Wednesday, August 10, 2011

My Hump, my hump, my hump, my hump-day!


Yesterday, I ended up running at lunch.  The last time I ran more than a mile was on May 11th.  Wow.  When I quit running, I really quit running.  Crazy!  Anyway, Friday's record mile inspired me to try two.  I ran flat on the treadmill and finished two miles in 23:38.  That was about a minute and a half quicker than last time.  I will take it!  It gives me hope that I will be able to finish the Labor Day 5K running.  I'm dreading those Louisville hills though!
I think I might have to buy this shirt because it completely sums up my feelings.  :)  Today was a roller coaster.  We started with a warm up 1/2 mile.  I was one of the first ones out the door, but I was the last one in by a good 100m and maybe even 200m.  Ugh.  I'm used to being the slowest, but it doesn't mean that it doesn't still suck.

The WOD was two phases.  Phase 1:  5-5-5-3-3-3 weighted pull ups.  Well, since I (and a couple of the other girls) can't do a pull up at all, we were told to do negative pull ups.  You stand on a box holding onto the pull up bar.  You jump up and get into pull up position then lower yourself sloooowly.  That's all fine and dandy, but if you can't hold yourself in pull up position, then how are you supposed to lower yourself slooooowly?  Double ugh.  Basically I was jumping up and down on the box.  Bach came over to discuss because she thought my box was in the way.  I thanked her for thinking I could do it and it was just a logistical issue, but no...I couldn't even hang a second.  She said that was normal and to just keep trying.  It will come.  I felt somewhat better that the other girls weren't doing THAT much better and they are 50-80 pounds lighter than me. 

Phase 2: 3:00 rowing for max calories and 3:00 Kettlebell swings.  After all the beat down of the warm up and phase 2, this is where it started picking up for me.  The four girls started the rowing together.  There is one badass, amazing, beautiful, strong chick that comes to the morning class.  She is often more on par with the boys and she is my inspiration.  We shall call her She-Ra.  Our goal was to burn 30 calories in 3 minutes of rowing.  I saw quickly that I was going to beat that.  YAY!  The other two girls got in the 30s, I got 44 and SheRa got 49, I think.  Not bad!!  Then it was time for KB swings.  I used an 18# KB as did the other two girls.  SheRa swung a small elephant.  I think I was the only girl that did not stop the whole time.  Our goal was 100 swings and I got to 88.  I smoked all of the other girls, but then again, SheRa's weight was super heavy.  It made me feel better for the day!

Tonight, I'm considering going to Jazzercise, but we will see.  I'm also considering going to CF tomorrow instead of Friday since my mom is coming in tomorrow afternoon, but we will see.  Lots of things to sort out.


My monthly dinner was at Rise last night.  BFF took the pictures, so I don't have them to share today.  Rise is a souffle place.  I think I wrote about it before when I ran into George & Laura Bush.  They are frequent diners there, but not last night.  I managed to stay away from the bread.  YAY!!  I started with a salad and ate about 1/2.  I had the cauliflower souffle and it was positively delicious.  ShareBear & I shared a Bread Pudding souffle for dessert and it was to die for!!  The best part was that the souffles are quite low in calories since they are mostly whipped egg whites.  I did really well calorie wise for a day that included an Interesting Dinner.

I'm going to try very hard to keep things under control while Mamasita is here.  I tend to feel like I'm on vacation when I have visitors and use it as an excuse to not stay on my path.  Hopefully it will all work out.

Have a great week everyone...we are almost halfway there!!



Fluffy said...

Congrats on the run! That's a great improvement on time. Rise is on my list of restaurant musts, but I just haven't made it there yet. At least now I know it will be worth the trip. ;)

Anonymous said...

your very inspiring!


p.s. sorry for the Anonymous, blogger is still not allowing my posts

Dawnya said...

You are totally rocking at CF. I'm so proud of you. Keep showing them what you are made of.

I think your mom being their is a great way to show her how you eat and stay healthy and fit. No vacation...cook like she is on your meal plan. Besides she is going to need a distraction because you kicked the scale out of the house.

Please text or call me if she smuggled a scale into her luggage. I gotta know. LOL

Justawallflower said...

Oh yeah, I am the same when when I have guests! You are doing amazing!

Becky said...

CrossFit never saw you coming, you're seriously working it!

Cat said...

Oooh you must get that shirt!! I wish I had a groovy name to my workout like CF...Perhaps I should just do one that says "Gym" :)

*check mark on list* Still my hero. Check!

Stephanie said...

I swear, Beth, it never fails to amaze me with your stick to it-ness with exercise. I hate that I am on weight lifting restriction, but I hope you'll rub off on me in Chicago!

FitBy40 said...

I need a t-shirt that says "Dear running, I hate you, see you tomorrow" because I absolutely hate running! I do it because it's faster than walking, that's it! I'm supposed to be training for the Chicago Lung Run 5K...that's not going so great!

Ronnie said...

I wanna join a Crossfit class after reading these. :)

Andrea said... that shirt! You totally need it. I've been wanting to go to Rise for a long time. I'm going to have to go soon!

Stephanie M. said...

Congrats on the great workout...and that restaurant looks AMAZING! I want to come visit you and go there.

Dr. J said...

Where do I sign up?!? =D love group fitness...helps push me!

You are a total inspiration!

Dr. J