Sunday Run Day!

Today’s workout started out with my Garmin half marathon training run. Today’s prescribed run was a 10 minute brisk walk followed by 21 minutes of interval running. I have been running in my neighborhood which is littered with hills, causing my times to be inconsistent, yet making for a challenging run!

After giving myself about an hour to recover from my run, I went into the garage to play with my barbell. The Crossfit Open starts in less than two weeks and I haven’t touched a barbell in about double that amount of time. Gerrit was planning to do a snatch and sprint ladder, so I decided to do something similar. I was over running at that point, so I did a squat snatch & overhead squat ladder instead. My hands are now raw because I haven’t gripped a barbell like that in forever.

Here’s what I worked on today:

@55# (35 lb bar & 10’s), squat snatches

1 snatch, 4 overhead squats

2 snatches, 3 overhead squats

3 snatches, 2 overhead squats

4 snatches, 1 overhead squat

5 snatches

4 snatches, 1 overhead squat

3 snatches, 2 overhead squats

2 snatches, 3 overhead squats

1 snatch, 4 overhead squats

2017 Goals

Today has been a great day in terms of fitness goals!

  1. I signed up for the 2017 Crossfit Open. This will be my 5th year participating, but my first year participating with my post-partum body. I’m slowly figuring out how to and working on rebuilding my strength, especially my core muscles. Those seem to have been the worst hit, understandably so though! Goal: Complete all 5 Open workouts, RX’d if possible
  2. Day 1 of my 1/2 marathon training is complete! I impressed myself with running for 30 minutes straight for a total distance of 2.5 miles. I couldn’t tell you the last time I ran more than 1 mile, so I was excited that my body was able to work through a hilly neighborhood course. Day 1 called for a “30 minute easy run” and I checked that right off!┬áMy husband and I are running a half marathon in May- our first one in about 4 years. Goal: complete all prescribed runs set by my Garmin training program.

 

I’m really happy to finally be back on this fitness train after taking a few weeks/ months off of any sort of strenuous training. I also joined our local Stroller Strides workout group which has been so much fun so far. It has helped us develop a little bit of a routine during the week. Whitney doesn’t really seem to like being in her stroller most of the time, so I end up wearing her. I don’t get the same workout I would if I wasn’t wearing her, but it’s still great to be out getting some sort of workout and talking with all of the moms! All of the instructors are awesome and the workouts are always challenging (they are as hard as you make them!).

Yay for 2017 goals so far! What are yours?