Friday, March 23, 2012

crossfit games workout 12.5 - i was hoping for a 50k run ...

well, believe it or not, we're up to day 42 of the royal burpee challenge! that's a total of 903 so far! very exciting and NOBODY has quit! i won't let them!!

had some 'fun' with the mighty one and the prowler on thursday! pushed it (actually sprinted with it) around the parking lot for about a quarter mile while lucas chased me!

that hurt ...

and so after the fourth workout of the crossfit games i found myself in 42nd place in the 50-54 age group. i thought, hmmm, what would be the best thing to bump me up into the top twenty?! I KNOW! a 50k run! imagine my disappointment when they announced THIS wednesday night ...

Workout 12.5

Complete as many reps as possible in 7 minutes following the rep scheme below:

3 Barbell Thrusters
3 Chest to bar Pull-ups
6 Barbell Thrusters
6 Chest to bar Pull-ups
9 Barbell Thrusters
9 Chest to bar Pull-ups
12 Barbell Thrusters
12 Chest to bar Pull-ups
15 Barbell Thrusters
15 Chest to bar Pull-ups
18 Barbell Thrusters
18 Chest to bar Pull-ups
21 Barbell Thrusters
21 Chest to bar Pull-ups...
This is a timed workout. If you complete the round of 21, go on to 24. If you complete 24, go on to 27, etc.

baha! as if i'll get beyond 9 reps! i can do both of these, just not very fast. oh well! will give it my best!

i got an email from the mighty one on tuesday - ' Are you running today? If so when and where?' yikes! the last time he came with me, he took down a tree, rolled both ankles and ended up walking shirtless down coolihans (not that i minded that part). so i was a little leery! we decided albion double track was probably safest, especially considering he hasn't been able to run for a year due to a nasty knee injury! i am happy to report that it went well - all body parts still together and no trees were harmed! and he took his shirt off ...

me and kim finished our 6 week paleo challenge on monday. she did outstanding - losing a ton of inches! she looks amazing!

i lost a total of 6", mostly from my boobs and belly. not sure i look much different, but i sure feel better! miraculously i haven't eaten ANY sugar - other than gels on my long runs - since we started. and my coffee is still 'creamless' ! check out the cheezy before/after shots ...

and i leave you with this - thanks garza ...


  1. Kendra!! You look amazing!!! You've got those abs you've been working so hard for! Keep at it!

  2. thanks lovely! only took me 51 years ...

  3. I think you and Kim both look GREAT!. What do you mean, "finished' the diet? Aren't you going to stick to it? Hard to believe there are 41 other women in your age group who can do what you do.

  4. hay ej! just meant the challenge was over - definitely sticking with it! thanks!