Allright, allright. I’ve concluded that there is no way for me to write daily. Even if it would just be a quick “this was my workout”. I tend to want to say more and I get sidetracked on the computer too easily along with the excess of stuff I find to do.
In the unpacking, reorganization, cleaning out of our life’s stuff I came across journals. Journals from as far back as ’99 keeping track of my workouts, food, etc. Made me realize I’ve been kinda obsessed with this stuff a lot longer then I thought. I just tend to get sidetracked into other things at times. The journals that jumped out at me were from the time that I transitioned into a “CrossFitter”.
March 6, 2009 was the day that I did my 1st CF WOD. I was really working towards running a 100miler, my body was breaking down, and I needed a different way to train. Found CrossFit and hey! you guessed it – kinda became obsessed with it. In my journals I kept writing: 100Miles & Major Magazine Article, these were to remind me of a couple of goals I had set for myself year(s) prior.
A little over 2 years have passed and neither one of those goals has been accomplished. I was on the verge of quitting tattooing all together and as of lately had become more concerned with being a better CF’er then a UltraRunner. Fate, fortune, choices, life, something has kinda got me steering back around to those goals. I’ve been able to step outside of the CF world for a bit and just try to be functional fit. I’ve been able to just go for a run, explore, play, and have FUN and not sweet the data so much. I was so caught up in improving a bunch of numbers that I was loosing site of why I started doing these things in the 1st place. Because I ENJOY running, and running far.
So with fresh eyes, new knowledge, and an ever questioning mind I’m moving forward. Who know’s maybe making the cover of a running & tattoo mag in the same year/month will happen. See, that’s kinda the “secret” dream. But one thing I have learned, not to get too stressed, enjoy the journey, and life.
Warmed up with some Jump-rope, Single HAnded KB swings, DROM, OH KB Squats.
WOD: 3x 3min AMRAP w/ 3min Rests
- 20 DU’s
- 5 OH Squats, single arm L @ 1pood
- 5 OH Squat, single arm R @ 1pood
Rested 5-7min then:
- 5×10 Goblet Squat @ 1.5pood
Used the rest periods in between to do Achilles & Calf mobility work.
Last set was a “max” effort. Got 21 reps, mentally gave up way before physically.
In hindsight I would have switched the order of the WOD’s. I would do the Strength 1st, then the AMRAP’s. ALso would have done OH Squats in the Strength, using Goblet Squats in the AMRAP making it look like :
3x 3min AMRAP w/ 3min rest
- 20 DU’s
- 10 Goblet Squats 1.5pood
Maybe I’ll try that out next week or so.
Long, lazy, exploring run that took me along the Greenway Trail and into some new ground. Various intervals of jogging, walking, sprinting. Did a few 400m repeats at a 1:30 pace +/- 5sec. Other than that is was pretty relaxing.
- Total time out, on foot, traveling 1hour 18mins.
Nothing. Rained in the morning so I didn’t even walk the dogs.
3x 1M repeats w/ 5min rest
- Used the Greenway Trail, 7.00, 7.36 (ran a little longer on this one), 6.56 were the splits. Fairly happy with that. It didn’t kill me and I kept everything in the same ball park. Pus I found the access point to the Greenway.