The title refers to lyrics from one of my favorite Frank Ocean songs. As today (March 22) is my mother’s 83rd birthday, the song is particularly appropriate.
Faithful reader(s) may have noticed that my blogging has decreased somewhat, as has my CrossFitting. I’ll say this now to get it out of the way: I’ve become bored with CrossFit.
I didn’t attend a Saturday session, as the Open is still underway and folks were completing 17.4. Been there, done that, don’t want to ever do it again. Jeff and I instead took Luke for a long walk at The Biltmore. I didn’t work out Sunday, because, well, I didn’t feel like it.
I attended the noon session at CFA Monday for no other reason than Jeff asked me to go with him.
MON MARCH 20, 2017
Strict Shoulder Press x 2 reps
-Build to heavy double
Immediately followed by…
EMOM 10 minutes
-Push Press x 1
-Build to heavy single
So much shoulder to overhead! I was happy that I was able to complete reps with no pain in neck and/or shoulders. I started presses @ 75# and added 5# a round, finishing the last set of 2 @ 110#. I did the same for push presses but failed twice @ 150#. That’s okay, as I was able to push press a little more than my body weight.
50 Thrusters, 45#
Uhm, I just did Jackie a few weeks ago at Pisgah, and I had no intention of completing yet again. There are many overrated benchmarks, and this (along with Fran, Grace, and Annie) are the most overrated.
As I never broke a sweat, I went for a 5-mile trail run at the Experimental Forest. And it was good!
TUES & WED MARCH 21 & 22, 2017
I had planned on working out Tuesday but when I saw the workout, well, I didn’t. I planned on working out on Wednesday but when I saw the workout, well, I didn’t. I was, however, longing to run.
As an aside, I spent most of Tuesday and Wednesday holding down the fort as custom closets were installed in the master and various house repairs were tended to. As another aside, I have been taking Luke for three walks a day: a 30-minute walk first thing in the morning, a long (sometimes 90 minutes) walk in the late morning or early afternoon, often including a trip to the dog park, and another 30-minute walk in the evening.
Back to that run… There’s nothing like a hard, fast run to get the blood flowing. I began at the house, ran up Michigan to Haywood, and then Beverly, and took a left at Riverview. I then ran the single trail beside the Swannanoa past the dog park to Carrier Park. That was 4 miles. I then jogged the mile home.
The first mile had lots of hills and the third mile included the single trail. Splits were 8:o7, 6:52, 7:03, and 6:52. I was pleased.
Should I take a break from CrossFitting altogether? Should I do my own workouts, since I do have most of the necessary equipment? Should I focus solely on running, as it is the thing that truly gives me the most pleasure?