Monday, Man

Things are a kinda rocky over here at The Clothes Make the Girl, so apologies in advance if I don’t get to post much this week. Nothing I can’t handle, but it’s going to be a busy week at corporate jail and at the ol’ homestead (which is a big bummer ’cause I have SO MANY THINGS I want to share with you).

Happily, I can report that Dave and I did our AMRAP workout on Saturday morning to make up for Friday’s workout FAIL, and our backyard CrossFit lived up to expectations. It was HARD!

Backyard CrossFit (performed in Eilers Park)
AMRAP 20 minutes:
  • Sprint the stone stairs
  • 10 box jumps, 18-inch wall
  • 10 pushups
  • 10 squats
  • 10 dips

I finished 6+ rounds in 20:00 and kept going to complete a 7th round in 20:54. It was blazing hot and sunny, so we huddled in little patches of shade as much as possible. It was like an extra challenge: “Sprint through the sunny patch to the shade for pushups….”

Sunday was a rest day, if you count a few hours of food prep and cooking as rest. And then this morning was a tough-as-biker-leather CrossFit Women met-con. I’m pleased to report that the three rounds of 10 pushups in our warmup seem finally, FINALLY be more manageable. I got my chest to the ground every time, and I can do them faster than before. I even got through the 3rd round without resting after #5 like I usually do. It’s a tiny improvement, but I’ll take it!

CrossFit Women
For time:
  • 400m run
  • 50 box jumps, 20″
  • 50 swings, 16kg kettlebell
  • 50 deadlift, 2X40-lb. dumbbells
  • 500m row

My time: 16:51. That seems pokey to me, but I went as fast as I could. Whatever.

We finished with 8 rounds of Tabata squats. My numbers:
14 – 13 – 12 – 12 – 12 – 12 – 11 – 11

In the car on the way to work, I was describing our workout to Dave: “… then 50 swings and 50 deadlifts and 500 meters of rowing!”

When I stopped talking, he waited a beat and said, “Just once?”

Spoken like a true CrossFit convert.

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