December 18.

Today wound up unexpectly awkward.  (161.4 early, btw.  I didn’t bother to re-check it again later.)


Morningish:  3 slices of turkey, one orange.

Early evening:  A few cashews, a few M&M’s, and the kids shared out three skittles as well.  As that is not exactly real food…

Evening:  2 eggs, 4 slices of bacon.  One small piece of french toast, some potato.  3/4 glass of chocolate milk and split a hot fudge sundae.


Missed the Fort today, which sucked as I knew it was Fight Gone Bad.  I was hoping to PR today (current: 181) but that’s just not happening.  I didn’t get back home from an afternoon appointment until nearly 7PM. *sigh*

An extra ‘rest’ day certainly isn’t going to do me any harm right now, but it’s still frustrating.

I had plans to eat well today but the appointment running (VERY!) late kind of skewed that as well.  I tried to eat tonight, and I did go after the meat-type-products first, but after getting into the other food my appetite took a downturn.  Not that I was sugar-overloaded or anything of the sort… just, it’s been a long day and I got rather tired.  I’m for bed, looking forward to Team Saturday tomorrow. 🙂



December 17.

160.8.  SOOOO glad today is a rest day!  Ouch!


Morning:  Serving of turkey slices, one orange.

Midday:  Some carrots, and some Random Crap  (cashews and M&M’s).  Meh, I’ll admit it. :/

Dinner:  3 eggs, 4 slices of bacon, 1/4 of a banana, a few bites of cantaloupe, one slice of french toast and a little scoop of minty ice cream.

Workout?  Walking stumbling around the house.  XD  VERY sore today. 🙂

December 16.



Morning:  small orange, a few cashews.  Last serving of ham.

Afternoon:  3/4 of an apple, a few more cashews, a few m&m’s.  Sadly meatless midday. 😥

Dinner:  2 large servings of pot roast, about 1/3 c of sliced carrots, 3/4 c of peas, 1/2 c of corn, a lot of butter on the latter two.  An orange, a few M&M’s and a glass of chocolate milk for dessert.  Me = HUNGRY (post WOD) but there just wasn’t enough meat left. XD


Warm-up:  2x :20 row @ ~1:55 pacing (200m)

Strength work:  Back Squats 5 – 5 – 5 – 3 – 3 – 3

We were set to start from percentages of our 1RM, but I’ve not got one.  I went based on my old 3RM of 50kg…

15×5(warm up)  25kg – 30 – 35 – 42.2 – 47.2 – 51.8 PR!


  • 12 – 9 – 6
  • Deadlifts (140/95 Rx)
  • Thrusters (60/40 Rx)
  • *goal:  4:00 – 7:00, DNF@ 10:00

Scaling:  Deadlifts at 65kg, Thrusters at 25.

Time:  8:49

I was debating between ~20 or 25 for Thrusters, Bill informed me I wasn’t allowed to go under 25. 🙂  I’d planned on 55 for Deadlifts but that got squashed, Bill also informed me that here, I was going heavier.  He pulled another pair of 5’s to add to my bar. 😀  (I’d have been within GOAL TIME at 55 or 60!  😉  ) But, yes, it was doable.  I lived. 😀

I HURT tonight.  That’s after a ton of stretching out today, AND foam rolling post-class, AND more stretching and massage at home.  I’m going to be a wreck tomorrow morning.  My back isn’t too sore yet, but it hurt well enough earlier, and it’s rather oddly stiff right now.  My legs don’t like holding me up.  🙂

As for the strength work, maybe I could’ve done 55.  I’m not sure, I think that third rep would have really been iffy, if I’d made it through two.  Something to think on, though. 😀

December 15.

160.6 … woke up okay, but wanted to crawl back under the covers So Badly!  *sigh*


Morning:  4 slices of ham, one small orange, and a couple of cashew pieces.

Midday:  A few cashews, small cup of milk, a couple of M&M’s with the girls.  Gave serious thought here to eating more, but wasn’t particularly hungry, so cut off the snacking.

Dinner:  1/2 a bone-in porterhouse (MMM!), a large-ish pile of scrambled eggs (about 2.5 eggs worth?) with a bit of milk and cheddar, 1/2 slice of bacon, small glass of chocolate milk and a couple more M&M’s.


Warm-up:  ~200m row, steadily faster pace.  Started ’round a 2:16 pacing, finished with a good sprint at 1:48 pacing.  Worked a few more minutes on double unders.

