Archive for August, 2014

What the WHAT??

Posted in burpees, cleans, jerk on August 29, 2014 by coughingsparks

Today I got to go back to CFP (but have to miss the next two d/t having no child care tomorrow, and then having no WoD Sunday or MOnday). So, we did clean and jerk, every 2 minutes for 20 minutes, which was:


I was asked later if I PR’d. Well, sort of. My clean and jerk is 135#, technically I PR’d by 10#. On the other hand, I can squat clean 145 and rack jerk 155, so I didn’t. And now, apparently I can muscle clean 150#, because that is what I did. WTF??? It’s all so backwards, as the weight gets heavier, I can no longer squat clean it, but I can muscle clean it.

Finished with a rather pathetic showing at 7 minutes of burpees, which was 78. My PR on this is 91, so it was way off.


Half-@$$ed playground WoD

Posted in Uncategorized on August 27, 2014 by coughingsparks

But I did skin my knee. I took my little one to the “blue playground,” not the red one, make no mistake, in workout clothes, in an attempt to do a WoD at the playground. I was going to do some sort of chipper, but the thing is that I have to mind her at the same time, so it ended up being this:

-25 skin-the-cats
-14 box jumps
-11 skin-the-cats
-100 lunges

11:07. Basically, I kept moving as much as I could. I did a few more box jumps at the end for good measure, un-timed.


Posted in pistols, push press, push-ups on August 26, 2014 by coughingsparks

Another at-home WoD this morning. I don’t know why they’re so much harder. Maybe because I don’t warm up enough because I don’t really want to do it. In any case, I did 15 minute AMRAP:

-10 push press 25# DB each
-10 push-ups
-10 pistols (18″)

I did 6 rounds, 3, I think. I sort of lost count. I was definitely doing 1-2 push-ups at a time at the end and dripping wet, so it must have done some good…

At-home WoD

Posted in Uncategorized on August 25, 2014 by coughingsparks

I have absolutely zero child care this week, so will not make it back to CFP until Friday and Saturday, if I’m lucky. So, I have to make up my own stuff at home, which I don’t like, but there’s just nothing to be done. I did a spicy de-load of my own making today, 5 RFT:

-25 air squats
-25 sit-ups with the ABMAT

Did it in 8:02. More tomorrow.

Big thrusters and Fancy Fran

Posted in fran, thrusters on August 25, 2014 by coughingsparks

Saturday started with 15 minutes to establish 2RM thrusters:


From what I understand, that’s pretty heavy. The hardest part was getting out of the hole, once I was almost straight, I knew I could get it over head.

Finished with Fancy Fran, which is just Fran wearing fancy clothes. I wore a black knit halter dress. 21-15-9

-Thrusters (95#/65#)

I PR’d at 7:02, 38 seconds faster than last time.


Posted in back squats, dips, double unders, kettle bells on August 25, 2014 by coughingsparks

Friday started with 25 minutes to do 3×5 back squat at 85% (again, no):


Interspersed were 4×6 ring dips, for which I used the smallest band. We were also supposed to do 4 attempts at max double unders, which I saved for the end because I didn’t feel like changing my shoes a bunch of times and got 24, but made him write down 30, because that’s what I did in the first round of the WoD. I can’t do it under pressure. I just can’t.

The WoD was 9-minute AMRAP:

-30 DU
-15 KB swings (24kg/16kg)

I did OK at 5 rounds, 7 Rx’d. Not too bad really.

Like a Boss x2

Posted in box jumps, kettle bells, rowing on August 20, 2014 by coughingsparks

Today was the most fun team WoD ever. 30 seconds on, 30 seconds off alternating:

-3 minute row for calories
-3 minute sit-ups
-3 minute KB snatch (24kg/16kg)
-3 minute box jump (24″/20″)
-3 minute farmers carry across the gym (24kg/16kg)

I paired with Marcus, who I have known since before CFP ever existed; we went to New Jersey in 2009 to the Crossfit sectionals, back when they did that sort of thing. Strangely, we tied for reps at 219 each, for a grand total of 438. It was a really, really high score. The only fly in the ointment is that I unknowingly did 12kg KB snatch instead of 16 and I got mad about that, but it was still a really good score and a fun WoD.