Adventures in CrossFit with Yvonne, Oct 2 – 6, 2017

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by, Yvonne Moreno

Monday October 2, 2017

Today we worked on wall balls, running, and burpees. I have yet to master any of these exercises, so it was kind of a difficult one for me. Luckily, I’ve got determination, because if not I would have turned around and walked right out the gym door! LOL

20 Minute AMRAP

Whenever I see a long AMRAP, I know that it’s going to be exhausting. Today’s AMRAP was exactly that as it consisted of the following:

5 Burpee Pull Ups (that’s right a burpee and then a pull up :\)
200 meter run w/ball
10 wall balls

Oh my goodness, guys. I was wiped after this one. Anytime you add a run to an AMRAP, holy hell it takes the most out of me! But you know what I love about it and what keeps me coming back? It’s the freakin’ support that I get from EVERYONE. I mean, people see me barely moving on those 200 meter runs and they give me encouragement as they are running. It’s the “you got this” and the “almost there” that keep me going. I got home, crashed, and took a little nap!

Tuesday October 3, 2017

Today we ran…yup that’s all we did, we just RAN!!!!

So I think that when Drew was deciding what to do for this lovely Tuesday he decided that Yvonne just needed to run because she doesn’t like to run!!! Oh my God dude there was so much running today!

5 Rounds
400 meter run
1 minute rest
100 meter sprint
2 minute rest

And then…

6 minute Accessory
5x single leg DL per side
5x single arm KB swings per side
5 Half kneeling KB press per side

I was done by the end of the first round!! I didn’t finish the entire thing because we had a 30 minute cap, however I did get within one round of finishing, so I think that’s acceptable. At least Drew said that it was, and anytime Drew tells me that I did good, I believe him wholeheartly, because he’s a bad ass!!!

But you know what I love about it and what keeps me coming back? It’s the freakin’ support that I get from EVERYONE.

Here’s the thing about me and not giving up: All these coaches haven’t given up on me yet. No one in this gym has, as a matter of fact. My body is not conditioned for all this crazy exercise, but it’s getting there with the help of everyone I encounter on a daily basis. I went home super tired, but feeling proud of my progress!!

Thursday, October 5, 2017

And the torture continues…because why should today be any different from Monday & Tuesday!

Today’s WOD was:

400 Meter Farmers Carry (I used 2 20 pound DB)
15 Power Cleans
15 Pull-ups

Yes, folks this was my worst nightmare. The running from a couple of days ago was just exhausting but if you would ask me what my least favorite exercises are, I would rattle off, “Farmers Carry!!” straight off the bat.

After the first 400 meters, I came in for the Power Cleans and I couldn’t grip the bar. And I had to do 15 of those. I was in so much pain, but not the ouch I’m hurt pain. It was a “this burns and I’m getting stronger” pain, but it was pain nonetheless! It’s funny, because at one point I walked with the new girl Amanda, and she was telling me about how she grew up on the farm and she should be used to doing Farmers Carries, but you never get used to it. Good Time today folks!

Friday October 6, 2017

Here we are at the end of a hard week. Every day was hard, but I survived and now here we are and when I look at the board, all I see are push presses. After this last week I don’t think my arms can handle it. But like Nick explained, these will be easy well controlled slow and with plenty of time. He was right. The time allowed us to get control of these and make sure our form was right. Today we worked on 8 rounds of 3 Push Presses followed by 2 clapping push ups.

Like I said before the time allowed us to make sure that our form was correct. I increased the weight slowly and got up to 75 pounds which is my PR. Nick took the time to correct some issues which felt better on my arms. We finished off with a 12 minute grind of 10 alternating Z press, 10 KB Plank Pull Thrus and 10 V-ups.

It was a good week to test my overall physical health. I can absolutely tell you that 2 months ago I would have been rowing and not running. I wouldn’t have shown up for the ‘All Running All the Time’ WOD and my DB for the farmers carry would have been 10s instead of 20s.

I’ve come a long way, but there’s still whole lot of road still left to travel. After this week I think I made some coaches proud of me. My success is totally their success. Thanks guys for another great week at Wildcat CrossFit.

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