02 September 2012

Filthy Fifty Anniversary WOD

It's that time of the year, the Filthy Fifty.

Last year I thought I was doing well, but it was slow. 35:34 (done Aug 21, 2011). Compared to my 2010 time of 32:49 (Nov 14, 2010).

This year, with my piriformis syndrome (inflammation pressing against the sciatic nerve running under my right buttocks) and subsequent affect on my training...I was "just going to do it".

Decided to keep track of my time after each movement.
50 Box jumps (20" pretty much unbroken) 2:08,
50 Jumping pull-ups (45 lb & 25 lb plate on 20" box 20-10-10-5-5) 3:34,
50 Kettlebell swings (unbroken @ 12 kb) 5:35,
50 Walking Lunges 7:27,
50 Knees to elbows (6 in a row, then sets 2-3 at a time, all legitimate) 14:50,
50 Push press (did 30-10-10 @ 35 lb) 17:14,
50 Back extensions (had to do sets of 5, numbing back of my right leg/butt) 20:25,
50 Wall ball shots (14lb to 9' mark - higher than before - broken sets of 5-10) 24:50,
50 Burpees (broken sets of 5-10) 30:04,
50 Double unders (best string was 15) 31:51.

Some parts faster than last year, others slower. Overall a PR when I wasn't expecting it.


07 June 2012

Not MIA....

Long story short:
1. Did the Crossfit Open, got 219th place in the world for Women age 45-49.
2. Hip pain started off & on back in January after the Operational Readiness Exercise (ORE). Something about sitting in a chair all night (12+ hours) in chem gear & IBA. Turned into piriformis syndrome (my glute muscle smashed into my sciatic). Eventually got some sarapin shots in my butt that reduced the inflammation (and another shot in my right bursa at the top of the right thigh I-band). Helped but not cured. Worked out for one week but the recurrent numbness/pins & needled, along with upper sartorious pain led me back to the doctor & eventually an evaluation by a Sports Medicine doctor. Now waiting on CT results (L4-L5 evaluation for a defect that could be a fracture, could be a disk malalignment, who knows).
3. Bottom line, physical training limited. Losing strength, endurance, stamina, etc. Sucks!!
4. Good news/bad news from the Operational Readiness Inspection (March 2012). First the good. Our unit (301 MDS) got an "OUTSTANDING" for their incredible work at the DMF (Deployed Medical Facility). Smooth operation, great teamwork, and killer security. I was working in the Command Post (on the night shift with the Deputy Wing Commander) as the CAT (Crisis Action Team) Director and we also did a great job. The big boss recognized me as a Superior Performer. Now the bad news. Some folks have to do this again in the fall in order for our Wing to pass. So we have ORE in Oct & Nov, ORI in Nov. Hopefully I won't have to be in MOPP4 (that's full on gas mask, etc).
5. We have season tickets to The Smith Center for their 2012-2013 Broadway season.
6. Working on my poker skills. Need to do more tournaments and less 2-4 Limit (but it's fun trying to get high hands/bonus jackpots).