Tuesday, August 21, 2012

On a roll

Nearly 3 miles of long hills, then swimming after work. I'm back!

Monday, August 20, 2012

Emerging from the Pit of Despair

Last week was pretty much a wash, after getting some unexpected news last Sunday night I was pretty much a mess and wallowing in self-pity. That combined with DC Restaurant Week, and it was a perfect storm of laziness. 


Ran 14 miles yesterday, it took a little longer than I expected and it was proof positive that you shouldn't take the week off and then run a half marathon. I was in sooooo much pain. I can't believe I have to basically double it. 

This was in the first two miles. 

Around mile 5 at the Kennedy Center

The Scottish Rite just before mile 10. 

I also got to take the day off and babysit last week!

Went to the Nats game Friday.

Gettin' goofy.

And the Nats WON! Off a grand slam that I missed because I was buying drinks. But I got to see a two run homer off Bryce Harper. 

Then today I forgot I had Fitness Enhancement Program to run, my legs were basically dead so it was all pushups and situps. 

After that it was on to Crossfit where I got 23 doubleunders in a row! Excitement. 

On a roll for the week. 

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Hump Day

Extra sore this morning so I cut the 4 mile run down to 2, supposed to be 7 tomorrow morning, we'll see how that goes. I also did yoga tonight, I needed it badly! I am so tight, I think I may need a massage as well. So tired. Getting into bed early tonight. 

Now I'm watching Misty May and Kerri Walsh kill it on the sand court. 

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Thanks Buddy!

Sometimes you need someone else to motivate you, I would certainly have trouble getting up early to run three mornings a week if Christine wasn't outside waiting for me. 

Hills this morning were pretty brutal, 5 times up Capitol Hill, which at .2 miles each is a mile of hills. It's kind of nice to know exactly what you need to be done and count down. 

Beautiful Sunset!

I had less than zero desire to go to the gym tonight, but I texted my buddy Christine and she gave me the motivation to get off the couch. I was really grateful for that extra push. 

CrossFit tonight was snatch progressions and 5 rounds of 200m row, 3 hang power snatches (55#) and 7 overhead squats (55#) followed by two minutes rest. I finished in 15:40, the point was to do it well, not fast. Overhead squats aren't my favorite, I really need to work on my flexibility. 

The Capitol from afar. 

Monday, August 6, 2012

Happy Monday!

I can't be the only person that is a little sad the Olympics are more than half over, and really sad that Ryan Lochte don't have any more races. 

Today I did CrossFit, it's an "unload" week, which is supposed to be a little break. We did some shoulder press with only 55-75% of max. Then the MetCon was 3 rounds of 50 double unders and 30 wall balls with a 16# ball with up to a 2 minute rest after each round. I finished in 14:19, and the best part is I did it Rx'd. Getting there with double unders, I had 14 in a row!

Hills in the morning... no really looking forward to that. 

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Weekend Success!

I took my rest day on Friday so I could kick butt at 31 Heroes on Saturday with my Battle Buddy from Iraq, Molly. We did the fundraiser last year at Al Asad, but it was a little different, instead of running with sandbags (which ironically we didn't have) we did tire flips, instead of a rope climb we did pull ups, and we did different numbers of thrusters and box jumps. 
We "won" last year. 

We did 75# for the thrusters - 8 reps, I scaled the rope climb - 6 reps, and 11 box jumps - 24" Rx'd. The workout is 31 minutes long and you switch off with your partner who is running 400m with a sand bag, we used 25#. It was exhausting, but totally worth it. We completed 6 rounds with an additional 3 thrusters, not too shabby. 


Molly can actually climb the rope. 

That's me in the background scaling. 

We're pretty badass. 

This morning I ran 10 miles and it felt great! Shockingly actually. I ran nearly the whole time, only stopping to take a couple pictures, eat a few Gu Chomps, and refill my water bottle. It was a little painful, but overall really great. I finished in 2:03 averaging 12:30 miles, next week's long run in 14 miles, I think that is where I'll really regret missing those runs before. 

Here are the pictures I stopped to take. 
Aspiration and Literature by Rock Creek Park. 

Sacrifice on Memorial Bridge. 

John Paul Jones, Father of the US Navy. 

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Almost there

My run got cut a little short because I overestimated DC traffic, that never happens. So while I was finishing up mile 3 I got a call from my mom that they were at my apartment. Instead of doing all 6 miles I wrapped it up with 4.5, but it was worth it to spend more time with the rents. Did get a few pictures by the WWII memorial though.
Another early day at work tomorrow, then judging a high school computer competition.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Party all the time

Where to start? Last Wednesday, ran three miles before I loaded up, got on the train and headed up to BWI and flew to San Diego. 

I had an amazing time in SD, shared a condo with three of my favorite ladies, ran 6.5 miles with them, went to my college best friend's wedding, and hit the Gaslamp for a bachelorette party for another Navy friend. 
Running at Sunset Cliffs. 

Best Day Ever Face!

My legs were a little more sore from dancing than from running this weekend, and I don't know why my crazy ass thought I would be able to get a long run in after a transcontinental flight... 


But this week is going well so far. CrossFit on Monday, we got to a 2 rep max, I got up to 115#. Then did three sets of 2@90%. The MetCon was 3 RFT of 50 double unders, 10 push jerks with 75#, 30 second rest then max chest to bar pull ups, followed by a minute rest. I finished in about 13 minutes, with all the rest the time isn't all that important. I was mostly proud that I got 20 double unders in a row during one of the rounds. 

Tuesday morning Christine and I did a 6 mile run, I felt pretty good for it. Then CorssFit was more running. 5 rounds of 300m row and 200m sprint followed by 2 minutes of rest. I finished in 20:15. I had to do some math for my round splits and had to take a picture so I wouldn't forget the times. 

This morning we did 5 miles, it was a little rough, but got through it. 

I've been having trouble getting back on East Coast time, partially because of the Olympics. So no yoga tonight because I fell asleep after work... oops. 

Won't be able to run in the morning because I'm on duty and have to get into work early, there's no way I can get up any earlier, so I'll just run after work.