Right on the heels of me blogging about the workout balance that works for me…I had a week with hardly any yoga and lots of CrossFit and running! The balance is definite an ebb and flow. Some weeks I’m all yoga, yoga, yoga and others it feels better or works well with my schedule to do more gym and running workouts. I just stay mindful of how the body is feeling and it all works out! I feel really good about this week’s workouts!
3 mile run
I was SO exhausted after spending six hours standing on my feet and cooking for my new client. I couldn’t believe how much it wore me out. I came home and sprawled out on the couch before going out for a quick run to reenergize myself before teaching my evening classes. The weather was beautiful and it was a nice, slow run.
REST + Stretch
OMG. I got some mega delayed onset muscle soreness on Tuesday from doing CrossFit Open WOD 14.5 the previous Sunday. My triceps were stupid sore from all the thrusters. I usually practice ashtanga after I teach Tuesday mornings but instead I rolled out my mat and stretched. It was all I needed.
Hot Yoga + CrossFit
The first draft of my book was due on Tuesday and I was somehow blessed with a REALLY light Wednesday. I only had two yoga classes to teach. I thanked the universe for the break. It was such a treat to have the morning off and to have the opportunity to attend Suzanne’s hot class at Charlotte Yoga. Tons of amazing assists and just the right balance between flow, core work, backbends, stability and floor work.
Later that evening I went to the gym to actually take a CrossFit class. I always do WODs on my own because I’m always teaching or training during classes. It’s so much more fun to actually do it with a class.
It was a running WOD so I was excited!
20 hang snatch (95/55)
20 hang snatch
I was able to RX the hang snatch (grunting my way through!) and the WOD felt awesome! It was so nice to be coached on my snatches!
I had a great opportunity to workout with our Metro CrossFit programmer and another coach on Thursday. We were testing out a WOD to be programmed for our athletes the next week. It was so motivating to workout with other coaches. I pushed myself so hard! I am excited to report that I beat the boys in this WOD but of course they used a much heavier kettlebell. Handstands and running are definitely my strengths!
Friday brought the dreaded double under WOD where I lashed up my back.
18 Minutes: score is the lowest number of reps performed for any minute of each movement.
minute 1: 8-12 Overhead squats (athletes choose loading)
minute 2 – 35-70 double unders
minute 3 – Row 8-16 calories (or 45 seconds, whichever comes first)
This WOD was tough! I got 12 overhead squats with time to rest on the first minutes, 20-25 double unders on the second and 8 calories on the row.
3.5 mile run
It was everything I love about running and more.
90 glorious minutes of REALLY hot yoga
I had a really, really challenging practice where I felt super open. I know this sounds crazy but I always know from the first forward fold what kind of practice it’s going to be and my body was willing and ready for this one. It was the perfect way to end the week.
How did your workouts go last week? What was your best workout?