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So a lot has changed since my last post. I’m no longer taking part in the Crossfit Open as I slipped on ice and busted my wrist shortly after completing the first workout.

I’ll give you a moment or two to get over the shock that I did something clumsy.

Luckily I didn’t break my wrist but it seems to be healing rather quickly at a snail’s pace and slowly regaining strength. So lifting has pretty much been out, just as I was becoming more comfortable with it. One would think I’d used this to my advantage and focus on running, considering I have big half marathon aspirations for this year.

But that’s not really the case.

I’ll be completely honest, as much as I say I love running, I’m a fair weather runner. If it’s cold, windy or rainy the odds that you’ll find me hitting the pavement are slim to none. I have enough trouble staying upright (see above) that the added challenge of ice and slick sidewalks is one I cower too.

Getting back into running hasn’t been as smooth as I had hoped. While I feel a lot faster than I was in the fall, building up the distance has been a hard fought battle. I find myself getting bored with running or sprinting for a period and then having to stop and catch my breathe. I’m registered for a half marathon at the end of May, so I’m hoping with the nicer weather I’ll be more motivated to lace up and hit the streets.

I’m grateful that I’m still able to work out with this injury, workouts for the past couple of weeks have consisted mainly of lower body and ab exercises. Both of which will hopefully make me a stronger runner.

And maybe improve my balance!

Monday: Rest Day.

Tuesday: Crossfit Bootcamp. I had to alter some of the exercises for my wrist. The pushups and ledge dips were done on fist (as it hurts to put pressure on my palm) and wall balls were done with a 10 pound ball, I didn’t dare to try catching the ball so I let it drop each time and reset.

For time:
30 Burpees
40 Kettlebell swings
50 Ab mat situps
800M Run
30 Wall Balls
40 Box Jumps
50 Ledge Dips
800M Run
30 Walking Lunges
40 Kettlebell Twists
50 Pushups
400M Sprint

Wednesday: Crossfit
400M Sprint
6 minute AMRAP: 5 Pullups, 10 pushups, 16 squats

4 Rounds:
3 Sots Press
10 Bent over rows
12 Overhead Step-ups with 25 pound weight (these were killer)

4 Rounds for time:
9 Power Cleans (I did deadlifts)
18 Lateral Bar Hops
9 Floor Wipers

Thursday: CG Workout
Double under warm up
4 Clean and Press
8 Deadlifts
12 Front Squats (I did weighted squats)

Since this was my first time back lifting I just used a 35 pound bar with no weight. I felt pain when trying to do the front squats so I switched and did weighted squats.

Friday: Crossfit Open Gym
5 Rounds
8 Kettlebell Swings (16kg)
8 GHB Sit-ups

18 Minute AMRAP
10 Deadlifts (85 pounds)
400M Sprint

A couple hours later I decided to take advantage of the nice weather and headed out for a 4 mile run.

Saturday: 5 mile run. My legs were pretty spent, all of my workouts for the last couple of weeks have been leg focused, but I was able to make it 5 miles with a couple walk/stretch breaks.

Sunday: Rest Day


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