Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Row Row Row Your Rower?






Helloooooo :) Happy Tuesday friends! I have to tell you -- I am trying not to stress my to-do list, but it is INSANE right now.  For some reason I just can't seem to get stuff done.  Anywho -- onto more important things like CrossFit, my Paleo Challenge, marathon training and 100K row challenge!
First up - CrossFit - ya'll have already seen my post from Sunday on our Showdown to Save the Shore! What a fun time - Monday I woke up a little sore but not to bad. I didn't get to CrossFit before school so I planned on going after.  We had a half day then parent-teacher conferences.  They went well - I am super thankful to love what I do so much!! After conferences I headed for CrossFit - thrusters for strength and then a metcon of 10-1 thrusters and burpees.  I went in thinking it wouldn't be that bad - built up to 100# for thrusters (sets of 3).  I tried for 105# but could only get 2 times (and did that twice damn third one). Rx for the metcon was 50% of your max or 65# -- well 50% would have been 50# but I went with 55.  HOLY SHOULDERS ON FIRE!!!! After 6, I was literally in tears my shoulders were so sore! I was getting nervous I wouldn't be able to finish the metcon, but thanks to my awesome crew and their encouragement, I did.  Then I sat on the floor then moved myself to a chair for a good 10-15 minutes haha. Just trying to raise my hands to wipe my face hurt. Right after class was the gymnastics class.  I LOVE gymnastics class, even though I can't do most of it yet, I have so much fun just trying things.  Jordana last night gave us a a core metcon so we all know that is what I need the most!
Paleo Challenge - well we are officially 30 days away from Christmas.  Some of the crew from CrossFit Aspire and I got to talking and we are embarking on a 30 day Paleo Challenge before the holiday. Gives us a little time to clean things up after Thanksgiving and just life in general. However, I think most of us are not going SUPER strict and giving up alcohol.  It is the holiday season with lots of Cider and holiday parties to be had :)
Update on my Marathon training -- it's not being going so well; however, I have decided that with 7 weeks out - I will run 12, 14, 16, 18. 20. 12. then RACE DAY :) So hopefully I should be good to go!! I'm thinking this may be my LAST marathon and I'll just stick to halfs after this!
Last - my friend  Karli -- who blogs here...shes awesome - check her out -- anyways she kept tweeting about this 100K holiday challenge.  So I asked her what it was all about -- here is her post about it -- the jist is I have till Christmas Eve to get 100K -- currently I am at 2,500 LONG ways to go :)
What are you holiday challenges?
Bonus -- I'm being an Elf for Health challenge through The Lean Green Been -- check it out and join me!!

5 comments:

  1. Melissa...I will run with you. Let me know when, where, and what your schedule for running.
    Francine

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    1. I would LOVE that!!!! But I am slow...haha you could help me on my weekly runs and I could try and hold pace with you! :)

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  2. yea for elf4health and yea for paleo challenge. I think it will be fun, especially now that you have paleo healthybites coming!

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    1. Can't WAIT for my Bites to come :)

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  3. <3 Thanks for the shoutout!! and sooooo happy to see more people doing the challenge! :):):)

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