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Friday, April 29, 2011

Back to Old School

Not really "old" school....but a friend from the distant past. But first.....I tried WOD 11.6 again. I did not really want to do it but it was the WOD for class and I figured.....why not:

7 min AMRAP
3 thrusters
3 C2B
6 thrusters
6 C2B
So on.....

My score
109

I was not able to push as hard as last time because my hands are pretty raw. I am not used to this amour of use out of my hands and the last few days have taken there toll on them. I am still happy with that score.

When I got home from work it was time for some burpees:

50 burpees (1:45)
50 KBS 1 Pood

My time
3:38

I was able to go unbroken but without the weight I would like to see. I cannot swing a 1.5 Pood overhead yet so I grabbed the next best thing....a 1 Pood. Still a tou WOD.

On a side note I should have Again Fasters Patrick Cummings programming some WODs for me. I contacted Jon Gilson and he put me in contact with Patrick to help with my training. It is always nice to get fresh ideas and WODs from other people. Hopefully these start coming soon.....I am very excited!!!!

NU

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Heavy Overhead...FINALLY!

This morning NO one showed up for the class.....until 20 minutes after class started (Kate).  So, lets just say she jumped in with my training.  I started before she got the with:

Tabata Sprints
12% incline
9 MPH

Then she walked in right before I started back squatting:

EMOTM 6 Min
6 Back squat 255#

This was heavy hitting it at this pace.....felt good though to go above 225# with no pain.  I now consider myself to no longer have a broken collar bone.  Now it is in the end of the healing process....only limiting me in certain things.  After the squats we did:

6 Rds
5 Clean & Jerks 185#
30 DU's

My time
8:15

I did this the other day but was not able to jerk it.......I really felt like this was a big step forward on my road to recovery.  It was tight afterwards but  that was it.  I was going to leave after this, but had to do 1 more thing:

50 Deadlifts 145#

My time
1:09

Went unbroken and am going to keep increasing the weight by 10#.  Next week 155#.

NU

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Long AMRAPs

I am trying to get in some longer WODs to help build myself back up......especially in hopes that i am able to compete in Regionals.....FINGERS CROSSED!

This morning in the box we did a nice skill WOD.....not really a lung burner.....but I guess if i went harder anything can burn the lungs. It was raining outside so we changed it up a bit:

20 Min AMRAP
100 M Row
30 DU's
10 OHS 95#

My score
10 Rds + 7 OHS

This was a fun WOD and the OHS were not bad.  I was able to squat clean them and go unbroken throughout.  I did another MU as well before class just to make me feel good!  I will be hitting another WOD and some strength work tonight.  Most likely the WOD will be the Open WOD 11.6.  Should be fun!

I went back to the box at night and hit up the Open WOD 11.6:

3-6-9-12-15....on up
Thrusters 100#
Chest 2 bar pull ups

My score
117 Points

I got to the 18's on the C2B pull ups. The WOD was great and my collar bone held up well.  It was tight and I was limited on how many reps unbroken I could go as well as I was unable to butterfly.  Hopefully that will come soon!

I then played around with Wall Balls and Box jumpe 20' with the class.  And when I got home:

50 burpees
1:58 (HORRIBLE)

NU

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

A Blur

These last few days have been a blur.....I have increased my training and am starting to feel better and better.  I am unable to go overhead with heavy weight or lower it back down to my chest but most everything else I am pretty good with.

The best thing....I did a MU this morning....and not just 1 but 2!  Oh ya!!!  I am still leary of dropping from the rings to cycle them because I can tell that I am still not ready for that physically, but I am getting there. 

This whole weekend has been a blur......and something else.....a BIG something else......I may be in Regionals...if what I read is right and I stay in the top 60 after WOD 11.6.  That would be unreal, but thrusters are my enemy right now and I cannot bring the bar down to my chest pain free and pull ups are very difficult for me.  We will find out how I do soon.....and hope that everything I have read is accurate about me potentially being able to compete in Regionals.....

This morning I had a good training session:

30-20-10
Wall balls
Hang power clean 95#

My time
3:47

Then-

21-15-9
Deadlift 225#
Box Jump 24'

My time
4:25

This was horrible and Ineed to ramp up my stamina in many of my lifts....especially Deadlifts.  When I finished this WOD I did some DL work including a 385# pull form a 25# bumper plate.  I felt good about this and need to keep on it.

