This is a blog to track my progress in Crossfit.

Cardiorespiratory endurance, stamina, strength, power, speed,
flexibility, agility, accuracy, balance, and coordination: you're as good as
your weakest link.

- Crossfit Founder Greg Glassman

Sunday, September 30, 2012

3 Mile Run

First time running an entire three miles post-partum! Felt great (could've gone longer). Loving the Altra body wasn't ready for true minimalist shoes and the Altras have zero drop with some cushioning.

Saturday, September 29, 2012


Crossfit Total (1RM back squat, press, and deadlift)

Back Squat 115#
Press 65#
Deadlift 140#

Crossfit Total 320

Wednesday, September 26, 2012


Push jerk 5-5-5-5-5
I did 55# across the board. Need to work on aggressiveness/speed.

Test Day:
Max rep unbroken pull ups (kipping allowed) - I used purple and thin blue bands. Did 12.
Max rep unbroken ring dips - Purple and thin blue bands. Did 12
Max rep sit-ups in 2 minutes - Did 54
400m time trial - 1:52

Monday, September 24, 2012


Front Squat 2-2-2-2-2

I did 75#, which is 10# more than the 5-5-5-5-5 set I did last week. Still not the 135# I used to front squat, but I'll get there!


4 rounds for time

400m run
20 reps of 16Kg KB goblet squat (I scaled to 12Kg and only did 15 reps each round.)

Time 12:41

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Crossfit Fundraiser for the Homeless

AMRAP in 3 rounds:

1 minute wallball (10#)
1 minute kettlebell swing (25#)
1 minute situps
1 minute burpees
1 minute rest

I did 79 my first round, 66 the second and third rounds...went out too strong! Did 25 wallballs the first round, then only about 15 the other rounds!

Friday, September 21, 2012


Tried to run three miles tonight. I think I made it 1.75 or so...

Started out and had to come home because my boobs hurt too much. Put on TWO bras, then tried again. Ran to Ohio (the street) and turned around. Stopped running at the first water fountain and walked the rest of the way home.

My feet hurt, my pelvis hurt, and my boobs hurt :o( Not sure a 10 miler in October was a good idea...

Wednesday, September 19, 2012


Push Press 2-2-2-2-2 (55-55-55-55-55)


3 Rounds for time: 

Run 400m

25 pullups

25 pushups

I scaled to 15 pullups and 15 pushups. I used the green band for first two rounds of pullups, 

then added the thin blue band on round 3. All pushups on knees.

16:24 or something

Saturday, September 15, 2012


Snatch 1-1-1-1-1

I did 35#

10-8-6-4-2: Power snatch, 115lbs Run 200m

I stuck with 35# and finished in 10:38


Ran 1.5 miles today at a pace of about 11 min/mile. Walked the rest of the way for a total of 2.75 miles...I was talking a lot while running, which made it harder to run :o) Next Friday's running goal - run three miles without walking.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012


5-5-5-5-5 Front Squat 65# (I tried 85#, but almost didn't make it back up, so there was no way I was doing 5 reps at that weight)


Row 800
80 wallballs (20/14) I used the 4# ball and I only did 50 reps - everyone else was done with their 80 when I hit my 50 (I know, pathetic!)
Run 800


It was hard on the legs/core. I got a lot of work to do!

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Six Weeks Post-Partum Checkup...with photos to baseline from

Had my six week checkup and have been cleared to "go forth and do what I'd normally do" (with the understanding that it will still take time to get back to "normal" and that things are still doing some shrinking on their own in there.

Here's what I look like - I'm at 147 lbs (blood pressure 100/70). Pre-baby I was 135 lbs.

Monday, September 10, 2012

Filthy Fifty - First WOD Post-Partum...Bring on the SUCK!

We did this February 20th, right before Mark and my wedding - I was around 18 weeks pregnant at that time and I'd scaled it then...but here's what I did this time:

  • 50 Box Jumps (24"/20") (I did 16" for first 20, then 12")
  • 50 Jumping Pullups
  • 50 Kettlebell Swings (16kg/12kg)
  • 50 Walking Lunges
  • 50 Knee-To-Elbows
  • 50 Push Press (45/35) (I did 15# and scaled to 30)
  • 50 Sit-ups (scaled to 30)
  • 50 Wallballs (20/14) (10# scaled to 30)
  • 50 Burpees (scaled to 20)
  • 50 Doubleunders (scaled to 30)

Finished in 33:16. Ugh.

PS it it really hard to throw around extra body weight. Normally, I can rock the situps...this time, not so.