Monday, May 6, 2013

Failure - It can destroy you or it can make you so freakin' mad that you work even harder to become the winner you know you are.

Well, it's Monday and it looks like the sun is going to be shining here!  Finally!!  We had rain most of last week and all weekend long.  Last Friday was the Special Olympics and it drizzled all morning, but they still had the competition up until it turned into a steady rain, then they called it.  The kids/athletes normally have two events each.  Hayley's events are always Softball Throw and the Wheelchair Race.  Needless to say, racing her wheelchair is her favorite - she's had an ongoing battle with her best friend whom she's known since they were in therapy together at aged three, and another friend forEVER it seems.  Well, she got to do the Softball Throw and placed 4th, which she received a ribbon for and was excited because she beat her BFF!  But, the rain came before the wheelchair race, so they were all sad about that.  It was a fun day, even in the rain.  The kids had a blast and I have to say I did not hear the first athlete complain about the rain - the teachers were another story.  I was very disappointed to see that almost all of the para-pros (teacher's aides) that worked with the special needs children at Hayley's high school, all stood under the overhang at the concession stand the ENTIRE time.  Every time I walked by the concession stand, there they were.  It was just disheartening to see a lack of enthusiasm for the kids - sad.  :(

I definitely see the sun out of my living room window this morning, and that always makes my mood better!  I did absolutely NOTHING this weekend - stayed inside out of the rain, no exercise, no laundry...nothing.  So, it's back to the grindstone for me today.

Today's CrossFit Mamas workout is a "compare to" workout, but with a few changes.  I'm going to do a real "compare to" and actually do the workout I did previously, not today's "changed" workout.  I'm not posting the "slightly different" workout, only the one from October 10, 2012.

CrossFit Mamas:
   100 ft Walking Lunges (50 each leg)
   50 CrossFit Sit-ups ** feet under treadmill on 10/10/12
   50 Jump Rope ** 50 jumping jacks on 10/10/12
   25 Knees-to-Elbows ** standing knees-to-elbows on 10/10/12
   50 Box Jumps, 18" ** step-ups on 10/10/12
   25 Front Squats, 40 lbs  ** no weight added on 10/10/12
   25 Push-ups
   50 Leg Lifts

Brand X:
      Puppies/Buttercups -
         3 Rounds for Time:
            - Run 400 meters
            - 15 Overhead Squats w/PVC or up to 35 lbs

I cannot believe how many modifications I had made to this workout, but then again this was only a couple of weeks in for me doing CrossFit.  I looked back at my blog for that day, and I attempted to do real CrossFit sit-ups, but could only do one!  It's nice to know that I can now do the exercises as prescribed except for the box jump height.  Ahhh, progress!  My time on 10/10/12 was 29:02.  As much as I would love to beat it, I'll be happy knowing that I can do it without modifications (again - except for the box jump height), so it will be fun to see what my time is no matter what!
21:48!!!  I CANNOT believe I beat my time from before since I didn't modify hardly at all!  One very happy girl right now!!

100 ft walking lunges - RX'd!
50 CF sit-ups - RX'd!
50 Jump rope - RX'd!
25 Knees to Elbows - to my boobs, but on bar!
50 Box jumps - 11"
25 Front squats, 40 lbs - used 38 lbs, counting as RX'd!
25 Push-ups - RX'd!
50 Leg lifts - RX'd!

SO happy with this - sweating like I don't know what, but happy!  :)


  1. Progress is always a wonderful feeling! we did a repeat wod tonight with our little 'class' they were all so pumped to see improvement! I was pumped for them, I live to see people get stronger and makes my heart happy! congrats on your PR! you'll smile all day because of it I'm sure! you should be proud :)

  2. Thanks, Gina! I was so surprised - I just knew my time would be about the same since I didn't do as many mods as before, so it was nice to see! :)