It’s been a while since I worked out, with the holiday travel and all, but Hillary and I got into a nearby gym this morning. The Rxed workout for today was a 5k run. Running is one of the only crossfit workouts I can do as prescribed. Yesterday’s workout was a straightforward one named Barbara – 5 * (20 pull-ups, 30 push-ups, 40 sit-ups, 50 squats). I planned to do Barbara-lite by subtracting 10 reps from every exercise. I ran the 5k in 29:30 ish, and got through one set of Barbara in 6 minutes before giving up.
Oh boy; Fran. I have heard about this workout. 21-15-9 reps of 95# thrusters and pullups. I know I can’t do this. 21 pullups will take me forever, so I modified it. The brandx scaled workout Rxed women to use 65#, so I scaled the weight and scaled the reps to 15-12-9. I had to rest a lot and finished with a time of 26:30.
Hillary and I were feeling lazy tonight so we decided to order pizza. There are a good number of pizza places in Charlottesville that we haven’t yet visited. Anna’s Pizza is located near us, but we’ve eyed-up the Brick Oven a number of times when we’ve visited Lime Leaf Thai. We settled on Brick Oven for no particular reason and ordered their veterinarian Christina’s Crusher pizza. We both loved it and would definitely order from them again.
Since I’ve missed a number of workouts, I decided to combine yesterday’s all arms workout, 7 sets 1RM weighted pullups, and todays all legs workout, 400m walking lunges. After two times through my warmup (sans pull-ups and dips) I started the pullups.
10#, 15#, 20#, 25#, 30# (fail), 25#, 27.5#
The first 25lb. pull-up felt easy, I eventually got my chin barely over the bar on the 30#er, but I’m counting it as a fail. After the next 25# rep, I found a 2.5# weight and got a new PR.
Hillary wanted to try the lunges with me, so I found her and we headed to the track. The Rxed distance was 400m which would be 2.6 times around the track. After the first quarter I was already getting tired. I only made it one time around. I need to be able to work up to the 400m eventually.
Push Jerk 3-3-3-3-3-3-3 reps
45#, 55#, 75#, 95#, 95 (failed 3rd rep), 75, 75
After I mentioned to Brian that I thought Spry’s had pretty good Q, he said that we had to go to Jinx’s for lunch. Who-hoo – BBQ two days in a row! Jinx’s has very random hours, so our backup was Belmont BBQ but we needn’t have bothered since, surprisingly, Jinx’s was open. There are just two booths and a small counter in the restaurant, so the fact that two gentlemen were eating lunch when we arrived meant that it was pretty crowded. The restaurant had an amazing hickory smell. We both ordered a BBQ samwich and fries but he only had one order of fries left and asked if we’d be okay with splitting it or have some baked beans in addition. We went with the beans. The Q is served on toasted white bread and the smallest amount of sauce. It was really good. The smoke came through and it had an amazing pork flavor. The oil that the fries are cooked in has been seasoned from all the frying so, even though they seemed to be frozen fries, they had a wonderful flavor. The beans were even great. I’m definitely going back to Jinx’s again for a sandwich, and maybe a rib.
I’ve done a few crossfit workouts, but I’ve never known how to warm-up for them. I’ve usually just done a few loops around the indoor track at the AFC, then done the workout of the day. Today I decided to try the official warmup and I realized I’m really out of shape. I think I need to go to the gym and just work on the warm-up! After the three rounds of warm-up, I was ready to go home. No squats tonight.
I haven’t been to a new restaurant in a while, so I decided to take a long lunch-hour walk over to Spry’s BBQ. Spry’s opened about two months ago on the east end of the Corner neighborhood, where Northern Exposure stood for many years. I’m not a huge fan of food that focuses on meat, so when I heard that a new BBQ joint was opening, I didn’t even consider visiting it. When I read in one of the local weeklies that this place was the real deal, I added it back to my list of restaurants to visit. I’m glad I did. At lunch, they serve a buffet that includes their Carolina BBQ. It was so much better than Big Jim’s that I can’t describe it. I won’t say that this is the greatest thing I’ve eaten, but I can say that there is good Q in Charlottesville.