• CrossFit 10 Los Cabos {Day 2}

    August 4, 2013

    Day 2 was a busy one!

    Breakfast

    It started with a delicious breakfast at the hotel. I ordered the fresh fruit plate with baked sweet potatoes and sausage on the side as well as a glass of freshly pressed green juice. Simple, delicious, nutritious.

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    After breakfast, the group headed outside to the pool area for a sports medicine session with Ty and Josh. They shared a number of mobility and strengthening exercises, which were specific to CrossFit and intended to prevent injury and improve performance.

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    A bunch of the exercises were ones I had done at 781 in the past, but I definitely learned some new ones to take home with me.

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    Scapula push-ups? Hello! I definitely need them in my life.

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    Workout

    After the mobility and stability session, we all headed to CrossFit 10 Los Cabos for a 90-minute workout, which was longer than a usual CrossFit class, but Ty wanted to give us some extra time to work on things we wanted to improve. At dinner the night before, she asked each of us to give her three CrossFit skills/lifts that we wanted to work on, so she could add them to her programming for the trip. How cool is that? I love that she did this. I always want to improve, and I know other CrossFitters do too.

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    CrossFit 10 is such a great box, and everyone I met there was so incredibly friendly—more on this in a future post!

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    The CrossFitters might recognize the “10 Principles of Physical Fitness” (in Spanish, of course) on the wall of CrossFit 10.

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    Even in different countries, there are so many similarities!

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    After some skill work on pull-ups (some people worked on kipping while others worked on butterflies), we started the strength part of the workout, which was 1 Hang Snatch + 2 Overhead Squats every 90 seconds for 15 minutes.

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    Progressions with Josh first!

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    Please note the position of my head in the photo below:

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    FYI: It’s bad. I should not be looking at the ground. I should be looking straight ahead or slightly up (like everyone else in the class).

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    Looking down at the floor is especially problematic when your coach teaches you how to really pop your hips on a Hang Snatch.

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    I actually popped my hips so much and so hard, I smacked myself straight in the forehead with the bar because I was looking down. For real. Like hard. It hurt, but I was more startled (and embarrassed) than anything. I thought my bonehead move would turn into a big ol’ bruise in the middle of my forehead, but it never did—just a weird bump, which, thankfully, isn’t all that noticeable.

    After that, I had no problem looking straight ahead during my Hang Snatches and Overhead Squats. Lesson learned.

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    Mal, of course, took advantage of my especially klutzy moment and made fun of me (once he knew I was ok) all afternoon long. Haha! I love that we can laugh about that kind of stuff!

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    Lunch

    After our workout at CrossFit 10, we headed back to the hotel for lunch. This time, I went with the pulled pork sandwich, which was served inside a lettuce wrap with sweet potato and beet chips on the side.

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    Holy yum, I love pulled pork.

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    Workout

    After lunch, we had a short break and then reconvened to go to the beach for our second workout of the day.

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    Yay, beach WOD!

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    This workout started with a warm-up and then six all-out, uphill sprints. They were tough, especially in the blazing heat. I was huffing and puffing like crazy!

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    The WOD was crazy-hard (for me), but we were paired with a partner, so we each had a buddy to help us through it. Thank goodness for mine—I don’t think I could have done it without her!

    4 rounds for time:

    banded partner sprints (1 each)
    50 meter swim

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    The banded partner sprints were no problem for me. Ok, well, they were challenging and my quads burned so much trying to run through sand, but they were do-able.

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    The 50 meter swim, however, was so tough for me—mentally and physically.

    I don’t swim (only in life or death moments).

    I’m terrified of the water, especially in the open ocean.

    There are sharks, people.

    But, I thought it would be really lame to skip out on this workout just because of the swimming, so I bucked up and gave it my best. (FYI: See the boat on the left side of the photo of Mal and me below? The orange buoy right in front of it is how far we swam each time. There and back. It was deep, scary, and possibly/probably shark-infested water.)

    Well, after the first round of swimming, I wanted to quit the WOD so much. I hated being in the water, and I heard my breathing get faster and faster the farther I swam away from the beach. I was starting to panic, so when I got back onto land after the first round, I seriously considered asking Ty for an exercise substitution because I didn’t think I could make it through three more rounds of swimming. I didn’t want to be a wuss, so I just followed my partner back into the water and tried not to think about the creepy things below. I don’t know if I got used to being in the water or what, but long story short, I survived and swam all 400 meters… and lived to tell about it.

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    After the WOD, I was really proud of myself. I’m so glad I didn’t quit and powered through a huge fear of mine.

    And, to celebrate, I drank a million cocktails.

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    Ok, not a million, but I enjoyed quite a few, including a margarita at a special margarita happy hour with everyone on our trip.

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    We had the choice of blackberry, raspberry, or lime margaritas.

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    I went with a lime margarita on the rocks with salt. Mmm!

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    Margaritas!

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    Dinner

    After happy hour, it was time for dinner. Once again, we enjoyed a wonderful Paleo menu. I started with the artichoke salad, which was served with arugula, fennel, lemon juice, and red wine vinaigrette.

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    For my entrée, I had the grilled chicken with sweet potato mash. It probably doesn’t sound all that exciting, but both the chicken and sweet potatoes were so flavorful.

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    The group at dinner!

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    The night concluded with a group mango margarita shot.

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    And live music.

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    It was a wonderful way to end a wonderful day!

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    Question of the Day

    What klutzy thing did you do recently?

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    Holly August 6, 2013 at 1:24 am

    Can’t believe how fit you all look. Great effort. A little bit of boozing is OK now and then I think. Love the green drink. Yum. Great post

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    Charlie @therunnerbeans August 7, 2013 at 11:53 am

    What bra top are you wearing? I always find it hard to find supportive enough bra tops!

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    Tina August 7, 2013 at 12:20 pm

    It’s actually a bathing suit top with a Reebok CrossFit bra! :)

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    WreckshopRob August 31, 2013 at 1:15 pm

    Aaaahh, you’re blog always makes me sooo hungry! And I’m quite jealous that your trip looks so awesome. The only thing close to a vacation I’ve had in 8 years is going to a PL meet out of state and I usually have no time to hang around after I or my lifter(s) finish. Sigh… one day I’ll be able to travel and still work a little on my projects!

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    Megan September 1, 2013 at 8:45 am

    I’m a little late on this post but love hearing about your trip! Just curious- what were some of the weaknesses you and the group asked to work on? Kipping and snatch definitely would’ve been ones I said!

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    Carolyn Toland February 11, 2014 at 9:17 am

    Hi There! I just found your page while trying to find contact information for Crossfit 10 Los Cabos. Would you happen to know a working email address for their box? I have tried numerous times to contact them on their website and also through a link I found on facebook but nothing seems to be going through. Any help would be greatly appreciated, you can send me and email at carrr4288@gmail.com if you know any information & thank you!

    -Carolyn

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    Carolyn Toland February 11, 2014 at 9:19 am

    @Carolyn Toland: I guess I should have included that I’m going to be visiting Cabo in two weeks and wanting to visit their box :)

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    Tina February 11, 2014 at 10:55 am

    I don’t. Sorry.

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    Michele April 1, 2014 at 2:33 pm

    I am planning a trip to Cabo and was wondering how you would rate the Bahia Hotel? How far was Crossfit 10 from the property? Thanks so much!

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    Tina April 1, 2014 at 3:18 pm

    The Bahia was great! The hotel is about 10-15 minutes from CrossFit 10.

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