Monthly Archives: January 2013

pain is awesome?

Posted on January 30, 2013

In my introductory psychology class today we talk about somatosensory cortex, and the fact that if you directly stimulate the cortex, the subject will report a sensation of being touched. “Miss, does that mean that one day we could somehow block that area and remove pain?”, someone asks. That’s the same student who five minutes

Solo at 5:51 pm Feb 1
made me feel sooo much better! thanks for the soup wishes.

bad idea

Posted on January 28, 2013

When I was little, and dad would run a yellow light, he’d always say that he was showing us “what not to do”. Here’s the thing. It’s usually a bad idea to show others what not to do. Because, you know… You are not supposed to do it. Anyway… I sprained my wrist in my

Solo at 5:51 pm Feb 1
LOL. nah, Teresa. that one was definitely a winner. hugs.

I’ve never been good at cleaning…

Posted on January 23, 2013

Is there any upside to crawling out of your warm bed at 6am, getting into a freezing car that barely starts, gloomily staring at the thermometer that indicates -23C, and driving to CrossFit? Yes. The fact that very few people choose to do that. So few in fact that you may end up with a

Solo at 12:32 pm Jan 24
thank you. :)))) glad to hear someone is reading. what are you trying to do with the weights? I find that this place is actually pretty good: http://getfitguy.quickanddirtytips.com/ he is an athlete, and he lists a lot of workouts, especially for beginners. let me know what exactly you are looking for, and I can recommend something more specific.

154 days – WOD

Posted on January 18, 2013

CrossFit warm-up: 30sec each of squats / push-ups / burpees / plank / mountain climbers Clean & Jerk 1-1-1-1-1-1-1 20 GHD sit-ups Apparently, my clean is “horrific”, and my jerk is “awesome”. I definitely struggle with the whole clean and jerk – it’s a very complex compound movement, and I think too much. It’s like

Solo at 8:49 pm Jan 23
Yep, spending an hour on cleans today definitely helped. Catching the bar is the part I find hardest as well... Thanks for your support!

155 days – WOD

Posted on January 17, 2013

CrossFit Snatch Grip Deadlift – 20 minutes to establish a heavy set of 3 12 min AMRAP: 20 overhead walking lunges with 25lb + 15 push-ups = 6 sets + 20 lunges + 10 push-ups 365 Days of Fitness ChallengeĀ [*crossed out items = part of earlier workout] walk/sprint intervals 1 mile 25 sit-ups 25 pushups

156 days – WOD

Posted on January 16, 2013

365 Days of Fitness Challenge 500 rope jumps 5 x 2 min bursts on stationary bike The classic case of “life happens” today. The planned trail run did not take place. Pro = I got a bit more sleep. Con = I feel blah. Lazy and unmotivated today. Totally dragging my feet. CrossFit tomorrow should

157 days – WOD (CrossFit)

Posted on January 15, 2013

PUSH-PRESS: warm-up: 10 x 45lb 10 x 55lb 8 x 65lb 5 x 75lb workout: 3 x 85lb 3 x 90lb 3 x 95lb 3 x 100lb 3 x 105lb AMRAP, 8 min: 5 power clean @ 85lb / 5 ring dip [purple band] 5 full rounds

158 days – WOD + power breakfast

Posted on January 14, 2013

Power breakfast = sauteed rapini with pine nuts and mushrooms + 1 egg + 2 egg whites 365 Days of Fitness ChallengeĀ [Steady 5.5 pace jog on treadmill, playing with incline – intervals.] 150 min, teaching hot yoga

159 days – WOD – trail running

Posted on January 13, 2013

After teaching two hatha yoga classes back to back, I drove out for a trail run with Captain Craig. The planned distance was about 10km, and he promised to behave. Which he did… for about 5km, after which we kind of… got off trail… The water crossings were getting progressively deeper, until the run predictably

Captain at 10:42 am Jan 16
I'm still amazed you keep following me on these runs ;-)

164 days – WOD + melon smoothie!

Posted on January 8, 2013

I’m still sore after yesterday’s workout. First day of the semester. After the performance-like 3 hours lecture, I had nothing more to give. Started the workout with a headache, finished the workout with a splitting headache. 1 mile walk on treadmill 25 sit-ups 25 pushups 25 burpees 25 squats 20 lunges (10 per leg) 75

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