Monday, May 18, 2015

Weekend Wrap Up

I hope you all had a good weekend! I sure did. Friday evening after work, I drove to Fort Worth to see a friend and her 3 month old baby. I got some good squishy time.

Saturday I got up ready for my run. My goal was to simply run further than I did last week. For perspective:
  • Last week (my longest practice run in a few years) - 2.53 miles
  • Normal week - 2.1 miles
  • Longest practice run ever - 2.65 miles
  • Longest run ever - 3.1 miles (all 5K have been for races/public runs)
On Saturday, I ran 3.23 miles. Woohoo! My longest run ever. Not bad. The only issue is that because I started the run right outside my apartment, I had a few long traffic light delays that seriously messed with my time. So I think from now on, I will walk to the trail, then start the run so I can compare each run to the next.

I'm taking advice from Blogger Badass Amy and increasing my practice run distance to work on increasing stamina. I think I have actually made a goal to run a 10K. No commitments yet, but it is rolling around in my head. Right now, I'm focusing on adding about 5-10 minutes per week. Hopefully it won't get too hot too quickly.

After my run, I walked for another mile or so then went home. After freshening up, I went to the Dallas Convention Center to watch the CrossFit Games Regionals. My old box had a team competing. Talk about badass!

 One of my former coaches who was also a competitor.

Our team in action.

After the team competitions, I watched a couple of heats of the women's competition then headed home. After church, BFF came over and I made sushi rolls. Can you imagine? I was nervous to try it, but it was one of the options with my Home Chef box this week so I decided to try it. They weren't bad at all! I wish I would have taken a picture. The first one I didn't roll tight enough, but I did get better. I also need a sharper knife...

On Sunday, I went back to the CrossFit Games to see the conclusion of the team events. Our team finished 13th which was pretty awesome in my opinion. I spent the rest of the day doing chores and catching up on TV.

This morning I got up and went to CrossFit. My squat form really deteriorated over my hiatus. Even with little to no weight, I'm leaning too far forward and not keeping my chest up. My coach thinks it is my hips. I have a massage booked tomorrow night to help. I'm also working on some stretches. Anyway, the first part of the WOD was 5 rounds: 3 Front Squats & 7 Strict Ring Row. Since I was only doing 55#, it wasn't too strenuous, just trying hard to hyper focus on form.

The second part of the WOD was 28-21-14-7 Thrusters (I did just the bar at 35#) and Tuck Jumps (I was happy if my feet left the floor...not really, I jumped as high as I could, I just can't jump very high.) That was absolutely exhausting.


I'm trying not to focus on the fact that scale jumped up again this week. I absolutely don't want things to get out of control, but I also know that I'm having some dehydration issues right now and don't want to freak out. We shall see how it goes. I did order some Arbonne nutritional pre-workout stuff. I tried it on Saturday and it seemed to help. We shall see. 

 I will leave you with this...



Amy W. said...

I will tell you this sister. You could do a 10k tomorrow. Seriously. Now it may be slow and you may be in pain afterwards, but you could do it. So just know that. An 8k is actually my favorite distance, bc it feels like I am doing a little more than a 5k, but no so much that I want to throw myself under passing vehicles. Keep with it. It never gets easier, you just get better! I'm proud of you!

The Happy Whisk said...

Hope you get the dehydration issues sorted. Yikes. But that smile in your photo, you look so happy.

Sarah Kopf said...

I agree with the last comment. You look radiant in that photo!

It's a marathon, as you know. Not a sprint. Baby steps. I have faith in you! (((Hugs)))