This past weekend was the Electric Run. My girlfriends and I had an awesome time! It was so much fun! I would totally do it again! It was cool to see everyone all lit up and some were in totally funky costumes. This was only a 5K race and we did not do too much running. But it was a good time and we got in a good walk. If it wasn’t for all the different “lighting worlds” and the fun dance music and the constant want to take photos I am sure we would have finished a lot faster. And actually…I do not even know how much time it did take us to complete the run. Up next: Handstand Nation Workshop II!
Yesterday was SO MUCH FUN! Sandra had set up a handstand clinic with an instructor who studied at a circus school in San Francisco. And it was so much fun…not only working on balance, but the acro yoga we got to experience at the end of class!
Sariah from The Handstand Nation was our instructor along with some of her friends. We went over headstands, tripod headstands, and of course HANDSTANDS! With a lot of awesome drills that I can work on to get stronger and find my balance.
Who knew that acro yoga would be so much fun! I was scared to try it but it was like cheerleading with yoga…strange description I know…but it was stunting with yoga poses! So much fun! I am looking forward to that workshop at the end of the month!
Here are some of our acro yoga poses…if I was thinking I would have taken more pictures…especially when we were working on our handstands…next time I will know!
Sandra has declared April the month of doing Grace, which is a 30 clean and jerk WOD for time. After the 13.4 WOD for the Opens I swore off clean and jerks. BUT I think I am learning to like them. This week we tried clean and jerks with an extra thick bar, logs, sand bags, kettle bells, dumbbells, and barbells. Trying something other than a barbell was a nice change. It was interesting with sand bags since they are so floppy, you really have to tighten up and make sure you get under them fast.
On a side note…I am excited about Sunday…it will be a handstand clinic! 😀
Yesterday was the Fight for Air Climb. Fitness Rehab was the biggest team with 39 people! It was a great event and I want to do it again next year. I completed the 34 flights (612 steps) in 10 minutes! Which surprised me since my goal was to do it in 15 minutes.
I am proud to have done this event in honor of my Bachan. I can’t wait to do it again next year.
Our team shot (not everyone is in it):
Me at the top! (I used this pic for my thank you cards to send the people who donated money for the stair climb.)
And the view from the top was spectacular! Too bad it was cloudy. 🙁
Tomorrow I am excited to put the 6 weeks of training to the test. The Fight for Air Climb is FINALLY here! Tomorrow I will climb the 612 steps to the top of the Wells Fargo Building helping to raise money for the American Lung Cancer Society. I am so excited and our team has 36 members!
Please show your support by either registering for the climb or donating.
The first post when I decided to start this journey.
So…the end of the opens is finally here (for me at least). I will not be re-doing this WOD…I got my 15 thrusters in as I expected and zero pull-ups. BUT, I am so happy that I was able to do my thrusters in less than 45 seconds! I am so EXCITED about that! I really pushed myself since I knew I was not going to make it to the pull-ups.
Overall…the CrossFit Games were a good opener as to what I need to work on. It was a good benchmark so that IF I do them again next year I can see if or how much I have developed. First on the list of things I need to work on: STAMINA! All these WODs required so much stamina it was crazy hard!
Here is our final picture for 13.5. That would be Sally in the front doing the front squat, Tiff doing the clean, Mike doing the pull up, and me with the bar over head. Although we did not do the numbers for this one…we did all the “moves” that are performed in the WOD. Thanks John for taking the picture!
So this week is the last WOD for the CrossFit Games! 13.5 has been announced!
The WOD is:
Complete as many rounds and reps as possible in 4 minutes of:
65 pound Thruster, 15 reps
15 Chest to bar Pull-ups
If 90 reps (3 rounds) are completed in under 4 minutes, time extends to 8 minutes.
If 180 reps (6 rounds) are completed in under 8 minutes, time extends to 12 minutes.
If 270 reps (9 rounds) are completed in under 12 minutes, time extends to 16 minutes.
Unfortunately for me, I am unable to perform a pull-up (yet). But I will try to do one today! So my goal is to complete the 15 thrusters with the 65 pound bar in 4 minutes. Post to follow of course…
On a side note, I did try to do 13.4 again, and I still was not able to get through the next round of clean and jerks. I will have to add that to my growing list of things to work on! LOL!