Last Friday was my one year Crossfit anniversary. Wow, one year. I'm still marinating on how I feel about this. I know that Crossfit changed my life, the way I eat, saved me from a very dark place, blessed me with an amazing team at 0515 and many new friends, and made the impossible possible (the ever elusive pullup!) There will be a 1 year anniversary post to come.
In the meantime, it was time to get back to some metcons.
30 min ride on the trainer. This is a good sweat!
21 KB swings (35#)
Time: 15-16 minutes
My last Helen this fall was just shy of 15 minutes and considering the conditions for this WOD, this wasn't so shabby. We didn't really have anywhere to run, so we did wind sprints on the basketball court-it was slippery and my nike free's gave me no traction on the court so my sprints weren't so great. Pullups are back on track, but I can't get much more than 4-5 on the bar at a time. The bar is fat and slick. Goal on Helen will be 14:00 by end of May.
30ish m of overhead walking lunges
Run was done on the treadmill. Each 400m was sub 2min and faster each round. Considering I haven't been running, these sprints felt pretty good. Better than the windsprints yesterday. Walking lunges were done wtih 20# dumbbells. These are exhausting. Pushups were solid, but still looking for hte magic in these.
In addition to getting the house all settled, running back and forth to the rehab facility to visit Chip, cleaning, laundry, yard work, etc, I've decided that being a Haus Frau is not so fun. Boy was I a spoiled city girl! Most of all, I miss my job. I really do. I miss thinking, I miss the puzzles, challenges, having a purpose, producing things (even if it was excel spreadsheets!). I'm not going to find a job as equally challenging here, nor do I really I want give up my federal status (I'm currently on Leave Without Pay) because hell, if the Army kicks Chip out, one of us is going to have to make some money!
Instead of working, I'm going to work on some volunteer opportunities. There is an opening at the Gym/Fitness Center to work the desk, and other crap. Easy and probably boring. But, it gives me an in with all the Sport and Rec program directors, etc. My hope is that I can get a volunteer spot and help convince them that we do not need more machines that no one uses, put more pullup bars, another rower, and overall make the place more crossfit friendly. And maybe figure out if there is a community soccer league and if not, at least get some pick up sessions started.
If that doesn't work out, I'll try the library. It's a hopping place on post since you just can't go to the local barnes and nobel to get your books, dvd's, etc.
Hopefully all of this will help with my mental fitness! :)