Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Olympic Challenge, CrossFit, Boiled Eggs, & March Recap

Yesterday, I had 8.6 pounds to lose to actually earn my Olympic trip.  Today, I'm thrilled to say that number is now 5.6 pounds.  I'm trying not to get too attached though because it is possible there is some dehydration in there.  I guess I will know for sure tomorrow.  But I'm always bloated on Mondays (you know, from eating like crap over the weekend) so I wasn't too surprised it went down.  I will get this done!

CrossFit this morning was crazy hard!  I hadn't been in almost 3 WEEKS!!  My last WOD was 3/14 which was a Wednesday and a week where I happened to go on M, T, W.  Then the following week, I got sick on Tuesday before I went back, and that kept me down for almost 2 weeks.  Geeze!  Honestly though, the worst part was getting out of bed this morning.

Warm up:  3 Rounds:
  • 10 dumbbell renegade rows (without the push up)
  • 10 thrusters
  • 10 sit ups
  • 10 box jumps
Renegade Row:


I used 15# weights the first round then switched to 10# and I used a small (14", I think?) box.  I was so tired and sweaty after the warm up that I was REALLY concerned I wasn't going to make it.  We had a small break for stretching which helped me get my breathing back in order.

WOD:  15:00 AMRAP (as many rounds as possible)
  • 10 Overhead Kettlebell Lunges (Being realistic, I skipped the overhead part and just lunged.
  • 10 KB Sumo Deadlift High Pulls
  • 10 KB Swings
  • 200m run
We did this in pairs and while one did the workout, the other squatted.  So basically, I worked out for about 8 minutes and squatted 7 minutes.  After the second squat, I got up to do my next round and seriously almost passed out.  But I quickly put my head down and I was totally fine.  Getting up out of the squat seriously made me feel old!!!

Sumo Dead lift High Pull:

I went back and didn't die.  YAY! I plan to be back on Thursday.  Need to get back into the routine to help my Olympic Challenge along!!

So...boiled eggs.  They are a staple for me.  It is often my afternoon snack and sometimes even my breakfast.  Many bandsters tell me that they can't eat boiled eggs and I've always been baffled by that.  Not anymore!  I think I have mentioned the tightness I have had during my sickness, right?  I mean you remember the crazy pill PB, right?  Anyway, my afternoon snack of boiled egg at 4:30?  It is currently still with me.  Yeah, that sucker is still wedged in there.

I historically (well over the last 2 years) haven't really had many of these kinds of issues.  I think the only reason that I'm this tight is because of the drainage.  I think I just need to power through a few more days and I will be fine, but those days will be boiled egg free!!  I might even do liquids/mushies today.  It would baby my band AND give me a little jump start for my Challenge.  And I've already worked out for the day!

In March, even without working out AT ALL for an ENTIRE week, I average 36 minutes of exercise per day over 22 workouts.  I will take it!



Cat said...

You continue to amaze and inspire me Hero. Those workouts look grueling and I'm so proud of you for getting back in there.

Yuck...your egg is still stuck from yesterday? That sounds very uncomfortable.

Dawnya said...

Boiled eggs belong in Tuna...that is all.

Feel better.

Glad your back at CF.

FitBy40 said...

I can't eat boiled eggs, and it's only been since my last un-fill that I can tolerate scrambled eggs. Remember when we went to lunch in Chicago I could only eat a couple bites of my fritatta and took the rest home! Eggs are not my friend.

Andrea said...

Good job on the weight loss and the working out!!!

I've stayed away from boiled eggs because I've heard a lot of people say they can't eat them, but I need to try because that could be a good staple for me too.