The One Where Watching Crossfit Games = Rocket Fuel

Top o’ the mornin’ to ya! Or afternoon, if you’re not on the West Coast. Or tomorrow, if you’re not in the Western Hemisphere. I really need to put these up sooner in the day.

If you missed it, then I will not hesitate to brag about the Versatile Blog Award from yesterday. That’s right, I got a blog award. For reals. I’m a dork.

I have been on a killer workout roll! Hulk and I got a chance to work out together yesterday, and he in his Hulkly form put me through the ringer. Since I was super sore and walking funny from the weekend we just worked on arms. It still hurt.

The Hulk Arm Wringer Workout:
w/u – medicine ball partner exercises that Hulk pulled from some dark, demonic corner of hell
Dumbbell Kettlebell thruster thingys – 3×10 dumbbell @ 15, 20, 15 lbs respectively
Bench Press – 3×10 @ 30 lbs
Shoulder Press – 3×10 @ 15 lbs (my shoulder was bothering me after all the medicine ball action so I wend down a bit)
Single-arm rows – 3×10 @ 15 lbs
Incline Shoulder Press – 3×10 @ 15 lbs
Bicep Curls aka “Lady Killers” – 3×10 @ 15 lbs

I slept like crap Monday night. I had a hard time falling asleep, and Hulk and the roommate went out with my brother and everyone sort of started trickling back around 2 am and waking me up. It wouldn’t have bothered me too much, but the idiot dog barked every time he heard a noise.

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No, dumbass. It’s the same family and friends that have been around for months/years/since we’ve had you. Get over it.

Anyway, I slept in and packed my (totally random) breakfast/lunch for work.


Some frittata I made for breakfast and didn’t have time to eat, the last of the AB, banana, a couple of HB eggs, carrots, and an orange.

OMG, it’s been so long since I’ve had a banana with AB. Normally the bananas are reserved for Squishy purposes. Wow. That was an epic snack of foodgasms.

After work, I hit the gym. My legs are – get this – still sore from the weekend. I do have that triathlon in September to prep for, so I spun on the stationary bike and watched the Crossfit Games. I had never watched the Crossfit Games before. And now I will never watch anything else while working out ever again. That shiz was, like, rocket fuel. I saw the final heats of Fran, and was so absorbed in competition I didn’t realize that I had sprinted to the end of my workout and the machine had turned off. So my 20-minute gentle spin to warm up and work the legs turned into a 25-minute tempo pace. But it felt fantastic.

Then I did some lifts for stuff that wasn’t sore yet:

– Deadlift 2×10@ 25 lb barbells 1×10 @ 30 lbs

– Bent-over rows 3×12 @ 15 lbs

– Pronated chest flys 1×10 @ 10 lbs (never done these before, and my shoulder was not a fan. Maybe do them inclined next time.)

-Back Extentions 3×10; 1 set on the stability ball that was too large for me and I kept rolling off of it, 2 on the floor holding a 4-lb medicine ball

Then I ate a hearty dinner. I threw some frozen chicken breasts in the oven before I went to the gym and Hulk had just pulled them out as I walked in the door.


Chicken, the last of the taters I roasted last week, and broccoli. + beer.

Further proof that I’m a dork:

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This was hilarious.

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