Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Workout Demos

We have a monthly newsletter through my bootcamp and this last month I was tasked with demos.

I love finding new ideas for workouts or a way to step up the usual.  While pinteresting (totally a wod) one day, I came across the idea to combine a rockstar(star jump) with skaters.  So why not try to capture this on film and submit it for my demo.

Not as easy as it may seem, here are some outtakes of the process :)

The skaters weren't difficult to capture on film as I could stay stationary for a little while.  Though the rockstar was difficult to capture.

Here is what I turned in for the newsletter-

Starting on your right side, get into skater form pushing off your foot jumping into rockstar and then landing in skater form on your left side.  Do 20 reps total, moving back and forth each time.  Use your yoga mat as a guide/goal for how wide these skaters should be.

Monday, June 10, 2013

See Jane Run Half Marathon recap

I've realized I'm not so good at race recaps and I don't take photos while running the race either.  I did, however, take enough photos to do a photo race recap.

I'm not sure of my official time yet-I've checked and they weren't online yesterday.  It wasn't my best run, though it was my 2nd best.  It was hot out there on Saturday.  And the 8am start time didn't bother me until we started running.  By 9am, I have no idea what the temp was but it slowed me down significantly.  I think I would have done better had the race started an hour or an hour and a half earlier.  This was my 8th half marathon and I learned your body can do anything you put your mind to.  I didn't train as much as I should have.  I do tons of crosstraining-I teach spinning classes and go to crossfit 2x a week.  I need to find a way to add running back into my routine as I don't want to give up running these races.  Running is like nothing else and you should train for running.  My endurance was there-thankfully it helped me cross the finish line.  My first 6 miles were great.  I guess the 10ks and 5ks I'm signed up for will go really well :)

I hope to complete 10 half marathons by my 30th birthday.

And without further ado, here are my photos of See Jane Run Half Marathon.

I have the dreaded running pants tan.  I get it every year.  I need to even this out soon though-I have an event at the end of the month that I need to be in a dress.

Friday, June 7, 2013

See Jane Run Half Marathon

Tomorrow I will be running a half marathon at 8am.  I've been mentally prepared for this for a few weeks.

These past few weeks I've upped my workouts.  Crossfit 2x a week, spinning 2-3x a week, running and I've added in a bootcamp class or two as well.

As much as rest is necessary the week prior, duty called and I worked out Monday thru Friday and on on Friday I did a double workout.

I'll make my running playlist tonight and hope to finish.  My last half was in September 2012. 

Here's to running!

Monday, May 20, 2013

Monday Motivation-Pinterest style

I love me some pinterest.  And I thought I'd share some of my fave inspiration I've been liking/pinning over the last few months.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

New PR's

I'm loving my new schedule.  Not only am I going to crossfit consistently 2x a week, I'm spinning 2-3x a week.  Getting the cardio in.

Adding in bootcamp, where I'm squatting or doing core every day I'd say that I'm in a good place.

A couple weeks ago, my crossfit box tested our 1 rep maxes again.

I managed to get a 1rm snatch of 75#.  And 1rm floor press of 115#.  All in the same day.

The next workout I got a 1rm jerk of 120#.  And 1rm deadlift of 205#.  I went up 20# in my deadlift.

I haven't tested my front squat in forever.  And since I don't go on Monday or Tuesday, I'm missing out on back squats.

I administered a fit test in bootcamp today and this got me thinking about benchmark tests.  And I wanted to post my newest benchmarks.

Monday, May 13, 2013

Weekend workouts

For my friend's birthday, we headed to a hotel in San Jose and hung out by the pool and walked around downtown for drinks and noms.

In between drinking both days, we managed to fit in a great workout.  Saturday was her birthday so among everything else we did 33 burpees.  And the deck of death.  Have you heard of this?  Each suit represents an exercise, you shuffle and draw one card at a time and the number corresponds with the rep number.

We did plank tucks, sit ups, squat jacks and cross countries.  We use ankle bands for all exercises.

After that, I did Roxanne with them.  Love holding plank and doing push ups for over 3 minutes.  What a burner.

We did some lateral squat walks and wall sits with one leg up.  It was a great workout.

On Sunday, we were up early again and headed out for a run. No one had a mile tracker but we ran about 2.5 miles for about 35 minutes.

Weekend workouts make you feel good.  Though my body is feeling it as I usually have Sunday as a rest day.  Tonight I have spinning and I'm hoping to run tomorrow too.

Friday, May 10, 2013


I woke up on Thursday feeling good.  I knew what was ahead for the day and I was looking forward to it.  When I brought dinner over to a friend's house, I said why not champagne. 

Champagne isn't for special events.  So we popped the bottle of champagne and I beat him in gin rummy.  Our series is 3 - 0 with me in the lead. 

It's been quite warm her in the Bay Area in the afternoons and sometimes a beer won't do.  I'd had a cold red and white blend of wine from Tess for dinner the night before. 

I'm loving the warmer weather and can't wait for my allergies to stop acting up so I can continue getting out there and running.