79pt amrap

Not much sleep, but up and getting to it early. Weekly Thursday morning 79pt. With my almost daily running, my schedule can only seem to fit in 1 day a week of 79pt. I know it would benefit me to do more. So every Thursday I try to get as much out of the WOD as possible. This week an amrap. What is an amrap? As Many Rounds As Possible.

5 participants in the workout. The rower would be the pacer for rotation.

The amrap below:

Row 300 meters
K2E (knee to elbows)
Basic abs
Push press (8lbs)
Box dips

25 minutes

We completed 4 total rounds in the allotted 25 minutes.

Great calorie burn and just sore enough!!!! 🙂

I did indulge in some beer and chips last night with friends! Should’ve forgone those…the drinks not the friends 🙂

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Celebrating my Independence…and yours!

Happy Independence Day! I hope you did something to celebrate your own independence as well as the independence we have in this country!

I started my day with an independent run on the boardwalk in VB! 3.5 miles in the heat. I continued my new favorite routine of biking to the boardwalk, parking and locking my bike. Then running the on the boardwalk. Grabbing my bike and riding back home. I thought running early would beat the burn, but even with some overcast it was still hot. I felt very patriotic in my red and blue running shorts! The boardwalk hotels and restaurants were all decorated in the colors of the USA!

The independence day celebration began with a little beach time with good friends. The day rounded out with a little boating and of course… FIREWORKS!!!

BOOM!

Happy Independence!
Jess
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Deltaville 5k

Who would have thought? A personal best for a 5k this year, 26:29! Not fantastic, but fantastic for me. There is something to be said for small races. Less people…more likely to place. I knew I would run well in the Deltaville 5k, but not 1st in my age group! Running in my lululemon skirt made it easier to move. Blasting Enter Sandman helped me get out fast. I have started some tempo and speed workouts and I guess it is paying off. Those 800 meter repeats have made my mileage pace come down. Now the goal is to run this speed for 6-7 miles in the upcoming Rock N Roll !

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79 pt WOD

During the past week we have had scorching temperatures here in Virginia Beach. Today reached triple digits! Four out of five days this week I managed some form of exercise. That isn’t too bad! My workouts ranged from biking, running, paddle boarding (with dolphins), and cross fit.Today was a rest day due to a 5k I have in the morning.

Yesterday was my weekly 79 pt workout. Early morning WOD!!! Still just sore enough today to know I had a good workout yesterday. The workout is on the picture boards below.

We had 12 minutes in each group. The goal to complete as many sets and rounds as possible.

Stay hydrated
Jess

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It’s T Shirt Time

Here I am admitting that I use to watch The Jersey Shore. Any of you out there who have watched it have heard this phrase repeatedly on the show, “It’s T Shirt Time!” This is what the guys on the show would say right before putting on their T shirts and heading out to the clubs. Well as I ran down the boardwalk tonight, I noticed a plethora of graphic t’s. I couldn’t help but hear that phrase in the back of my head throughout my exercising this evening. I rode my bike from 64th to 31st where I parked it. I then ran from 31st to 5th and back. Then biked back to 64th. I venture to say the majority of the people I passed wearing the shirts are tourists. I also would venture to guess the shirts are for sale at some of our finer retail establishments on the strip. Two young men stood out as my most favorite. Partly because of the attire they were sporting and partly because they randomly started to run and chat with me. One of them is pictured below in the lovely yellow lighthouse cardigan sporting his bare chest! Here are a few more of my favorites.

Happy T Shirt Time!
Jess

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Got My New Shoes On

Hey I put some new shoes on and suddenly everything’s right

I had been anticipating the arrival of my new shoes. Most girls love new shoes. I am no exception. I get equally excited about heels or my Asics for training. These Asics were particularly important because I will be running in them for the next 3-6 months. Which means I will be training and racing the Rock n Roll in them.

I came home from work and like I often do I changed my clothes into my running gear. I then slipped on my flops and went to check for any UPS boxes. Sure enough they were here. Yeah! Ironically my running attire was a perfect match with my shoes. I quickly laced up my new fuchsia kicks! Cushiony and great. And my body was relieved. I could tell the difference in the way my legs and body felt.

I planned a 5k tempo run for tonight’s workout. I hit the boardwalk on 5th street and went North. I usually run from north heading south and back, but today I went the other way. I needed to switch it up. I didn’t time my run, but I could tell I was cruising. It was an up and back run. I weaved in and out of the crowd. It was hot but I loved it. One benefit of running at night in the heat is you sweat off some lbs !

I felt great during and after the run! Excited to continue training and get ready to Rock n Roll!!!

Happy shoeing
Jess

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Father’s Day

Rise and Shine. Coffee. Cleaning. Running. Breakfast. Paddle boarding. Kayaking. Boating.

Dad and I did a practice run for the 5k in Deltaville we will have in 2 weeks. Then we hit the water! Great day with my dad and my family.

Happy times with my dad
Jess

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