Thursday, July 25, 2013

Weekend Plans & My Thoughts on Cardio

Thank goodness tomorrow is Friday!  Work has been sorta slow since we recently completed a large submission and it's really been making the weeks drag.  I'm also super excited to head to Cape May this weekend, I am in serious beach withdrawal.  The weather looks kinda meh for Sunday, but Saturday I'm hoping to get in a full day of sunbathing with my toes in the sand, listening to the waves roll in, and watching dolphins!  Oh and my mama is coming down for the weekend, so it's going to be a serious mom bonding weekend (plus Dave's dad who will probably be looking for projects around the house to escape to lol).

So, yesterday's CrossFit workout was a doozy!

Skill:  Max Overhead Squat
Workout of the Day:  Nancy (Benchmark)
5 rounds for time of:
- 15 reps overhead squat
- 400 meter run

This was my first time trying overhead squats!  I maxed out at 95 lbs, but I sort of ran out of time.  I think I could definitely do at least a few pounds more.

The workout was rough!  I did 40 lbs for my squats and my legs were burning, but the squats were actually easy compared to the run.  What a difference a year makes, this time last year I was running a 5K PR(Fun fact... that post says I was celebrating my blogiverary... except I started blogging in June, not July, whoops!  Also, Happy 2 Year Blogiversary to Busy, Bold, Blessed only a month and a half late!)

Anyway!  I don't remember the last time I went for a run (maybe December?) which is sad but true.  Although I don't think I'll ever run long distances again, I believe my cardiovascular fitness levels are lacking and some cardio work would help get me through the intense WODs.  While I was huffing and puffing through the running portion of the workout, I couldn't help but think if the zombie apocalypse happened tomorrow, I'd be screwed!  (We've been watching a lot of The Walking Dead, and it's amazing btw!)  My CrossFit gym just started up some endurance classes on Saturdays, but I'm not sure I'll make it there until my schedule simmers down a bit in September.  In the meantime, I plan on adding some sprinting into my life!  Specifically, some sprints into the ocean this weekend :)

How have you been pushing yourself lately?


  1. Oh my gosh I agree on the cardio front. I have been doing a lot of strength training since the new year and have only recently reintroduced more cardio because I know it's good for my heart not just to be skinny. It does feel good to have it back but I don't think I'll ever do long distances either! Glad to find your blog :)

  2. Hope you have a great beach weekend!

    I've thought about trying crossfit, but I do worry that I'd miss cardio too much. It would probably be good for me to mix it up, but I think I'd miss my runs!

  3. Beach weekend! Did you sprint into the ocean, then jump out and roll around in sand? Never mind then.

  4. First - skimmed through several of your posts girly girl and CONGRATS on the engagement - what beautiful pictures!
    Second - your brother is adorable in so many ways and I wish I could be there to see him too - your posts on him were beautiful!
    Third - I have been pushing myself a lot lately and I'm definitely feeling it. Yay for a good Crossfit workout! :)


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