Wednesday, August 26, 2009

A post of a First

FIRST EVER WOD completed at Elite weight:

20 95# deadlifts
20 situps
20 jumping pull ups
400M Run
x 3

My time: 14:11

I told Crystal at the beginning of the Women's Challenge (it's coming up - I'm so excited!) that my two main goals were 1, get my body fat percentage down and 2, start doing elite weight in workouts. The first time I attempted elite weight was a WOD consisting of DB push presses and dang, I was looking at those dumb 25 pounders like they were a thing possessed.

Today's WOD was:
400M Run
500M Row
75 Wall Balls (Elite weight 14#)
x 2

Unfortunately (fortunately!!!) there was only one 14# ball for our use. I teamed up with Claire and Jessica switching between 6, 8 and 12 pound med balls. Boy, was I happy when the 6 pounder came to me! I should have worked on pull ups after the workout but my heart was beating out of my chest and I thought I was going to throw up - which, of course, is a normal reaction for me after one of Central's workouts. This Saturday there are a bunch of free events at various locations and I'm looking forward to bringing Aaron and Michelle to the Kettlebell workout at 9am. They're going to love it! Still debating if I should try to fit in Rogue's run beforehand at 7am but I think that depends on my car.

I have come to the conclusion that my car is possessed. For awhile, I gave it the benefit of the doubt, "It's okay, it's a '97" or "My Civic just needs some TLC". But no, it's definitely possessed. This past weekend I took it to the mechanic on N Lamar who is awesome! Salem's = Trustworthy. The Civic had been screeeeeching whenever I pressed on the brakes but when they checked it out they said everything looked great, brand new brake pads, nothing out of the ordinary. Clue #1. Drove out of there and it was driving more smoothly than it had in awhile. Then, this morning, I missed the bus so I walked back to my car and... nothing. No juice. Not even a peep.

Ten hours later, I'm done with work, have finished my workout and go out to fiddle with it in the parking lot. Before I even try anything, I flick the key and it's alive! Possession, I'm telling you. Somewhere underneath that hood is a little elf laughing at me.

Speaking of witchcraft, apparently Austinites have finally perfected the art of the rain dance because It. Is. Raining. Don't faint on me now. There is crazy lightning going on every few minutes and there is a legitimate storm rolling in. I'm enjoying an iced African Sunrise which of course did it's part in rolling in the rain. Africa = Water, right?! Maybe I should run home to get under the covers because this might be my one chance this year to fall asleep listening to the rain. Hmm, that's a good idea.

See ya!

Sunday, August 23, 2009

I'm thinking...

I'm thinking that I should start blogging about my adventures in training with superheroes, cooking/measuring like a mad scientist, and enjoying my life in Austin. The goal of this blog is to record accomplishments while giving my Mom something to read (if she figures out how to use the Internet).

I am currently at The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf to make use of their free WiFi. I still need to work on buddying up with my neighbors to unlock their internet but for now, I've enjoyed finding new coffee houses in Austin. Thunderbird is the closest to my place and I do enjoy it but something about studying the LSAT among Austin's finest liberals rubs me the wrong way. I feel like the LSAT and Starbucks go hand in hand - the rise of corporate America and all that jazz! But today is all about being an artsy blogger as I sit across the street from Central Market and debate about going shopping after this for some more veggies.

Speaking of food, about an hour ago I prepared ten ziplock bags of paleo two block meals. Next post I'll figure out how to upload pictures and post a picture of my refrigerator. This past month I have been fiddling with the Paleo style of eating and my goal for the next two weeks before my Florida trip is to now zone the paleo meals. I'll let you know how it goes... I can tell you this, my new kitchen scale is pretty cool. I never knew what 2 oz of chicken looked like before this handy Target purchase! So even if I fail miserably at zoning my food, at least I have a fancy shmancy digital device to show for my efforts.

In preparation for Central's Women's Challenge on September 12th, some of the 7:00 pm ladies and I got together this morning at 10 am at the track across the street from the gym. I had found/made up a WOD consisting of:

10 burpees
200M Run
20 pushups
200M Run
30 lunges
200M Run
40 squats
200M Run
50 sit ups
200M Run

Cara, Maria, Alisa and I rocked it! It was already hot at 10 am and Cara had been out the night before to celebrate her birthday but we all showed up, went through the warm up, and had a really good time. Afterwards, we tried to look around for a pull up bar but no such luck. I have this burning desire to do a kipping pull up without any modification! For the last two classes, a bunch of us have stayed after to try but so far only Jess has been able to pull one off. By the Women's Challenge I hope to knock out at least ONE and if I do, a crazy, happy dance will commence!

I'm off to see if I can find some figs...