I was pretty sore still from Saturday’s Angie attempt with a weight vest. Probably shouldn’t have done that with a vest, but what can you do now!?

I joined the noon class for this fun little trio:

Hang Squat Clean (135/95)
Box Jump (20/20)

Hang Squat Clean (155/105)
Box Jump (24/20)

Hang Squat Clean (185/125)
Box Jump (30/24)

My time was 15:47 Rx. I think I took too long on the initial bar of 135#. Should’ve probably gone unbroken on those, but I was saving my legs.


Another workout at River North CrossFit this AM.

5EMOM – 1 Squat Clean (building)

Immediately into…

Every 2mins (4 Sets) – 1 Squat Clean (heavy)

I worked up 135, 155, 185. Then, I did 205 for the heavy sets. Failed 2x at 215 before backing down to 185 for the last set to feel successful. Didn’t have it in me today.

7min AMRAP
3 Power Cleans (155)
10 Box Jumps (24)

I hit 7 + 3


CrossFit Open 19.2

Beginning on an 8-minute clock, complete as many reps as possible of:

25 toes-to-bars
50 double-unders
15 squat cleans, 135 / 85 lb.
25 toes-to-bars
50 double-unders
13 squat cleans, 185 / 115 lb.

If completed before 8 minutes, add 4 minutes to the clock and proceed to:
25 toes-to-bars
50 double-unders
11 squat cleans, 225 / 145 lb.

If completed before 12 minutes, add 4 minutes to the clock and proceed to:
25 toes-to-bars
50 double-unders
9 squat cleans, 275 / 175 lb.

If completed before 16 minutes, add 4 minutes to the clock and proceed to:
25 toes-to-bars
50 double-unders
7 squat cleans, 315 / 205 lb.

This was actually a throwback to the CrossFit Open in 2016 (logged here). I really wanted to get through the 185# bar, but I ended up with 11 squat cleans for a total score of 176 (still a 9 rep improvement over last time).


Warm Up

2 Rounds of 10 Reps:

Samson Stretch
Overhead Squat
Back Extension


Felt pretty beat up today, but I wanted to work on some heavy squat clean singles. Didn’t end up working up as high as I wanted to.

1×1@195# (Ended up failing a few times so went back down)


Loaded up the ruck with the two biggest water bladders I could find and went for a short walk with Tuck. The pack probably only weight 10-15#. I desperately want to get a GoRuck plate.

Time: 35:32
Distance: 2 miles



Everyday Warrior Workout 4!

WOD #1


9 Squat Clean 195/125 (Brittany PR at #197)
28 Toes to Bar
14 Thrusters 135/95
30 Calorie Row

Time: 11:04

Holy cow! This one smoked me. I was feeling pretty beat up from all the work this week anyway, but the heavy cleans really had me gassed. I was doing singles with 15 seconds rest between them. Did the T2B in 16-12 and then the thrusters in 3-3-3-3-2.

WOD #2

“Cindy Archibald”

4 Rounds
5 Front Squats 165/115
5 Pull Ups
5 Hang Clean 165/115
10 Hand Release Push Ups
5 Push Jerk 165/115
15 Air Squats

Time: 33:56

By far, this was the hardest workout mentally that I’ve ever done at CFU. The push jerks in particular were terribly difficult. I was doing singles, which meant I had to clean the bar up every time. I was really really gassed from the first workout and then from the volume this week. Anyway, I finished. Definitely marking this one with “Repeat” so I know to do it again!