Friday, May 4, 2012

Another week closer to London!

Lots of news today, so let's get started:


Fridays are always the hardest to get out of bed.  Today, I had two arguments for the BAU (badass unicorn, of course) side.  1.  The argument I make every time I hesitate, that you never regret a workout that you DO and you will feel better when you are done.  2.  I agreed to Jazzercise tonight which means I can sleep in tomorrow without feeling guilty. So just get it up and get it done!  BAU totally beat out the Rhino another day!

Apparently there was some weightlifting thing after class today, so we had a few extra guys that are really good CF'ers.  Once we started the WOD, they took off like rockets.  One of them was done when I hit the halfway mark.  HA!

3 rounds:
  • 400m run
  • 21 KB swings (26#)
  • 12 pull ups (green band)
There was a 15:00 cut off.  I'm slow so I was behind on the first round, but I still felt pretty good about it.  Second round I was doing fine, but then just seemed to die on the pull ups.  I just couldn't get my body to do what I was telling it to do.  Third round, by the time I got back from the run, I was the last one left. 

Bach stood by me through the swings and pull ups and cheered me on.  I'm not exaggerating when I say that I did the last 6 or so pull ups because of her (and the rest of the group standing around watching and cheering) encouragement.  With 3 to go she asked me if I wanted to switch to ring rows.  I was coming close to the cutoff but I knew that she wouldn't make me stop when I was that close.  I said no and finished up with a tremendous amount of effort.  The last pull up was through sheer force of will. 

I worked as hard as I could today which is all I ask for myself.  I finished in 15:31, but I finished.  Meaning, I actually started and I did it.  If I were Cat, I would definitely give myself a point for giving it all I got! 


But my "all but collapse" WOD with 36 pull ups made me realize that 100 pull ups for Murph might actually be impossible.  There are many ways to modify Murph...I had already known that I would be using a large band to assist my pull ups.  But adding in 200 push ups, 300 squats and 2 miles, I just wasn't even sure if I would be able to do that.

You can either modify moves or you can lower the reps.  So, you could do a 1/2 Murph which would be 1 mile, 50 pull ups, 100 push ups & 150 squats.  Or you can modify the moves themselves, like I was doing with the band. 

I decided that I wanted to stick with a full Murph.  This is my mini marathon.  I want to do it all.  To me, if I were to train to run a mini, there would probably be points during the run where I would walk.  To me, modifying the moves of Murph would be like that that.  Cutting it in half would make me feel like I'm doing a 5k which is great, but something I have already done.  I want to push myself as much as possible.

I talked it over with Bach and we decided that I would further modify the pull ups and do Ring Rows instead. 

So, 2 miles, 100 Ring Rows, 200 Push Ups, 300 Squats.  That is still badass!  She told me that her first Murph she did Ring Rows and knee push ups.  I'm hoping that I can do regular push ups the whole time, but if I need to move to my knees, I will.

I'm excited.  Can you tell?


I talked to my plastic surgeon's office and they asked me not to get a fill until after I had spoken with the doctor at my pre-op appointment.  Since that appointment is on 5/15 and my fill was scheduled for 5/10, I cancelled my fill. 

I have been doing pretty well with my dieting, so I'm going to try and stick with that.  I always reserve the right to change my mind (I'm a girl, after all), but right now, the plan is to leave my fill where it is until my trip, unfill a little, then get back on track with the fill level post-trip.  I will keep you updated.  :)

Happy Friday, everyone!!



Theresa aka Tessie Rose said...

You really are a bad ass unicorn!

Andrea said...

Sounds like a good plan with the fill. I have an appointment next Tuesday, but I don't think I'm going to get one.