I wanted to then Row 2000 M.....but changed it to 2 x 500 M.  I did the same thing yesterday but 400 M.  I want to work on rowing and feel I will build myself back up.

NU

Sunday, April 24, 2011

The "OPEN"

4/21/11
Well....the day arrived where things started to click.  On 4/21 I was able to snatch 75#!  Coincidence, I think so......WOD 11.1 is not ready to be tackled:

Open WOD 11.1
30 DU's
15 Power Snatch 75#

My score
8 Rds + 7 DU's
367 points

I was happy with this considering my lungs felt like this was my first Crossfit WOD!  I felt horrible....but loved being able to complete it pain free.  After the WOD I started to power clean and ended up doing 255#.  The day was awesome.
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4/22/11
I had plans to try WOD 11.2.......I tried a couple of push ups and new I could get through it:

Open WOD 11.2
9 DL 155#
12 Push ups hand release
15 Box jumps 24'

My score
11 Rds + 1 PU
406 Points

I felt great again, only slow.  I did not get to be really fatigued like I did in WOD 11.1, but I did learn some things.  The most important being how to jump fast again on the box.  It took me a few Rds of jumping slow to get my confidence back.....then I felt great.

I new I could power clean at this point but had not placed much weight overhead.  Soooo......I place 155# on the bar and tried to clean and push jerk it........NO PAIN!  YES!   Next.....Squat clean.....good again.   I then put it all together and did a squat clean and jerk.  I now new WOD 11.3 was doable.   WHY NOT RIGHT NOW....so 1 hour after 11.2:

Open WOD 11.3
5 Min
AMRAP 165#  Squat Clean and Jerk

My score
33
66 Points

Super stoked to get this back in my arsenal.
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4/23/11
I went in to get 11.5 done this morning.  I had tried a dip and could not put pressure on my shoulder so I new 11.4 was not in the running yet.  I was still unsure about Toes 2 Bar as well.  Until I jumped up and did 3.  Painful but very doable.  I figured a game plan up......if I break up the T2B 6 and 4 I should be able to give my self enough rest in between  as to not irritate it to much.  Well.....that worked out great and I was able to get through it:

Open WOD 11.5
5 Power Clean 145#
10 T2B
15 Wall Balls 20#

My score
11 Rds + 7 Wall balls
352 points

I went unbroken on the wall balls which just 3 days ago I was not able to do.  I was sure I would be fine when I decided to try 2 Min of Max wall balls after I was able to do 1 pain free the day after I could not do 1.  I went 65 unbroken in 2 min...........I am getting closer and closer!  Very excited!!!!

NU

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

BURPEES!!!!!!!!!

Nuf Said!  I did something I have been waiting to do for a long time.

50 burpees
2:32

It took me some time to get through them....but it was still enough to get me winded.  I hated to love it and hope to continue to improve the time and the mobility in the shoulder through this.  I will try my 50 again unless my shoulder begins to hinder this.  Keeping it short and sweet to show my happiness!!!!  YES....BURPEES!!!!!!

NU

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Active Rest Day

I haven't taken a true rest day in awhile because I rested so long initially after my injury.  Now 5 weeks out from my broken collar bone and a lot of the same movements I have decided to rest.  I only did 1 thing....

After the classes last night I made challenges to everyone.....this morning I did the same thing and had three people stand up to the challenge.  The challenge:

1 Min Max rep Deadlift 225# (Women 155#)

My score
29

I got to 26 and then dropped the bar.....at that point it was hard for me to keep going, having not burned my hamstrings like that in quite awhile.  Another good one to keep doing while I progress. 

Another HUGE positive that happened last night.....I did a Pull up....and not just 1 but 3 in a row!!!!  it felt great.  As I began going up I was anticipating the pain to set it but nothing!  I went at a very slow pace but was still very excited when I got done with my third pull up.  Soon I will be kipping and throwing weight overhead again!!!!  Boo Ya!

NU

Monday, April 18, 2011

Late night

This morning started slow but the day ended well:

10 Min Back squat EMOTM
5 reps 225#

I was able to go unbroken which was awesome....then:

2 Min Max Rep Power Clean 165#

My score
25

That afternoon I did the Power Cleans again:

2 Min Max Rep Power Clean 165#

My score
31

Then again 1 hour later:

My score
36

I could not believe how I increased my score but was psyched to say the least. Great end to the day, off to bed!

