Monday, November 24, 2008

FUCK it all

Well great. Just GREAT. Fine and dandy. Saturday, my first work out back in Seattle, my first workout with John and Melanie and all the Calpians, I go and fuck up my wrist. Like ROYALLY fuck it up. Not just "Ow this kind of hurts." I mean like go to the ER in agony type fuck-up. Just great. Goodbye nationals.

SATURDAY
Started out nice enough.
Cleans
45/3
50/2
60/1
65/1
70/1
75/0
I was rocking the cleans up until that fucking 75. Mentally I just wasn't there. Went under it too late, caught it out front, forced my wrist all the way back, heard a bunch of cracking and popping, and the rest was history. Couldn't move it more than 5 degrees either way. I just completely broke down after that because I knew it was bad. It never hurt like this the last time I fucked it up, and the fact it hurt this bad ... well I knew it was bad. So I had a major cry-session for like an hour. Then I squatted.

BS
50/3
60/3
70/3
80/3
90/2
100/2 -- major PR, but with a MAJOR spot. But I still did it, so I'm counting it.

hypers: 2x20
sit ups: 3x20

SUNDAY
Am: sprint across soccer field, 10 air squats, sprint back, 10 air squats: 10 times.
Pm: 3 rounds: 21 knee to chest, 21 KB swings (1 arm), 21 squats, 21 lunges (each leg)

MONDAY

BS
20/5
20/5
50/5
60/5
75/5
80/5
80/5
85/1
80/4
82.5/5
82.5/5

Good mornings
20/5
35/5
35/5
35/5

FOOD
Breakfast: bowl cottage cheese, olive oil, 1/2 apple, almond butter
Snack: 3/4 c coconut milk, 1/2 scoop protein powder, raw cocoa powder
Dinner: soup with beans, kale, celery, tomatoes, squash, zucchini and Italian cheese; salad w/ smoked salmon and steak, olive oil

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Busy busy busy

Well it's almost Thanksgiving break and it's been super busy around here. Although actually it's more like procrastination is kicking in, and thus I have lots of work to do last minute. But a week off will be much needed, and then after that only 2 weeks, then finals, and then CHRISTMAS BREAK. Thank God.

MONDAY
Snatch
35/2
40/2
45/2
45/2
45/2

Pulls
(55/3)x3

BS
60/5
70/5
80/5
80/5
80/4
80/5
This was cool. I was pissed because I missed the last rep on my 'last' set (I got distracted) but then I came back and banged out another set of 5, so I was happy.

OHS
20/3
(40/3)x3, drop snatch too

Hypers: 2x15 w/ 10 kg (OUCH my ass hurt after that one)
Leg raises: 3x15
dips: 3x10
Leg lowers: 3x20
Pushups: 3x20

TUESDAY
Cleans -- knee
40/3
45/2
50/2
55/2
(57/2)x2

Pulls
(65/3)x3

FS
60/3
67/3
(72/3)x3

Hypers: 2x10, 15 kg (OUCH again my ass was in agony)

WEDNESDAY
Today was my day off; did a bit of gymnastics work (press hand stands, etc) then did a short metcon work out.

100 burpee broadjumps for time.

OUCH. I did it in about 10 min, which wasn't too bad. I remember a couple years ago, I came into the old gym and said to Dave, "I have 15 minutes, what can I do?" and Dave thought for a second and said, "Burpees!" 15 minutes of straight burpees = torture. I did about 150 that time, so this wasn't too bad considering I really don't do CF that much anymore. Anyways. I digress.

FOOD
Breakfast: bowl of cottage cheese, lots of olive oil, kombucha
Lunch: huge plate of pork, sauteed collards (OMG amazing), lots of olive oil, vinegar
Dinner: chicken, big plate of collards, broccoli and parsnips

Oh and just for kicks, here's a picture of my shin. It's kinda hard to see in the picture, but it's turning some amazing colors. And I don't bruise easily, so when I do, it means it's pretty good.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Low volume, but ok

Today was so so. My body's still in pain from Thursday (especially from those KB oblique things I did), and I just didn't feel as snappy as usual. But not too shabby. THANK YOU GOD my snatches are getting back up to where they were, which makes me happy.

Snatch
35/2
45/0 (I dunno what happened here, I wasn't concentrating or something)
40/2
45/2
50/1
55/1

C&J
45/2
55/1
60/1
65 clean, no jerk
60 clean, no jerk
55/1
Jerks were not too hot today ...

BS
60/3
75/3
82.5/3
90/1

Not too bad. My 1RM for my BS is 95, so considering I haven't done that in a LOOOONG time, 90 for 1 wasn't too bad. I REALLY wanted to get 90/2 (because I haven't done that in a long time as well) but you can't win em all. Ah well.

FOOD
Brunch: (12 PM) small bowl of oatmeal (like less than 1/3 of a bowl), small bowl of carrot-yam soup (again like less than a 1/3), 4 huge slices of turkey, big spoonful mushroom gravy, olive oil, vinegar, broccoli; coffee+half&half
Snack: handful of cashews
Dinner: bowl of the yam-carrot soup, salad, cod, olive oil, vinegar

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Longest day EVER

so I think today definitely wins for being the longest workout! I was in the gym (collectively) for more than 3 and a half hours today. YAY! It was so much fun.


