Mar 21, 2014

CrossFit Open 2014

So I posted about the Open last year, but this year it's been a bit more real.  We actually signed up and have a place to do the workouts correctly!  So far, it's  Sure.

14.1 was snatches (technically ground to overhead) and double unders.  I suck at double unders.  Thankfully I walked out of that one with minimal whip marks, and a below average score.

14.2 threw in the overhead squats and chest to bar pull ups.  I looooovvvveee overhead squats!  Haven't done many C2B.  I got through quite a few rounds though, and was happy with my score.  Happy enough that I wasn't going to re-do that shit.

14.3 -  HEAVY DEADLIFTS.  I love it.  Deadlifts are my favorite :D  I was shooting for a score of 100, got 98.  Didn't realize how heavy 185# was gonna be after all those other reps.  haha.  Since there's no way I would have recovered enough in time to attempt that again, that was out.

14.4  Just done tonight.  A chipper.  Yaaaaaay.  God, I hate rowing.  For calories.  It got real ugly, REAL fast.  Sean can attest to that.  Rowing, toes to bar, wall balls, power cleans, and if you are so lucky to get through all of that, muscle ups.  I wasn't one of the lucky ones.  Not that I have muscle ups.  ::sigh::

14.5   The only movements that are left?  I'm going with burpees and thrusters.  My guess is a ladder.  Hopefully no other mind fucks.

If you care enough to "leaderboard" me, here's my profile.  Don't be too disappointed, I'm not good.  My goal is to be in the top 50% of all the ladies.  So far, so good.

As I said, I didn't repeat any workouts.  I thought about 14.3 for those measly (yeah, right) two reps, but decided my OCD wasn't worth it.  It's enough torture going through the WOD once, I couldn't find the motivation or reason (what am I gonna go up 10 spots on the leaderboard? Woo. hoo.) to go through all that again within 3 days.  That being said, I'll think about re-doing 14.4.  Maybe I'll magically get better at rowing in the next two days.  HA.  God that was awful.

So while obviously, neither of us are going to be competing at Regionals this year, Sean actually volunteered to help out at the Mid-Atlantic Regionals, and was selected!  We find out what he'll officially be doing the end of the month, and we're going to book a hotel and go down and make a weekend out of it.  I'm so excited.  :)  I love the atmosphere that surrounds these events, it'll be super motivating and lots of fun.  That's also our 5 year anniversary weekend, and what better way to spend it than in the middle of something we are currently obsessed over? lol  I'm sure it doesn't sound too fun to all you guys, but it's not like we could afford a Caribbean vacay.  I'm ecstatic we can spend it doing something so awesome.  I'll probably learn a thing or two, too.  :)

Shameless #swelfie!
If you need me, I'll be on the couch attempting to recover from 14.4.  Seriously still coughing.  Damn lungs.

Mar 12, 2014


I was thinking the other day how much easier my life is with my smartphone (::cough::ANDROID::cough).  And Google.  I use Calendar to meal plan/keep track of bills/plans/birthdays, Google+ uploads my pictures every night for easy access, Gmail is sent immediately to my phone, I use Hangouts/Gtalk to talk with my husband all day long while being able to work....  It's just amazing!  And I know that there are even more features that I don't even use...yet.

The bad news is my phone/Nexus is also covered in olive oil, chicken, sauce, flour, dough, everything else you could think of, since it's ALWAYS with me in the kitchen.  All my recipes are in Google Calendar, and I'm constantly referring back to what the next step is while in the middle of the recipe.  Totally dropped my phone in pizza dough last night, whoops.  Thank God for Otterbox!

And I'm totally that loser checking items off my to-do list on my phone at the mall/grocery store.  Swiiiiiiiiiiiipe, DONE!  It's kinda more satisfying then destroying tons of paper lists ;)

Some other Google apps to check out:
Currents - I use this to follow a few different CrossFit blogs/sites to find WODs.  Then I put them on our Calendar ;)

Music - You can upload all your music to Google Music, then play it from your phone/tablet anywhere!

Docs/Drive - Unfortunately this seems to be blocked at my work, but this is awesome for creating/sharing any Word/Excel type documents.  We're currently using it to log workouts.

Google Tasks/ - I add items to my google tasks in the calendar, then sync it with app on my phone.  I can also send stuff to my husband to add to his  Honey do list!

Google Maps - I use this all.the.time.  Never get lost again :)  Latitude doesn't always update as much as I'd like, but I'm sure it will get there.

Chrome - Only the best browser ever... on the computer.  It'ssssssss a little slow on the phone.  I'm sure they'll get there.  I hope.

Offers - This isn't so much an app as it is a service. (but they do have an app!)  It's like Google's version of Groupon.  Pretty awesome.

Voice - I hate Verizon's voicemail.  Google voice gets all my voicemails, and converts them to text.  Most of the time it's pretty accurate, other times it's just downright hysterical.

The best part is the SYNCING.  You can also have all of these apps/websites on your computer.  And it automatically syncs with your phone/tablet.

This stuff makes my life SO MUCH EASIER.  Let me know if you have any questions on how to use any of the above, I'd be glad to help!  Now that I sound like a Google whore...

What apps can't you live without?

I used to LOVE Google Reader as well, but that died a sad, untimely death.  I'm stuck with Feedly's not terrible.