NU

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Getting better never felt so bad

As I progress and get better I more and more realize that I am out......broken record I know.  But, in a few weeks I will be 100%....run through the Open WODs and NOT be in......building back my strength and lunges.  It is great getting better......but hurts to watch this competition on the sidelines when I know full well I will be able to compete when the Regional comes around.  But.....having the Box make it to the Regional would help soothe the pain.

On to the WODs.  Yesterday was a good day....but had me realizing I have lost some of my "Go":

20 Min AMRAP:
6 Deadlifts 225#
9 Box Jump 24'
12 Pistols (alternating legs)

My score
11 Rds

This was a good one for me but had me taking my time.  The pistols were brutal and I was going pretty sloe through them.  I need to keep working on them.  It reminded me of the Arnold when we did "Mary" but I busted through them like nothing.....it was probably the adrenaline of competition, that always pushing me to another level.

After a break:

Tabata Sprints
12% incline
9 MPH

Sucks just as much as I remember, still great to do it at 9 MPH.
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This morning I woke up ready to go.  I wanted to do some heavier power cleans from the ground.  The first time doing them....and I felt I could handle them:

10 Rds (:30 sec per Rd)
5 Power Cleans 135# every

I was able to get through all the Rds in under :12 and went unbroken on all of them.  I liked the feeling from this WOD.  Other then the pain I started to get in my collar bone....but it was one I was able to push through. 

I will see what tonight holds.  Hopefully something good!  And.....I CANNOT wait to do Burpees....they are my life blood!

NU

Friday, April 15, 2011

Beauty in the Squat

My first WOD back that really made me want to change what I had down on paper......and I did.  Afterwards i got to thinking about how it has been so long since doing a WOD that mentally got to me, and in the moments after I realized how quickly we forget our desires when they are easily accessible and easily doable.  I have had the desire to do WODs for weeks.....dreaming of them, hoping for them, even trying them when I shouldn't.  And here, a WOD I could do and I chickened out and backed off.  What does that say about me?  I do know ONE thing......I will not do it again.....it made me feel weaker and that it is easy to say what you will do, yet a different story to do it.  I am going to chalk it up as a mental lapse of judgement and use it as a reminder of how easy it is to feel overwhelmed and take an easier rout. 

Here is what I did:

Tabata Sprint
12% incline
8 MPH

This was my first time doing this and wanted to start off at 8 MPH instead of the 9 MPH I was doing.  It was a little easy and will jump back to the 9 MPH next time....Then:

95# Max Rep Back Squat

My score
80

Couple Min Rest Then-

95# Max Rep Hang Power Clean
36

These felt good to do....I then incorporated them into a WOD:

5 Rds
45 DU's
30-25-20-15-10 Back Squat 95#
15 Hang Power Clean 95#

My time
11:49

This was the WOD that I changed.  Originally, I had 30 Back Squat the whole way through but I realized that my legs would be fried so I dropped 5 reps each set instead.  When done I realized.....the whole point is to fry them.....why did I do that.  Weakness that is why.  Again I learned from it and will be stronger in my WODs because of it.  Still a good WOD though.

NU

Thursday, April 14, 2011

To be......or not to be

Everyone has a choice to be something.....WHAT, is up to u. Some follow their dreams others have "reasons" why they didn't. I believe that everyone has the choice. I choose to reach goals that seem unreachable because I believe anything is possible, I truly do. There is no reason why things are not possible if you believe....... work harder then anyone believes you can and achieve them.....they will have their reasons for your success.  But, you will know and never forget the work you put in which makes the achievement possible and that much better.  If you do not reach your goal or dream, I am sure if you go after it 100% you will achieve more then you would have with the what if or if I was lucky mentality.

For me.....I will win the CrossFit Games. Most people think that is a fun goal, but, they really do not believe I can.....or at least I know many do not. That is fine with me.  I will work my butt off and know that if I do I have the opportunity to win the Games.

Now, the to be......or not to be.  The choice I talked about earlier.....that is where the effort comes forth.  Many people talk a great game but lack action needed to succeed.  Today I was at the Box and was getting ready to walk out and thought......whoever wins the Games this year is not leaving the gym.  I set my bad down, set up a rack and designed a WOD:

5 Rds
Each Rd lasting 1 Min with :10 Rest
10 Back Squat 135#
Max DU's

My score
43-34-30-34-26

he score is the number of DU's I got in each Rd.  The rest time was used to jot down my score.  I was lazy and did not bring in my jump rope and grabbed a gym one and it showed.  I messed up quite a bit and could not get a rhythm going. 

