Wednesday – GraceDay

Beginner Option:
30 clean and jerks for time
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 was a WOD with squat cleans, I’d still be on the PVC and typing to you tomorrow afternoon about what happened tonight.

Afterwards I did 10 front squats and 10 back squats with the 35lbs. bar, all to a med ball, just to get used to the motion of a forced full squat. While I did not put the bar down between reps, the squats were not unbroken. As I’m moving through the reps I think things like: I’m too old for this, just give up, what’s the point, I can’t squat anymore, I’m too old for this, I’m going to hurt myself. The “too old for this” mantra kept repeating over and over in my head. But I pushed through nonetheless. F it. Gotta do something.

The Bear Complex is one of my all-time-favorite-WODs. At some point will revist. DT is my all-time-favorite-hardest-WOD, not sure when I’ll be revisiting that. Perhaps that should be a goal. Even during my fittest CF days, I was never able to complete DT at the women’s RX weight. I’ve also never had a pull up. We will see. That’s it for today.


Coffee, WOD, Chipotle, Coffee

Warm Up:

Group Dynamic – Thanks Josh for being my most-excellent partner.


I. “Grace”

For Time:

30 Clean and Jerks (135/95)

Completed: 45lbs. at 2:45.

II. 5 rounds for time:

Deadlifts (225/155)

15 Toes-to-Bar

Completed: Deadlifts at 95lbs. Knees to hips. Total time: 6:10.

All of the above jotted down with very shaky hand.

I’ll admit it. I was at home lazily enjoying my second cup of coffee this morning, rationalizing why I didn’t need to hit a WOD today. I had done well food-wise during our Girls’ BDay Dinner last night at Creo; didn’t have any bread, stuck to the protein and greens. But then this morning I saw it was ‘Grace’ and well, it was a Benchmark that needed to be filled. So, loaded Oliver into the car cause he loves it so, and off we went.

Side note: Felt Great!

After the WOD, I did some errands and stopped at Chipotle for one of my favorite salads on the go: Lettuce, sautéed veggies, chicken, tomato salsa, corn salsa, guac. No dairy, no wheat, right? But, started to wonder what was really contained therein this lovely bowl of mushy guac’d goodness. Checked Chipotle Fan and here’s what I found:

Nutrition Facts
Amount Per Serving
Calories 725

Cal from Fat 420

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 46g


Saturated Fat 8g


Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 115mg


Sodium 2310mg


Total Carbs 44g


Dietary Fiber 11g


Sugars 22g
Protein 39g
Vitamin A 0% Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 0% Iron 0%


Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
INGREDIENTS: Tomato Salsa, Corn Salsa, Guacamole (4oz), Lettuce, Chipotle Vinaigrette, Chicken (4oz),Fajita Veggies

Not bad, right? I mean, the calories are high. Ho-ly. BUT, right in line with carbs and protein, and zero trans fat. Good to know. Please ignore the sodium. It would be better for all concerned.