Monday, March 1, 2010

Not slackin', I promise!

I took a few rest days this weekend, but it was for a worthy cause---Chip was home!! This was the first time he'd actually seen our house with OUR stuff in it.  When he went into the hospital on Jan. 20th, we still had loaner furniture!  Now we have a beautiful home that is just waiting to be completed with his permanent arrival.  He did amazing here at home and barely used his cane all weekend and did phenomenal on our treacherous curving staircase to the second floor.  He has two more weeks of rehab, then he'll be home for good.  We set up the bike trainer this weekend--its been too cold and windy to ride outside, but now we can ride in the sunroom.  It will be great cardio training for me and great therapy for him too.  Today he reported that he took the stairs all day long by himself--I'm so proud of him for pushing himself every day!

So, to round out last week, I took Thursday as a rest day then did a quick WOD in the house of:
10 pushups
20 situps
30 squats

I forgot to time myself...oh well.  I'm sure it was less than 10 minutes, but I still worked up a sweat!  See?! Not slackin.

I started today wtih a fresh head and worked 3x max cleans.  The sets looked like this after a warmup:
100 (Failed)

I think 90# for 3x might be a new max effort, I'm not sure.  I cleaned 100lbs for the first time not too long after I got here.  I got 1x at 100 today.  The second attempt was completed, but I musceled it to my shoulders.  Failed on the third try.  Each round I tried to just constantly improve the form and whip the elbows, which were very slow today.  I was also struggling with transitioning from the hook grip to the fingertips.  I came home and watched Coach B's video's on the CF journal again on the clean and I can't wait to get back there and work it again.  And, I had to repeat 85#.  At this point I was struggling,  so I did another round before feeling aggressive enough to go after 90#.  I just got myself all pissed off and I whipped 90 like it was nothing.  100# was a different story.  I know that if I was back in the box I'd be going after 110 or 115, just cuz I could....Oh how I miss the box.

3 rounds
5 pullups
10 pushups
15 situps 

1 comment:

Jason B. said...

The Box misses you! Glad to hear Chip is doing good. It'll be great to have him home with you...then he can really push you to "no slacking"! What will his home rehab be like? Anything you guys need from the States to help it along?

Keep it up, proud of you!