The Connie Project – Day 49

Still plugging along with the Connie Project!  Today is a rest day after running the Paavo Nurmi Marathon Relay yesterday.  We had a blast!  I finished my 5 miles in 1:03:41 – not my best 5 mile time, but I’m happy with it. It was hot and humid! 
Tomorrow, back on track with the CrossFit Endurance training. I’ve got to get prepared for the Tunnel 10K and Whistlestop Half Marathon!
Let’s do this!!


The Connie Project – Day 24

Today was a combination of poor planning and unplanned fun (or maybe it came down to choices)!  Today’s workout was to consist of strict presses for my strength and a 10 – 15 minute WOD.  I didn’t get that specific workout in.  After teaching my classes, we had a meeting and I went to have a bite to eat with my friend Panda.

Even though I didn’t get that in, I did teach a 45 minute pilates class and an hour of Zumba® Fitness today, so I’m going to take that as my WOD for the day.  I’ll move my strength to tomorrow’s workout.


The Connie Project – Day 22

Today I subbed a Zumba® Fitness class for my friend, so I got 45 minutes of cardio in and then came home and did a scaled version of “Murph” which consisted of:

For Time:
1/2 mile run
35 seated resistance band rows [no pull up bar (I really just need a home gym)]
70 push ups
120 squats
1/2 mile run
Time: 22:34


In memory of Navy Lieutenant Michael Murphy, 29, of Patchogue, N.Y., who was killed in Afghanistan June 28th, 2005. 

This workout was one of Mike’s favorites and he’d named it ‘Body Armor.’ From here on it will be referred to as ‘Murph’ in honor of the focused warrior and great American who wanted nothing more in life than to serve this great country and the beautiful people who make it what it is.
Source: CrossFit Brand X

The Connie Project – Day 21

The Connie Project started three weeks ago today after a disappointing attempt at my third Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon. I’ve had some good days and bad days in those three weeks and I’m trying very hard to not create a mental shit-storm out of my valleys and keep pressing on.
I ran the Glow Run 5K last night with my friend EStrap and after it was all said and done and I was driving home, I realized that I create my discomfort during my races by dwelling on things that feel uncomfortable. I was a bit of a whiner last night and to EStrap, I apologize for that! It is apparent that in addition to physical training, I need to work on my mental fitness too!
More on The Connie Project in days to come, it’s late and I need to get to sleep.
Today’s workout
Procrastinated until almost 9:00 tonight to get my workout in…but, it is done!

  • 6 x 200m intervals at 6 mph (10:00 min mile) at 1% incline on the dreadmill
  • 5 x 45 lb. box squats
  • 4 x 95 lb. box squats
  • 7:00 AMRAP of:
    • 10 Air squats
    • 15 Sit ups
    • 40 Jump ropes
    • Completed 4 rounds plus 10 air squats and 10 sit ups

TIME FOR BED!  Good night all!