Yes, the damn awesome Filthy Fifty showed up on the white board again. To be honest, I didn’t even look at all the exercises on the list, just helped get the equipment out and started with the buzzer.
50 Box Jumps – 12” Box
50 Jumping Pull-ups
50 Kettelbell Swings – 35/26 – 35# for me
50 Walking Lunges
50 Knees to Elbows/Chest
50 Push Press 45/33
50 Wall Balls – 10#
50 DU/100 Single Ropes
This workout was hard for me. I’m not very strong in my upper body the weight bar shows up for anything, I groan internally. I know I’m there because I WANT and NEED to be stronger but it still sucks isn’t fun.
The box jumps & jumping pull-ups were good. The kettlebell swings were a hard push for 50 with the 35# bell.
Walking lunges & knees to chest were okay but my hands take a beating on the hanging “knees to chest”. Plus, if I’m honest, I’m really a knees to hip type girl too. The photo below shows me and my run friends on the “knees to chest” move. I’m in the green socks. The photos is a bit blurry cuz we are so amazing. And fast. And amazing. And did I mention fast?
Push presses are definitely one of my weakness. I did 10 with the 45# bar and then Julie M (pink top above) rescued me and traded me for the 33# bar. SO.MUCH.BETTER but still super hard. Here is a group of my run friends and I “push pressing” on a different day (I’m in the pink socks).
Supermans & wall balls done, even with my wobbly arms from the push presses. Then I got to the stupid burpees. OUCH! I was just out of steam. So tired. No energy. I may have even leaked a tear or two. Yes, I still “hate” burpees. And I agree with the lady below, I think this would curb my PSL craving IMMEDIATELY!!
I finished strong with 100 single rope jumps. 34 minutes & 45 seconds. Done. Done. DONE!!!
We learned the hard way this morning at CrossFit that if it’s your birthday, or someone else’s, shut up about it OR lie about your age.
If you’ve just started following, I’m a newbie CrossFitter. I go to CrossFit 2x a week at 5am with my gal pals from the run club. Although what we “do” does not have a special designation, I’d like to think we are more on the CrossFit endurance path than the hardcore CrossFitters like Jared these ladies:
You will never catch us at CrossFit in our undies, in fact most of us don’t wear undies cuz well, we are runners. And we look way more like this guy below than the awesome women above. Source: StudentLive
So today it was Michelle’s birthday. Happy Fucking Birthday, Michelle!! She was 38 so our workout surrounded her age. Yay! Sounds like fun, right?
Michelle’s #38 Birthday WOD
38 Box Jumps (18’” Box) – I did 19 jumps & 19 step-ups so that I didn’t die
38 Ring Rows
38 Kettlebell Swings (36# I think)
38 Walking Lunges
38 Hanging Knee Raises (Knees to Chest or Knees to waist in my world)
38 Push Presses – Bar only (45# I think)
38 Wall Balls (10#)
400 meter Run
This was a rough one for me and my weak arms. I almost didn’t make it. But I did so I’m happy on that front. And no, I’m not really mad at Michelle I’m actually mad at Aunt Julie because she’s the one who brought up the birthday. A WOD is a WOD in my book. I’m always glad that I went, even when it’s hard. So whether is YOUR birthday or not, I’ll still be there.
** Trying my damdest To Get Stronger ** Amanda – TooTallFritz **
The WOD for yesterday was straight forward, simple moves, but hard. I’m still sore.
70 Kettlebell Deadlifts – 35# (I think)
70 Step-Up – 18” Box
I had a partner and between the two of us we needed to complete 70 of the specified move before going onto the next listed item. My partner was the superstar experienced CrossFitter of our group and she totally killed it. She also picked up some of my slack in the push-up and burpee departments. Sorry, Sarah, I WILL get stronger. It’s my mission. It’s why I show up every TUE & THUR at 5am.
We had a bit of downtime then cuz Sarah is so fast so started working on Ring Rows. Did 15 of those before we were redirected.
50 Ab Baskets – 14# ball
Done. Quick workout but it left it’s mark.
** Determined to Get Strong ** Amanda – TooTallFritz **