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Here’s last week’s recap and my goals for the upcoming week.

Last week:

  • Fitness
    • Week two of the 2018 CrossFit Games Open is over.
    • For workout 18.2, I retested and went over one minute faster than my first go-round, and hit the same weight on my clean. I worried that I wouldn’t hit the last rep, so really glad I did.
    • This week for 18.3, I’m actually pretty happy with how it went. I only had one round where I fumbled with my double-unders, and hit everything else pretty much according to plan. The only thing I would improve if I decide to retest tomorrow would be to consider hitting muscle-ups in 3 sets instead of 4. The risk there is if I’m more out of breath, the double-unders might suffer more… and this is definitely a double-under workout. We’ll see what I decide.
  • Friday hit and I was absolutely crushed. My body and brain had a long week, so when wifey told me we were staying in (even though I argued) I ended up getting in bed at 9:00. Yep, you read that right. I went to sleep at nine o’clock on Friday night. Needless to say, it felt good to get more than 8 hours of sleep for the first time in a long time… even though my body naturally woke up at 4:30 thinking I was late to coach somewhere!
  • Last week I was proud to announce that drywall in the garage was done! Yesterday, the pegboard in the garage was finished, too. A project that took MONTHS to make the time to complete is finally done! All it took was a full weekend in the 60’s and nothing but sunshine. Proud of this one!

This week:

  • I plan to record my strategy video for the fourth workout of the 2018 CrossFit Games Open. People are still responding well to them!
  • Last week, amidst all of the stress of life, I didn’t eat quite as much as I should have. After running to Costco this morning, I have no excuses to not prep and have meals with me this week to fuel my body. A concept that a lot of people can’t fathom is that for most of us, eating MORE (predominantly healthy things, of course) will help you lose weight, burn fat, have energy, etc. I’ve known so many people who will INTENTIONALLY not eat when they’re trying to lose weight or perform better, then wonder why they don’t get the results they’re looking for out of it. Give your body fuel and it will thank you! (I just need to make meals that are more conducive to eating on the go, and don’t require a fridge or microwave.)
  • I’ve been (kind of secretly) wanting to get into DJing for the last….. 20 years of my life. However, the cards have never all fallen into place at the same time for this to happen. Last week, I finally upgraded my computer, so the gates have been opened to allow me to play a little bit. After a few more days of software downloads, cable and speaker connection work, and carving out a bit of free time, I might finally be able to start a hobby that includes one of my first passions (music) and does not include the need to practice scales for hours per day (yet, at least). No, this does not help my already-struggling prioritization of reading more this year…. but we make time for what’s important to us though, right?!

Alright, your turn. What’s going on with all of you?

The pic of the week comes from my Thursday morning. As most of you know, I do NOT love waking up at 4-something in the morning 4 days per week. However, the line of work I’ve chosen calls for it, and the people I get to see at then are RAD. At least the sunrise that morning, coincidentally on the first day we’ve been able to run outside in what feels like months, was incredible. I hope you all have a great week!

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Here’s last week’s recap and my goals for the upcoming week.

Last week:

  • Fitness- Weird week for fitness for me! Usually I struggle with the workouts and strength sessions go fairly well, this week it was quite the opposite. A couple of quick “burner” style workouts played to my strengths.
    • One was a quick three-rounds of 125 Hang Power Cleans (115lbs) and 15 Bar Facing Burpees. I used the “new” standard of having to jump back and up (no stepping), and finished in 4:36. I kept a nice steady pace the whole time, and was really happy with my time.
    • The other was a descending ladder (21-18-15-12-9-6-3) of Hang Power Snatch (75lbs) and Calorie Row. While my snatches weren’t pretty, I still went unbroken on them and finished in 9:29.
    • The weirdness also came in the form of my Saturday workout. I started the day off by going to cheer on a bunch of ladies from the gym where I coach at a local competition. When I left, I decided to head to the gym to get in a workout on my own. For some reason, I was inspired to do what I called the Smashby Triathlton. This little number was 3 Rounds (Slowest/Medium/Fastest) of 1 Mile Run / 1000m Row / 100 Cal Bike. (So yes, I did hit my goal of running three miles!) It wasn’t designed to be as fast as possible, so from start to finish, it took my almost an hour and ten minutes! But, I think I needed that on Saturday.

