Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Smoothie, deconstructed (plus CF update!)

Isn't this lovely?

I know I've blathered about this before, but seriously though.  Good food is just so nice to look at.

Frozen strawberries and peaches, nuked for a minute or two, plus one perfectly ripe avocado.  I've found that just a pinch of sea salt added when I blend the thing up with protein powder makes it even more spectacular.

I'm going to save you the picture of the finished product because it looked like vomit.  But it was still delicious :)

So breakfast today marked the last meal of the first week of this cleanse dealio I'm doing.  Honestly, it has kind of sucked monkey balls so far.  Up until yesterday, I was dealing with these nagging headaches and enormous stomach bloat that made me feel about as sexy as a maggot-filled drowned rat, as well as all kinds of physical and mental "meh."  But I stuck with the damn thing because Bonesetter Stew said it would get better.  And hey presto, it actually did!  I'm feeling much more human, and I notice my skin (which wasn't too bad to start with) is actually noticeably better.  Cool!  No updates on stats yet, as that won't come till I finish the whole thing.  I feel pretty damn good, though.  And that's mostly what matters.  Plus, I GET TO EAT CHICKEN TODAY!  It's a little ridiculous how excited I am.

CrossFit Update!

I think Sunday was my first honest-to-god rest day since...damn, I don't even know.  That's probably a bad thing.  But usually, if I do have to take a day off from lifting, I like to spend it hopping around on the rocks at the Eno River.  Here's some highlights from the last week (you can take a look at all the programming if you want, I just didn't want to put it all here):

May 2: PAINSTORM.  Max unbroken reps ground-to-overhead to start, then 15 rounds (3 handstand push-ups, 6 American kettlebell swings, 9 air squats) followed by the same number of GTOs.
So THAT'S what a painstorm is.  This was kind of a bitch, as if you couldn't guess.  I used 75lbs and clean&jerks for the GTOs (15 reps), then scaled to kneeling on a box for the HSPUs but went Rx with 35lbs for the KB swings.  I wasn't last!  But I wasn't first either.  But I had fun.

May 3: 15-min AMRAP* (run 400m, 50 sledgehammer swings)
I think I got about three and a half rounds out of this.  But but BUT!  I did it barefoot.  That's right.  Barefoot sprints on the road (except when I had to leap out of the way of cars onto the sidewalk).  Also, I just love sledgehammer swings.

May 4: 5 rounds (9 clusters,  9 pull-ups)
Clusters are SO MUCH FUN.  They consist of a squat clean into a thruster, two of my favorite moves EVER.  Rx at 65 lbs on the barbell for these babies.  I'm thinking these might play a major role in Quarter-Life Crisis, Partie Deux next year...

May 5: Push-up pyramid! 1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1 push-ups.
Pyramids are like ladders except better.  Everyone did these together on Ashley's count, and in-between we got to watch her rendition of "laughter yoga."   I'm still giggling :)

May 6: 10-min AMRAP (18 KB goblet lunges, 5 push-ups, 3 pull-ups)
This was the community WOD taught by Paul (first one I ever attended with him as coach), to which I dragged Babysis!  And she loved it!  And she's coming back next Saturday!  Success!

That's pretty much it.  I did a bunch more stuff, but those were my favorite things.  Also, it turns out that I missed 1RM** deadlifts on Sunday.  Now I'm sad.  But, on we go anyways!


*as many rounds as possible
**one-rep maximum (weight)


  1. Can I tell you how in AWE of you I am? you rock!

  2. I believe my previous comment got deleted with the blogger mishap of the past few days. But YOU ROCK is what the gist of it was.