Thursday, May 23, 2013

I love you more than CrossFit.  Well, not really...but I do love you more than burpees.  Burpees suck.  - Yes, they do!!  Big-time!!  :)  Hmmm...why am I posting a picture about burpees?  Yup - we're doing 'em.  And not just a few either - a bunch!  Yay....not!  ;)

I kind of like being a day behind in the CaliFit Mamas workouts.  Jenni has stayed pretty much a day behind the Brand X workouts, with some modifications on them.  I have noticed that she uses the CrossFit women's "Big Dawg" workouts, she just scales down the weights a lot.  Yesterday's Brand X workout was for weighted pull-ups, but today's actual CaliFit is different from that.  I've noticed when CrossFit does strictly a weighted workout, Jenni usually creates something different.  But it is nice knowing what I'm going to be doing tomorrow.  Don't ask me's just nice knowing.  :)

CaliFit Mamas:
   Hero Workout, honoring US Army First Lieutenant Omar Vazquez
         10 Thrusters, 20 lbs
         15 Bar-facing burpees
         20 Thrusters, 20 lbs
         25 Bar-facing burpees
         30 Thrusters, 20 lbs
         35 Bar-facing burpees

Brand X:
   Rest day

I've been looking forward to doing "Omar" since I saw the workout posted on Brand X on Tuesday.  It looks tough, yet fun.  I know....sounds crazy for me to say that, but it looks challenging and I love challenges!!  I averaged out the "pack" times on Brand X's site for the Hero WOD, and the average was 16:33 - so that is my goal time.  Sounds like it's going to be hard to do, but I'm gonna just close my eyes and do it!  Which reminds me...I've been meaning to talk about this, but I keep forgetting.  I have noticed that I tend to close my eyes when doing certain exercises - sit-ups, push-ups, burpees.  I mean, it's crazy, but I just seem to do them better with my eyes closed.  It's almost like I'm shutting out the world and just going through the motions, which is good (I guess) for pounding through them.  It's just a weird quirk and I was curious if anyone else does this.  I already know I'm NOT normal, so it's okay if I'm the only one - but still.  It's just weird - yes, it kinda freaks me out 'cause I don't do it intentionally, it just happens!  lol  Oh well....eyes wide shut for burpees today!  
Wow, oh wow!  That was almost as bad as running!  lol

17:41 - I beat my goal time! AND, everyone's average time at Brand X!!  Woot-woot!!  SO happy with that!  It could have been better, though.  I was at 12:11 when I started my those last 35 burpees.  I really struggled through those - so, so, so, so HARD!!!  I wanted to stop so bad, but refused.  I finally had to do the count backwards just to convince myself it wasn't too bad.  That really helped.  Maybe I should start counting down instead of up!  Another little trick to try.

Thrusters weren't so bad - I used 24 lbs for those.  My left elbow is a little sore, so I'm going to watch what I do with it so it doesn't get worse.  I only felt it doing thrusters - not while doing burpees.  I must have been focused on something else while doing burpees.  You trying not to die!!!  ha!!

Great workout - so glad it's over!

OH!  While doing burpees, I discovered that apparently I'm sunburned on my stomach!  Yup...major pain on my belly.  That's what I get for trying to tan, huh?  It's always something....


  1. I don't close my eyes... but I do pick something and focus on it.... kinda the same ?! Lol
    Your gonna like this... my oldest daughter who is 17 has been crossfitting with us in the evenings and LOVES it! She's decided she wants to be in the games some day! You never know I say... work hard... that would be pretty cool! :)

  2. That would be awesome! If she does, let me know so I'll know who to pull for! lol

    I focus on a spot on the walls for some things - box jumps, being one. I can't close my eyes when I do those - I'll miss the box! I also pick a spot to focus on when doing jump rope. Don't know why I close my eyes, though - but it really helps.