Monday, April 26, 2010

decent weekend and refocusing

I have been trying to get some work done around the house as I have disregarded my household duties during my busy time at work. Spent two weekends painting and trying to organize things. As usual, the small project turned into a bigger project and then just started to baloon. Somehow during this project we ended buying all new bedroom furniture, a nice T.V. stand for our rec room and then decided that we could not put the monster of a 40" old fashioned T.V. on it so we purchased a 32" flat screen. O.k., I think we are about done, but I need new speakers for our stereo/home entertainment system as we cannabalized the set while putting in our surround sound on the first floor. On top of this I am getting way behind on my yard work.

What is the point of this ranting - This all takes time.

I did not skip any workouts, but I did have to reshuffle and it has been a struggle.

Friday miles:
1. 7:18
2. 7:23
3. 7:35 (only four min rest before this one - someone pissed me off - story for another day)
4. 7:50 Took full eight minutes before this one - not sure why it is so much slower - felt o.k.

10! of burpees, squats & situps - 8:20 (I think). I couldn't remember if I did the sevens so I tagged that on to the end - 9:18 if that's correct.

20K bike time trial 35:25, 21.05 mph

I also went for a 5 mile run on Saturday - beautiful day and I had someone to run with. Just went easy and enjoyed the weather and the company. Biked an additional easy 15 miles after the run (had to get home - bike was only form of transportation).

Sunday - scored points by not going to the pool and spending time with family on Sunday. Moved thusters from Monday to Sunday so I can get swim and squats in on Monday. Also did the crossfit workout from Saturday that I skipped in favor of the five mile run.

Thusters - 80, 85, 90, 100, 105. 105 was really shaky.

400m run, 21 35# kb swings, 12 pullups times three - 13:57.

I have trouble focusing after 4/15. Lots of pressure on the deadline and mind starts to wander a little after the 15th. Unfortunately this has filtered into my training. It's not acceptable!

Refocus point #1: Get stricter with the diet!! Due to busy schedule we have not been grocery shopping lately. Too many meals out and slipped off the Paleo diet. Also not spacing meals and snacks out correctly. Starting yesterday I got strict with myself - feel the difference already and it's only been one day.

Refocus point #2: No booze!! An occasional glass of wine is acceptable, but I've had a few beers. My house has been purged and it will stay that way (I just have to learn to say no when it's offered to me).

Refocus point #3: Work Hard! It's supposed to hurt!


  1. Happy to read your post, I was getting worried

  2. Hi Martin,

    I was starting to get concerned too. It sounds like you needed a little mental break from work, diet and the workouts. I am sure you'll feel refreshed and energized. I knew you wouldn't miss a workout.

  3. Martin

    Your doing great!!!! Sometimes the mental stress can get you, but as far as I can see you are nailing your WOD's & overcoming any stress!!! Keep up the great job.

  4. Don't be too hard on yourself with the diet Martin, take it one meal at a time :) its hard when you have so much going on in your life - remember we are really only a select few who do this stuff :)