The weeks are flying by.
Everything feels like time is rushing along at a furious pace, and I’m just hanging on, trying to keep up. I always thought summer was for slowing down, but this year, it feels like life has gone into 5th gear. Job. Kids. Chores. To dos. It’s harder to keep up with friends, even with my many social media apps. I just am not as available as I was. And neither are they.
And so an entire week has passed since I sat down to write about the Garage Gym Throwdown. A whole week of workouts. Workouts I loved. Workouts I hated. Squeezed in for 45 minutes in the morning or late at night after the kids have fallen asleep. I just finished one. I’m sweaty and salty and gross, and it’s 11pm. I have to be up before 5 tomorrow morning. I still have to take a shower.
But I want to write about what I’ve done. What I’ve accomplished. Where I’ve failed. I’m proud of my performance this week. I’m disappointed that I’ve eaten without regard to how it makes me feel. Lunches out. Dinners out. More than just a few indulgences. It makes me wonder, if I had paid attention, would I have done better? Would I be stronger now?
5x 400m holding best pace possible, not deviating more than 3 seconds from fastest interval
2 min recovery
Power Snatch (M 115# / W 80#)
Time: 12:04 @ 55# (ring rows scaled)
Comments: Ow. This one really hurt. I tried 65#, but my form was weak and wobbly, so I dropped back to 55#, which was extremely challenging, but my form was much improved.
20 Wall Ball (M20# / W 14#)
1 Inverted Burpee
18/2, 16/3, 14/4, 12/5, 10/6, 8/7, 6/8, 4/9, 2/10
Results: Completed 9 rounds RX in 15 minutes
Time: 32:27 (easy pace)
12 Deadlift (M 155# / W 95#)
9 Hang Power Clean
6 Push Jerk
Time: 7:54 @ 65#
Comments: Time to bump up the weight! This is one of my own benchmarks, and this time I cut a significant amount of time off this WOD. Last time, I was over 10 minutes. Whoo-hoo!
21 Deadlift (225#)
Time: 13:25 @ 95#
Comments: I considered trying 115# for a little while, and maybe I should have since I pretty much flew through the workout. I felt like I had a lot of energy for the runs, but my legs just didn’t want to move. Andy tried 185#, and me got all the way into round 3 before nearly throwing up. He finished with the run and called it a day.
We’re going to be hitting it hard over the next couple of weeks. We’re taking a full week of rest, a very necessary part of training. And yes, I am in training. We signed up for the Tough Mudder. Paid the money and everything. No turning back now. At least, not for me. It’s so important to eat clean and train right from now until October.
What a way to celebrate a wedding anniversary.