Mornings, a 20-Minute AMRAP, and CrossFit Changes.

by Katelyn Block on January 10, 2013 · 7 comments

Hey everyone! How’s your day going?

Omelette with veggies, bacon, and ketchup

Omelettes are a labor of love.

Fact: Mornings are hands-down my favorite time of the day. It’s the only time when there is (little to) no pressure, and I can drink my coffee and eat my omelette in absolute and pure bliss. The sun shines. The day awaits. Classical music all the time. Yes, I love mornings.

Last night’s workout was awesome. I love kicking booty. This is how it went:

20 minute AMRAP:

  • 5 pull-ups
  • 10 DB push presses, each arm
  • 15 med-ball abmat sit-ups

I completed it with kipping pull-ups, a 25# dumbbell, and a 10# med ball. All of the heavier ones were taken (boo). Hate it when that happens. I finished with 10 rounds and 20 additional reps. It was encouraging that I was the only girl to do kipping pull-ups! It’s fun realizing that hard work pays off.

CrossFit Changes

Now, let’s talk about a little change that’s happened recently. I switched boxes. Not because anything went wrong, but because of driving distance. I began at CrossFit 315 after I moved back to Syracuse in August, and have built a great support system and group of friends. For awhile, driving to 315 was no big deal because I had plenty of money saved and figured I could pay for gas if I was tight on everything else.

Now that CrossFit Syracuse is open (and only two miles from the new apartment), it’s much easier on my schedule and on my wallet to drive to the closer location, as hard as it is to leave the community I had been a part of for so long. Despite the sad part, I’m having a good time adjusting to the new Box, and have met great people. The facility isn’t as big, but the WODs are fun, and I’m enjoying switching up my high-volume training with something a little bit more normal. And by normal, I still mean CrossFit’s crazy version of Normal.

That’s all for now! Time to get some work done. And lo and behold, I started this post this morning, and have done a thousand different things between then and now. Happy afternoon!

What was your workout yesterday? Or today!
Do you like omelettes? What is your breakfast of choice?

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Sarah @PickyRunner January 10, 2013 at 1:46 PM

I’ve switched gyms before and it’s weird at first (especially when there are so many regulars at the classes and you have to reclaim your “spot”) but it will be worth it in the end. Now you’ll have double the cross fit friends!


MegG January 10, 2013 at 3:13 PM

I’ve belonged to two CF gyms in Seattle, and one in California. I switched for the same reason, distance, but I can now wake up at 5:50, and be in my box at 6 (less than a block from my house!). It is sad and kind of hard to leave a community but I’ve stayed in touch with a bunch of my old boxmates and really love my new box. I’m going to miss my California box SO MUCH when I stop commuting, my coaches there are amazing, and it’s actually one of the hardest parts of quitting my job!


julie January 10, 2013 at 4:23 PM

SOME DAY i’ll be able to do a pull-up and SOME DAY i’ll be able to do a kipping pull up! you rock girl!


Hillary | Nutrition Nut on the Run January 10, 2013 at 4:49 PM

I am such a morning gal, too :)


Mary @ Lost After Losing January 10, 2013 at 6:29 PM

Ahhh dumb bells are crazy hard! It’s amazing how much heavier two 20-pound dumbells feel vs. a 40-pound barbell. Nice job with the kipping pull-ups! I can’t wait til I can bust out more than one at a time.


Katelyn Block January 10, 2013 at 7:54 PM

Right?! The dumbbells feel SO much heavier than a barbell! Must be the balance/stability aspect.


Karla @ myhighonlife January 15, 2013 at 11:12 AM

I miss my relaxing mornings. Because I have to be to work by 7:30 {with a 25min commute} I am rather rushed in the morning. But I make up for it by doing some blog reading at work on breaks :)

I really want to do CrossFit but can’t afford the boxes around here. Luckily my body is responding very well to lifting heavier weights more frequently in exchange.


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