Monday, June 24, 2013

Your biggest challenge isn't someone else.  It's the ache in your lungs and the burning in your legs, and the voice inside you the yells "Can't!" - but don't listen.  You just push harder.  And then you hear the voice whisper "Can!"  And you discover that the person you thought you were is no match for the one you really are.

SO true...and a little deep for a Monday morning?  lol  I hope everyone had a great weekend - I did.  I did cut my grass on Friday - to the tune of 3.5 hours!  Let me tell you, it kicked my ass!  The self-propel feature on my push mower is not working correctly and coming up those hills, repeatedly...OMG I was exhausted!  I also weed-eated and edged along the driveway and sidewalk, then used the blower - all in mid-80 degree weather!  I didn't get super hot, so I didn't have to stop too much while mowing - only three times...once when I finished the steepest part of the hills, again when I finished that side of the driveway, and then when I finished the other side of the house.  Not too bad - I can really tell a difference in my fitness whenever I cut grass.  I used to have to stop every 3-4 swipes up the hill, but not anymore - I could actually push myself and cut all of it, but in the heat and humidity we had Friday, I was making sure to stay hydrated.  It is so nice to get out and do yard work again - without dreading it and having to stop repeatedly due to tiredness.  Last summer, I would take two days to cut my grass because it was so tiring.  I've said it before and I'll say it again...YAY progress!  :)

Today marks 9 months that I have been doing CrossFit - AND it's the 32nd anniversary of when I met my Honey-Buns!  It doesn't seem like it's been 32 years that we've been together.  I'm hoping to do my 9 month measurements/stats (if I remember), but not sure what they'll look like - this is my "bloated" week, but hopefully I'll remember and get them done this afternoon.  I'll post the results separately like I've done before.  Regardless of what the numbers are, I feel great and am doing more than ever and that's always a good thing!

I really like being a day behind on the posted workouts at all of the sites I follow, so I'm continuing that again this week.  I hate that I missed Friday's workout from CrossFit White Head because it looked like it would be fun, so I'm going to do that one today.  The workouts that I'm posting today are from last Friday, so if they look familiar that is why.

CaliFit Mamas:
      Front squats w/40 lbs
      CrossFit sit-ups
   *I combined this workout with another one last Tuesday*

Brand X:
   3 rounds for time
      10 Handstand push-ups
      10 Pull-ups
      1 minute L-sits or tuck-sits

CF White Head:
   "Brendon" - Hero workout
      5 rounds for time
         100 ft bear crawl
         100 ft standing broad jumps
         *do 3 burpees every 5 jumps

I'm going to go down into the basement and do my workout today, since there's nothing in my way and no weights or anything else is needed.  I'll measure it off and see how many times across I have to go to reach 100 feet.  This really does sound like fun and I just realized (as I was typing it) that it's 5 rounds!!  OH...let's hope I make it!
45:10 - WOW!  That was HHHHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAARRRRRRRRRDDDDD!!!!!  I think that might be the hardest workout yet - at least I think so for now!  lol - I have discovered a few things today....first, bear crawls are NOT as much fun as they look!  Second, bear crawls make me sweat like I don't know what!!  Third, I CAN overcome the voices inside my head!!!  I convinced myself I would only do 4 rounds instead of 5, but then thought "No, you're going to do this!  What's one more round?"  So, I did it.  I will say, however, I cut down the burpees to every 10 jumps for that last round.  I was to the point where I did not want to get up off of the floor when doing them, and figured it be okay to cut back on 'em!  Oh my word....I can't believe I finished that workout.  I am SO sweaty, SO out of breath - almost like a running workout!  Let's hope I can move my legs tomorrow!  lol


  1. I will tell you that the bear crawl is harder than I thought it would be. But we had fun doing it. One of the guys in our group is really agile and could zip down the 100 ft more like a monkey than a bear... It was hilarious, should have had a video of that!
    Have a great day... and week! :)

  2. My shoulders are still sore and I did this on Friday! Lol