A CrossFitter’s dream weekend

Oh. my. WOD.I was looking back in my WOD journal and realized I have been the most consistent with my workouts I have ever been for the past 3 months!  I think scheduling days off instead of just winging it has helped a ton; not only that, but my rest days help me mentally and keep me wanting more without feeling burned out.  Speaking of more…

This past Saturday, CrossFit Instinct celebrated the CrossFit Games by doing “2 Girls 1 Guy”.  Here were our WODs:

We started off with the Hero WOD, rested about 20ish minutes, then knocked out Isabel.  As a group, we decided that we didn’t want to break more than 10 minutes and went right into Kelly.  Since this wasn’t a competition and was for fun, many of us did the WODs with partners or broke them down.  I did all 3 with Molly and had so much fun!  I’m not as lazy when someone else is working with me so it’s very beneficial and benefits me mentally and physically.

The beastly crew!

Caught the coaches with some post-WOD drinks haha And Molly showing off her Fit Bodies t!

After this brutal sweatfeast, I got to simmer down in an ice bath.  It was my first time ever in one, so I had no idea what to expect.  I was told the best way to do it was to just get in quick and sink down.  So I did. And it was cold as f*ck.  I felt like I couldn’t breath for about a minute and it was so weird.  After the breathtaking 60 seconds, my body went numb and it felt kind of good.  Since we did this outside, there were plenty of stares from people and a homeless guy was even creeping for a couple of minutes.

surprisingly, the ice bath really helped and I wasn’t sore at all the next day!  It was awesome until later Sunday night I started to get a wee-bit sore.  Needless to say, I would definitely take another ice bath!

Just like old times…except we are much bigger

Watching the CrossFit Games always motivates me and makes me realize how insane all those athletes are.  True freaks of nature.  Repeat champs is always awesome, but all the others that placed were pretty freakin’ sweet and I was happy to see Matt Chan finally placed!  I got to see him at the Arnold this past year and he is one chunk of pure muscle.  I would have liked to see my boyfriend, Graham, place higher but he still rocked it!  Same with all the women; WOW.  They are impressive.  I even put my computer background of a shot of some women before their workout.  Is it weird that I have half-naked beast women on my computer?

After all those WODs, we did what we do best.  Celebrate!  We headed down to Cafe Andiamo to watch more of the Games and sip on some cool drinks.  This was also a goodbye party for one of the [best] coaches at CrossFit Instinct. =(  Matt will really be missed!!!  Of course, everyone had a blast!

This is my new favorite drink- Jeremiah Weed + Diet Mountain Dew + Water = mmmmmm. Thanks to AO, this will be my main choice for the float trip!!

 

Monday morning, I got to wake up and try one of the WODs from the Games

Obviously, the weights were scaled down to us normal people.  I used 95# for the whole thing and stuck with burpee pullups.  This was a effing hard workout, but not too mentally scary since it was only 10 reps of everything.  This was my first time using 95# pounds for thrusters; I hate hate hate thrusters (who doesn’t?!) especially since I feel like they take me forever to move my 5’11” body through the full range of motion.  It was heavy but I did it! As exciting as it was, the WOD made me sore as sh*t and my tricpes and shoulders hurt to touch.  But it hurts so good.

After sweating my @ss off (literally, I was soaked), I was lucky enough to change into dry clothes, just to get them all nice and sweaty before heading into my internship.  When I walked into the double doors, I felt like I had stepped into a freezer.  Apparently, something is broken with the air and it can’t be controlled.  It literally has been 60 degrees in there for the past couple of days.  Usually I’m cold anyway, but everyone was complaining so I know it was truly cold in there.

I even had my North Face on and capris and my lips were still blue (really, I looked dead) and I was shivering.  It was colder than the ice bath!  When I was off, I sat in my car and thawed out.  Yep, it was 97 degrees outside and the inside of my car felt awesome.  If I ever got caught in a real-life situation like in the movie The Grey, I don’t know what I’d do.

Enough complaining.  Time to get ready for the next session of freezing my @ss off.  I hope they fixed it so all my freshly shaved legs don’t grow an inch of hair from my goosebumps.  It’s lovely being a girl.

 

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Post- Whole30 hangover

WHOA. Where has the time gone?? These past 4 days have been so exciting and busy, they have literally flown by.

Wednesday was officially my last day of school and my last final; I was up nice and early to study since it was at 7:50am.  It was also the day my sister had to defend her thesis and I was lucky enough to go watch all of her dedication and hard work pay off– she did an awesome job!  Afterwards, we decided we needed to celebrate, true ISU style, and head over to The Pub.  At 2:45pm.  It was all downhill from there.

I had my first non-Whole30 item in 42 days!  Beer.  I can’t lie, it was mighty tasty.  After sitting and chatting for a couple hours, we headed down to Medici, a little restaurant/bar in uptown, to meet with some of my sisters classmates and teacher.  What’s the smartest thing to do after having pitchers of beer?  A blueberry muffin martini.  To put it lightly, this thing was nasty.  And strong.  The kind of strong where you get goosebumps and a twisted face after taking a sip.

After choking down that glass of blue grossness, we went back to The Pub and I thought I might as well keep switching things up and get some Vodka Lemonades.  Mmm those were super good!  If you’ve ever been to Normal and experienced The Pub on a Wednesday night, you know it gets crazy packed and full of college kids.  Since there was nowhere for our big group to sit together, we headed to a friend’s apartment and started playing this stupid game.  With beer.  And I sucked bad at the game.  All of that equals disgusting things.

My alcohol adventure

Let’s just say my night didn’t end pretty.  I saw swiss chard and meatza in ways I never want to see them again.  Ew.

As my sister said, at least I went out with a bang! Ha, funny because I woke up Thursday and felt like pure death.  I felt paralyzed.  I couldn’t even move out of bed for an hour; when I did, I moved to my couch and laid there.  I somehow mustered up energy to take a shower and amazingly didn’t fall over.  It might have been the worst 3 hours of my life.  AND I had to start packing my apartment up that day.  Ugh, it was a horrendous day to get through.

Friday was 100 times better because I actually worked out back at CrossFit Instinct! It was me, my sister, and a fellow female member (she’s going to Regionals yay!) and we did a partner-trio WOD-

Two people flipped a 205 lb. tire back and forth while the other person completed 10 KB swings (with a 70#!) and 30 double unders for a total of 10 min.  I’ve never used a 70# KB in a WOD before and it was a monster!  My forearms are still sore from that dang tire too!  The other ladies did amazing and it was so fun to get a good workout in.

What’s even better is that my other sister drove back to ISU with me to celebrate me and my other sister’s graduations!  It was such a fun night hanging out with both of them- I love having 2 older sisters who are my best friends! =)

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Saturday was moving/graduation day.  I love how the apartment places make us move out by 5pm on graduation day… so nice.  Thank God my sister was here to help me or I would have been SOL.  Finally, graduation happened, we went out to dinner with my parents (yay!) and they took another load of my junk home.  Moving is such a headache, but I’m lucky I moved into my sisters apartment while she’s away for the summer.

So that’s it.  Tomorrow starts another chapter in life – the summer internship.  We get to pay the school for a “class” so I can work for free for 12 weeks.  Makes so much sense, right?  What I am super excited for is this weekend… North Central CrossFit Regionals!!!!!!! Yay!  I will be the best cheerleader in the crowd.

Ok, time to shower and chill.  Went on a 90 minute bike ride for the first time in ages so I’m probably going to be sore in all the wrong spots tomorrow!