It felt really good to squat.  not sure how heavy I can go with the collar bone,  but this was pain free and I was able to keep my chest up pretty well.

This made me feel so much better and really solidified that I make the decision on how good I can be and how hard I will push myself.  One let down and someone can pass me.  I will prepare myself as much as possible and be ready for anything.

NU

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Hang Power Cleans.....My New Best Friend

Since I have been able to pull a barbell I have been deadlifting and hang cleaning ever since. So....a new one....that actually started to get the collar bone to feel weak so I changed it up mid WOD:

EMOTM 11 Min: Hang Power Clean 115#
10-11-12-13-14-15-14-13-12-11-10

Perform rep scheme every minute on the minute for 11 minutes. I planned to go up to 20 but when I got to 15 the collar bone started locking up so I worked my way back down. My grip started to go to the point that I had to break up the sets starting at minute 8. I would do 8, drop it and then finish.

Overall this was nice and I increased the weight from yesterday. I am hoping to amp up my grip and keep my upper back and shoulders strong so I can hit all the games WODs before week 7 ends and have my scores submitted to the site. I just realized I may not be able to qualify for the games but I can still see where I stand if I can get my scores in before the final week ends. Should be an exciting ride. And GO CROSSFIT SOUTH BEND! You can make it to Regionals!!!!!!

NU

Heavy Deadlifts....

Everyone has their definition of what is heavy.  Right now, for me, everything is heavy when it comes to what my shoulder can handle.  So when I worked up to doing 225# Deadlifts.....and then was able to use it in a WOD......I was ecstatic!  As of late I have been very happy on hear with my progression.  But, none more then yesterday.  When I got off work I got to the Box early before coaching.  Here is what went down:

8 Rds
200 M Run
5 Deadlifts 225#
7 GHD sit ups

My time
13:24

I can always go faster but the fact that I was able to get through this with consistancy in my pace excited me.  I will continue to improve!

I did push a little to much and got overly excited and tried a little more weight after the WOD.....365#....when I pulled it off the ground about 4 inches I felt the shoulder beginning to give so I dropped it/  maybe another day.

NU

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Better and Better is always Better

Everyday I have been feeling better......and that makes me feel better.  Better with my mental attitude and with my motivation.  I have been a ble to do more therefore it has aloud me to push myself more.  I am excited to get back at it and hope in 2 weeks or so I can complete all the Open WODs and submit sometimes. 

I was able to try a pull ups yesterday....which I could not pull yet.....but I still tried.  I did 95# Hang Cleans, squated with 135#, Held in the dip position, and strung 5 push ups together!  It is exciting and I feel so blessed to be able to do these movements after 4 weeks. 

Yesterday I had some fun:

5 Rds:
20 DL 185#
30 Air Squats
25 Sit Ups (ABMAT)

My time
12:20

This felt great to push through.  At the gym I found out I could do hang cleans:

3 Rds (1 Min Rest between Rds):
Max Reps 95# Hang Clean

My scores
33-21-17

I enjoyed this a lot. The first time I was able to throw weight......and it was awesome!!
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I woke up in the morning and was able to make it to class.  When class ended I worked on 20' Box jumps to see how going fast would feel.  I did two sets of 50 unbroken jumps. I then warmed up with some DU's and then hit a WOD:

4 Rds
20 Hang Power Clean 95#
50 DU's

My time
5:45

This one got me feeling the pain I love!  I have more and more been finding WODs that do this to me with all the movements I have added since being hurt....and now that I am able to go close to 100% during some of these WODs it helps bring up my moral.

I cannot wait to do my burpees and KBS again!  That will be a great day!!!

NU

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Main Site...Running

“High achievement always takes place in the framework of high expectation.” Jack Kinder

Yesterday I took off except for some accessory work with 15# DB's.  I did about 100 lying DB Extensions and 100 DB Bent Rows.  They felt good and gave me some tight muscles this morning which is what I was going for.  I had a plan for a running WOD I was going to do.......and as many times with me.....plans changed.  I logged on and saw Main Site and new I had to try it:

1600 M Run     
-3 Min Rest-
1200 M Run
-2 Min Rest-
800 M Run
-1 Min Run
400M Run

My times:
6:22
5:01
3:14
1:25

This hurt.....but I loved it!  I am going to create a running/interval/sprinting program to implement along with my strength program.  The strength part will not be starting until I am fully back but I can start to implement the running portion.  We will see these numbers above drop very quickly.  My 1 mile PR is currently....or was....5:32....I would like to see that in the low 5's.  I will play around with some stuff tonight......whatever will get me better.

