Good morning, good morning!!
The weekend is near! We are running out of summer weekends, so I hope you all have plans to take full advantage of these things while ya still can!!!
Yesterday included two workouts, so let’s get right to em. After my meeting in Seattle, I met up with the Big Guy and we carpooled out to Crossfit (he dropped me off and went to the NB Outlets).
The day’s WOD:
22 min AMRAP (weird, my #! )
5 HSPU (hand stand push ups)
10 double unders
15 box jumps (20″)
I finished with 6 rounds + 1 HSPU. I am slowly but surely learning how to do HSPU’s, so the WOD wasn’t my best but I got better!
The Big Guy picked me up at the end of the workout…with some surprise workout gear from Under Armour! What a guy
We went straight from Crossfit to 24 Hour Fitness for round 2. The Big Guy had hit the gym earlier in the day, so it was workout #2 for both of us. It was the first time in MONTHS that two of us got to go the gym together and man did I love it Here’s what our workout looked like last night:
5:00 min warm-up on treadmill, incline
5 sets of wide grip lat pulls (sets of 12, 10, 8, 6, 4)
5 sets of narrow grip lat pulls (sets of 12, 10, 8, 6, 4)
4×12 single arm rows (12 each arm, each set)
4 sets of hyperextensions (sets of 15, 15, 12, 12)
We added weight after each set – as the reps get lower, the weight should get heavier!
After our little back workout, we hit the treadmill for a quick cardio. The Big Guy (who is NOT one for cardio!) has been raving about this treadmill series so I thought it would be fun to try with him.
0:00-5:00 incline 13.0, speed 4.0
5:01-10:00 incline 1.0, speed 8.0
10:01-15:00 incline 13.0, speed 4.0
15:01-17:00 cool down
(typically, you would continue this for 30 minutes, but we only did 15).
To be honest, I wasn’t all that impressed with this portion of our workout – you win some, you lose some! I love incline/speed intervals, but the 5 minutes felt too long and I definitely wanted to run faster than 8.0mph for the lower incline interval. I’m going to be making a few adjustments!
After the gym we hit Costco and Trader Joe’s to stock up on some healthy grub. Dinner was sushi We rented “Admissions” and hit the sack early last night!
Breakfast this morning:
- scrambled egg (2 whole eggs)
LOOK WHAT ARRIVED YESTERDAY!!! Finally have some more espresso for my morning lattes
- almond milk latte + 2 shots of espresso
- cashew clusters (salty and amazing)
- cocoa roasted almonds (these actually aren’t very healthy as far as ingredients go, but I love em)
Lunch will actually include the chicken and veggies from yesterday. I was so anxious to get to my meeting yesterday that I left work without my lunch and ended up grabbing quinoa sushi from Trader Joes and a QuestBar.
Side note…has anyone had this liquid gold?! The Big Guy guzzles it — I try to keep it to a sip or three, since it’s so high in sugar, but Superfood is SO GOOD! Might have had a few swigs on my way out the door this morning
Today’s WODs (<– yes, there’s more than one at Crossfit today!) look like two viable options….deciding which to do will be difficult!
After the gym, I have plans to meet up with a guy friend, Alex, for a beer to catch up! We went to high school and college together (he played football at HSU), and haven’t seen each other in a while…he recently got back from Serbia and had the chance to travel all over Europe while he played pro football over there so I am SO excited to hear about what he’s been up to
Happy Thursday, everyone! I’ll be back later with today’s WODs