More Adventures in CrossFit with Yvonne! – Wildcat CrossFit Newbie Blog : Oct 23rd – Oct 27th

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 More Adventures in CrossFit with Yvonne!
Wildcat CrossFit Newbie Blog : Oct 23rd – Oct 27th

by, Yvonne Moreno

Monday October23, 2017

Last week was awesome and so here I am again.  I’m ready to start a new week with a new purpose and that’s to do my absolute best.  So I come in thinking that today I was going to “crush it” as Drew likes to say.

The almighty board says that today we are working on a EMOM (every minute on the minute) WOD along with pistol practice.  I didn’t think it was going to be as hard as it was.  The following was today’s WOD:

10 minute Pistol Practice

EMOM (until 50 reps of Thrusters):

5x Pushups
10x Double Unders
Max reps of Thrusters

Ok, so I started off doing overhead hanging cleans instead of Thrusters; we practiced these earlier, and I guess I got a little confused.  Ryan quickly corrected me, but like anything when you start off wrong, it seems like it’s not going to end right.

To be honest, this was probably the hardest workout I’ve had to do in a long time.  A combination of issues happened to me today.  First, I started off with the wrong move, then I should have gone lower on the weight. I wasn’t feeling well as I am fighting a nasty cold and lastly and, more importantly, I was the last one to complete the EMOM.  I hate being the center of attention, it makes me nervous and what happened?  Everyone finished way before me.  I ended up finishing up at 11 minutes and 57 seconds.

I was tired, shaking and upset.  I was upset because it was one of those days that I knew I needed to scale it back, but my ego got the best of me.  There’s that word again, EGO.  I was feeling so good about my progress that I pushed it, and then I went home feeling miserable and embarrassed.

I thought about it though, and I realized that I’m as human as everyone else.  A couple of weeks ago this guy who always comes in and is in excellent shape fell off the assault bike out of exhaustion. He over did it. It happens. This guy who’s goal is to get back into the military and is a superb athlete was just plain tired and probably shouldn’t have been working so hard.  Today was a bad day and I and I over did it.  It will pass and tomorrow is another day.

Tuesday October 24, 2017

So a couple of weeks ago, when we had a WOD that consisted of running, and more running, with a side of running, Drew mentioned that he would maybe publish a WOD online and then list a different one on the board.  Well kids, today was the day.  I don’t usually check the workout online ahead of time, however my friend, Anneth, noticed immediately that the WOD wasn’t what had been published. I just smiled and shook my head.  Trickster McTrickerson, aka Drew, just smiled when I reminded him that I was there when he thought up this maniacal plan.

On the board today was the following:

1 mile run (3 minute rest)
800 Meter run (rest)
400 Meter run (rest)
200 Meter Run (rest)
100 Meter Run
30 minute cap

What was published online was:

15 Minute AMRAP
10x Push Press
10x Front Rack Lunges
200 Meter Run

Let me tell you, we had a LOT more people at this running WOD than we’ve had on the last couple running WODs, so apparently Drew’s plan worked!  I did take him aside and asked him if he thought it was better if I rowed instead of the running, because I can’t run a full mile unbroken.

Drew told me he’d rather I run, but he said to take 30 seconds breaks when I couldn’t run anymore.  He said you can walk the 30 seconds or rest but you have to run, and so I ran.  I ran until I couldn’t, and took my 30 second breaks walking at a rapid speed.

Let me tell you that when I came in at 29:01 minutes, I was tired!  I ALSO made it under the 30 minute mark!  I was super proud of myself and so was Drew for that matter!!  The latter made me smile, because for a super badass, Drew can be a softy sometimes!!!

Thursday October 26, 2017

Happy Birthday Drew!!  My son and I decided that we would make some cupcakes for Coach Drew since we missed his birthday yesterday.  After our little birthday fun, I braved the walk to check out what he had us doing today.  It’s another chic!

Today’s workout was ‘Kelly,’ one of the ‘Girls,’ that group of the CrossFit workouts that helps you measure your progress.  I’ve never done ‘Kelly’ before, so I was excited to see what I would score on this one.  ‘Kelly’ consists of the following;

5 rounds for time:

400 meter run
30 box jumps
30 wall balls

“By the 3rd round I was feeling really tired, but I didn’t want to give up.”

I’ve been taking Drew’s advice when it comes to the running, and taking my time to make sure that my endurance stays level. Because of this, I’m getting a little faster at these timed WODs.

My box jumps are still at the step up level.  I’ve tried to do the jump, but I’m just not strong enough to make that jump.  I’m working on it though.

I decided to break up my wall balls into sets of 10 because those can get really hard.  By the 3rd round I was feeling really tired, but I didn’t want to give up.  I ended up finishing at 37:02.  Last as always, but as least I finished.  That’s my new motto, “at least I finished.”

“My legs were shaking, and I could feel my hamstrings protesting.  Another PR in the books!”

Friday October 27, 2017

Happy Friday Folks!  After yesterday’s ‘Kelly’ I was hoping to take it easy today, but that went out the window when I saw we are working on Deadlifts today.  I was super excited because I wanted to PR … today!

This was one of those slow WODs, which I like. I allows me to add weight to the bar slowly and reach my potential at my own pace.  Today’s WOD consisted of the following;

Deadlift sets:

5-5-4-4-3-3-2-1-1

Completing each set at the heaviest weight possible

Rest as needed between sets

I started at 65lbs for the first set of five.  I added 10 pounds at each round.  My last PR was 115 pounds, which I reached on my first set of 3.  In the end, I wound up with a new PR of 155 pounds.  My legs were shaking, and I could feel my hamstrings protesting.  Another PR in the books!  Another very productive week in the books.  I’m feeling better and better as the days go by!!!

 

 

 

 

 

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