Myoh wow….I can’t believe that it has been a week since I wrote last time. It is not that I did not intended, I did, but I did not have time to sit down and collect either thought or recipes. The week has been really intense. On Sunday I went outdoors for rock climbing, first time in Quebec. The crag is super easy to reach if you have car, but not so easy if you don’t (my case). It was first outdoor experience for Nora and it was really fun to watch her exploring the forest. I was so happy to do some outdoors with my husband and dog, it is such an amazing fulfilling feeling. I love to see Keven climbing and it is really fun to climb with him. When we met, he had no idea what it is rock climbing and I had a pleasure of introducing him to this sport.
Here are some pictures from Sunday 🙂
From those pictures I noticed how much smaller my thighs became since I started doing crossfit and using bike and a mean of transportation. The thing is that I always had big thighs and ass, no matter how much physical activities I was doing, I remember that since I was maybe 9 years old when I was standing on the start position to jump into water for swimming competitions. Even when I was having swimming training 6 times a week for 2 hours every session, I was still bigger that other girls in my class. And now for the first time I start to be happy about how they look (not that I was worrying and having a complex all my life, but still…). Paleo food and Crossfit training made a big difference in my appearance and I love to have muscles almost everywhere.
On Monday I had CF workout, but it was group challenge and I got mixed up with numbers, so there will be
no results, but it was fun to work out in a pair with someone else, not just competing with others:) And they painted our room and renamed it 🙂 Now it is called Black Box, instead of Crossfit Quebec. But it looks nice 🙂
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday I had my regular average 40km a day bike ride, as I was going for a work, plus I combined it with some abs workouts 🙂 On Thursday I also had short but intense rock climbing session in a gym and date with my Keven in a dog park 🙂 (It takes about 30mins. to walk to a dog park as we don’t have a car, so it is nice 1 hour walk in total, but definitely needed for socialization of Nora).
Then I was dreaming about some weight lifting, because it has been long time since I lifted some weights
(OMG, before CF I never tried any weights and never intended to try). So, I was happy to come to gym on Friday morning and find out that WOD included deadlifts. I did not know how much I could lift with deadlift as I was always just choosing weights from given ones and last time I did my body weight that was 145 lb. This time I tried to lift 245lb, got it first time, so it is not my limit yet, however, for WOD2 I was using 215lb barbell. My result for WOD1 was 110lb, I tried to make 115, but could not 🙂 Then for WOD2 I used 16lb wall ball and 215lb barbell and my time was 20:10 🙂 It was really hard to make those deadlifts from round 5, but the wall balls became really easy to do and before I was suffering doing them, so that means improvement. My legs were sore today because of 150 wall balls :)))) But, new day -new WOD 🙂
This time I was not saved from running, had again do wall balls and some intense rowing. We were 8 people this morning (4 girls and 4 guys), so coach split us into two groups for 2 WODs. I quickly slipped into the first WOD group with guys for 2 reasons:
- I wanted more challenge and competition and girls did not seem to be that much challenging as young hockey guys 🙂
- I wanted to postpone running as much as possible and I was not excited about that at all.
WOD1 took me 13:45mins and I finished 2nd (yoo-hoo) of all that done this WOD today and RXed it. I made squats with 2x25lb (very painful) and wall balls with 16lb.
WOD2 I did with 75lb barbell and it was great practise of squat clean, because I think I have done it only once before. My result was 3 rounds completed.
My body is really sore, so tomorrow I am having a day off and will see what Monday WOD will bring. I decided incorporate into my workouts swimming again and some running. My goal is to be able to run 5 miles without hating every minute of it 🙂 So, I think I am gonna do running once a week and swimming twice a week 🙂 I am really thinking about making CF games next year, as I missed this year individuals (I was not doing CF back then), so I want to be as fit as possible, but I don’t plan to have super intense training and work individually with coach, just mix all different sports and see where it will take me 🙂