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Weekly Fitness Victories - Last Two Weeks Recap

11/14/2014 *Sara-Marie* 2 Comments

It's been a few weeks since I've written a Weekly Fitness Victories post. Mostly due to lack of time and then I had to take almost 2 weeks off from the gym because the little one was sick. 

When I got back to the gym last week, I thought I was going to experience a set back in my training - but it was actually the opposite. I came back stronger and was able to kick butt in my workouts. I guess my body needed some recovery time! 

Last week, I was only able to go to Crossfit two days but they were good workouts! During Tuesday's workout, I was able to progress to only a black band for pull-ups. I used to need both black AND green to pull myself up. Getting stronger! WOOT! On Wednesday, we did a lovely benchmark workout combination of Grace + Annie + Grace. That was rough, but fun. It was my first time doing Grace (30 Clean & Jerks for time) and I completed the first Grace in 4:03 at 55#. I'm looking forward to testing my progress in a few months on that one. Either faster time or heavier weight!

Current week: 11/10 - 11/14


TUESDAY: ARMISTICE - In honor of Veteran's Day. 
This was a tough workout, but I felt very strong and was able to maintain a good pace. 


THURSDAY: All the Squat Cleans! 
We worked on squat cleans from the hang position and I PR'd! The heaviest I've been able to clean off the floor was 85#, but I was able to do 90# from the hang! I bet when we test a full clean, I will be able to do more. I worked a lot on technique and getting under the bar quicker - which totally helps! Sometimes I freak myself out mid-pull and bail, but my coach helped me to just drop under the bar and stand back up. After missing an attempt, I was able to clean the bar without a problem. Funny how that works. Technique is so important.

I finished. That's all that matters! Wittman seemed like it wasn't going to be too bad, but seven rounds of anything is definitely going to test your stamina. I wanted to quit after round 2, and then again after round 5, but thanks to my coach, I was able to push through. After all, it's all about honoring the fallen who gave it all. I just can't quit - they surely didn't. 

Share some of your fitness victories this week, big or small, in the comments below! 

Until next time!


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