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Weekend Workouts

Friday was a relatively light work day. Normally, I go over to Jose’s house to work on Friday’s but he’s leaving for a trip, so we decided to work remotely. Since he had to go and pick up a van over lunch, I took the opportunity to accompany V to a Crossfit nooner.

3/5/2010 – Stairway to hell:

  • 100 double unders (sub 300 singles)
  • 90 back extensions
  • 80 squats
  • 70 sit ups
  • 60 lunges (1 per step)
  • 50 push ups
  • 40 box jumps
  • 30 KB swings (1.5 Pood)
  • 20 burpees
  • 10 pull ups

My time was 23:51 Rx. Well, 1/2 Rx? I did 300 singles, not double unders. I would have been there until the evening class if I would have tried. I guess I just need to work on them outside of WODs. Anyway… this workout seemed never ending. Even half way through, it still seemed like I had a ton of work still left to do. Sometimes, it’s just important to finish…

3/6/2010 – Saturday morning, we did the 300 challenge, a first for me. 

  • 25 pull ups
  • 50 dead lifts (135lb Rx)
  • 50 push ups
  • 50 box jumps
  • 50 floor wipers
  • 50 KB clean & jerk (1 pood, 25 per arm)
  • 25 pull ups

I came really close to finishing this one, but unfortunately, I will have to give myself a big, fat, DNF. I had 21 pull ups left when the cutoff time of 20 minutes came. Despite that, I am really proud of the effort that I put forth for this one.

I had a conversation with Lance after this WOD. I was lamenting the fact that I didn’t finish and he made a great point. He said that your body doesn’t care if you don’t finish. Your heart, lungs, cardio system, and muscles don’t give a crap. As long as you work hard, you have made a huge deposit into your “health account”. I wasn’t really feeling badly about myself, but this was really good to hear.

I was also really proud of V b/c she used the Rx weight for dead lifts. That’s right, ladies, 95lb dead lifts 50 times. That’s no joke. She also didn’t have to go down to her knees for the push ups. Can your girl do that? (Ryon, don’t answer)

Other than all that, it was a pretty, well… interesting weekend.

The chiropractor we have been going to told us about a place in Leander that sells grass fed beef and pork called the Sassy Pea market. We went there on Saturday to check it out and they had a pretty good selection of stuff. I would like to eventually buy 1/2 a cow and stash it in the freezer, but for now, we just got a few things to try; some short ribs, an arm roast, and some stir fry beef. They didn’t have any ground beef and they were out of pork.

They also have farm eggs, which makes me very happy.

We also had a conversation with them about selling our Perfectly Paleo products at their store. They did tell us that they are trying to do a little farmer’s market type deal and we might be able to sell there at some point. That’s a whole other blog post.

I am sore… and drained in every way I can imagine. Great way to start the week.