Archive for August 10, 2010

Day 3: No Repeats

Days to Colorado CrossFit Open: 17

cleannjerkTHE WORKOUT: Day 3
Clean and Jerk to find a 1 rep max
My lifts:  120  125  130  135  140   (failed at 145)

Workout of the Day (WOD)
5 rounds for time:
15 overhead plate lunges @ 25#
15 burpees
My time: 8:20

For the lift, 140 was a personal record! For the workout, my burpees are relatively slow so I really tried to book it on the lunges which worked well. The less time I spend with weight over my head the better off I am. I did not rest so I was happy with my time. But I let Rosanne know that I fully expected her go faster. Not only did she accept the challenge but she did it in under 7 minutes! What a stud!


I have set a new goal for my 20 days of Paleo/Zone. No two dinners will be alike. This will force me to use a variety of healthy recipes to make sure I don’t get stuck in a rut of eating the same thing every night.

Tonight I made a bison burger and used portabella mushrooms as a bun. Mmmm.

1 lb grass=fed ground bison meat makes 2 or 3 large burgers

To that I added:
A large egg
Almond meal
Diced green chilies
McCormick’s Montreal Steak Seasoning
Kosher salt
Chili powder
Cayenne pepper (very tiny amount)
(Sorry, I didn’t measure anything. I just guessed).

I skimped on the toppings to better enjoy the flavor of the burger itself:
1/4 of a small avocado
Tomato slices
Slices of a Claussen dill pickle

You can warm up the mushroom “buns” on the grill, the stove, but they seem to come out best when you toast them in the convection oven. They get warm all the way through without getting soggy. The tops dry out so they are not too slippery to pick it up like a burger.

The salad:
Mixed greens
Granny smith apple
Dried cranberries
(Avocado tastes good with this I put some on my burger so I left it out).

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