SmashbyTriathlon

  • Progress continues on my first book of the year (Discipline Equals Freedom: Field Manual by Jacko Willink). I also listened to a one-hour podcast with him during my long workout, so that counts towards progress in the book, too!
  • We spent another few hours working in the garage this weekend and put up even more drywall. I think the next day we decide to attack it, drywall will be done. After that, it’ll be framing that and installing the pegboard. Yay, progress!

This week:

  • Write one “The 2018 Open is Coming” post
  • I WILL NOT finish the book I started by next Sunday and write a brief summary (Discipline Equals Freedom: Field Manual by Jacko Willink) – Trying a little reverse psychology on myself!
  • Complete one thousand calories on the bike and/or rower before next Sunday. I hit 1,019 last week, and would like to hit another 1,000 this week. That long cardio is something I typically don’t devote enough time for, so picking an even number like that helps me stick to it!
  • I didn’t write a post last week talking about the Swim Lessons I give, why they’re so rewarding for me, and why you should let me know if you’d like some. So that will happen this week, as I’ve been having a lot success with all of my “swimming” clients!

Alright, your turn. What’s going on with all of you?

Here’s last week’s recap and my goals for the upcoming week.

Last week:

  • Fitness- Thursday we hit a Sumo deadlift for the first time in months. I hit 420lbs for a triple. Other than that, had some decent workouts, but nothing to write home about.
  • Missed one goal AGAIN from last week, and STILL didn’t make time to finish the book I’ve been reading. I did, however, read 50 more pages. That makes more than I’ve read in the last few months. So progress, but still not where I want to be. The good news is that I haven’t been reading because I’ve been getting to sleep earlier every night!
  • Went grocery shopping, grilled, and prepped food for a few hours tonight. So between making some salads and rice bowls, I should be good to go on most meals!
  • Spent almost 3 hours working in the garage with Em and put up a good chunk of our drywall. Two more weekends where we decide to work, and the walls of the garage should be done!

This week:

  • Write one “The 2018 Open is Coming” post
  • I WILL NOT finish the book I started by next Sunday and write a brief summary (Discipline Equals Freedom: Field Manual by Jacko Willink) – Trying a little reverse psychology on myself!
  • Go on a run ONE day this week. The goal is at least 3 miles, and I’m not going to sprint. Just get back outside as the weather starts to warm up a bit again.
  • I’d love to write a post talking about the Swim Lessons I give, why they’re so rewarding for me, and why you should let me know if you’d like some!

Alright, your turn. What’s going on out there?

The “Sunday Status Update” will give me a chance to update everyone on what’s been going on with me, share anything I’ve got coming up in the next week or so, and give my readers the opportunity to update me on what’s going on with YOU!!

This “Accountability” thing helps me a lot. If I tell both people who read my blog what I’m hoping to do, at least one of them might call me out and make sure it happens! So, thanks for you help, mom 🙂

Last week:

  • Fitness- Deadlifted 400lbs x 3 reps + Push Jerked 255lbs x 3 reps and felt strong for both. Completed one workout – 3 Rds of 15 Pull-Ups, 12 Burpees over Barbell, 9 Squat Cleans (135lbs) – in 8:15 and did all pull-ups unbroken, which was nice.
  • Home- Installed my first outlet in the garage, didn’t burn down the house, so that was nice! Also used our new Power Washer for the first time to clean the garage and the driveway. Power Tools.

This week:

  • My challenge is to complete TWO “The 2018 Open is Coming” posts, to start preparing people for what to think about before the end of next month!
  • Hoping to work out 4 days between Monday and Friday, and be in bed by 11 at least one night.
  • I am going to start reading my first book of 2018.
  • Prepped a bunch of food this week, so I want to make sure I bring enough food to eat lunch no matter where I am Monday through Thursday!

What’s going on with all of you? Let’s be “Accountabili-buddies” together!