back in the groove, groovy

It takes time to build a gym in your garage. Bit by bit over time, you collect the necessary gear. Most times you improvise. The movements in the WOD dictate, and you get creative to make whatever’s available work for you. Sometimes you splurge, but most times you just make due. When I finally did … Continue reading back in the groove, groovy

helen w/ a partner

Helen: 3RFT 400 meter run 21 Kettlebell swings at 35lbs. (I only have a 44lbs. kettlebell, so scaled to to Russian swings at 44lbs.) 12 pullups (scaled to jumping pullups) Completed in 12:12

we love dead lifts

Back Squat 5x3 @ 55, 65, 70, 75, 80 Then, one of my favorite WODs: 21-15-9 Box Jumps @ 20" DL @ 95lbs. Completed in 6:23

partner wod

Run/walk/hike/get outside with the dog. 2/9 miles.

squat and run

Front Squat 5 x3 @ 55, 55, 55, 60, 70 Then, partner wod with the dog: run 2.5 miles. Who was it that said, why would you want to only do the things you're good at? When you're terrible at something, do more of it! "If I couldn't handle not being good at something, then … Continue reading squat and run

no shame here

Back squat 3-3-3-3 reps @ 55, 60, 65, 70 Thruster 3-3-3-3 reps @ 55lbs. 4 attempts at a max L-sit hold for time, knee tuck @ 25 seconds. Finished in 11:20.

the dreaded front squat

Why are front squats so scary? Seriously. I dread them. Not the most graceful movement for tall people, at least not me for anyway. Tonight's workout started with a 1.5-mile warmup run with the dog, half of the running sandwich; even if it is muggy out there and bugs fly in my eyes and nip … Continue reading the dreaded front squat

partner wod with the dog

How do you incorporate your dog into your workout? Sprinkle in some running circuits at the beginning and the end of the WOD: a running sandwich. (Not to be confused with a bologna sandwich in the act of running.) It's a great way to warm up and cool down, and if you time it right, … Continue reading partner wod with the dog

training miles

This seemed like a good WOD to kick off training again. For one, I could do it RX, even if it would be a slog. Also, the running portion could be a partner WOD, and I have the best partner of all! He has floppy ears and yellow eyes and keeps a pretty steady pace … Continue reading training miles

Wednesday – GraceDay

Beginner Option: 30 clean and jerks for time OR: 30 snatches for time Men: 75 lb. Women: 55 lb. CFHQ says, if you're aiming to do it right: complete Grace in under 5 minutes. My squat is still for shit, but I can Clean, and so I did: Grace at 55lbs. in 4:38. If it … Continue reading Wednesday – GraceDay


Beginner Option 5 2-minute rounds of: 12-cal. row Max rep sit-ups There is no rest between rounds. Complete in 10:55. Instead of cutting short my time, I aimed for a consistent 18 sit-ups per round. Forgot what it's like to do sit-ups too. Hooray.

Monday Part II

Beginner option complete: Beginner Option 4 rounds for time of: 10 jumping pull-ups 20 knee push-ups 30 squats Don't remember my exact time, under 10 minutes I think. I also did not remember what it's like to do push ups.