Feeling pretty beat up from Kelly yesterday. Legs are definitely sore! Charlotte and I couldn’t get out in the garage until 3pm, but we got it done.

4×2:00 AMRAPS w/ 2:00 rest between:

  • 7 Burpees
  • 21 KB Swings
  • Max Cal Echo Bike in remaining time

Got 12 cals for each round plus 13 in the last round. Nothing too intense! Just moving.


Out in the garage at 9AM. Legs are pretty toasted from yesterday’s squat session. Tackled the Linchpin workout for the day.

3 rounds each for time of:

  • 12 Pull-ups
  • 21 KB Swings (53#)
  • 400m Run

Rest 3:00 between rounds.

My round times were 2:30, 2:32, 2: 44. I was finishing the pull-up/KB swing work right around 1:00 except for the last round where I inexplicably lost my butterfly kip probably due to the new pull-up bar that was lower to the ground in our garage.


50 pull-ups not for time

Completed mostly in sets of 3-5 with short rest in between.


Still no baby yet! Yesterday was the official due date. We have a doctor appointment scheduled for later today. Given that the baby is going to come any moment now, I’m cherishing the workouts while I can still get them in.

I roped Zach into coming to the gym with me to knock out this week’s Monster Mash series from CrossFit Linchpin. We started around 10:45AM.

Part 1

7 rounds of:

  • 7 Burpee Box Jump Overs, 24″
  • 3 Bar Muscle-ups

Time: 6:56

Part 2

2 rounds of:

  • 35 Med Ball Cleans, 20 lbs
  • 15 Push Jerks, 115 lbs

Time: 6:39

Part 3

3 rounds of:

  • 25 Kettlebell Swings, 53 lbs
  • 15 Toes-to-bars
  • 15 Ring Dips

Time: 12:05

I’m not sure if it was because of the order, but these definitely progressed from most to least favorite! I was pretty out of gas by the final piece. Rested 5 minutes between pieces.



Back Squat

  • 95# x10
  • 135# x8
  • 155# x8
  • 185# x5
  • 225# x5
  • 235# x4
  • 255# x3
  • 275# x2

Legs felt a bit lousy, but we got it done!


EMOM for 10 minutes:

  • 12 Russian Kettlebell Swings, 53 lbs
  • 12 Squats

Honestly, this felt pretty easy. I finished each set in 34 seconds without any trouble. Probably should’ve increased the reps!


Headed outside with Charlotte and Quinn today. Quinn watched some Magic School Bus while Charlotte and I got to work. Started with the metcon.

9 min AMRAP:

  • 100m Run
  • 10 DB Swings (50#)
  • 10 DB Bent Over Row (2×50#)

At 9 minutes, I had completed 6+11. However, Charlotte was going longer so I just kept going and completed 8 rounds until Quinn had lost his cool. I subbed the DB Swing for what was supposed to be a double DB snatch. My thumbs are pretty beat up from all the snatching on Friday so I decided to go DB swings. Still an effective workout!

Then, while Charlotte made Quinn lunch, I did the strength portion.

10-12-14-16 reps of:

  • DB Floor Press (2×50#)

*10 burpees after each set

I didn’t time this one, but I did do all of the floor press unbroken, which was harder than expected. My triceps were burning good!