Big Pull

Well? What do you think?

If you didn’t understand my last post, my big secret was that I opened a CrossFit affiliate!  It was a long, looong process and a lot of waiting but SO worth it!  The past few weeks I went through every emotion and feeling that could possibly come with opening a gym but now that I am open, I am so amazed at how things worked out.

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Besides being super busy and wishing for more hours in the day, I have made a few big gains in the gym myself lately!

That’s a 30 pound PR on my deadlift.  To say that’s huge for me is an understatement 😉

I also completed the most recent open WOD, 13.3 as well. Wall balls suck.  the end.

If you are interested in learning more about my box, definitely check out my website and facebook page!  I am super new to all of this when it comes to social media. I am trying to spread the word about my box opening so any suggestions are welcome!

What’s new with you!?

gm

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Race Season And Deadlifting

Spring is coming.  That means racing season is upon us.

I have mixed feelings on this.  For others, I am pumped and can’t wait to see what amazing things are accomplished but for me… I am not sure what I want.  Last year was so goal heavy that I am part feeling I don’t want to run any races but another part feeling I want to sign up for as many as possible.

Signing up for races gives me anxiety. I instantly think numbers, times, paces, training plans and none of that sounds like anything I want to jump into.  BUT… I like to run, I like shiny medals and I like to run with friends and family.  With all of that taken into account I decided to sign up for a couple of spring races but not put any pressure on myself.  I will run for fun.  I know I will be able to do the mileage (especially after this weekends run) but I am not going to force myself to follow any kind of plan or schedule.

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I did St Lukes 1/2 for the first time last year.  I did this 2 weeks after the More 1/2, 2 days after I completed my first ever CrossFit workout AND I freaking killed it.  I surprised myself with this race big time.  I had no goals in mind but I ran an awesome race that was intended to be fun.  Let’s hope I have just as much fun this year 😉

One main reason I don’t want to commit to any running plans yet is my lifting. I am loving CrossFit and even heavy lifting lately.  Yesterday was a big day for me.  I went to the gym early with intentions of running when I found out the rest of my coworkers were going to be heavy deadlifting.  I was peer pressured into skipping my run and pulling some weight.  Now, after the fact, I am really happy with that decision.

Before yesterday the heaviest deadlift I ever did was 205 pounds.  That’s a whole lot of weight for me.  Well…yesterday I made a huge gain.  I pulled 225!!!  I felt great pulling that weight too.  It was heavy but not impossible so I decided to jump…to 245.  That’s over 2 times my weight! HOLY CRAP! That would be awesome to say I did that…..

Unfortunately I can’t say I did that 😛   I got set and ready to pull 245 and that weight didn’t budge.  I literally felt like my eyes were going to pop out!

I am pumped with my accomplishment of deadlifting 225 but…245… I am coming after you

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Super big thanks to the amazing people at the gym that pushed me to go heavy…and to even deadlift at all yesterday!

What was your latest accomplishment you are super proud of..in or out of the gym?

gm