Wednesday, February 13, 2013

WOD 2013.02.13 - Coffee with God

WOD

Strict press
The plan was 5-5-3-3-1-1. Here's what happened:
5 x 95 lbs, 5 x 95 lbs, 3 x 115 lbs, 5 x 115 lbs
1 x 135 lbs, 3 x 115 lbs, 5 x 125 lbs, 0 x 145 lbs
Yup, that last attempt was way to big a jump for me.

- then -

4 Rounds
(1 min each; 1 min rest between rounds)
Double unders
Ball slams (50 lbs)
HSPU
Ring dips
I was definitely a lot more tired than normal. For some reason, today was a "bleh" day. I find if I win the battles in the morning, whatever they may be, the rest of my day is great.

Morning Devotions

I'm working on spending time with God in the mornings. To meet with God before meeting whatever comes my way. I find I really need that.

My approach to reading the Bible is just straight reading. I do think and read carefully, but I also don't have (or make) the time to sit there for an hour meditating on what I just read. There are other times when I do meditate / savor, but for my morning reading, I treat it like breakfast. So essential. Delicious and enjoyable. I don't always remember what I ate, but I know I was nourished. And it makes a world of a difference when I have breakfast (unless I'm intentionally fasting / changing up my diet).

Prayer. This is also so important. I need to be driven to my knees each day. Someone mentioned preaching is standing before men on behalf of God, whereas prayer is standing before God on behalf of men.

I can't wait to have coffee with God tomorrow morning! I'm off to go have a chat with Him. Have a good night (or excellent day, depending when you read this).

A picture of the supercool journal I picked up this weekend. "Coffee with God". How cool is that?!

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

WOD 2013.02.12

WOD

Deadlifts
6 x 135 lbs, 6 x 135 lbs, 6 x 185 lb s, 6 x 185 lbs
6 x 225 lbs, 6 x 225 lbs, 6 x 275 lbs
3 x 365 lbs, 3 x 365 lbs

- then -

4 Rounds for Time
7 Toes-to-bar
14 KB Swings (72 lbs)
21 Hand release push-ups
(Time: 6:55)

Incredible lesson from Harvest Men's Conference 2013
"The Christian's response to sin should not be guilt leading to shame, but rather conviction leading to change."

My new favorite song:
"Good and Faithful Friend" by Andi Rozier

Thursday, February 7, 2013

WOD 2012.02.07

Fri Feb 8 2012

Rest day

Thu Feb 7 2012

Overhead squats
4 x 95 lbs, 4 x 115 lbs, 4 x 135 lbs, 4 x 135 lbs

- then -

20 min AMRAP
4 rope climbs
8 burpees
4 pistols per leg
8 deadlifts (275 lbs)
Score: 4 rounds + 1 deadlift

Wed Feb 7 2012

Rest day

Tue Feb 7 2012

Push press
4 x 95 lbs, 4 x 135 lbs
4 x 165 lbs, 4 x 165 lbs, 3 x 165 lbs, 4 x 165 lbs

- then -

"The Chief"
5 Rounds
Max rounds in 3 mins of:
- 3 power cleans (135 lbs)
- 6 push-ups
- 9 squats
1 min rest
(Score: 443 reps)

Monday, February 4, 2013

WOD 2013.02.04

WOD

Backsquat
1x135 lbs, 1x225lbs, 1x275lbs
1x295lbs (PR),
1x315lbs (failed), 1x315lbs (failed), 1x315lbs (failed)

- then -

10 min AMRAP (Open WOD 11.1)
30 double unders
15 snatches (75 lbs)
(score: 4 rounds)

Also, I've been working on my burpees. Here is a log of some burpee attempts:

100 burpees for time
Tues, Jan 22, 2013: 5:57 (100)
Sat, Feb 2, 2013: 5:41 (100), 7:48 (130)*
*130 burpees since I lost a bet (guess the price of groceries; each $1 difference from total is 10 burpees; I was off by $13)

The goal is to beat my brother (his time was 5:21 last September!). I have a long way to go..