Running is Funning

Thursday, March 8

7-min AMRAP
1 burpee + freestanding handstand hold
1 wall crawl + burpee (3 – 6 of 6-count burpee)
5 deadlifts, 185#

Score = 8 rounds + 1 rep

What a shoulder burner! I did complete handstand by wall but did ensure that I held for a count of one-one-thousand, two-one-thousand.

7-min AMRAP
Wearing 20# weight vest
5 burpees
3 strict ring dips
1 deadlift, 245#

Score = 7 + 3

I surprisingly completed all rounds in unbroken reps, as I was sure that I’d have to break up the strict ring dips.

Friday, March 9

Run 5K

This is the 4th consecutive Friday that I’ve run 5K. Even though it was windy it wasn’t nearly as windy as it was last Friday, so there’s that. I ran a similar course as I did last Friday, having Jeff drop me off at Carrier Park after I picked him up from the airport (where he returned his rental car). Luke was none-too-pleased that he didn’t join me.

This was the first day that I felt calm and relaxed from start to finish. Whilst I didn’t push the pace the way I’ll eventually want to, I was pleased with results.

Time = 22:15

That’s a slow 7:10 mpm pace, but I’ll take it. The only time I experience any discomfort in my neck, particularly left trap, is during and after I run. I’m going to be justifiably cautious.

Saturday, March 10

Push Jerk
Establish 5, 3, 2, & 1 RM

I push jerked 135, 155, 155, & 165, respectively. Again, I’m cautious because of spine and neck, so there’s that.

24-min AMRAP
Wearing 20# weight vest
Max reps unbroken pull-ups
Run 200m after each set

Unbroken meant no hanging from bar between any of the reps in an attempt to get in one or two more reps a round.

This went swimmingly, and I completed 10 reps the first 4 rounds, followed by 9, 7, 8, 7, 8, 7, 7, 7, & 8 reps for a total of 101 (my goal was 100) and ran 2200 meters. I should’ve run another 200 meters to make it an even 2 miles. Ha!


I’m truly enjoying my latest 30-day Challenge of writing 1600 words or more per day. On one hand I’m amazed by how much of my childhood I remember whilst on the other hand I’m amazed by how much of my adulthood is filled with fuzzy and likely unreliable details. I’ve been tackling some emotional memories, including Wade’s death. I’m a fucking emotional wreck.

I’m also using the Duolingo app to relearn Spanish. What fun!

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