NYE

I started off NYE with a fun Tabata workout at CFB. 20 sec work, 10 sec rest x8.

Medicine ball squat jump
Push Press
KB High Pull
Pistols (I subbed single leg squats)
Ring pull ups (I subbed body weight rows on the rings)
Row for calories

I used the barbell for the push presses and didn’t hit myself in the face or embarrass myself in any way which is basically a miracle. I enjoyed this workout and my legs were shaking by the end. The challenge of the day was 5 rope climbs for time so I decided to try a few out to get the technique down.

Working my way up

Working my way up

Made it to the top

Made it to the top

Getting down is the hardest part

Getting down is the hardest part

After CrossFit, I went home to get ready to head up to Big Sky to visit my sister, Gretchen. My friend Nick and I got there around 10 and it was super cold – I think it was around 7 degrees. Of course I decided to wear cute lace shorts instead of something functional but I had my fleece lined tights so I survived. We ended up going to the Broken Spoke and we ran into our friend Britt which was awesome. All in all I’d say it was a pretty great night. I can’t wait to see what 2013 brings!

Celebrating with Gretchen, Britt and Nick

Celebrating with Gretchen, Britt and Nick

I survived my first Fran

So I survived my first Fran tonight – Double Under Fran to be exact or Fran plus 450 singles for those of us who haven’t mastered Double Unders yet.

Drinking some yerba mate on the way to CFB

Drinking some yerba mate on the way to CFB

I was a little nervous when I saw today’s WOD since I’m still working on my Thrusters form. Luckily the coaches the coaches have been extremely helpful in providing modifications since I am still new to CrossFit. I used dumbbells for the Thrusters which is great because I’m pretty sure I would have hit myself in the face if I was using the barbell. I can’t do several reps of pull ups yet so I did my first two rounds as body weight rows on the rings and for my final round of pull ups I used the resistance band. I forgot to write down my time but I think it was 17:42. Our challenge for the day was a 1 minute AMRAP of box jumps and I was able to do 22.

Double Under Fran

Double Under Fran

When I got home I made a delicious protein smoothie.

Vanilla Pumpkin Protein smoothie:
– One serving of vega one French vanilla nutritional shake (dairy, gluten & soy free and no sugar added)
– A few spoonfuls of organic canned pumpkin
– 6 or 7 ounces of water
– 2 or 3 ice cubes
– A dash or two of cinnamon

Fact: protein shakes taste better in wine glasses

Fact: protein shakes taste better in wine glasses

Hopefully I won’t be too sore tomorrow!