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Thursday, January 2, 2014

More Goals!

S and I started Crossfit in September 2012.  We now go 4 to 5, sometimes 6, times a week.  We’re active members of South Orlando Crossfit (best box in town!) and even though the workouts regularly beat us down, we have never been stronger.  I’ve made huge improvements since I started but there are some particular goals that I want to accomplish in the next year.

Double-unders: If I have to go through another year of doing 3:1 single-unders in our WODs, I’m going to scream!  Time to practice those dubs!!!!

14# wall balls:  I’ve got some issues reaching the 9 foot target with a 10# ball, let alone a 12 or 14.  Another skill that takes a lot of practice – the problem is, I don’t enjoy them in any way, shape, or form.  They have an uncanny knack of showing up in our WODs though so practice I must.

Pull-ups: For as long as I’ve been working out, I’ve wanted to be able to do a pull-up SO.  BADLY.  I’ve been using bands since I started doing crossfit but I’ve been looking forward to the day when I don’t have to.  Slowly but surely I’ve progressed from the thicker to the thinner bands.  We had a max reps unassisted pull-up challenge at the box a couple weeks ago and for the first time I did THREE in a row.  So, in the next couple of months, I want to be able to regularly do unassisted pull-ups in our WODs.

Improvements in my lifts: I’ll admit I get a little jealous of the girls at the gym when they lift WAY more than I do.  In 2014, I want to be comfortable and proud of what I can do rather than comparing myself to others.  That being said, I’m looking forward to lifting more in the new year!

Lifting goals:
  • Back squat – 1 rep max at 160; currently at 135
  • Deadlift – 1 rep max at 240; currently at 200
  • Overhead squats and snatch – I’m less picky about weight here!  I’m more interested in improving my form and getting more comfortable putting weight over my head. 

Running/endurance: This one is simple – get faster!  I want to run a solid 26 minute 5K.  I plan to keep up with the CF Endurance classes so Coach Christian can keep kicking my butt into shape.

Wow, okay, I guess I have a few Crossfit goals this year.  I’m ready for them!!!!

Other stuff I want to do this year…
  • Make sure our investments are correctly allocated – It’s never too early to start planning for retirement!
  • Nurture our marriage – I love S to the ends of the earth and I want to make sure that we devote as much time and energy to each other as we do to everything else in our lives.
  • Write our wills – Not fun to think about but my dad’s death put it in perspective how much we need to plan for anything we can.
  • Read – My list on Goodreads is long and eclectic.
  • Sew – I have a kick-a## sewing machine that is languishing in my craft room along with two partially finished quilts.
  • Scrapbook – I’m waaaaaaay behind on life documentation but I’ve got tons of supplies and pictures on our computers.
  • Knit – There might not be a sweater in me this year but I’m looking forward to lots of socks, a few shawls, who knows what else!

I’ve definitely got a full year ahead!  This is only the beginning!

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