Over the past few weeks, I have learned a whole bunch of new terms like chipper, EMOM, and AMRAP. I learned two types of kettlebell swings. Before CF, I had never even held a kettlebell. I've done more push ups than I ever thought I could do. Not that I can't do push ups, but these push ups just keep going and going.
|I'm saving up for funny socks and shirts!|
We moved on to deadlifts, and I made it to 235 lbs. My knees were a little sore, but nothing that would make me stop the movements. I haven't forgotten my goal to make it into Coach Royce's 300 Club! *note to self: Follow up with Coach Royce*
I redid the first day workout.
1. Row 200 meters.
2. 15 squats, push ups, and ring rows.
3. 12 squats, push ups, and ring rows.
4. 9 squats, push ups, and ring rows.
5. Row 200 meters.
The first time I did this it took me 17 minutes, and last night it took me 9 minutes. Wow! I almost cut it in half. I was very impressed with myself.
Afterwards, I gave Kate her thank you presents and she presented me with the world's cutest little pink graduation cap, sash, and a cutie pie happy face bank so I can get my gear fund going. She's such a great teacher. You're the best, Coach Kate!!
These workouts have been the hardest and most challenging thing I've done in a very long time, and CrossFit has given me exactly what I wanted it to. I'm going to miss Kate's good natured humor and ability to demonstrate things over and over again (I need a lot of demonstration!), and I'm ready to join the regular classes! I'll be with her on Thursday morning at 5:45am.
In addition to the Thursday morning class, I'll be going to the Friday and Saturday morning and Monday night classes. Onward and upward! I'll have to ask about how other people keep track of their progress. Once the semester is over in a few weeks, I'll go to some noon classes too.