NU

Friday, April 8, 2011

Deadlifting, gotta love it when it is all you can do.

I wanted run today but it turned out to not happen. Instead I deadlifted....and a lot, could have went heavier but was trying to be smart because of my hurt collar bone....135#:

5rds
1 Min Amrap 135# Deadlift
1 Min rest

Total score
157

This was my best Wod to date where I got tired and felt some weight. My rds went: 41-36-30-26-24. I liked it and could probably have increased the weight to 155# but I did not want to overdo it quite yet. Feel much better mentally this afternoon and am ready to start working hard!!

NU

Doubt......On Paper

Everyone has doubt.  From the moment we wake up to when we go to bed......doubt always lies somewhere with us. 

My doubt I am struggling with today is in myself.  I know my worries are minimal and the things in my life are on such a small scale they effect no one but myself, family, and those close to me.  I hear people always telling others, "it could be worse," or, "but look how great your life is!"  These are all true but for those people in their moments of doubt and struggle it couldn't get worse.....and it hurts.....even if you do not see why. 

I have doubt in myself......and it hurts.  I am not used to this.  When I have normally doubt something I go out and fix it.  I prove it wrong.....go out and conquer whatever I felt held me back from or what made me incapable if letting go of it.  The doubt I woke up with today is different.

Is what I'm doing right, and what am I doing? Deep I know....But....I am truly asking myself this. 

To break it down, I have been overcoming my injury....I feel....very well.  I feel in the scope of what has been going on it matters little to most, but matters A LOT to me.  I want to say that first.  Second, I love Crossfit.....really I do.  It is my passion, something that I have found that fills in many questions in my life.  I, and everyone else i am sure, have been asked my entire life, "What will you do when you grow up?"  I have never been able to answer that question until I found Crossfit.  I have went through life asking what is I was meant to do.  i always loved fitness but nothing FELT right.  I feel I was designed for Crossfit.  It consumes me day and night, and in my current state I have DOUBT whether I will be able to continue the motivation or the ability I have had towards it in the past.  Again, it may be a split second thought and may go away but, I am scared of 10-20 Yrs passing and me still not doing what I know I should be doing, Crossfiting and coaching Crossfit.  I want to know everything there is to know about Fitness, Crossfit, and grow doing it for my entire life. 

Granted, I have only been Crossfitting and known of the sport for a little over a year.  but, they say when you know you know.  And i know. I want my career centered around Crossfit.....part of my Legacy.....around Crossfit.  Its training, when performed properly, is hands down above and beyond the rest.  I could never train any other way. 

Doubt still floats in me.....Do I still have the motivation?   I have been lazy.  I sleep until 7:30 AM....where 6 AM  used to be sleeping in.....sometimes I even sleep later!  The motivation is gone....I know a lot of it is because I am limited with my options and ability to train right now......I am obsessed yet cannot get my butt out of bed.  And what if I continue this way (I know that I won't but this is what I am thinking).  It is hard to think of how great things are when something so close to me was almost taken away, and currently I am unable to do.  I cannot stress how big of a deal Crossfit is in my life.  I put my heart into it since I found it and have had to put it on hold.  I have learned a lot since getting injured, but feel the true learning will come when I am healed. 

How will I overcome the adversity of falling down in my overall fitness?
Where will my training capacity be and how will it impact me?
Will my shoulder hold me back?
Why can't I remember where anything is anymore? (that is more of because I have been out of the box so much lately)
Will I continue to doubt myself?
Where is my limit and will I push myself to reach it?
Can I make a career out of this?
How can I make a career out of this?
How will sitting out of the Crossfit Games effect me though out the year physically and mentally? (Mainly mentally)
etc....

I will continue to have many questions, but none more then what would have been if I held onto that bar.....a question I have not asked myself much.....but as the Games continue to develop and move on to only the elite athletes left.  How will it effect me knowing many of the elite personally and watching them strive in the competition and have amazing stories to tell.

