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Paleo Challenge – Day 1

So here we go Day 1 of the Paleo Challenge….did a ‘lil Kelly this weekend…URGH! It was killer. All the WODS seem so easy on paper…then about 15 whatevers in…BAMMMM.

So Lil’ Kelly….3 Rounds:
400 meter run
30 box jumps(Rx’d was 20″ – I did a 14″ high box)
30 wall balls(Rx’d for women was 14 #, I did 10# – afterall that is a LOT of wall balls)

Time: 22:14  a lot to grow on…so I am looking forward to reigning in my eating and eating clean, as that is basically what paleo is, except exclusion of dairy and grains…

So I am keeping a food journal and workout journal and my WODS can be found here

Going back to Pal-e – Paleo that is!

So this weekend my box…Arenal Fitness is starting the 30 day Paleo Challenge. I have already been experimenting with it with some reasonable results. I did a couple of weeks of Monday – Friday of strict Paleo and in two weeks I lost 5 pounds! But no Frappuccino’s :-((( So that will really be my challenge is letting go of the frap. But I am really excited about taking this journey. They are actually having us start on the 15th, so we get to carbo load with and for our Valentine’s day.  So I shall keep you up to date on my progress and let you know. It is contrary to my previous vegetarian lifestyle, but the science and logic kind of make sense and many have debunked the China study.

I think my big challenge will be to find food that is consistent with my beliefs of ethical and safe treatment of animals that is good for them, me and the planet. My success in life should not be at the complete extinction and exploitation of another.

I have a good head start as I have pretty much all but given up dairy. The only thing it is good for is raising a 100 lb newborn calf to a 2000 lb cow.  The only thing I use milk for is to drink it with my morning cappuccino, but I already talked to my building’s barista and I can bring my own almond milk and they will mix it with some expresso!!! Yeah!

So stay tuned for progress!

I have finally become a student of the Run

So finally the time has come and I have actually started studying things like pace, splits and other assundries that my fancy watch affords me(you’re welcome for the instructional graphics). I have had this watch for some time but other than using it to check mileage, I really haven’t made the most of it. Now I pour over it to study…did I keep my pace steady?  Did I improve my pace since last week and more recently since I started trail running….WHERE THE F*** AM I??!! And how do I get home??


So here’s the dealio….going all in on this Crossfit thing. Starting to ramp up my Crossfit workouts and got a Crossfit Endurance Coach to prepare for the HAT 50k run(ZOINKS SCOOBY!  What have I done!!??). I am really enjoying both and as my Coach Jen says, I’ve learned to run SLOW and it’s time to step it up. I am a tad bit concerned and lack a little faith in dropping the long run…but we’ll see how it goes. Stay tuned….


I am starting a new adventure into Crossfit training…I did the Intro Session at my local affiliate(well local to my office, not my home) Crossfit Done Right . It seemed soooo simple. 500 meter row, 40 squats, 30 situps, 20 push-ups and 10 pull-ups(ok THAT seemed hard). The pull-ups were modified as hanging from rings and pulling my body up at an angle. I finished in 11:08. Seriously…I was sore for three days! At first it was a good sore, then it rolled into a painful, stiff sore, then it became WTF sore!  So what do I do, I start building my own at home gym…..really?  I’m that crazy. Did my first WOD today at work gym….so here goes:

Three rounds for time of:
Row 250 meters
10-35 pound Front squat 15 Sit-ups
20 Box jumps, 15 inch box

It was done for time and I completed it in 14:48.

I will attempt the Crossfit Endurance workout for 9 minute all out run effort.

Down but not out!!!

I had a great vacation in the Outer Banks….got a couple of runs and a bike ride in. I had a 10k trail run this weekend. My first trail race ever and to say it did not go well is an understatement. I woke up Friday am, with the sniffles that developed into a full blown head cold by Saturday morning. I must say that the River Valley Ranch 10k trail run was an awesome course, I wish I had felt better to really enjoy it. I was sooo out of it the whole run. I was so slow that they rolled the finish mat up on me, so my time was not actually recorded and I think I am OK with that. It was a little discouraging and has me concerned for my upcoming marathon and 50k. I decided though to make the most of my time not able to run and came up with my training plan. So onward and upward to the next journey. I will press on!