5 times at CrossFit. What?!

Below is this past week’s training log. Less than 1 week out from the Melbourne Music Marathon Weekend!

Monday:

WOD

5 (killer) rounds of

6 hang cleans-85 lbs.

4 push press or clean and jerks

30 calorie row or ride on Airdyne bike

Averaged around 2:40 or so per round

Airdyne almost took it out of me on the 3rd round

Tuesday:

Trail run of 2.8 miles

WOD

max snatch plus 3 snatch squats- maxed out at 80 lbs. even though I snatched the bar over my head 4 times at 85 lbs. just couldn’t hold it 😦

3×4 (really needed this drill so I’m not jumping when I snatch) flat footed snatch high pull at 65 lbs.

3 rounds of 10 handstand push ups (with bands) and 10 toes to bars. Working hard on the toes to bars and will try to work on them after every WOD

Wednesday:

Front Squat

1×5 at 85

1×3 at 95

2×3 at 105

3×1 at 110 (New PR at 110 lbs. on my front squat!)

WOD

3 rounds for time:

3 muscle ups (modified)

15 kettlebell swings at 35 lbs.

150 single jump ropes

Time: 7:56

Thursday:

WOD:

Three rounds for time of –
800 m run
20 wall balls 20/14
10 burpees

Time: 18:04

This was a great WOD and really tested your endurance. I came in second overall and finished literally 2 seconds behind the first guy. My running felt strong, still need to work on strengthening my wall balls.

After the WOD I worked on my 1st quarter goal of clean and jerking 130 lbs. I made it to 110 lbs. but my body was pretty drained from the WOD. For some reason I was not fully squatting underneath it while cleaning which means I can do more weight if I drop and squat.

Friday:

KICKBALL! We won our first game of the season with a very lopsided score 🙂

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Looks like I have some habits when I play kickball! Look at my right hand, it was like that in all of the pictures!

Saturday:

WOD

5 x 3 push press, made it to 85 lbs.

For time –
1500 m row
100 push-ups (chest to deck)
10 Power snatch at 65 lbs.

This was a tough WOD. You try to save your legs and arms during the row but then you have the push ups and by the time you reach the power snatch, it gets real ugly! Don’t remember my time but I was happy with it.

Sunday:

Rest Day!

This is the first time EVER I have been able to go to CrossFit 5 days in a week, let alone 4 days in a row! This is not a push for any of the products I carry at my business, but I have been taking Extreme Endurance in the morning and evening and honestly, my recovery has improved dramatically. Thats all I’ll say because I would say it if I wasn’t carrying it as well!

I got in a very solid week of training and am happy with the results thus far regarding our Paleo Challenge. I have not slipped up once (knock on wood) and have enjoyed the feeling of my clothes fitting better and not seeing puffiness. I wore a shirt today which was too tight just 2 weeks ago. Its amazing the amount of puffiness and water retention wheat and processed foods can generate.

This Wednesday, I will post pictures similar to the ones I posted at the beginning of the challenge as I would like to create a somewhat “time lapse” effect.

How are your New Years resolutions coming or goals in general? My aunt and her husband are doing well by eliminating snacks, cutting portion sizes and walking on the treadmill. Remember, nothing is going to happen over night, just stick with it and seek out friends and family for motivation!

Have a great week!

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Here we go again…

Another Paleo challenge except this time it will be different. I will make it all 30 days without a cheat meal, snack or drink. Last time I did a CrossFit Paleo challenge was in August and of course, it happened to end the day after my birthday. Needless to say I cut the challenge short and ultimately, missed out on winning the challenge by a short amount (I see a pattern here).

We officially started the challenge yesterday. This time around, I am keeping a food log on our CrossFit’s message board and took before pictures and my weight. I am not proud nor happy with where I am currently but I do know that I allowed myself (ample) slack due to moving, starting a business and the holidays. This slack has resulted in loss of muscle, definition and added weight. I know I will start to see results soon, my stomach already feels better, there’s no grumbling and rumbling going on from gas and general discomfort. Its amazing how the body responds to what we put in it.

So here is a review of the challenge for those of you new to Paleo:

  • Eat-vegetables, lean meats, seafood, eggs, nuts (moderation), fruit (moderation)
  • Do not eat-sugar, processed foods, wheat, grains, soy, starches (potatoes), dairy (milk, cheese, yogurt), alcohol

This document was provided to us and outlines nicely the things to eat and drink and vise versa.

There is a pot of money and a free month’s membership at stake for this challenge plus of course feeling and looking better so I’m really going to put my all into this.

So here we go, below are my “before” pictures, taken this past Wednesday, January 16

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Weight: 161 lbs.

I will also start to keep my workout details for the week like I used to do when training for a triathlon. I put this info out there to show a number of things:

1. Your body is in constant change and you need to do these to get back on track (such as posting pictures publicly)

2. Even though I work in the health and sports field, I’m not the best at keeping my body at tip top shape though I am constantly working on this

3. The change you will see in just 30 days can be remarkable. Imagine what you could if you kept it up for 60, 90, 120 days! Maybe there’s a “new” challenge in there

4. Public accountability is a great motivator to by pass the Dunkin’ Donuts

My personal goals this year include keeping my body healthy not just reaching a certain point and then allowing myself to backslide. I may even strive for adding some actual abs you can see! I may not be able to train and race in triathlon until later this year so this is my new “race” to complete and it is certainly ironman worthy. Another goal, which I publicly posted at our box is to clean and jerk 130 lbs. which is about 20 lbs heavier than my last PR so I’ve got two worthy goals to accomplish for the beginning of the year.

So instead of raising my glass of Dos Equis with the Most Interesting Man Alive, I will salute you with my glass of almond milk…

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KickStartEndurance.com is Now Open!

2013

What a month it has been since I last posted! I made the move from Jacksonville to Vero Beach and as of today, I launched the e-commerce site KickStartEndurance.com! It has been an exciting time both personally and professionally as this is my first entrepreneurial venture and even more meaningful that I’m launching it in my hometown.

I hope you will help me promote KickStart Endurance as we will be providing top notch endurance sport nutrition as well as the best in training and racing accessories. We’re more than a retail store though, there will be blog posts from fellow age group athletes sharing their training and racing nutrition tips and products as well as providing customers a space to share their goals and inspirations for not only racing and training but personally and professionally as well. Finally, KickStart Endurance will continue to aim to provide services which will benefit our customers nutritionally, physically, and emotionally.

If you are interested in being a part of our Age Group Interview Blog Series, please email me at jaclyn@kickstartendurance.com We would love to have you!

Finally, I offer you 15% off your first purchase with us at KickStart Endurance. Just use code ‘KSEHolidays’ at checkout.

I promise I will get back to actually training and racing blogging soon but for now, lets KickStart the New Year!

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