20 March, 2014

Weekly Recap, 3/10 - 3/16

Monday, 3/10:  CrossFit / Open 14.2

Very quiet day at work.  I didn't even really leave the office until it was time to head home.

Since I'm a glutton for punishment, I decided to try the CrossFit Games Open workout 14.2 for yet a third time.  I talked with the owner and he helped me a little bit with my Chest to Bar Pullups though so happy to say I finally improved!

I got 6 more reps than the last two times!  21 reps total...so that's 10 overhead squats at 65#, 10 chest to bar pullups, and then 1 more overhead squat and then time ran out.

Because I technically only worked out for 3 minutes in the Open workout, I jumped in the next CrossFit class that was about to start.

5 rounds for time, 25 minute time cap:
- 20 Pullups
- 30 Back Squats 135# for men/95# for women
- 20 GHD's

This. Sucked.  My hands were already hurt from trying to do the chest to bar pullups earlier (I know, I'm whining) and then we didn't have enough lifting platforms so some of us had to pick up the bar for back squats off the ground.  I was one of the lucky ones.  :)  It got HEAVY very quickly.  I only got through 2 rounds and was about to start the GHD's on my 3rd round when time was called.  Ouch!

Tuesday, 3/11:  CrossFit

It was SUCH a beautiful day in NYC....finally!!!  After I got most of my work done I headed to my favorite coffee shop for a little mental break.  Lemon ginger tea and a pistachio macaron?  Yes, please.

So Yummy!

I headed to the gym after I got home and knew this workout was going to kill me just like Monday's.

25 minute cap:
3x split jerk every 30 seconds until failure

Last time we did this workout, I used 95# for 18 mins and then the owner bumped me up to 100#.  This time?  100# the entire time.  After 5 sets it started getting REALLY hard.  Towards the end I think I ended up dropping the bar after 2 reps for 2 of the sets and then for another 2 sets I dropped the bar after I finished.  I just couldn't put the bar back on the rack.  Can't wait for the bruises on my collarbones...yay!

Double unders max reps for 3 min immediately following the split jerks.  Last time I did this I think I got 114.  This time?  My shoe came untied and then I had to pull my hair back b/c it kept catching the jump rope.  I think I got in 80 or 90.  I gave up counting after that.

Wednesday, 3/12:  Rest Day

Was so sore from the previous two days, definite rest day for me.  Just stayed home, relaxed, and cleaned my room a bit since I had some work done to the walls.

Also flipped through marking off some awesome looking recipes from the Cooking with Coconut Oil cookbook I was sent to review! 

the photos are beautiful! 

Thursday, 3/13:  CrossFit

3×15 Front Squat, did them all at 95#
1 min rest between sets
3×15 Push Jerk, started at 75# and then dropped to 70# after I failed at 10 reps into the 2nd set.

After our workout, the new CrossFit Open workout, 14.3, was released.  Some of the coaches and members decided to do it right away so I cheered on the bf while he kicked some ass.  

I didn't make him wear the shirt...swear!

Friday, 3/14:  Rest Day

Met up with some friends for drinks after work at a craft beer place right by my office.   The winner of the night?  Bailey's and Vanilla Stout Ice Cream Float.  Yes, I ordered it and it was delicious!  


Saturday, 3/15: CrossFit

50 snatch push press 65/45
100 double unders
50 push-ups
75 double unders
50 ohs
50 double unders
50 push-ups -- got to 45 of these
25 double unders
50 hang power snatch

This was another gross workout.  I think the cap was 25 mins and I only got through 45 of the second set of pushups.  My arms hated me!

Headed out to brunch with the bf and his fam to a little Columbian place and proceeded to stuff my face with a chicken and avocado stuffed arepa.  Yes, please.

Before I added hot sauce

After I relaxed for a bit, I met up with some friends to enjoy some St Paddy's pre-celebration.  Late that night headed out with the bf to see the new 300 movie.  GO see it!! It was awesome.  I loved the first one though.  And it proves that us Greek women are pretty bad ass.  :)

Sunday, 3/16:  CrossFit / Open WOD 14.3

Today was my turn to attempt the Open 14.3 workout!  This was a doozy and there were a bunch of boxes that were admitting it was a poorly programmed workout.  Increasing reps and weight of deadlifts?  Not cool.  There's also a much higher risk of injuring yourself when your form goes out the window when you get tired.  Before everyone started the workout by us, the judges all said that if they see our form is becoming atrocious, they're going to make us stop before we get injured.  Smart coaching. :) 

8 minute AMRAP of:
10 deadlifts, 135 (mens weight) / 95 lb (womens weight) 
15 box jumps, 24 / 20 inch
15 deadlifts, 185 / 135 lb.
15 box jumps, 24 / 20 inch
20 deadlifts, 225 / 155 lb.
15 box jumps, 24 / 20 inch
25 deadlifts, 275 / 185 lb.
15 box jumps, 24 / 20 inch
30 deadlifts, 315 / 205 lb.
15 box jumps, 24 / 20 inch
35 deadlifts, 365 / 225 lb. 
15 box jumps, 24 / 20 inch

Considering 215# is my deadlift PR, I knew I was going to struggle hard when I hit 185#...IF I got to 185#!  I watched a few heats go and then it was my turn.  I quickly got through the 95# unbroken and then the 135# I think I broke up into two sets.  When I got to 155#, whoa it got heavy.  I hit the first 5 unbroken but then had to break it down into sets of 3 and then eventually just one at a time.  I had about 2 mins to try to get as many deadlifts at 185# as possible so I just took it one at a time.  I hit 99 reps with 5 seconds to go and just couldn't get the 100th rep before time was called.  SO CLOSE!!  

Definitely happy with my score though!  

Not me but she's killed this workout! 
Spent the rest of the day hanging at the bf's house relaxing.


  1. I know this sounds crazy, but I am sooooooooo jealous you got to do 14.3! I am so bummed I missed it! Deadlifts are the only thing I can ever Rx! Awesome job btw on it! I know it sucks to be that 1 rep short, but 99 is a pretty great score!

    Sidenotes: yes, we Greek women are pretty badass...especially the ones who do CrossFit lol and where did you get that Bailey's and Vanilla Stout float?!?! I promise I'm not stalking you I just REALLY want to try it!

  2. Mmmm macaroons... so yummy!

    Great job on your workouts this week!