Archive for August 9, 2010

Day 2: Nancy

Days to Colorado CrossFit Open: 18

overhead-squat A long list of benchmark workouts in CrossFit have been given short female names for ease of identification in much the same way the National Weather Service used to always name hurricanes after women. [Insert joke here].

Today’s workout was “Nancy”. It is kind of silly but I felt obligated to do well in this workout. My mom’s name was Nancy. Can’t really hear the name without thinking of her, obviously.

Ironically, the workout contained the exercise which has been my biggest weakness. The overhead squat. My former nemesis. At the beginning of this year I could back squat over 200 pounds but could barely overhead squat a 35 pound girl’s bar without falling over forward. Hope I made you proud today, Mom.

5 rounds for time:
400m run
15 overhead squats @ 65#
My time: 13:12

THE DIET: Day 2 on the Paleo/Zone Diet went well. This was my breakfast today:

Beef cube steak (kosher salt, pepper, a little garlic salt)
1 hard boiled egg (Eggland’s Best)
1/4 small avocado
Cherub tomatoes
Baby spinach
1 cutie (clementine)

* The National Weather Service now alternates between female and male names for hurricanes.

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20 Days of Paleo-Zone

For the next 20 days counting down to the Colorado Open I have decided to follow the Paleo-Zone diet sworn by elite CrossFitters to be critical for peak athletic performance. To way over-simplified it, ‘Paleo’ has you eating mostly meat and vegetables with some fruit and nuts while ‘The Zone’ takes care of portion control. Yesterday was a success. 19 days to go.

For dinner last night I made pecan crusted pork and roasted butternut squash.

So good. Great recipes, Steve!

For more information on the diets:
The Zone
The Paleo Diet

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