Weekend highlights + last week’s workouts + CrossFit

Hello friends! How did the weekend treat you? We are having a mild and warm winter here so we spent a lot of time outside. The girls and I definitely soaked up the sun over the last few days.

Here are a few of our weekend highlights:

Friday evening bike sesh with these cuties. They are good little riders.

A Fit Mess

Friday evening wine and Netflix. I was so stinkin sore from Thursday’s CrossFit workout (see below) that all I could do was lay on the couch and be a bum. We recently started watching ACS: The People vs. OJ Simpson. It’s pretty interesting so far!

Saturday morning workout. I love kicking the weekend off at OTF.

A Fit Mess

Lazy Saturday morning in our PJs. P.S. I finally cut Ashlyn’s bangs. The hair in her face was driving me NUTS!

All the coffee. I like to spend my weekend with a mug in hand at all times. Who’s with me?!

Playground fun with my wild girls. You can just barely see Maddie’s feet sticking out from underneath Ashlyn :).

A Fit Mess

Wine time. Fun fact: I don’t actually know how to choose wine. I went with this one because it was made in Abruzzi, Italy which is where my family is from. It tastes really good!

Sunday morning I met my best friend for a little Target shopping. She’s pregnant and I couldn’t be more excited about having a baby for her. We looked at all the baby items and it brought back so many memories.

I worked a bit in the afternoon and then spent the rest of the day outside. I read for an hour while the girls played outside and then we all went for a walk.

Overall, it was a really great weekend with my kids.


Last week’s workouts


5 mile run (not sure of my pace because my Garmin died half way through)




Orangetheory – Strength / Switch Day

Alternating blocks of 4.5 minutes on strength floor, treadmill, and rower

Run included various pushes at 3% incline for distance, 250 meter row, and then run at 6% incline.


CrossFit (my first official class)

warm up included several rounds of back squats (8 or 9 sets?). I used 65# which felt fairly light, but I was just working on form and getting the movement down.

Metcon (AMRAP)  21-15-9

  • hang cleans (I used 35#)
  • toes to bar (<–so fun!)
  • wall balls (6#)


“Metcon” is just a fancy word for As Many Rounds As Possible (AMRAP). So you would start the workout doing 21 reps of each exercise and then complete 15 reps, and finally 9 of each. It took me 12:16 to finish.


REST – I was sooooo sore from CF



Block 1 (2-3 rounds):

  • 500 m row
  • 10 goblet squats (35#)
  • 10 DB pullovers (25#)
  • 20 swimmers


Block 2 (2-3 rounds):

  • 10 DB chest flys to tricep extensions (15# DBs)
    10 rear delt raises


Block 3:

  • 500 m row
  • 10 hamstring curls
  • 10 sit ups to cross body punch with DBs


Treadmill included hill runs and incline work.


5.65 mile run (8:30 pace)


I’m trying to figure out how to balance running, Orangetheory, and now CrossFit. Given the girls’ school schedule and my work commitments, I think I can manage to do each activity twice a week and have at least one rest day, maybe two. I really don’t want to give anything up so I’m hoping that I can fit everything in.


Here’s how I’m thinking I can structure my weekly activities:

  • Monday – CrossFit
  • Tuesday – Run
  • Wednesday – Orangetheory
  • Thursday – CrossFit
  • Friday – REST
  • Saturday – Orangetheory
  • Sunday – Run


Does anyone have any advice on how to balance these? I am obviously new to CrossFit, but I think I need to start out slow with just two classes per week for now.


Have a great day!


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