Category: Fitness

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I signed up for the Jerusalem 10k!

I signed up for the Jerusalem 10k this morning before heading out on my c25k jog.  I thought about signing up for the half marathon, but realistically, I am never going to make the time it would take to train for a half. I’m blogging about it because: 1) I want to hold myself accountable for my training.  2)  I really wish more fat women wrote about fitness-ing.  No, this...

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Diary of a Fat CrossFitter – How to become a runner

How to become a runner: put on your shoes, go outside, and start running. How to become a CrossFitter: put on your shoes, go to a box, and start CrossFitting. How to become a lifter: put on your shoes, to to the gym, and start lifting. Yes yes yes yes yes, research boxes and find one you like. Yes yes yes, look at form videos on YouTube and learn how...

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Diary of a Fat CrossFitter – Starting Starting Strength

I can’t believe I got up early on a Saturday to go lift. Fucking crazy. Does anyone remember when I was astounded that I had become the type of person to get up early and run outside?  Well, until my “winter” running gear (warm pants and a rain jacket because I actually only own a trench coat, which is useless for running) arrive next week, I am not that type of...

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Diary of a Fat CrossFitter – CrossFitting in Jerusalem

I went to CrossFit Jerusalem for the first time earlier this week. After a month off, I’d forgot how wonderfully exhausting lifting + a WOD can be. Folks were very welcoming, although the athletes and coaches totally made fun of me for being so American about introducing myself to everyone. Habits die hard. It was a relatively deceptively simple workout. Warm up. Back squats 5×5. Then a metcon that focused on the core:...

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Diary of a Fat CrossFitter – CrossFit didn’t suck yesterday AND THAT WAS WEIRD

CrossFit didn’t suck yesterday. That was weird, and I’m not sure how I feel about it.  I’ve gotten into this mental thing where if I don’t leave thinking that OMG I AM SO TIRED AND THE WORST EVER AT CROSSFIT, then I feel like I should be working harder. In retrospect, that’s pretty silly.  I should be working smarter, not harder. Burpees are still my kryptonite.  I did pretty well on the strength...

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Sunset run around the National Mall and saying good-bye

My running buddy took off for even cooler climes at her new post this weekend, so it looks like I’ll be on my own in knocking off a few spots off my DC running bucket list before I take off for Maryland, then Jerusalem, in a few weeks.*  We’ve been in DC since February, and it’s only now that the rapid departure of our friends is really starting to sting. A few friends here,...

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Diary of a Fat CrossFitter – Somewhat less crabby today

Yesterday, Jasmine threw a temper tantrum in the parking lot, and I picked her up and carried her all the way to the car, along with the groceries, and I wasn’t even winded. Today, Jasmine and I did yoga together when I got home from CrossFit. And then I stopped and just took pictures because ADORABLE. A couple of weekends ago, I had the first workout at my CrossFit gym...

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Diary of a Fat CrossFitter – Crabby McCrabbyPants

If you’re hollering out encouragement to EVERY runner who passes you during the workout, that’s awesome. If you’re only hollering encouragement to the fat chick who’s struggling, well, fuck you, buddy. Here’s the thing that I think a lot of people forget about fat people in the gym, ANY GYM, not just Crossfit: Fat is not and should not be a moral judgement (so don’t fucking lie to me and...

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Diary of a Fat CrossFitter – ACHIEVEMENT UNLOCKED (1st 5k!)

I raced my first 5k over the weekend. Camille, my awesome amazing and to be much thanked running buddy, and I have been training both separately and apart. She, to get back to running after a few kids, and me, to get to a point where I wouldn’t embarrass myself by collapsing on the course after the first mile. We both succeeded, and I made it through the entire 5k while...