Happy Tuesday, everyone!
Today was another hectic day at work. They all seem to be these days. I guess it’s good. The days fly by, and that is so much better than trying to fill a day.
I was looking forward to the end of the day…not just because it meant work would be over, but because I meant I would be heading back to the “box”.
Today’s WOD was 7×1 Jerks and a 1000m row.
As I mentioned yesterday, I had no idea what a Jerk even was. My search on Google produced lots of good videos. The video I originally wanted to post wouldn’t work, but this one still has a pretty good explanation of what the “jerk” is and how to execute it properly.
Those guys in the video are crazy strong. I did not lift anything like that…but I tried to match their form.
Again, since it was my first time trying , I was told to focus on form. I worked with another girl who was fairly new to CrossFit and one other who has been going for a while, but isn’t lifting much yet. We started with just the 35lb barbell to get a feel for the move. I have to say, I liked it. Giving the little dip and then going into the lunge really makes it so you can drive the barbell over your held fairly easily. The workout called for a 7×1 jerk. Our coach modified that to 2 or 3 reps per weight to just get the hang of it. We started with jus the bar, then added 10lbs, and eventually 10 more. So, I jerked 55lbs tonight. I’m sure I could have done more, but I didn’t want to push it and the other girls were good at that weight, so I just stuck there. I’m already looking forward to the next time we do the jerk and seeing how much more weight I can lift.
After the jerk it was on to the 1000m row. So far, I have only rowed 250m hard and 500m for a cool down. Coach Justin reminded us that the row is all about driving with the legs, and that for a 1000m row, pace is important. Keeping all of this in mind, I hit the rower. I completed the 1000m in 4:34.4. Yesterday I had estimated my 1000m row time to be between 4:12 and 4:32 based on how long it took me to complete the 250m rows I did last week. My 4:34.4 isn’t too far off of my predicted time, and I’m pretty happy that I was able to maintain a steady pace for the whole row.
My next trip to the box will be on Friday. Thursday I will check the website and see what my workout will be. Hopefully I will know what the moves are…but if not, I will hit up trusty Google again and see what I’m in for!
It felt good to get a workout in today. It’s too bad my eating was so bad. Since I didn’t cook last night, I didn’t have leftovers to take for lunch. I ended up going out with a colleague to Il Fornello and having a deliciously spicy, but likely “un-clean”, pizza. It hit the spot in terms of taste, but I did feel a bit guilty about eating it. I didn’t feet as bad about eating that as I did about eating more pizza when I got home from CrossFit. Hubs and the kids had pizza yesterday while I was out, so I had a couple of slices as that was pretty much all there was that would be quick.
This just goes to prove my suspicion that I would regret not doing any menu planning or food prep on the weekend. Lesson learned. I will do better next weekend.
To see the be all and end all of weekend food prep, check out this post by Lindsay from the Lean Green Bean. She really knows how to prep! And as a Dietetic Intern, training to be a Registered Dietician, she knows how to keep it healthy. This is what I aspire to…I’ve got a ways to go yet!
Now, it’s off to bed to read a few pages before calling it a night. What I really should do is spend some time with my half marathon schedule and figure out how I am going to get all those runs into my workout routine. That probably isn’t going to happen…but I can’t put it off much longer. I really need to start running or this half is not going to happen. UGH!!!!
How was your workout today? Have you ever done a jerk workout? Did you like it as much as I did?
Anyone out there do CrossFit and half marathons? How do you fit it all in?
Sleep tight, kids. See you tomorrow!