Friday, November 2, 2012

Crossfit Update Take 3

I have been doing my Crossfit Workouts for 2 1/2 weeks now, and I still really like my choices.  I am still tinkering though.  That is what I love about them.  I can actually play a little and change them regularly without getting bored.  On each, I have decided to try the 1/2 mile run at an incline of 2 and a speed of 6.2mph. My calved notice the difference!  I do the end run at 6.5mph, and am always amazed at how much energy I have by then.  If I don't have time for an end run, I might squeeze in another round of the main workout.  But I always try to get 30 minutes done.

pile on the miles 2012
I'm in!!
Mondays - 1/2m run, 50 pushups x 3, additional 2 miles at the end

Tuesdays - 1/2m run, 50 squats x 3, additional 2 miles at the end ~ I also went to a hot yoga class this week, and it was well, hot.  Definitely got a good stretch in all my muscles though!

Wednesday - 1/2m run, 60 walking lunges with 3 lb arm curls, 20 pushups, 30 box jumps, 20 tricep dips x 2.  Depending on my mood, I sometimes do a 3rd round, and sometimes do a run.  This week, I carved a pumpkin :P

Thursday - 1/2m run, 50 crunches x 3, additional 2 miles at the end.
I decided straight on crunches at each interval would provide more result.

Friday - 1/2m run, 1 min right plank, 1 min left plank, 1/2m run, 50 oblique crunches x2
I built this little routine myself.  I like things that work my obliques, and figured both these exercises complemented one another.

Saturday/Sunday - I took one of the weekend days as a rest and the other as a solid 5K or more day. 

What are the results? ~ That is really what you want to know, right?  Over the last 2 weeks, I have solidly moved down a size in pants.  Where I was waivering between a 6 and 8, I am now happy to say that the 8s are definitely TOO BIG!!  Woot!!  As for that blasted scale number, it is INCHING (and will be the death of me), but it is moving in the right direction.  From the start of my little experiment - 5 lbs DOWN!!!

On a separate note, I have joined this nifty little challenge from Monica over at Run Eat Repeat, called Pile on the Miles.  Basically, it is "an annual event in blogland where we challenge ourselves to walk or run more during the month of November. The goal is to pile on extra miles not pounds during this food filled time of year!"  Since I am running anyway, this gives me a goal!  I decided to shoot for 75 miles in the month of November.  YIKES!  I am hoping that if I can just get 5 days per week in at 3 1/2 miles a day, I will have 70.  5 more miles should be easy to add in somewhere.  I hope (insert nail biting!).


  1. That is an awesome goal to have! DO you normally track how many miles you run a week? I remember when I passed my first 100 miles. It felt really amazing. Good luck and enjoy this challenge.

    1. I track it through Trainer on active, but never really thought about it as a whole. Got in 4.769 miles yesterday :)

  2. You go girl!!!! A whole pant size! I am living for the day! I am going to try to incorporate a couple of your routines into my schedule and see how that goes. Keep up the good work!!!!

    1. Let me know how they work for you. If you don't do any extra runs at the end, they seem to run around 30 min or less.


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