Strength work:  Hang Power Cleans   3 – 3 – 3 – 1 – 1 – 1  (starting about 55% of a 1RM, through 65, 75, 85, 93 to 100%.  Last on 10/19)

20kg -26.5 – 30 – 35 – 37 – 41.5 PR!


AMRAP in 15:00:

10 Burpee Box Jumps (24″ Rx)

20 Sit ups

Scaling:  20″ box.  Working on moving steadily and continually.  (Y’know,  instead of using more height but wasting more time staring at it. 😉 )

Rounds:  5 +(10/0).

Missed one jump, otherwise, slow with a few short air-breaks (just enough time for one, maybe two good breaths).  Mostly in sets of 4-5.  Sit ups unbroken.

December 14.



Breakfast:  2 eggs, 2 slices of bacon.  Some potato, one small slice of french toast.

Lunch:  Ham, small glass of chocolate milk.

Dinner:  1/2 piece of cheese-topped garlic bread (the top 1/2, so mostly just garlic-y cheese), spaghetti with piles of meat-filled sauce.  Small dish of ice cream post-dinner.


Warm-up:  3:00 row

Skill work:  Pistols (back to dangling on the green band, trying to build strength/ not fall down)



  • 1000 m Row
  • 50 Thrusters (20/15)
  • 30 Pull ups

Scaling:  Green band for pullups.

Time:  13:25 (Row: 4:14.6!)


Glad I got in today.  It was a long day with the kids; a good morning but a bit tighter on time than we’d expected, but the afternoon fell apart.  Cranky kids, lots of screaming and not-napping.  I was seriously looking forward to 5PM for class. 🙂

Last time Jackie came ’round was 9/10, which was a Thursday, so I was not there.  I hadn’t planned on hitting the rowing very hard, and took it somewhat easy for the first 500m, sped it up from there with a short sprint, then moved to a slightly faster pace until the last 120 or so meters.   I should have just gone slower, maybe… not sure.  I sped up the end just because I wanted to end it and catch a good, deep breath or five, instead of stopping like my lungs and legs wanted.  The break between leaving the rower upstairs, though, and (getting a drink first) moving on to the thrusters, wasn’t enough.  The thrusters were VERY broken (sets of 5-10 throughout) due to coughing.  :/  I lost a LOT of time there.    *sigh*  Pullups were okay, 12, 6, 5, 2.  Would probably have been better if I’d used chalk, but I didn’t want to waste the time getting off and back on the bar.  Grip was really slippery at that point, though.

Anyway.  Good day overall.  Tiring, but good.  🙂

December 13.

160.6.  Soooo tired.  🙂  Busy day…


Morning:  sliced ham, small hot chocolate.

Afternoon:  1.5 “chicken tenders” – they were about the size of a full breast each.  A few bites of potato.  A bit more hot chocolate.  *shrug*

Evening:  Canceled dinner plans.  More ham instead, with a few cashews.  Small glass of chocolate milk.   *sigh*

Overall… Bah.  It was a good day, but a long one, with lots of running, unexpected errands, and my hands full most of the day.  By the time we canceled our dinner plans, I just gave up.  Nibbled a bit on stuff that didn’t need cooking and went to bed.  :/

December 12.

160.8 this AM.  Nervous as hell.  Didn’t sleep all that well.  *sigh*  Go figure.  :/


Morning:  The last bites of potato, 1/2 sausage, slice of bacon and bit of egg leftover from the night prior.  Nearly all of a rather large apple.

Evening:  One car bomb.  😀  Most all of a hamburger, 1 slice of bacon, some cheese and lettuce for good measure, small pile of garlic mashed potatoes.   Very tasty goodness. 🙂


Windy City Olympic Weightlifting Meet!!!



25kg,  30kg(?), 32kg.

Clean & Jerk:

35kg, 42kg, 47kg (PR!).


79!!!  (Pre-meet goal of 70.  😀 )


OMG so tired.  So very tired.  I’m going to make this short and sweet.

Mad props to everyone who participated today!  Sweet lifts!  HUGE effort, lots of PR’s! 😀

Thank yous to everyone – but especially Bill and Jennie, Zach, Garth, and Windy City CF for putting the whole shindig together!

Hopefully tomorrow I’ll remember to go over lift details, a bit of the craziness going on, and my rather minor-but-annoying-post-lift-injury.  😉  G’night!!