The Incredible Shrinking Krista

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Fran...She's a WITCH!

Wow--did my workout tonight.  It's the first time in a LONG time that I have done consecutive day workouts, and I'm trying to work in that direction in the new year.  I'm still considering what my health and fitness goals might be for the new year.  I have always made impulse "New Year's Resolution"s and thus have rarely actually achieved them.  I have quite a few in mind, and once I make a final, educated decision, I'll let you all in on it too.

So, I had read on a friend's page that today was going to be Fran at the box.  The benchmark WODs always scare me, and especially after I puked twice during Grace, intimidated doesn't exactly cover how these benchmark WODs make me feel.

So for the workout, 10 crucifix push-ups, 8 air squats, down and back high-knees, down and back butt kicks, down and back inch worm.  2 rounds of this.

WOD #1: Fran!
21-15-9 for time!
Thrusters RX for ladies is 65#, I did 55#
Jumping Pull-ups, Chest to bar (no bands)

I finished in 10:29

WOD#2: for time
50 Wall Ball Shots (I used an 8 pound ball)
40 box jumps (I had to step up and down)
30 KB swings (RX was a 35# KB, I used 26#)
20 ab mat sit-ups
10 hand-release push-ups (I am still doing the girlie push-ups)

I finished in about 11:50.  I wasn't facing the clock, and by the time I laid down in the floor to catch my breath, and rolled over and looked at the clock it was 12:01.

Tonight was AMAZING!  I felt really really strong tonight, and in spite of the soreness on the base of my neck from the weight of the bar during back squats yesterday, it felt great to get in another workout.  I was seriously considering a double tomorrow, but since I'm so sore, and we have a visitor coming to the box, I figure I'll hold off and save my best stuff for my new friend, Guanina Palermo-Pinckney.  It's gonna be FUN!!  Can't wait.


  1. I am sooo PROUD of you woman!!! Fran is no joke!!! You are such an inspiration to so many of us women, mothers, crossfitters, and more...YOU GO!!!!!! ;-)

  2. Hey Krista - Here's a thing I've been thinking about as I've been reading about you puking during workouts and how vomiting is always pretty traumatizing for you. I have the same problem, however, over the years I've learned to really pay attention when my body is revolting against me.
    Over the years I've come to realize that when I have to throw up it's usually because I'm desperate for detox whether physical, emotional or spiritual. Here's an example. Shortly after I graduated from college I became violently ill for about a week. I couldn't keep anything down and even then, unless I was asleep, I was heaving. I had so much to purge from that situation. Same when I was laid off from my job in 2010. About a month after my last day I just couldn't hold it down anymore. It was a relief. I was carrying so much around with me. I cried and cried through these scenarios and once upon a time I thought it was ONLY because I was so afraid throwing up. These days I think, yeah, it was REALLY SCARY, but it was also incredibly cleansing physically and psychologically. I'm sure this sounds a little nuts, but I just wondered if the same thing could be happening with you. You have a whole lifetime that's behind you to let go of and so much to gain in the process.

    1. I have never really thought about it that way, but it may be very true for me. confrontation makes me sick, I used to vomit if my parents had an argument. It could well be the way that it is my body's way of dealing with upset and confrontation. Never thought of it that way.