Lets start at CrossFit! It's been a good week for me. I think my body is getting accustomed to so many workouts in addition to teaching and training. Woo hoo!
Monday we had a nice little circuit workout that I just killed. I loved the short but sweet workout this day.
Tuesday was fun as well. I killed "Helen"!
Helen is one of the benchmark workouts that is three rounds, as fast as possible, for time.
I love "Helen" because it is really about endurance. There aren't any Olympic lifts in there, so I just have to go balls to the wall and hold steady until I can collapse at the end. I think I finished in 8:45, and did everything prescribed except the pullups. I have faith that in a few months, I can have enough unassisted kipping pullups strung together, that I can finish the workout as prescribed!
Our workout last night was another good one! It's been a good week at the box!
After trail running again yesterday (more on that in a second), I was worried I wasn't going to feel very recovered for the afternoon workout, but I felt great!
We started by working on rowing technique, which is always welcomed. Our WOD was a 500 meter row, then 21-15-9 reps of burpees and v-ups. Then a 500 meter run followed by 21-15-9 of double unders (I did singles) and kettlebell swings.
Loved it! I finished first in my class of 20! Of course I get ahead on the run, but I've found that I tend to get ahead on burpees, too. This is strange because I still have trouble with my pushups, but I sort of slam my body onto the ground and then explode back up to a squat. It works!
My runs this week have been great too! Both Monday and Tuesday, I took it easy, but ended up speedier than I intended. LOVE it when that happens!
Yesterday I met my friend Jess again for a trail run. SO MUCH TRAIL RUNNING! I'm loving it.
|Up and ready for the trails!|
|Garmin wouldn't connect, so we used Jess's watch.|
After trail running, I came home and made the most delicious "cheesy kale chips" from Emily on Daily Garnish. Darn this stuff was delicious! There really wasn't a recipe, but I wrote it out below in case you want to try it.
Massage kale with a glug of olive oil, until soft. Add salt and nutritional yeast and toss. Spread onto a baking sheet and bake at 375 degrees for 10-15 minutes.