Friday, March 15, 2013

WLC Check-in, and a New Favorite

All right, I know it's been a while since I last blogged, and I think I've lost a few WODs in there somewhere...I have been working out consistently these last weeks--I just haven't had a chance to think about writing anything down!

I've been plugging along with the Whole Life Challenge (WLC) though I manage to lose a point or two every day. The best thing I have gained from it is having a benchmark to compare my current lifestyle to. I have admit that I am pretty pleased. The way we are currently eating is very clean, our lifestyle seems very healthy--not too strict, not undisciplined, very low stress. I tend to lose a point when my willpower gives up as I prep dinner and want that chilled glass of wine with my husband who just walked in from work. I also have a tendency to forget the stretching and / or ten minutes of exercise each day that I am off from CF. Once I forgot my supplements (not bad!) and the biggest struggle was in the first two weeks--the water challenge! I found it very difficult to drink nearly a gallon of water every day. I lost a lot of points there. The sweets and dairy haven't been any problem, but I do really miss cheese and yogurt.

Thor's Daughter
But all that aside, today I wanted to be sure to go down on record as saying that today's WOD (13.2) may be my favorite yet. I had a little help along the way--Annie Thorisdottir (translated her last name literally means "Thor's Daughter," a.k.a. "Iceland Annie") who is the two-time CF games champ went head to head with Lindsey Valenzuela (6th place in last year's games) and positively crushed it! It was great to see her do it, and know what the best in the world can do. You can watch the televised WOD here. If you don't have time to watch it, the final score was 361 reps to Annie, 335 reps to Lindsey. Smoked it! Some are saying "no rep" to Annie's deadlifts, but I say, "Let's see you do it."

The WOD is called 13.2 (13 = 2013 and .2 = second week of CF open)
5 shoulder to overhead (75#)
10 deadlifts
15 box jumps (20")
Masters Rx weight was 65#, but I'm not quite there. I tried out 60#, but knew I would have to take rests if I did 60. I may have been able to lift 55#, but never mind... I used 50# because I really wanted to keep moving, and I did step-ups in lieu of box jumps to preserve my pace.

score: 185 total reps (6 rounds + 5)

When I was done I was pooped (still am this afternoon!) but met my goal of at least five rounds and then some!


  1. I liked that day too. Actually, out of what we're doing these days, I like the ones related to the games most. Of course, I can't do any of them with any real amount of weight. I'll "just keep swimming" til I can :) BTW, glad to see another CFer on the board :)

    1. Hey, thanks for checking out my blog! Check back sometimes, and I'll see you on the WTM board!