Veteran’s Day

Happy Veteran’s Day!! My Dad, Uncle, & a few grandparents are all veterans that served in a multitude of wars for our freedoms!

One of the things that I find most interesting about war then and now is the change in support. Below are a couple of old posters that I found on Pinterest from WWII, the Vietnam War, and today.

WWII – During World War II there was so much support for the war. Below are several posters showing just how much support there was!

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Vietnam – For this war I actually found more protest posters than support posters which made me sad and it was very hard to find one that I was willing to post. My dad served 2 tours in this war and my uncle also served in this war.

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Today – I was able to find this sweatshirt that was made during the 1990s for Desert Storm, but I wasn’t really able to find posters or support for the war in Afghanistan. This has me truly heartbroken because the similarities between the beginning of this war and WWII are outstanding. Our country was out raged after Pearl Harbor and showed a huge support for our military, but it seems like 9/11 has simply been forgotten. It’s almost like we don’t care about defending ourselves anymore. We are an apathetic nation. Sorry, I’ll get off my soapbox now. J I hope you enjoy the posters!

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Last Week’s Workouts and I did it! Five days of CrossFit.

Monday – RATED “M” FOR MATURE

CFS WOD – MONDAY 4NOV2013

OLY WORK:
Snatch (FULL) every 90 seconds
3 @ 70%
2 @ 80%
1 @ 88%
*Repeat x3

METCON:
7 Clean and Jerks (M-135#/F-95#)
1 Butcher Push (M-155#/F-105#)
15 Wall Balls (M-20#/F-14#)
x5

Score: 70# – 21:18 (65#)

This was a tough workout, but my goat in this workout is the wall balls.

Tuesday – 4000 CALORIES

CFS WOD – TUESDAY 5NOV2013

SKILL:
2:00 MAX EFFORT Handstand Push Ups
1:00 REST
2:00 MAX EFFORT Strict Pull Ups
1:00 REST
x2

METCON:
400m Run
100 AMBAT Sit Ups
400m Run
50 Slam Balls
400m Run
100 Double Unders
400m Run
50 Toes-2-Bar
400m Run

 

I went back up on band sizes during the skill work to fix my hand placement during my handstand pushups.

Score: 245 reps – I didn’t finish the workout in the 25 minute cut off, but I did complete 95 out of 100 double unders so the only parts I missed were 2 – 400 m runs and the 50 toes 2 bar.

Wednesday – CENTAUR

CFS WOD – Wednesday 6NOV2013

STRENGTH:
FRONT SQUAT COMPLEX @ 70% of 1RM
1 Pause Squat (3 second pause at the bottom)
1 1.25 Squat
1 Squat
*Every 90 seconds
x8

METCON:
25 Hang Squat Snatch (M-95#/F-65#)
50 Burpee Box Jumps (20″)
25 Hang Squat Snatch

Score: 90#/11:54 (45#)

It was absolutely awesome to not finish Tuesday’s workout in the time frame and then come in to spank this one’s rear!!!

Thursday – BLUE CHEESE SNOT

CFS WOD – Thursday 7NOV2013

SKILL:
3 Rope Climbs
x5
*Every 90 seconds

METCON:
25 Kettlebell Swings (M-55#/F-35#)
20 GHD Sit Ups
15 Burpees
1 MINUTE REST
x5

Score: 24:46

Holy smokes Batman!! You would think that my abs would be on fire since I did GHDs on Saturday, situps on Tuesday, & then GHDs again, but actually they don’t hurt at all now! Oh yeah, and I climbed the rope for the first time ever!!!!!

Friday – SCARED

CFS WOD – Friday 8NOV2013

COMPETITION WOD:
On a running clock:

00:00 – 12:00
“JACKIE”
1000m Row
50 Thrusters (M-45#/F-35#)
30 Pull Ups

12:00 – 15:00
REST
*Do not continue to score if “JACKIE” isn’t completed prior to 12:00

15:00 – 18:00
AMRAP Kettlebell Sumo Deadlift High Pull (M-70#/F-55#)

18:00 – 21:00
REST

21:00 – 36:00
Establish 1RM Clean & Jerk

36:00 – 39:00
REST

39:00 – 41:00
MAX EFFORT 400m Run
*DQ if run not finished under 2:00

 

Score: 10:49/47/105#(PR)/1:50

I did this workout I made it through Jackie! That’s the first time I have ever done “Jackie”. I used the 55# kettlebell and managed 47 SDHP. I got 5# personal record on my Clean & Jerk and I ran as fast as could for that 400 m and finished in less than 2 minutes! I am so proud of myself for completing this workout because it was tough.

 

This week’s training schedule is going to be adjusted some, so here is the plan.

Sunday – CrossFit – I worked on double unders and single unders

Monday – Rest

Tuesday – Run 4 miles

Wednesday – CrossFit

Thursday – Run 3 miles

Friday – CrossFit/5 miles

Saturday – 7 miles.

 

I’ll let you know how the schedule goes. J Have a great week everyone!

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