Good morning! Happy Friday!
I’m still working on my post about the Woman’s Day Red Dress Awards, so, hopefully, I’ll have it up later this morning. It was an awesome event, and I have a lot to blog about!
I know I’ve said this a few times about WODs in the past, but “Kelly” was insanely hard! Yowsahs. I don’t think I’m the same after that workout. It was five rounds of 400 meter runs + 30 Box Jumps + 30 Wall Balls, which, as you can imagine, was a killer combination of exercises.
5 rounds for time of:
400 meter run
30 Box Jumps 24″
30 Wall Balls
Rx: (24”, 20″) (20, 14)
L2: (24″, 20″) (14, 10), 4 rounds
L1: (20″, 12″) (14, 10) 3 rounds
With two days of rest under my belt, I was more than ready for “Kelly.” I finished in 25:04, which was only 20 seconds behind the fastest woman (and 10 seconds faster than Mal) and it was the closest to a prescribed CrossFit workout I’ve ever done. (I used a 10-pound medicine ball instead of the 14-pound prescribed.)
Remember my first Level 2 workout? Well, I’m still bouncing around between Level 1 and Level 2 workouts, and I don’t think prescribed ones are in my future for many more months, but I’m seeing some real progress in my physical abilities. I’m stronger, quicker, and tougher. I could barely do a Level 1 workout when I started CrossFit, and now I’m knocking on the door of prescribed workouts. Booyah. I’m an animal!
The above photo (source: CrossFit781) is actually from a workout I did last week. I’m attempting a Squat Clean and getting frustrated that I can’t do it right. (Hence, the ridiculous face.) I still have trouble with them!
Mal made hamburgers for dinner on Wednesday night when I was in New York City, so I chopped up a leftover one and added it to a big salad with balsamic vinegar and truffle salt.
Usually, I wolf-down my dinner in minutes, especially after a CrossFit class, but last night I was so exhausted after “Kelly,” it took me nearly 40 minutes to eat it! I kept getting distracted by American Idol and forgetting that my dinner was sitting in front of me, which never happens. Typically, food is my top priority at feeding time!
Right before bed, I got really hungry again, so I ate a container of Chobani with homemade granola mixed in. It was about 10:00 PM, so I never snapped a photo. I just ate it went right to bed.
This morning, I woke up craving oatmeal + peanut butter, so I whipped up a batch of stovetop oats with blackberries, ground flaxseed meal, and cinnamon.
No iced coffee with breakfast this morning because I’m going to stop by Marylou’s later this morning to try their new Maple Walnut flavor. Mmm!
Question of the Day
How do you know you’re getting more fit?