Wednesday, June 30, 2010
Sunday, June 27, 2010
20 Snatches (10R/10L)
Let me know if you are intersted in having this kind of sucess with your workouts!! In the words of my brother, "This could be you".
I'm enjoying coaching this group and cannot wait to see them progress as we move forward! If you are intersted in joining contact me so you can come try it out!
1st Pic is Nancy working on Thrusters...
Pics 2 and 3 are of Dorothy working on Shoulder Press
Okay so he isn't a bootcamper but he is really cute!
Thank you Melisa for joining and taking pictures this day!!!! Melisa teaches a FREE Crossfit Endurance class at night at O'Henry Track! Go Join her...its for all levels...and with Melisa you are guranteed a good workout!
Wednesday, June 23, 2010
This past weekend I went out to Marathon, TX with my family to run my 3rd Marathon. I did 16 weeks worth of training for this event. I left Thursday morning, so I could get use to the 4,040 elevation. After my 2 mile run on Friday (to get the feel of running in that climate), the parents and I drove around Big Bend (BEAUTIFUL) getting out to walk and take pictures (meaning I was not sitting for hours on end). I ended that night with a great pasta dinner that was served for the runners.
Saturday was the marathon. I got up and ate my usual race day breakfast 1/2 bagel (carbs), 1tbs peanut butter (fat/little pro) and a banana (potassium). I had the right equipment...gels, water pack, hat, etc. The race started at 8am with a shot gun on the side of the highway (literally) and we were off. I felt fine even running into a head on wind of 20mph. After my parents getting breakfast at McDonalds they stopped at mile 6 to take pictures. Then they were off to mile 9. I opend my first gel at mile 8 and quickly put it down. At mile 9 I exchanged water bottles with the parents; the bottle I handed off was 1/2 full. I wouldn't see them till mile 15. I started feeling a little woozy, but just figured it was okay b/c I was running a marathon, into the wind...so I started to chew on my tounge (it took the thought of the pain in my legs to a different part of my body). I wasn't sweating, so I thought, therefore I didn't think I was that hot...man was I wrong!
I don't remember anything really after mile 9, so here is what I was told that happend. I did another water bottle exchange at mile 15 then when I passed mile 16 I was staggering and drooling and bleeding from the mouth (from biting my tounge). The people at the water stop set me down and I was not responding, I had passed out. My parents car wouldn't start for some reason, and after getting a jump at mile 15, they drove passed and mom said "aww look a runner is down" and then noticed it was me and said "That is my daughter!" (I wear a bright colored hat so my parents can see me) My dad rushed out of the car and him and another wonderful runner (who gave up time to help) put me in the car. Daddy stopped and asked a sheriff where the EMS was and they said that they were coming to get the girl who was down. Daddy quickly replied "she is in my car!" then he drove 96mph the 10miles to the finish line where EMS then took over. They gave me oxygen and iced my body to get my temp to drop (BP 140/90). I wasn't able to respond for a little bit. They kept icing me down and trying to give me fluids to get my temp down. Some fluids stayed, most didn't.
When I finally came to I was unable to move my limbs VERY SCARY I might add. After a lot of questions I discoverd that I didn't drink enough water. As you know water makes you tinkle and if you know me, you know that I don't want to even take time to slow down to tinkle, therefore I didn't drink the proper amount of H2O. This was the STUPIDEST decision I have ever made in my life. I cannot stress enough to you to drink water...especially if you are active.
The city of Marathon has some wonderful people living there. Everyone rushed to help me and was very nice about it. Even a girl who ran the 1/2 jumped in the back of my dad's car and helped take care of me (she was a nurse from ATX). She squirted gatorade into my mouth everytime I needed a sip. I have the best parents a girl could ask for! They were there for me every step of the way and doing everything they can to help me. I am VERY lucky.
This was a VERY scary experience for me and a very good lesson. Yes, this kind of thing CAN happen to you, no matter who you are or how active you are. Please take care of yourself and
Monday, June 14, 2010
This weekend I was blessed to have been able to see and spend time with my old friends and when doing the math (and looking at these pictures) I have been friends with these people for some time now. I had my wonderful mother send me some pictures that she had saved on her computer from as far back as she can remember of me with these friends. However, since digital pics came around during my senior year, I don't have pics on the comptuer from the many years before the pictures shown. All of these boys have been a part of my life since 9th grade, when I moved to Beaumont.
In addition to these friends my best friend from high school, Brittany Bryant, informed me Sunday she got accepted into Physical Therapy School at Sam Houston. Congrats Brittany you will do fantastic!!!
Below is Nathanael Deem, his lady friend Tara (whom I think is wonderful, along with her son) and his daughter Zoe. Deem has served in the Army for many years. He did a tour or 2 and kept in touch with me (and my sorority sisters ;) via letters, phone calls and emails. He has a beautiful daugher, Zoe, who is growing way to fast. She is now 7 y/o. Deem contacts me every time he comes to Austin. I even was blessed to have them stay with me Thursday and Friday night...Thanks Z for the cupcakes!!!