AM
Snatch -- blocks
35/3
35/3
40/2
45/2
45/2
50/2
50/2
50/2

Cl+jerk from blocks
45/2
45/2
50/2
55/2
60/2
60/2
60/2


OHS
Started these with a drop snatch: (40/3)x3

Sn pulls
(55/3)x3

PM

BS
60/3
70/3
75/3
85/2
82.5/3
82.5/2
82.5/3

FS
70/2
70/3
70/2
70/3

Press
35/5
35/5
35/2
35/3

Leg raises: 3x15
KB side things we used to do: 10/side, 12 kg
Leg lowers+butt raise: 3x20

Haha I had a slight mishap on my FS. 70 is usually easy/doable without a belt and without a lot of effort. BUT I've never done FS after BS before. So, the one day I tell myself it's ok to not move back from the squat rack (because I know I won't miss this weight) is the day I happen to miss the weight. Anyways I failed on the 3rd rep, the bar hit the squat rack, catapulted back and slammed into my shin, full force. I had a dent in my shin literally a centimeter deep, no joke. Now I have an ENORMOUS lump. Oops. Bruised the bone, apparently.

But wow what a day full of HARD work. I needed a nap after the first work out but NO I had to bike to the store to get food to feed myself. But it was an awesome day, I felt like I worked super hard and did a decent job.

FOOD
Breakfast: cottage cheese, olive oil, kombucha; coffee+cream
Lunch: turkey, greenbeans (LOTS), lots of olive oil, vinegar
Snack: Rachel hot chocolate (cup of coconut milk, heaping tablespoon of raw cocoa powder, chocolate protein powder)
Dinner: big plate of pork stirfry, green beans, salad

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Long time...

Sorry for the lack of updates. The past week has been jam packed with stuff, and so has this week.

Nothing amazing over the past few workouts, except Saturday was pretty good. I actually snatched 55, first time since Sept., so that was good. I also made all my stop squats, which also made me happy.

Yesterday, not so hot.

Today, not so hot either.

Cleans -- knee
40/3
45/2
50/2
(55/2)x3

Pulls
(65/3)x3

FS
60/3
70/3
72.5/2
72.5/2
70/3
70/3
These were ... disappointing. My legs just felt like they had nothing in them from yesterday.

Hypers: 2x10 15 kg
Bicycles: 3x40 (total)
V-ups: 3x20
Leg lowers w/ a butt raise: 3x20

Mediocre at best :(

FOOD
I'm running out of meals on my meal plan, which means I can only eat one meal a day in the dining hall :( So I have to pack food from there and eat it at lunch which means quantity and options are now limited.
Breakfast: kombucha, bowl of cottage cheese, lots of olive oil
Lunch: bowl of broccoli, 3 slices of roasted ham, olive oil, vinegar, 1/2 portabello mushroom
Dinner: big serving of fish, sauteed peppers and onions, sauteed sugar snap peas and radishes, salad, olive oil, vinegar

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

This has got to stop.

OK breaking a minute from writing down workouts.

These are pictures taken by Ryan Thurston, yesterday morning in Fremont.
Click on them for a larger view.

You can see the faint figure of a guy in a blue jacket standing on the edge.




The heap of blue jacket on the ground is a man.



THIS HAS GOT TO STOP.
It's not fair. It's not fair to the families, it's not fair to the community, it's not fair to the people who have to drive under or over that bridge every day, it's not fair to people like us who have to live with these things for the rest of our lives. I can't stand it anymore. This is part of the reason why I'm glad I left Seattle, I couldn't stand being near that damn bridge every single day, thinking about all that it has brought me and my friends over the past few years.

Those of you in Seattle, PLEASE support the idea of a barrier. Something has to be done.

Monday, November 3, 2008

Fucking squats

God damnit I just can't win.

Snatch
35/3
40/2
45/2
45/2
45/2

Pulls
(55/3)x3

BS
60/5
75/5
82.5/3
82.5/3
80/3
80/3
80/3
75/4
75/5
FUCK I could not for the LIFE of me get 5 at either 82.5 or 80. God damnit.

Good mornings: 2x8, 32.5 kg
Leg raises: 3x15
weighted sit ups (5 kg): 3x20
leg lowers: 3x20

FOOD
Breakfast: apple, almond butter, coffee w/ half and half and protein powder
Lunch: salad w/ roast beef, olive oil etc; small bowl of cottage cheese
Snack: cottage cheese w/ olive oil; spoonful of coconut oil
Dinner: green beans, spaghetti squash, salad, turkey, hard boiled egg

OK as much as I hate making these blogs about my personal life, I'd just like to point something out.
Anyone see this article today?
http://blog.seattlepi.nwsource.com/seattle911/archives/153271.asp

Read the comments. This made me so incredibly fucking furious. How FUCKING insensitive can people be???? Scroll through the comments, I'm sure some of you can pick out which ones are mine (I left 2).
This completely ruined my day today. I have a friend who works under the bridge; people took pictures and I saw them. So fucking awful.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Update

This week has been hell, so sorry for the lack of updates. Nothing really new or exciting, same old same old as usual, except for a spectacular cheat day on Friday which involved probably 5 lbs of chocolate.
Yesterday was pretty crappy.

SATURDAY
Snatch
30/3
30/3
40/2
45/2
45/0 -- went to the knee after this one
45/0
40/2
45/2

C&J
40/3
40/3
45/2
55/1
60/1
65/1
65/1

BS -- Stop
60/3
70/3
80/3
80/2
80/2
80/3
I was soooo pissed on these I pretty much broke down right on the platform.

hypers: 2x8 w/ 15 kg
leg raises: 3x15
weighted dips: 3x5 (8 kg)
dead hangs: 3x5
toe touches: 3x20 per leg
pushups: 3x25

Grrr.

FOOD (yesterday)
Brunch: half a bowl of cottage cheese, olive oil, salad, turkey, vinegar; coffee with half and half
Snack: 2.5 TBS almond butter
Dinner: steak salad, olive oil, vinegar, broccoli, seitan