:) :) Smile.
Herro Everyone!! A lot has gone on in the past few days during my absence from blogging. Let’s start with the poop part of the title, shall we?
On the 3rd, we did the benchmark WOD Grace (30 clean and jerks 135/95lbs). I brought my daughter in to play in the kids area while I did my WOD, and… well. Long story short.
She pooped her pants.
And this was not just a solid turd, this was diahrrea that soaked through onto her pants (sorry for the graphic imaging, just wanted to clarify). I quickly realized that for some strange reason, I did not have our “emergency bag” with extra pants and panties that day. My cousin Danielle kindly lent me her new shirt and panties from Victoria’s Secret to try and rig up some kind of solution so I could get the WOD done. I tied the panties on either side with hair ties, and the shirt looked like a dress on her. So, it worked. But poor Emma had to look raggedy for about 45 minutes until I was done. Ohhh the things you have to deal with when you are a mother…
I ended up doing Grace (modified, 65 lbs) in 4:32, and I was seriously impressed with myself!
On the 4th, I worked on my Hand Stand Push Ups (HSPU) and I got my head down on the ab mat!! Pushing myself up after was a different story! When I had tried this before, I just kinda fell forward because I was scared, and maybe not strong enough yet. So that was an accomplishment as well!!
Then on the 5th, we went to the Southwest Regionals for the Crossfit Games!!!!!!! It was completely amazing, and almost life changing. Watching those men and women do the crazy difficult WODs, and showing how extremely fit and dedicated they were made me want to be there next year! I am going to try, even if I don’t make it all the way to Regionals, I will at least attempt to get there!!! I also got to see a couple world records broken!! So basically, I am even more obsessed now haha.
(Photo taken by my coach, Lindsey Marcelli)
Also on Saturday night, I got my husband back for a couple of days! We had a lot of fun, and it is so bittersweet saying goodbye every time. But it will all pay off in the long run, and we are trying to make the best of it.
Monday, we did another benchmark called “Diane” (21-15-9 deadlift, HSPU). I think Lindsey picked this one because of the Regionals this weekend! Chris Spealler broke the world record and did it in 1:52, which is INSANE! I had to do it Modified and I think I did it in about 7 minutes. For warmup, we also were tasked to find our One Rep Max for Push Press. On the 25th of March (only 12 days before), my PR was only 75 lbs. When I did it on this day, I did 95 lbs! And if I hadn’t been so fatigued already, I am sure I could have done 100 lbs! But it is crazy to think in that short amount of time I have gained so much strength!
And finally, today’s WOD was:
9 Box Jumps
I did it in just over 11 minutes.
Over Head Squats are my nemesis right now. I effing HATE THEM! I feel like I can’t balance, and I’m gonna fall or drop the bar on me. We were tasked again, to find our ORM for OHS. When I started CrossFit only 2 months ago, I don’t think I could have even done the 35 lb bar. Today, my ORM was 65 lbs! I know it’s not a lot, but it makes me so happy! I cannot believe that I am making so much progress.
OH! Also, I finally achieved Toes To Bar, which I could not do either when I started. And I am SOOOO FRICKEN CLOSE to getting an unassisted kipping pull up. I figured out the Butterfly motion as well for pull ups, and I think I might be one of those people that likes doing that more than Kipping. But, we’ll make that call once I actually do a Pull Up.
I am loving CrossFit. I would recommend this sport to ANYBODY who has the will and drive to just be the best version of yourself you can be. I can’t wait to see where I am at this time next year, and if I can get myself into Regionals! I’ll need to work my ass off, and I plan to.