Thanks, everyone, for your advice on my running dilemma last night! Honestly—I was so frustrated with the travel arrangements today I very nearly threw in the towel. However, I was able to find a reasonably cheap hotel room near the start of the race that is accessible by public transit from the airport, so I’m feeling a little excited at long last. Let the record reflect: I WILL do a long run on either Thursday or Friday while I’m in Toronto. I’m not going to hardcore train for this, but I don’t want to make a fool of myself either, so I’m going to go middle of the road.
Anyway. It was an early CrossFit morning today! It’s tough getting out of bed, but once I’m there and moving I don’t regret it. I just need to remember that when the alarm is blaring at 5 am!
Today we started with 4 sets of 5 front squats. I started with the 45 pound bar, but quickly moved up to 55 pounds for two sets and finished with 65 pounds. I think I can definitely push this further next time, too! Today’s WOD was:
- 4 box jumps/8 jump squats/12 air squats
- 4 air squats/8 box jumps/12 jump squats
- 4 jump squats/8 air squats/12 box jumps
We did this twice. My first time around I finished in 2:50; the second was 3:08.
I had to do five burpees for not being faster the second time around. Boo. Anyway, it was fun and my legs are trashed.
Here is unflattering photo proof that I was there, poached from my box’s Facebook page:
(We were stretching. Not pooping. Every time we do this stretch I think about birthing babies. It’s a weird association.)
Anyway, I hightailed it home to shower and prepared for the onslaught of CrossFit hunger with a breakfast cookie.
(Ingredients: old fashioned oats, peanut butter, chocolate whey protein, milk, a sprinkle of coconut and a few chocolate chips for fun.)
I also brought a hardboiled egg for a morning snack.
I think I got a whole lot of fruits and veggies in at lunch.
Afternoon snack: a new bar that was delicious. I just wish Kind bars were kinder to my wallet.
Dinner was slightly decadent, but I was starving to the point of a headache and the shakes by the time I got home. We had homemade garlic bread, and pasta with Italian sausage and a creamy tomato sauce. (Jarred. Mixed a little alfredo with arrabbiata.)
I think it will be an early night for me tonight. Tomorrow morning it’s back to morning CrossFit and I think Tim might join me! My legs are tired and I think I need to get it on with the ol’ foam roller.
What’s your favorite kind of pasta?