benchmark

“Dianne”

21-15-9

Deadlifts (225/155)
Handstand Pushups

Scaled: #115, HSPU negative with pushup
Time: 14:41
Feelings: shoulders have been murdered and im dying and coach insisted that i go with the negatives instead of a strict press

Still gonna go squat lateeeeer and do some overhead walking lunges because i hate myself

@sallysbakingaddiction sure knows how to celebrate Valentine’s Day - with chocolate, chocolate, more chocolate, and chocolate! (and maybe doughnuts with a chocolate topping - heeh!)

kelly sucks

I had to do Kelly, a CrossFit benchmark workout, for the gym’s healthy eating challenge. I’ve been putting it off because, well, look at it:

5 rounds for time:

  • 400 m run
  • 30 box jumps 
  • 30 wall balls

Finished in 31:01 with step-ups and and a 12# ball (because 150 wall balls = no joke).

The running, surprisingly, was the worst part. The wall balls were definitely rough, but I wore old sneakers and my feet cramped up every 20 seconds on the run. Ouch.

I almost want to redo this in a month or so. I just want to finish under 30 minutes.

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You could say it’s been a pretty good food day! Brunch was eggs, broccoli rabe, grilled shrimp, caramelized onions with roasted red peppers, and dinner was salad with prosciutto and the usual snacks. Top it off with Cindy and a competitor workout they sort of let me sneak into, and I am loving hump day.

Cindy- 20:00 AMRAP

  • 5 Pull-Ups
  • 10 Push-Ups
  • 15 Air Squats

This is going to sound so horrible, but I lost count of how many rounds I was on. Somewhere between 17-20, and I ended with 10 push-ups. Someone told me it was probably 18 based in how she did. But my form was shoddy in the sets of 10 for the first couple rounds, so I didn’t even feel like those counted. I don’t know. I’ll have to do it again focusing on moving virtuously throughout and see what I get. Sort of made up for it while hanging with the big dogs-

10:00 EMOM

  • 1 Squat Clean, 2 Front Squats (70% 1RM FS, 125 lb)
  • 6 Burpees over the Bar
  • Everyone had to decrease weight on this, but instead of going down, I just did 4-5 burpees for rounds 6+ versus the set amount. These got tough, but I was so thrilled my shoulder wasn’t bothering me any more than my screaming quads. Huzzah!
some facts
  • Thrusters are so stupid.
  • The stupid part is resting between reps doesn’t really even help.
  • Pull-ups are hard when your hands are sweaty.
  • I need to make ranch dip and deviled egg filling.
  • Tomorrow I’m making gingerbread, and it’s going to be so hard not to eat it all before lunch.

Warm-up

400 m row; 2 rounds: 1 minute plank, 10 supermans, 10 spiderman push-ups

Strength

5 sets of 3 Turkish get-ups on each leg, building as heavy as possible

I got up to 26 pounds. 

Metcon

“Jackie”

  • 1000 m row
  • 50 thrusters (45/35)
  • 30 pull-ups (used a blue and a red band, more than I usually do but whatever)

Finished in 10:26. I was aiming for 10 minutes, but you can’t win ‘em all.

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Th- thank you all!

This blog is a monument to my Evangelion Madness, and what I appreciate most about its followers is that they– you guys –actually want to get crazy with me as we inspect one of the greatest visual/narrative contributions to any screen, and through the irrepressible beauty of the animated medium.

I didn’t call it ‘The Evangelion Complex’ for nothing; it’s a way of thinking, a state of mind, and a pleasure to share.