Day 5: After The Rest and Coconut Curry

Days to Colorado CrossFit Open: 15

rowing_machineYou’d think a day off would make me full of energy for the workout today. It was more like working out after a long nap. I felt sluggish mentally. Somehow I managed to fight through feelings of wanting to take a break in the middle of the workout. Still need to straighten out these arms a little better. Also I failed the last push jerk attempt and had to drop the bar and repeat it. So tired.

Squat small sets as heavy as possible
Reps: 3 3 2 2 1 1 1
My weights: 185  185  195  205  210
Failed attempts at 215

Reps: 21  15  9
Row (calories)
Push jerks @ 85
My time: 6:22

A friend from CrossFit sent me a recipe that I was dying to try. You can get it here: Recipe for Coconut Curry Mahi Mahi


I made a few additions to the original recipe just to experiment.

1. I could’t find mahi mahi and ended up using halibut. Tip from Amy: Frozen is good enough for this recipe and a lot cheaper than fresh.

2. I added a little broccoli. The ends soak up the juices really well. Cut the florets small and steam them a few minutes first. They take longer to cook than the peppers.

3. I added a little ginger and a little cinnamon to the curry. Specifically I used Vietnamese Saigon Cinnamon from Savory Spice in Boulder. It is outrageously expensive but there is no substitute.

4. I served it with grilled pineapple chunks. Pineapple is so good with coconut curry. If you decide to toss it right in the sauce like I did definitely grill it first or you will get too much pineapple juice in there.

5. Tip 2 from Amy: I used part chicken broth. Coconut milk is fairly high in fat.

Amy, thanks for the great recipe! And thanks to my volleyball-playing friend Ashley for turning me on to the pineapple coconut curry at Spring Thai. Yum!


  1. rosanne Said,

    August 13, 2010 @ 4:00 pm

    you snatched 210#?!! I am so behind.

  2. Karen Ramirez Said,

    August 13, 2010 @ 6:18 pm

    Yeah, last week I couldn’t get 95 and suddenly this week I did 210. Paleo is amazing. Hahaha!

    Um, no. That should have said squat. Fixed.

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