Another half-marathon in the books! Took a fast trip up to SF this weekend to race in the Nike Women’s Half-Marathon SF. I didn’t feel as ready for this race as any other race. The wedding and honeymoon really took more mental time which exhausted me a ton.  Hills were challenging but I did it.
I even beat my Oceanside half-marathon time, too. Not a PR, but I’ll take it <3 High-res

Another half-marathon in the books! Took a fast trip up to SF this weekend to race in the Nike Women’s Half-Marathon SF. I didn’t feel as ready for this race as any other race. The wedding and honeymoon really took more mental time which exhausted me a ton.  Hills were challenging but I did it.

I even beat my Oceanside half-marathon time, too. Not a PR, but I’ll take it <3

Back to the Shack from WEEZER’S NEW ALBUM.

Good for an easy run <3

XFit // Mon // 10.13.14

5k Day.

5 Sets:

  • 1 Lap Around Work (~.7mi)
  • Balance Beam
  • High Knees
  • Ladder Crawl
  • Jump over five benches
  • Crawl along mats
  • Jump from weight to weight (obstacle)
  • Jump through 3 tires.

Start over.

I felt so crappy today. All day, stomach pains, since I woke up. I told myself I was going to pace myself and get it done. I did that and passed 5-6 other people who were ahead of me on Set 1.

I feel really good about tonight.

XFit // Wed // 10.08.14
Squats
1 Set x10 @ 50% weight
1 Set x5 @ 65% weight
1 Set x5 @ 75% weight
1 Set to Max @ 85% weight (185lbs)
Overhead Squats 
4 Sets x12 @ 65lbs
Rows
4 Sets x6 @ 95lbs
Weighted PUshups
4 Sets x6 @ 10lbs
Abs
Throwdowns 3x10
Toe Touches on Back 3x10
Supermans 1x30
High-res

XFit // Wed // 10.08.14

Squats

  • 1 Set x10 @ 50% weight
  • 1 Set x5 @ 65% weight
  • 1 Set x5 @ 75% weight
  • 1 Set to Max @ 85% weight (185lbs)

Overhead Squats 

  • 4 Sets x12 @ 65lbs

Rows

  • 4 Sets x6 @ 95lbs

Weighted PUshups

  • 4 Sets x6 @ 10lbs

Abs

  • Throwdowns 3x10
  • Toe Touches on Back 3x10
  • Supermans 1x30
Sometimes when you want to establish a habit for yourself you know is good for you, it doesn&#8217;t exactly mean easy. I had nothing in the tank and wanted to sleep in. Thankfully I reminded myself that an early morning habit for me is earned and I won&#8217;t make progress by going back to sleep. So I got up and got out. 4.2 miles this morning and I beat the sun.
Another 27 days to make this habitual &lt;3 High-res

Sometimes when you want to establish a habit for yourself you know is good for you, it doesn’t exactly mean easy. I had nothing in the tank and wanted to sleep in. Thankfully I reminded myself that an early morning habit for me is earned and I won’t make progress by going back to sleep. So I got up and got out. 4.2 miles this morning and I beat the sun.

Another 27 days to make this habitual <3

XFit // Mon // 10.6.14

Start: 2k Time Trial
Workout: Reps = Set you’re on. For example. Set 1, 1 rep each. Set 2, 2 reps each.
Continue for 20 minutes. Don’t stop, don’t drop.

After 2 weeks on honeymoon, this workout was exceptionally hard. I didn’t beat my previous time/sets but I’m going to remind myself that I still got my workout in, I still got my sweat on, and I still pushed myself really hard. 

So no use being upset. Just move onto the next workout <3

XFit // Mon // 8.26.14

"I (Kinda) Hate Ben" Workout

Repeat x5

  • 5 Pull-Ups
  • 10 Dips
  • 10 Jump Step-Ups Each Side
  • 5 Widow Makers
  • .2mi Run

Finished in ~32min

Ben reduced our widow makers from 10 to 5 this time around. I use assisted bands on the pull-ups/dips as I’m still having pinches in my left hand and unsure if it’s aggravated or early onset of carpal tunnel.

We’ll see!

crossfitters:

Love Christmas!  Part of the video CROSSFIT OPEN 14.5 WOD TIPS AND STRATEGY BY BARBELL SHRUGGED – TECHNIQUEWOD

http://www.barbellshrugged.com/crossfit-open-14-5-wod-tips-strategy-barbell-shrugged-techniquewod/ 

<3

FMD: Day 5 Check-In

Between the last check-in and now, I haven’t been nearly as tired. Still have some headaches, but Phase 2 by far has been my favorite. Today I got to have hummus AND almond butter OMG!

Weight: Monday, 147.3
Weight: Today, 143.4 (-3.9lbs)

Pros:

  • Phase 2 was amazing fun.

Cons:

  • Still headaches sometimes.
  • Still, OMG I want to eat all the things. I even smelled my coworkers food (with permission) because I wanted.

Favorite Recipes this far:

  • Hummus Cucumber Toast (Phase 3)

FMD: Day 3 Check-In

Phase 1 is over and we’re onto Phase 2! There have DEFINITELY been some bumps (and a little hunger ragefest), but working through it <3

Weight: Monday, 147.3
Weight: Today, 145.4 (-1.9lbs)

Pros:

  • Being able to eat from the veggie list inbetween meals and snacks. Spinach and Tomatoes really helped for Phase 1 hunger (and sometimes not!).
  • Phase 2 is amazing fun.

Cons:

  • Caffeine withdrawal is no fun.
  • Constant Hunger wasn’t either. (But after reading more on the FAQ, I realized I could eat those veggies!)
  • I really miss Jersey Mikes. And chocolate. And zomg, I know why I’m doing this.
  • I really miss my glass of wine.

Favorite Recipes this far:

  • Turkey Chili (Phase 1)
  • Turkey Wrap (Phase 1)
  • Roast Beef Stuffed Anaheim Chile (Phase 2)
  • Tuna Stuffed Red Bell Pepper (Phase 2)

Fast Metabolism Diet: Week 1 Prep

I’ve been feeling pretty crappy the past few months. My diets been off and even when I would eat better, I still didn’t feel great. So, after reading San Briego's review of the Fast Metabolism Diet, I decided to commit. Four weeks, strict rules, but the perks so far are eating every few hours and eating real, whole food

I spent almost all weekend planning, buying food, and prepping for the week. From washing/cutting veggies and fruit to making a HUGE pot of turkey chili. I never would have believed I’d be exhausted from so much food prep, haha.

So, tomorrow starts day 1. Super excited for the food I made and measurements in the morning. I’ll be checking in daily!