James mentioned the other morning that 4:30 seems to come earlier and earlier. I think he was being funny, but then I realized I had actually been forwarding the clock 2-3 minutes anytime I reset the alarm clock to a different time (weekends, rest days, etc). So, when the clock said 4:30 - it was actually 4:18. Whoops!
Honestly, I'm totally digging this getting up and working out and being done. I've even mentioned to the gym owner that a 5AM class EVERY morning of the week would be - well, awesome! He said that meant he had to get up at 3:30, which was really hard to do 5 days a week. Psssft!
Today's workout, in three words: Kicked My Arse. It was tough. We did warmups 2-3 x (10 pushups; 10 pullups; 10 overhead squats; 10 GH Situps; 10 Back Extensions; 1000 meter row). I managed 1 set (I needed instruction on the WOD.
The WOD was: 3,4, or 5 rounds of 18 reps of full dumbbell squat cleans @ 15 (each dumbbell); 15 Knees to Elbows (you hang from pull up bar and pull your knees up to touch your elbows); 15 Back extensions. Once you were finished with all your rounds, you had to do another 500m Row.
I managed 3 rounds + the row in 18:08. It was tough. I sometimes forget that if I workout on my own (especially with weights,) I tend not to push myself as hard as I should. I don't really get that option in Crossfit. I remembered today what muscle failure feels like. And, it felt gooooooooood!
A little off the diet last night. We had a small get together after work yesterday at a upscale Mexican restaurant near work. Had we ordered dinner, I think I'd been okay. But, the bosses ordered appetizers to share. So, what they ordered was what there was. I did manage to talk them into Ceviche de Atún y Camarones, which was chilled citrus-marinated tuna and shrimp with chipotle chili and onions. I did end up with a few corn chips & guac and two small pieces of a spinach/sausage quesadillas. I had a very small pomegranate margarita (and only drank about 1/2, but sssssh!)