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.
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.
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 :).
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
- 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!