"To give anything less than your best is to sacrifice the gift." -Steve Prefontaine
For anyone who is familiar with Steve Prefontaine, you know that he was half wild and whole heart. In his short life, he showed the world what it was to go as hard as you can for as long as you can. He wasn't interested in playing games and not giving every ounce he had. This has to be my philosophy if this training is going to work. I have a feeling that Steve would have loved Crossfit Endurance. So as I move forward this week, the quote at the top is what I am going to remember. God gave us all gifts, so what are we waiting for?
Therefore, my dear brothers and sisters, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain. -1 Corinthians 15:58
Going well, still a few minor mishaps, although overall much better decisions are being made. I think that the homemade almond protein bars are my saving grace along with carrot sticks and homemade hummus. Also had a great salad for lunch yesterday... a drizzle of olive oil and lemon juice with a touch of coarse sea salt and fresh ground pepper is better than any bottled salad dressing. Oh yeah, if if you are bored with your quinoa, try a quinoa porridge for breakfast with cinnamon and nutmeg. Delicious!
Monday - Double WOD (AM/PM) (already blogged)
Tuesday - AM CF WOD (already blogged)
Wednesday- AM Crossfit
Strength - Press 1 rep max - 80# (used to be 65#)
WOD - 5 RFT (20 SDLHP 65#, 15 pull-ups) Time: 21:46 Rx
WOD - 3 RFT (15 hang cleans 65#, 30 GHDSU, 15 thrusters 65#, 15 burpees) Time: 16:45
Thursday - REST (the first one in more days that I can count)
Friday - AM Crossfit
Strength - Deadlift 1 rep max - 235# (never maxed out before, but done 170 during WOD)
WOD - 3 RFT (10 ground to overhead 85# (95# Rx), 15 burpees, 20 KB swings 1 pood)
"I am going to work so that it is a pure guts race. In the end, if it is, I am the only one who can win it." -Steve Prefontaine