Yoga was a really nice change. Im usually very intimidated by Yoga since I am awful at standing still and breathing. Kim, the instructor was very nice. I have taken yoga a lot of times from what I like to call "yoga snobs" and it was really nice to have an experience with a very laid back and forgiving teacher. I didn't get looked at funny if I couldn't figure out where to put my leg or if I swatted at a fire ant. She even brought frozen wash cloths with rosemary essential oil to put on your eyes! It's all about the details, man. The class was very beginner friendly and was outside which was really nice. She runs classes on the east side of the Granada bridge at Fortunado Park and at the Granada beach approach for $10 a class. Ill be trying to make some of these, I need the stretch! If you're interested her website is yogaormondbeach.com.
Saturday, September 25, 2010
Friday, September 24, 2010
I came home this morning to find that my L1 cert had been removed from the wall of CFD and sent to my doorstep. As many of you know I have had a really tough time in my personal life the last 6 months and I am sure I have not been easy to deal with. I'm doing my best to keep my life together, but it is proving to be really hard.
I had decided to take a little time to step back from CFD this week, not work and just train on my own here at the house. Anyone who keeps up with this blog will know how hard it can be to keep on your game with training when your personal life, work, school, kids...get in the way. I needed to get my head right. Luckily I was starting to get back in tune with myself when I found out that I am no longer needed on the CFD team.
I just want to send out a huge thank you to all of the people who helped make Crossfit Daytona the amazing place that it is. First and foremost Ricky Joe, Bob and DJ, and my mom, Kathy. You guys had some serious faith in me. Some of the most supportive people I have ever met. Building CFD with RH has been the second most rewarding thing I ever did and it could not have happened without the support of you all. (Troy being in the #1 most rewarding of course) I learned a lot about a lot. Ricky Joe is the godfather of the place, he encouraged it's exsitence since hearing about just a glimmer of an idea about it. Bob and DJ are the ones you all should thank when you see waters, TP, paper towels, a clean floor!! They have given countless hours of mindpower and elbow grease to make sure that the box is thriving. Secondly, to the Ouelette family, thank you so much. Lynn you walked out of Gold's gym with us and have been there since the start in the Trails Park. Eventually bringing in your entire family and lots of friends to help us get off the ground. Debbie Z. You too! And lastly to each and every person that I have coached or trained with in the last 2 years. You have all made a huge impact on my life. I enjoyed every minute of it and I feel blessed to have made such great friends. I'm crushed to have to bring this part of my life to an end but apparently it is what is best for CFD.
I wish the best of luck to the continued success of CFD and it's family. As for me, I am going to continue my current training here at home and (hopefully more beach WODs) while I finish massage school. Speaking of my LMT I really appreciate all of the support my massage school friends and teachers have given me since beginning in March. That school has been a saving grace in more ways than one. Everything really does happen for a reason. I am not complete if I am not coaching crossfit, this much I have learned in the past 6 months. So, I'm sure that L1 will find its way on to a wall again someday soon right next to my LMT just as was planned from jump street. Thanks all for reading.
Thursday, September 23, 2010
Beautiful stormy morning on the beach.
Run over the bridge and 2 miles.
max strict pull ups 7
max strict chin ups 10
L sit practice dip station
10 strict straight leg toes to bar
run back 2 miles, sprint bridge
cool down bridge walk
Other than accidental hyperextension, L sits and L hangs are the only two things that still really cause me pain in my low back since the injury. Researching new ways to work on the core that crossfit training is missing. I think if I can work on the lower aspect of the rectus abd. and pelvic floor muscles I could fix that pain.
3x 20m lunge to single leg deadlift
:10 handstand hold
Tuesday, September 21, 2010
For Tracey, a typical dinner. Grilled sirloin steak, broccoli, 1/2 avocado. Yes, I do eat things that are not on the encouraged food list! My favorite things to blow my training diet on are sushi and beer. I'm really good about keeping my training up and average at nutrition. Check out this blog, http://rxgirlsmiami.com/crossfit-girls-blog/ I met the author at sectionals this year, she's pretty awesome. Some good nutrition pops up on there.