Guess who did a rope climb today??
THIS GIRL!!! Woohoo!!
Today’s WOD was just too good to pass up. I wasn’t even planning to go to CrossFit this morning (I actually had 7 miles to run on my calendar), but the “Sweet Potato Chipper” looked like a lot of fun. I love workouts like this!
WOD: “Sweet Potato Chipper”
12 Turkish Get-ups (6 ea. side)
16 Box Jumps (24, 20)
22 Ring Rows
30 Squat Jumps
34 Push Presses (75#, 45#)
40 Mountain Climbers
48 Sumo Deadlift High Pulls (75#, 45#)
52 Russian Twists (25#, 10# plate)
58 Double Unders
64 Walking Lunges
The strength part of the workout was rope climbs, which I normally don’t like””mostly because I
can’t couldn’t do them””but I learned a neat way to use the rope as leverage at my feet, so once I got the hang of it, I got my climb on up the rope. When I reached the 15-feet mark, I had the biggest, goofiest smile on my face. I still can’t believe I did it! So cool! I’m definitely getting stronger!
For the WOD, I used 25 pounds on the Push-Press and Sumo Deadlift High Pulls, which wasn’t the prescribed weight, but it was more than enough for me considering I did 34 and 48 reps respectively. I finished the WOD in 18:12. It was a tough one!
Before CrossFit, I ate breakfast: peanut butter and banana on a whole wheat Sandwich Thin with a glass of iced coffee with soy milk.
Today’s lunch was a big salad topped with canned crab, balsamic vinegar, and truffle oil. The canned crab was a nice change from tuna!
On the side: sweet potato wedges with ketchup.
After lunch, I had a dark chocolate Adora disk dipped into sunflower butter to satisfy my sweet tooth. Mmm!
After lunch, I tackled my To Do list for a few hours before I got hungry. I ate a handful of almonds and then made myself a smoothie as an afternoon snack.
In the mix: frozen banana, almond milk, vanilla protein powder, and caramel-flavored flax oil that my friends at OpenSky sent me to try out. Verdict: LOVE IT!! It added a yummy caramel flavor to my smoothie, and just one tablespoon provides 8,000 mg of omega’s 3. I’m a big fan!
Mal and I were planning a date night for tonight, but I spent a crap-ton of money at the grocery store (who knew almond flour was so expensive!?), so I’m thinking dinner at home is a much better plan. Plus, Mal makes a mean MarTINA””much better than any ol’ bartender!
Enjoy your Saturday night, guys!