Jul 30, 2012

Rugged Maniac

So...there was a reason I started (and finished!) that couch to 5k program.  I had scheduled a crazy mud run 5k for July 14th!
The Tri-State Rugged Maniac!  It was SO.MUCH.FUN. If you can't tell from the pictures :)

Crossing the finish line!
 We ended up not running for the whole 5k, but still finished in 50 minutes.  I had such a blast!  The camera on Sean's chest was supposed to record the whole race, but only got about the first 30 minutes of it.  If you can see the water pic up there ^^^ He hit the camera going over one of the buoys, and it cracked the case open.  We're hoping the warranty will cover it (especially since we borrowed it)!  But, the good news is, the footage was saved :)  Once we get that uploaded on the computer, I'll share (some of) that as well.

The race was a blast.  This was our second time doing it, and I did MUCH better this go around.  There were 10 foot walls again, which I needed help getting over last year, and this year, pulled myself up and over no problemo.  So proud!  I also would have been able to run the whole thing easily, but we waited for Sean's friend so we could finish together.  Fine by me!

Now the question is, to Tough Mudder, or not to Tough Mudder?

Jul 25, 2012

WOD-ing it up!

Since we've bought almost everything that we could possibly need to do crossfit at home (helllllo $2k worth of equipment for $500! Thank you Craigslist!), we are saving $300+/month by not going to an affiliate.  As much as I LOVED the camaraderie and support offered at the box, I just can't justify that price point when my husband WORKS at a gym, and I can do most of the workouts at home.  And now I can do even more of them since we just acquired some barbells, bumper plates, a bench press and squat rack.  Woohoo!  Now we just need a garage/basement so we both have room to workout at the same time.  It's a little cramped in the spare bedroom ;)

With all this WOD-at-home fun, Sean looked into the "science" (none, really) behind creating a Crossfit workout of the day, and we've been playing around with a few he's made up.

5 rounds for time
50 jump rope
20 box jumps
15 burpees
Rach: 16:11

3 rounds
40 air squats
15 hang cleans 45#
30 OH walking lunges 25#
Rach: 13:14   Those walking lunges were KILLER.

100 jump ropes
10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1 burpees
(alternating with)
1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10 wall balls
100 jump ropes
Rach: 9:01   I'll graduate to double unders some day.

And we won't talk about his "Fran" on steroids we did last week...take Fran, then add snatches.  I didn't realize what he had done until after I killed myself.  Needless to say, we won't be doing that one again.

Yankee sits on our new futon and hangs out with us while we are lifting.  It's too damn cute:

Jul 23, 2012

Paleo Coconut Waffles

I'm always skeptical in trying a new "paleo-fied" recipe.  Basically because I'm expecting the real thing, and it never comes close.  My last attempt at paleo "waffles" ended up on the griddle as a lame attempt with pancakes after they were destroyed by my waffle maker. 

This recipe actually works in the waffle maker!  I was impressed.  It contains absolutely no grains, and no sugar.  19g of protein, AND they taste awesome.  Win all around!  I ate one for breakfast this morning plain, but I'm planning on topping one with some almond or peanut butter for breakfast tomorrow :)  As you can guess, they heat up great as well!

Paleo Coconut Waffles 

Source: Whole Wheat or Bust

    4 whole eggs
    8 egg whites
    1/3 cup coconut milk, unsweetened (I used almond breeze coconut almond milk)

    2 tsp vanilla
    1/4 tsp of cinnamon
    1/4 tsp salt
    1/2 of a ripe banana, mashed
    2 tbsp coconut oil, melted
    1 tsp baking soda
    1/2 cup coconut flour
In a large bowl, mix together the eggs, egg yolks, coconut beverage, vanilla, and banana. In a separate bowl, mix together the baking soda, coconut flour, cinnamon, and salt. Pour the dry ingredients into the wet and mix. I blended it in a blender for a few seconds to ensure it is perfectly smooth. Pour back into bowl. Whisk in the melted coconut oil. Pour into a preheated waffle maker and follow the instructions for the waffle maker.  (I cooked mine 3-4 minutes each)

This recipe made 4 belgian waffles for me, coming in at 265 calories each, 12g fat (good fat!), 20g carbs, 4g sugar, and 19g of protein!