I know, I know......next year! you will be that much better!  it is motivation!.....yadayadayada......But I am in the now, I wanted this now, and I felt I could do it now.  It sucks, and it matters to me!  It may not be big to you......but it is to me!   \

NU

Thursday, April 7, 2011

"Michael"

My first NAMED WOD since getting hurt.  Michael came up on Main Site a couple days ago and I was pumped, "A WOD I can do!'  I went to the box yesterday and was able to do this during one of the classes:

Michael
3 Rds
800 M run
50 Back Extensions
50 Sit ups abmat

My time
19:26

After i finished the WOD i put it into beyondthewhiteboard.com and realized that it was supposed to be done with GHD sit ups.  Oops!  I did not care because it was still tough on me.  My hamstrings were still tight from the DL's the other day and jumping on the back extensions after the run was brutal on them.  Overall I liked it and want to find some WOD's that have running in them that I can begin doing as I recover.
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This morning I was planning to get some work done until I some how over slept and missed the 5:30 AM class.  Now this was not just a oops, I wish I could have gone.......I taught the class!.....or at least was supposed to.  I feel horrible to everyone who came in and was without a coach.  So, instead of doing some work I did the guilty feeling all morning.

I did get in the basement and do some barbell holds and a 3 min AMRAP of lunges where i stepped backwards and pressed off the back foot to work the quads.  I was able to get 97 going at a slow but steady pace......and the collar bone continues to heal slow and steady as well.

NU

Monday, April 4, 2011

New movement!

I took off yesterday because I felt very weird. My body was very sore and I felt like I was possibly getting a bug....fortunately that was not the case. I woke up feeling great....which meant it was time to try something new. I went in my basement and tried a new movement.

I had a 95# bar set up and was ready to Deadkift. I pulled it and felt good and continued to do so until I did 50! That was awesome and I was ready for a deadliest WOD. Later on in the day I did:

20 Min AMRAP:
30 DL 115#
30 Air Squats

My score
8 Rds + 12 DL

This felt great. I was not able to go as fast as I would have liked but I was happy with my pace. The air Squats really slowed me down because I can still not keep my chest up or swing my arms. The fact that I am still getting better and increasing my movement makes me feel great. I look forward to what is next!

NU

Sunday, April 3, 2011

WOD 11.2....not me....the Wife

Yesterday I had the day off and was able to go and Judge my wife on WOD 11.2.  She is really excited to do it....as I would be.  She warmed up while I did DU's.  I was able to get over 1 hundred a few times, but after that I would fail......that frustrated me.  In any case my wife was ready to go.

358 points.....9 Rds + 9 Deadlifts + 12 Push ups + 13 Box jumps.  She was on pace for 10 but on her 13th box jump she hit the box and had to step back and redo the rep which cost her the 10 Rds.  She still surpassed her and my expectations.  I cannot believe how hard she pushed and was in awe the whole time.

I then through myself in the mix and did a WOD:

10 Min AMRAP
15 Box jumps 24'
20 Back Extensions
25 DU's

My score
5 Rds + 15 Box jumps

I started off quick on the box jumps but had to back off fast.  I would swings my arms and it would shoot pain right through my left side.  I was able to continue jumping with my arms on my chest but had to step down really slowing my pace.  I was happy with how I did considering I did not stop other then the slow box jumps. 

I feel great about the WOD though because 2 days ago I tried jumping on a 20' box and could not do it due to pain.  Another step in the right direction!

I then woke up this morning and went on a quick run but cut it to only 1 mile because I had to get ready for work and did not give myself enough time. 

I was also thinking while lying in bed that I waste a lot of time.  Especially now that I have been laid up.  I came up with a self quote to keep me motivated.  it may not keep you motivated like it will me.....but I still like it!

"MAKE TODAY COUNT!"

In everything I do I will make it count in life.  Eventually my time here will run out and I want people to know I made everything I did was worth my time.  I want every moment to matter!

NU

Friday, April 1, 2011

On the Road Again

It has been awhile since I went on a run.....and that isn't only because i have a broken collar bone.....i have concentrated so much in other areas of my training.  Long runs have not been on my radar, more interval training.  Today I wanted to test out how my arm would feel on a run.  And it felt good, tight, but good. 

I broke my watch, so I was not about to time myself, so I guessed I ran 20+ minutes and somewhere of just under 3 miles.  It was a nice pace that got faster as i got comfortable with my arm.  I forgot how much i enjoy good runs and will start throwing these more and more in my training with longer distances and at a faster clip.

After I ran i did a few hundred DU's and at my highest unbroken set it was 110.  i wasn't happy with it but not mad either.  I will be trying to set a PR soon since i have been working on DU's so much.  As for the collar bone.....it......it is still getting better every day!  Ready to throw around some weight though.....

NU