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Superhero Challenge Day 10: Oh Hey There Second Wind

2 Oct

I was worried today would be awful since I only got about 5.5 hours of sleep last night (really quick side note — I went to The Neighbourhood concert and it was awesome.

The Neighbourhood Show and Set List

Thankful for the shadowy lighting to hide my post-run hair. I’m pretty sure there were gnats embedded in my strands (gotta love running by a lake at sunset!).

Per the challenge guidelines, I didn’t even have one drink, not even a sip of wine, which helped me still feel decent this morning). Oh and did I mention I went home with a set list? Yea buddy!!!!

To my surprise, once I was up and moving and had a mug of coffee in me I felt great! I was shocked at my energy level. I was determined to make it to the 5:30 CrossFit class to keep the momentum going but go figure right as I’m a mere few blocks away, I get stuck waiting for a train for over 10 minutes and missed it. My attitude walking in to the 6:30 class was less than ideal, ok fine it was awful. My over tired emotions were starting to get the best of me but thankfully I snapped out of it during the warm up. I even found that I was pushing myself more than usual, both with trying the heavier weights for strength portions and mentally. Instead of resting to catch my breath I pushed myself to do just one more, which turned in to finishing another set. I even go a second wind during the second set of the WOD… something I haven’t felt in FOR-EV-ER! Even when I got home I had the energy to prep my lunch for tomorrow, make a post workout pumpkin vanilla whey shake AND type up this blog post 🙂

I’ll spare the boring details of my repeat meals for the day and just tell you what I had for dinner, which was new: Turkey burger topped with salsa and an over easy egg… with plantain chips and a chunkier pico salsa on the side. Yum yum! Oh and some frozen grapes.

My eyelids are getting heavy though so I think this will be it for tonight. Time for snuggles with the pup.

Day 10 Workout: (PS Day 9 Workout was a 3ish mile run)


Kettlebell Warmup


1a: Shoulder Press (5 @ 65%, 5 @ 70%, 5 @ 75%, 5 @ 80%) (Finished at 55# and seeing as I thought 60 was my max, I think it’s time to find out what my new one rep max is!)

1b: GHD Situps (4 X 8) (These still terrify me)


7 Min AMRAP (Finished at 3 +10)
7 Thruster (115/75) (I went with 55# and that was pushing it…)
7 Knee to Elbow
7 KB Swing (53/35)

Rest 2 Min

7 Min AMRAP (Finished at 3 +11… felt a second wind with 5 minutes left)
7 Wall Ball (20/14)
7 Burpee
7 Wall Ball Sit Up (20/14)