The Incredible Shrinking Krista

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Fight Gone Bad

Today's WOD was "fight gone bad"....and truer words were never spoken!

This workout was awful.  I had worked out last night (monday at 7:00).  The less than 12 hour turn around didn't help the situation.

To make matters worse, the WOD was brutal, called "Fight Gone Bad".  The description of the WOD can be found here. 

I showed up for my first 5:30am WOD and honestly, woke up in pain and almost bailed on it.  Tired of bailing on workouts, and on myself, I went anyway.

I got ready, and when our coach, Josh told us to get started...I decided I was ready to go.  It's

So the WOD goes like this, 5 minutes of work, 1 minute of rest, and a different exercise every minute on the minute:

Minute 1--wall balls (10# ball for me)
Minute 2--box jumps (I have to step-up due to my knee issues, using a 20" box)
Minute 3--Sumo Deadlift High Pulls (25 # KB)
Minute 4--Push Press (I had 55# the first round, dropped to 35# for rounds 2 & 3)
Minute 5--Row for calories

Rest 1 minutes---do a total of 3 rounds,

In my first round I got 69 reps
Round 2--61 reps
Round 3--30 reps

Between last night's workout and todays, everything from my shoulders to my bra strap, plus my left knee and my quads are KILLING me!

No workout tomorrow.  Tomorrow's WOD includes Overhead squats, and pull-ups, 21-15-9.

My first round of knee injections is tomorrow, and i'm so sore already from the last 2 days.  Maybe after my injection----I can get in the water at the gym and get a workout in that doesn't hurt my knee as much....who knows!!!


Monday, April 4, 2016

Back at it!

I've got some pretty big goals this year....and in order to complete them, I've gotta get my booty back in the gym.

I registered for the 2016 CrossFit Games, but then wasn't able to complete all 5 workouts due to travel and a nagging knee injury.

I'm going to be getting Orthovisc injections in my knee starting this week, on April 6, 13 and 27.  In the meantime, I'm going to be adding some workouts, some swimming and cycling workouts to the mix when I can't do impact exercises.

I'm also participating in a Diet Bet with the folks who had weight loss surgery the same time I did.  We are all 2-1/2 years out of surgery, and a lot of us have gained at least a little bit of weight back.  The battle against obesity is never's something we HAVE to fight and be aware of every sing day, every single meal....

Also, I need to STOP making excuses.  I missed my planned workout this morning at 5:30, because while my alarm was set, it was turned all the way down.  So many times (every single other time in my life) I would have written off today as being one without the workout.  Instead, today, I realized that I would be done coaching volleyball by 6;45, and there was a 7:00, I got dressed for my workout, put my coach shirt on over it, and headed straight to the box after my game was over.

Tonight's workout was do-able, but I'm sure I'll know it tomorrow morning!

I had to scale the WOD for mine was:
10 minute AMRAP:

200 meter run
15 Kettlebell swings (scaled to 20#)
10 ring dips (Scaled to "girlie" push-ups)

I finished 2 full rounds, plus got about 3/4 of the way through the 4th run...It was rough!!!  I'm ready to go back tomorrow!!