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deadlifts for breakfast

happy tuesday! this morning's wod was 5x5 deadlifts. a couple weeks ago, my IRM was 225#, which was pretty great considering the fact that i hadn't deadlifted in at least four or 5 months. so today, here's what i did for 5x5...

the 180x5's were good, but my legs were definitely rocking! it has been really difficult getting used to not pausing at all at the bottom of each rep, and i can totally see how this tap-and-go method is more effective for building muscle, strength, and endurance. i can already see and feel myself getting stronger and just more efficient with each workout!

yesterday's wod was one i am still feeling, too.

10 rounds of:

  • 1 minute row
  • 15 sec rest
  • 30 sec push up
  • 15 sec rest

i actually liked it a lot! i ended up doing a total of 139 push ups and my arms, shoulders, and chest are feeling it today!

and after about a month of waking up at 5 and heading right to crossfit, i think i am finally getting the hang of it {and even really looking forward to it}!!! at first, i was really nervous before each wod, but now i am feeling so much more comfortable with whatever they throw at me. i am also getting pretty good at getting ready for work sans shower! i'm going to write a post on my little routine, but since there are no showers at my box, and it is more than halfway to work for me, i just skip the shower altogether after my workouts. some days are sweatier than others, and as the weather gets warmer and warmer, i am sure it'll be a whole new challenge. i certainly don't look my best, but to me it's a sacrifice i am willing to make three or four days a week!

here i am today- didn't even wash my face since after the wod today wasn't especially sweaty...

{i should probably at least wash my face}

definitely not my prettiest, but not terrible. it's also day #4 of not washing my hair, so the headband went from workout to work today.

and one more little thought for today...

i would love to be able to put this in my classroom, but that probably wouldn't go over so well!

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