Below is a pic of Clayton Manzer. Clayton is AMAZING, not only because he is a recent crossfitter and has had great success with it, BUT because he is a true friend (not that these others are not). Clay is a Beaumont Fire Fighter and yes ladies, he is single :). Clay and I have kept a strong friendship for many years. He even came up and was my formal date for when I was in college doing the sorority thing (great date I might add). I could go on and on about how wonderful Clay is, but you get the point. The first picture is of me on Kyle's shoulders (see below) and Clayton is the blonde on the far left. This is us in Arkansas visiting Kim, the girl on the far right...whom is still my sister to this day! My next reunion with Clay and Kim is already planned for this August!!! He has a precious baby girl, but I don't have a pic of her to post :( The pic of us doing the handstands was taking this past Friday night when we pumped iron together at CrossFit Beaumont!!! Love you Clay, thank you for being you...you are amazing!
Meet Kyle Morgan (above). After Kyle graduated in 2001 he went into the Marines. Not only did he serve numerous of years for our country, he did 2 tours before he turned 21 y/o. Kyle always has my back and will look out for me. He might be redneck, but he is a good one to have on your side. The first picture you see above is of Kyle (left), me and Deem the man I spoke about before this. The middle pic is of Kaizer (spell?), Kyle's son. How cute is he all dressed up!! I have seen many of pics of him but this weekend was my first time to meet him in person...precious! The last pic is of Kyle and me Saturday night during a wedding I attended and he happened to be in it (not the groom).
A little out of order, the man in the pics above is Trey. When eating at Jason's Deli in Beaumont (where Jason's first started I might add) I ran into him and his girlfriend Amy! Trey is one of the goofyest people I know (well maybe him and McDermand are tied...old friend). Trust me, it is always good times when Trey is around...99% of the time you are laughing so hard you almost pee yourself. The first picture of us in red is our senior twirp where I took Trey as my date. Still friends!
Saturday, June 5, 2010
These first few pics are of me performing Saturday's first workout which went ast followed:
Individual event 1 - Snatch/OHS
10 Bars will be set up for men and women – 20 total per heat.
Weights for the men’s bars:135/145/155/165/175/185/195/205/215/225
Weights for the women’s bars:75/85/95/105/110/115/120/125/130/135
At each station athlete must complete:1 Squat Snatch with 2 Overhead Squats or 1 Power Snatch with 3 Overhead SquatsAthletes will have 45 seconds to complete all three movements. Athletes will have 15 seconds between stations. Athletes will finish the workout when they are unable to complete all 3 movements within 45 seconds.
I made it to 95lbs, but as you can see I didn't get 105lbs as planned but I am okay with that and plan on doing better and improving my snatch. I just gotta remember to drop under the bar! Needless to say this workout didn't last long.
Later that day, came the following workout:
Individual event 2 - Weighted half Cindy10 Minute AMRAP of:
5 Pull ups
10 Push ups
Men will be wearing a 20lb short weighted vest
Women will be wearing a 10lb short weighted vest.
Cindy" is one of those rough crossfit workouts that you dread but like the challenge. It is AMRAP (As Many Rounds As Possible) in 20 mins of the above minus the weighted vest. It was as rough as my picture shows. LOL! I got ten rounds in during that 10 mins. Afterwards you just drop to the floor and pray someone is there to get your vest off you. That thing feels alot heavier that 10lbs LOL! However I don't think this is the end of my weighted vest training...maybe an addition to K-Ln!?
Above is the 1st workout on Sunday. It went as follows:
Individual event 3 - DU/DL/SBR/RowFor time:
100 Double Unders
3 Rounds of:
1 Sandbag run(75/50lbs)
Then row 1K
Yep...this one wasn't any easier! 185lb deadlift should be a breeze...NOT! LOL! It as rough! never thought it would be after double unders! I was predicting the sandbag run to kill me...that as recovery! WOW!
Well I finished the day with ATTEMPTING the finalworkout, Sunday evening:
Individual event 4 - Final EventFor time:
10 Muscle Ups
15 Handstand Push Ups
20 Squat Cleans (155/105lbs)
Run the Block
Since I cannot do a muscle up I didn't make it very far. I just ended up with a massive blister on my left hand...at least I knew I had the grip right! Muscle ups are my trouble spots...ugh! However I have a goal to get them by July! Fingers crossed...
All and all the weekend was AWESOME and I LOVED every min of it! I do need to send a few showouts: Thanks to my AMAZING friends and cheer section, Melisa, Jess, CP and Crossfit Central. And a big ole congrats to Jen for taking 3rd and Jess for taking 4th qualifing them to go to the games as well as the Crossfit Central Affiliate Team for taking first place! And last but not least all the other athletes that lifted...y'all are all such an inspiration to me and give me such great motivation. It is a joy not only to work with you but lift next to you...thank you!