Man….THAT didn’t work out! 

Back from vacation only means one thing….get your a** back in the gym!!! This vacation to HHI with my family and my sister’s family was amazing!!  

As with every trip, I had my running gear and I was ready to at least get 2 runs while there. Apparently, my mind and body had other plans! I didn’t do diddly SQUAT! I was tired, which led to sleeping in and didn’t think twice about running! I even packed J’s stuff because he runs with me…NOPE!

Check this nugget out… I had a triathlon on the Saturday after we returned home!! I completely forgot about it and was unprepared to race.  I emailed the race director and they allowed me to do the race virtually. So, no loss there; all I have to do is submit my times to them online and I get my goodies AND my bling. However, I am now 0 for 2 with workout plans!! 

Monday was my first day back at the gym.  I am struggling with the time to get there because I have J that has football practice and Aidan has basketball practice on the other end of town!! If I could juuuuust clone myself…..


3 x 10 back squats

The goal was to be at about 60% of my 1RM.  My 1RM max is 100#, making my 60% 60# (right?).  I was able to get 65# and was happy!! 


5 rounds for time:

5 squat clean thrusters (55#)

10 pull ups


I was glad to see this time! Anytime there is a time cap (in this WOD 15min), I become nervous! I always feel like I’m not going to make it before time is called. But I did!! Truth be told, I could have went  heavier on the squat cleans. Rx was 65# and I could have managed a total of 25.  But I was safe…..

I am all kinds of sore right now….like right now as I right this post!! But I LOVE the soreness because I know the work that I put behind it!!

Today is a rest day which is nice.  J has football practice, so to kill the time, I guess I will take the 6:30 class.  Gotta use the best of my time, right?? 😉

Ever have plans to work out and it just didn’t pan out like you imagined???? That’s the title to the book of my life…….”I(t) just didn’t WORK out!” 😂

May 1st

Better known as May Day! Or Sunday to the rest of us working folks trying NOT to focus on what tomorrow is!!


My workout week was pretty “ok”…

Monday: CrossFit

Strength: Power Clean 6×2 AHAP (as heavy as possible)- 95# 

Metcom (Time): 3 rounds for time

10 clean and jerk 65#

40ft HS walk *

75 DU**

40ft HS walk

*substituted for 60 sec handstand (against the wall)

**substituted for 150 SU

-18 minute time cap (which I made!!)

Tuesday: Run

It was so freaking HOT!! It wasn’t a pretty run, but it was a run.

…and I ripped a hole in my new Nike tank tearing off the tag on the inside. #moron.  I ran in my new Oakley sunglasses. It was a “hey, I just ran a 10k” and “Happy Early Mother’s Day” gift to me.  Let me just say, I NEVER run without a hat, but this day…I forgot my hat!   Remember when I forgot my shoes last week? Apparently, I’m on a forgetful streak….

They worked out great! They didn’t fog up (which is why I STOPPED using sunglasses to run) and they didn’t do the “slip and slide”off my face (the SECOND reason I stopped wearing sunglasses to run).  They were costly, but they are worth it.

I didn’t make it back to a run or the gym until Friday:

Strength: Back Squats 5 x 3 (70-80% of 1 RM)- 95# (still HATE them!!)

Metcom: 8 min AMRAP

30 DU*

8 ring dips**

30 sec rest

* substituted for 60 SU

** substituted for box dips

The “cash out” was a mile run. It was still so hot, that run was like a fast walk! 😂

My workout week was kind of light but I am 3 weeks out from my first triathlon. 😁. I’m scared as I am NOT prepared (surprise surprise) but I’ll be fine and get the kick in the pants that I always need! 

How was your weekend? What does your  workout week look like?



As I sit here and type this post, I am STILL sore from the WOD yesterday! Tuesdays are my day off because of basketball for J and A. I sit, I wait on the uncomfortable bleachers in the gym, which isn’t so hot when you are sore!!
At CrossFit UFPC, this is what met me at the door…


Thrusters??? Really?? I LOATHE thrusters!! I have come to realize that my list of “I HATE….” in CrossFit it becoming longer. In no particular order, I HATE…

  • Thrusters
  • Wall Balls
  • Burpees
  • Wall walks
  • (Am I talking gibberish to you with these CrossFit skills/moves? When I am not so cheap, I’ll upgrade my WordPress blog so I can post videos here!! Until then, check out the link for info!)

    But just like the saying….”This s**t SUCKS!! What time tomorrow??” (I absolutely have to get my hands on THAT shirt!)

    Let me just say, that thrusters include the one thing that is my weak point…SQUATS!! You can give me upper body ALL.DAY.LONG, but please don’t give me squats! I mentally phase out of the WOD when I see “squat” or any of its cousins.
    BUT…. it’s 2014, and I’m gonna face my fears, lack of skill, whatever you want to call it…this is the Year of the Squats (for me it is, any way).


    Yeah…that’s what I intend on doing to those squats… #crushtheMOFO

    Is there any move, skill, exercise,etc that you hate??

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