happy!  :)

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