No running or CrossFit today, though I did get in Day 18 of the 100 Day Burpee Challenge -- since it was a school and work holiday to celebrate Presidents' Day, we decided on a family hike. We drove down to Starved Rock, a definite favorite for the whole family, which is a real workout in its own right, with plenty of elevation change, much of it by staircase. We walked for a couple of hours in spring-like weather under a sunny sky, then had lunch outside just as the clouds rolled in, the wind picked up, and it started feeling like winter again.
Sore from yesterday's hike and probably all the CrossFit last week, so opted to take it easy today. Created a mini-WOD, but quit after a few reps, no need to push. Did my 19th day of the 100 Day Burpee Challenge , not getting any easier, even the first ones.
I almost skipped today's WOD, because it was so heavy on push-ups -- LOTS of push-ups! And I'm not good at push-ups; in fact, I pretty much suck at them. That's the kind of thinking that led to my current plethora of weaknesses, however, so I girded my loins, and off I went.
Strength: Front Squat
Every 45 seconds for 6 sets perform 3 Front Squats (Reps at 0:00-0:45-1:30-2:15-3:00-3:45)
Conditioning, For Time:
As difficult as feared...but the broad jumps were kind of fun and today was the first WOD that included burpees, so I got in my 100 Day Burpee Challenge set as part of that (+1 at home).
Super simple WOD today, but it didn't mean that it came easy: 75 snatches at 75# (I scaled it to 65#), with 4 burpees on the minute. That meant I could get my 100 Day Burpee Challenge done as part of the WOD, score! Towards the end my form started falling apart, so off came the plates and I finished the last few rounds at 45#.
A decent week, but more than ever I'm realizing how much I penalize myself with all this extra weight, REALLY need to get consistent with the cleaner eating. (Please use the handy social media buttons to share this post.)
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