“I love climbing ladders…” Yvonne’s Adventures in CrossFit 11.25-12.1

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“I love climbing ladders…” Yvonne’s Adventures in CrossFit 11.25-12.1.17

Monday, November 25, 2017

“1775” I didn’t know the meaning of this date. After a few Google searches, it turns out that it’s more significant than I thought. It’s the birth-year of the U.S. Army. It seems fitting that we should honor this day around the holidays. So here’s the deal, when I walked in and just skimmed the board, I almost had a heart attack. Seriously, I saw 75 pull-ups and I almost walked out.

I mean, I almost freaked out. But I put my big girl compression shorts on and just plowed through it!

Today’s WOD consisted of the following:

I stood there in front of the board for a good while trying to wrap my head around this. What got me was the quantity of pull-ups more than anything else.

I mean, I almost freaked out. But I put my big girl compression shorts on and just plowed through it! I did ring rows instead of pull-ups and my scaled version of burpees, but I finished at 23 minutes and 43 seconds.  Not bad if you ask me!

So this is what I came home learning about myself today: There will always be something crazy scary on the white board at the gym. However, all you can do is try. And you never know, you might surprise yourself and finish.

Thanks to all who are serving, have served or will be serving. My dad is a veteran of the US Army and today I finished “1775” is his honor.

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

And I’m back and extremely sore from yesterday. Man, I didn’t think that I would be hurting as much as I am, but it’s a good pain. It reminds me that I pushed myself to the max.

So today when I came in and saw what was on the menu, I didn’t think it was going to be as tough as it was, mostly because it’s all stuff I’ve done before and there’s a break in between each round however it can be pretty deceiving when it’s on the heel of yesterday’s WOD.

On the menu today was;

3, 6, 9 Minute AMRAPS
5x Box Jumps
5x Deadlifts
5x Burpee Box Jumps
10x Hang Power Cleans
5x Burpee Box Jump Overs
15x Thrusters

I finished at 23 reps the first 3 minutes, 46 reps the next 6 and 63 reps for the last 9 minutes.  That was pretty decent however the last round was brutal.  My hang power cleans felt awful. I almost lost the bar a few times. I think my issue was that I should have gone lighter for those.  I need to work on my power cleans because I think they are my sloppiest move.  I went home and watched videos and I definitely think I need more help on these.  I think next week I’ll dedicate some open gym time to power cleans.

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Today was one of my favorites! I love climbing ladders, literally and figuratively. I’m not afraid of heights and I’m not afraid of hard work and dedication.
Today I got to climb the best kind of ladder. The Deadlift ladder!! I’ve got be honest and say that I think this is my best lift. I like it when I see Deadlifts on the board and on days like today that’s all there was.

Today’s WOD:

The Deadlift Ladder
10 Reps @ 30% 1RM (one rep max)
9 Reps @35%
8 Reps @40%
7 Reps @ 45%
6 Reps @ 50%
5 Reps @ 55%
4 Reps @ 60%
3 Reps @ 65%
2 Reps @ 70%
1 Reps @ 75%
1 Rep @ 80%
3 Reps @ 85%

Core/Durability 400 meter farmer’s carry

Ok, so I know this looks like a lot of math, but I just took my past heaviest Deadlift, which was 150 pounds, and worked from there.  I completed the ladder, but I thought that maybe I’d add 5 more pounds and see if my PR game was strong. And guess what???  I PR’ed at 155 pounds!!!  Ryan was my witness and he even had to count my weights to make sure because he didn’t believe me!  I think he was more proud of me than anything.  It was heavy, but I did it and I was damn proud of myself. 

 We finished off the night with the Farmers Carry. I had my son walk with me, so that made it easier.  He asked me why I was walking with weights and I had to explain to him that, “Mama wants to be stronger and healthier,” and he said, “Why mama?”  I had no other answer but the truth, “Because mama wants to be around for you for a long time!”

Friday December 1, 2017

 Happy Holiday’s



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