Wednesday, January 05, 2011

from le twins...

...for le twins. This is the post that I dedicate to le twins Mary and Maria. These crazy ladies gave me some awesomely hilarious gifts for my bday this year. While I know you're likely to be fixated on the candy tassels, do take note of the funny cards. I love these two bad asses!

Today's Small Victories
I made it to the gym. Also, I'm trying to get back on track with respect to cooking and prep. I've been slacking because of the holidays. Today I was back to my green smoothie with eggs and Canadian bacon breakfast. Gah. I need to spice up the eggs and bacon thing. It's getting kinda old...


CrossFit One World WOD
Run 2 miles
Joanne's Final Time - roughly 19 minutes

Notes (to myself) about this workout: You may have noticed that I didn't do the posted WOD. This happened for a few reasons... First off, I came in late. While I'm sure Raz would have let me jump in, I think coming in late is a little rude and if I can help it, I'll do my own WOD on my own time. Second, it's the new year and I ended up getting too involved with chit-chat with some of my favorite people. I meant to run 2.2 miles and then row 2k. But time ran out. About the running.... I ran the 2 miles and then walked for about three minutes, and then ran the rest. In total, I was out for under 24 minutes. I don't know what happened. I guess I just ran out of gas and decided to walk. Man, I'm in so out of running shape. Boo! On the upside, if my calculations are correct, my running time averaged under 10 minutes per mile. If that is so, then this is the fastest mile I had ever run. I've never even known my mile to be in the 10 minute range. Woot!

Getting back in the game slowly but surely...

Tuesday, January 04, 2011

hello 2011

I have decided that the theme for 2011 is RUNNING. Thoughts are still brewing, so I'll elaborate on a future post. For now, the photo to the left is the FIRST photo taken of me this year. My dear friend Margaret is the person with me. We spent NYE at a restaurant in San Jose. For $40, it was all the booze you could drink. Unfortunately, not a drop of water was available. If you didn't know, I'm not much of a drinker - just a social one at best. So yes, that is champagne in my hand. Dehydration was setting in and I just needed something wet. Gah!

Today's Small Victories
Made it to the gym!

Row 1000 meters (Jason's technique - pull hard and fast with a break; strokes/minute should be under 20)

CrossFit One World WOD: Schoolboy
Complete as many rounds as possible in 20 minutes of:
5 deadlift 165#
1 rope climb (modified)

Joanne's Final Count - 10 rounds + 3 deadlift

Notes (to myself) about this workout: I liked the warm-up because it prepared us for the deadlift. Also, it showed me that I could use less energy and still row at the same pace as I usually row when I'm doing 1000 meters. Gotta love the technique warm-ups!

I'm not a fan of Schoolboy or the deadlift. But There it is. My back hates me right now. Bleh.