Back in the gym today! Headed into the 11AM class. As much as I love training at home, it’s always nice to get to train with other folks, especially during a workout I enjoy.

Today, we repeated 13.2, which I actually did a few weeks back. Previous scores were:

Back on 7/7/20, I had only slept a few hours the night previous so I knew I could do far better and probably PR.

10 min AMRAP:

  • 5 Shoulder to Overhead (115#)
  • 10 Deadlift (115#)
  • 15 Box Jump

I moved consistently through everything and ended up PRing with 8+14! Really stoked about that. Rebounded each box jump and took a quick breath between the S2OH and deadlift each time instead of trying to hang on to the bar.


Headed into the gym for this fun little double AMRAP:

6 min AMRAP:

  • 5 Push Jerk (115#)
  • 10 T2B
  • 20 Double Under

Rest 3:00. Then, repeat starting where you left off.

I went out of the gate hot on this one unbroken on the T2B for the first two sets. Obviously, I knew that wasn’t going to last so I dropped down to 6/4 until my very last set. Ended up going:

  • Set 1: 5+28
  • Set 2: 4+18

For a total of 10+12.


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.



Spend 20 minutes working up to a 1RM clean and jerk:

  • 1×95
  • 1×115
  • 1×135
  • 1×155
  • 1×185
  • 1×195 (PR!)
  • 1×205 (miss)

Nice to hit a PR! I actually felt really good in the gym today.


3 rounds for time:

  • 10 Power Clean (155)
  • 10 Shoulder to Overhead

I scaled the weight to 105# trying to get this done with some major intensity. My goal was to do all of the 10 shoulder to overhead done unbroken, which I accomplished. First round was all unbroken. Second and third rounds were 9 power clean/break/1 power clean + 10 shoulder to overhead.

Time: 3:11


I’m off all week for the holidays, which is amazing. As a result, I’m hanging out with Quinn all week as well so no daycare. We ventured into the 8AM class hoping I could keep him occupied!


Today, the goal was to work up to a 1RM Push Press. After some drills, I worked up:

  • 3@95
  • 3@115
  • 1@135
  • 1@155
  • 1@175
  • 1@186 (f)

I think my 1RM is 185 from last week so I attempted 186. I ended up failing twice. Wasn’t my day! Still okay with it.


We hit an NCFit benchmark today – “Push Pull”. We’ve done this one before back in May 2019.

For time:

3-6-9-12-9-6-3 Push Jerk*

*15 Calorie row after each set

Last time, I used 135# (scaled from 155#) on the bar, and I wasn’t able to get all of the sets unbroken. This time, I scaled to 115#, and I did them all unbroken, which was the goal. I finished in 12:01 compared with 14:30 last time. I’d say I got a better stimulus this time around. #embracescaling #rejectego Still things I’m learning!



Prepped for DT by working up to a moderately heavy version of this complex:

  • 3 Deadlifts
  • 2 Hang Power Cleans
  • 1 Push Jerk

I worked up to 165 and called it quits there.



5 rounds for time of:

  • 12 Deadlifts (155#)
  • 9 Hang Power Cleans
  • 6 Push Jerks

I scaled the weight down to 135# and used the 11, 1+8, 1+6 strategy the entire way resting just a bit before picking up the bar for the push jerks so I could be sure to do them unbroken. Finished in 9:19. One day, I’ll be doing this one Rx!