What a fabulous week. It was my last week of teaching “summer lessons” in the studio and kind of a crazy CrossFit week
Here’s my Friday fridge remnants lunch — spinach, bacon, eggs, Kerrygold, sweet potatoes, and avocado. And I drank tons of water with it. I was feeling super paleo & proud of myself – haha.
And then this morning happened because I’m a real human.
I decided to skip CrossFit. And from the comfort of my bed, I typed the word “bakery” into the Yelp app. Haha. That’s so dangerous.
The Noshery popped up, and we decided we must try it out.
So worth it this morning!!! It was very affordable too — just barely over $20 for breakfast for 2, including an espresso drink!!! They had a lot of space, and the whole restaurant was painted the color of my kitchen. They have great taste!!!! I’m excited to go back, although I’ll probably stick to coffee for the most part.
Side note: as a partly paleo non-perfectionist, I prefer to assess my eating choices by looking at the big picture of a week or so. Throughout the week, I stuck to my plan, so I’m mostly pleased with my choices.
Let’s talk about my workouts now because they were FUN and really hard this week. I couldn’t believe my eyes when I looked at the workouts this week (Week 17). The tough stuff just kept on coming!!!
6x for time:
6 Power Cleans @ 105lbs
Time – 15:00
The power cleans were cake. The pull-ups were not. 72 pull-ups is a lot for me, but I wanted to give them a try. I asked my coach what my cut-off time should be, and he said 15 minutes. DONE!!!!! Exactly. And that was with a no-rep on #72. Haha. Yes, I had to redo it with the whole rest of the class watching. I was really tempted to switch to ring rows halfway through, but I’m happy I persevered.
5 rounds for time of:
400 meter run
65 pound Overhead squat, 15 reps
Time – 15:55
I think Nancy is my FAVORITE girl wod so I wasn’t too thrilled to mentally scale it a bit. But I made a game plan, and I stuck to it. My pr for this benchmark wod is 14:10. Since it was an 11:45 class and very sunny, I decided a reasonable goal would be to shoot for 16:10, 2 minutes slower than my pr. All I have to say is that it felt good!!! The 65lb oh squats felt great. The running was hot, but I drank water after every single round like it was my job. I was the dead last person in the door after the first run, but I paced it almost perfectly and picked off the last person in the final round and ended up finishing just 20 seconds faster than my goal. Yes!!!
For time – Curtis P Party!
50 Curtis P’s at 75lbs
EMOM – 2 burpees
So if Curtis P’s weren’t tortuous enough, we added in burpees!!! I laughed out loud when I saw this workout on my phone on Wednesday morning. I couldn’t wait to tell poor, sweet Kevin. If there are two movements he hates, they are lunges and burpees!!! But I’m proud of him for doing it. I’ll be honest, this workout took it out of me!! At about rep #23, I started to lose heart. Not even half done!!! I could barely eke out 2 reps per minute, and at that pace it took me 21:41! If you haven’t tried Curtis P’s, you should. I love/hated this workout, deep down, it was fun.
Thursday: Rest day. Are you kidding me?! :)
4 minute AMRAP:
- 15 thrusters @ 65lbs
- 30 double unders
I scored 101, 94, & 90. I had some logistical issues in the first round or I probably would’ve gotten probably 8-10 reps. If only I could’ve gotten back to those doubles…. Oh well. This workout was killer because we were still sore from Curtis P’s. Plus 100+ thrusters are no joke!!! A great ending to the week!! Love Friday 6pms!
Don’t calculate that pace. Ever. My mom can probably do it in her head. Stop it. I know it’s slow.
But I finished Week #3 of the Dog Days of Summer Concept 2 Rowing Challenge – a total of 30,000 meters in the third week of August. This week we are up to 40k! I’ve gotten 11,800 done so far this weekend, but I’m going to have to keep at it all week. It’s been a great challenge, but I can’t wait for it to be OVER!!! I have to row longer than a Friends episode every single day this week to meet my goal. Ouch!!!!!!!!
A little side eye from the Boykin.
Menu plans for this week!
- Monday – Paleo Lasagna Soup with Zoodles
- Tuesday – Spinach & Sweet Potato Bombs & dinner with our small group
- Wednesday- Sweet Potato Buffalo Chicken Casserole
- Thursday – Date Night
- Friday – Easy Carnitas
- Extra food to have on hand: Paleo Buffalo Chicken Soup
- Lunches: Apple Bacon Stuffed Sweet Potatoes, maybe some sausages from TJ’s with salad, leftovers
Okay! Time to hit up Sprouts!
P.S. Check out this blog I stumbled across today: Kohler Created. She share a lot of her paleo/CrossFit/pregnancy experiences. It was pretty exciting for me to read. :)