The CrossFit Games & My Summer Bucket List

Hey guys! Happy Monday! Did you have a nice weekend? Mine was wonderful! It was very low-key, which I love! We spent a lot of time in front of our TV, actually, watching the CrossFit Games. I was super excited to see Camille Leblanc-Bazinet (pictured below) win it for the women.  She was the first CrossFitter to ever grace the cover of Oxygen Magazine, one of my favorites for fitness reads!

CamilleIt's actually kind of ironic because the article about her was in the July 2013 issue of Oxygen, which was right around the time Aaron and I started CrossFit! I remember soaking in every word, and thinking it was the coolest coincidence ever!

Oh and I would be remissed not to mention Rich Froning! I was shocked to see him win for the FOURTH year in a row. How incredible is he? If you want a glimpse, I suggest you watch the event "Quick & Dirty" where he does four 20-foot rope climbs and three 250 lb overhead squats in less than a minute in a half! Incredible!

So, obviously, all this CrossFit made me want to do more CrossFit! Lol. Luckily, I did get in some good workouts this weekend! Saturday was a partner WOD:

In Teams of Two*: Complete 400 m Runs simultaneously with: AMRAP in 20 minutes of: 5 Pullups 10 Hand-Release Pushups 15 Air Squats

*Partner 1 runs 400 m while Partner 2 completes AMRAP. When Partner 1 returns from run, they pick up where Partner 2 left off while Partner 1 completes AMRAP.

I absolutely loved teaming up with Aaron! We got 15 rounds and 27 reps; we wanted to get 20 rounds in but I was happy with our score, especially because we did the workout Rx, meaning, I did all kipping pull-ups! (No bands! Woo hoo!)

On Sunday I did a workout that I missed on Thursday:

3 Rounds of: 1000 m Row 20 Lateral Over-the-Bar Burpees 20 Push Press (115/75)

It. was. tough. During the last round, especially, everything felt so hard! The last few push presses were brutal! I had 10 left when the coached yelled for me to "finish in under 27!" It was 26:30 on the clock and somehow - I don't know how! - I threw up 10 consecutive presses and finished in 26:56! Then I assumed the usual post-WOD position: laid out on the floor! Haha. I was so happy I got that extra push from our coach for the last ten reps, though! Sometimes it just takes someone yelling at you to keep going to know that you can keep going!

Having such a low-key weekend reminded me how carefree summer should be. We often feel bogged down with work and weekend obligations; this summer has been especially busy for me with work. But, summer is just a few months long and we really ought to enjoy it, right?

This picture of Aaron with our gorgeous little god daughter is the perfect depiction of a perfect summer day, spent the day relaxing by the pool!

Summer Bucket List

I know I'm a little late in the year to be making a summer bucket list, but better late than never. Plus, I've already done a few things on this list!

Visit my god daughter, Eva and take lots of pictures. Done.

Go to the beach. See the sunset. Done. We went to Daytona - the sunset was beautiful!

Go on a romantic, relaxing trip with just Aaron. Planned! We're headed to Turks & Cacios next month! I can't wait!

Have a blog day; similar to a "me" day but all for blogging.

Have a fitness photoshoot. Done! Aaron got some pictures of me doing a few moves with the resistance bands - There's a workout coming your way Wednesday!

Get to the Olympic Lifting Workshop at my CrossFIt Box. Done. We've been twice and it's great!

Wear my bikini. Done. More on this coming soon!

A lunch date with my dad. Done! In fact, I'm planning to another one next week. (He's a teacher so it's the perfect time of year to catchup with him.)

Have a weekend getaway with friends somewhere nearby. Done. I had an amazing time at the National Harbor for my best friends' birthday weekend!

Read my kindle. Started! I wrote about what I've been reading in You, Inc.

Go to a cookout or plan a cookout. I keep seeing awesome cookout photos on all my favorite blogs and I'm seriously craving a burger, some grilled corn on the cob and watermelon! Will someone have a cookout and invite me over, please? Thanks.

What are some things you want to get in before the summer is over?