Monday recap: Week Four

I was a lazy busy blogger last week.  Lots going on in my work life, and I learned a whole pile of new things that took most of my brain power.  Good thing I had CrossFit to provide some balance to what would otherwise have been a week in front of the computer with no exercise!

I made it into the box on Monday and Friday, skipping Wednesday’s workout in favour of a trip to Blaine to pick up some packages & hang out with a dear friend.  Again, I forgot to record the WODs from my workouts last week, but this week I will aim to record them all in my new WOD book!

A few PR’s happened last week that I was pleased with:

  1. I got a double under!  Yeah!  I’ve always sucked at skipping (except when I was, like, 5) but could never get a DU.   I got exactly one on Friday and I was so elated I forgot that I should have continued with the rest of the set.  Oops 🙂
  2. New DL PR of 70 lbs.  Not much if you’ve been working out for a while I realize, but it’s a start 🙂

I don’t remember much of Monday’s workout, but Friday’s I do remember quite well.  Tabata.  Oh man.

If you’re not familiar with Tabata, check out this Wikipedia article on the subject.  I’ll wait. 🙂

Our Tabata was 8 rounds (20 seconds on, 10 off) with a 1 minute break between exercises.  We did DoubleUnders, pushups, box jumps, backsquats, handstand pushups, toes to bar, pistols, wall balls, & thrusters.  The allocated 45 minutes went by SO fast.  The workout was super intense but I made it through – both of those being reasons why I loved this workout.  A lot of people hate Tabata workouts, but if they’re all anything like this one, I could see myself doing them again and again.  The only thing you can think of is the exercise in front of you at the time, and how badly you seem to want to quit (but can’t quite get there 🙂 )

This week looks like it’s going to be an interesting week as far as workouts go, and I’ll try and get a couple more posts up for you this week.