Getting After It!

Matt and I made it back to Crossfit Dupont this week! We’d been on a good routine of going about twice per week but then I was at the beach for a couple days and last week we had stuff come up on Monday and Wednesday nights when we usually go so I worked out on my own in the morning instead. It was fun to get back after it on Monday night this week!


(Just a disclaimer reminder — Matt and I are receiving free membership in exchange for sharing our experiences with Crossfit Dupont.)

I busted out my favorite new Reebok outfit for the occasion — they sent me a fun package earlier this month with some new gear from their Crossfit line to try out. I love it!


I’ve already been wearing the tank top around a lot and it’s a new favorite — very comfortable and really lightweight/quick drying — perfect for running outside in the heat, too. And the color of the shorts makes me happy. :)

The workout on Monday night was a fun one! We did a partner workout that consisted of 1 minute of tire flips — basically one partner did as many as they could, and then the other took over, etc. until a minute was up. I like tire flips — you feel so hardcore, even though I don’t look it in this photo. ;)


The tire flips were followed by 2 minutes of partner dumbbell thrusters — basically squat down and then thrust a dumbbell into the air above your head. This also followed the approach that one person would go for as long as they could, then the other would take over — repeat, repeat. My partner and I used 15 lb. dumbells.


And last but not least — 3 minutes of resisted running, switching back and forth between partners after each length of the court! I love these — so fun. One partner holds a band around the other partner and the one with the band around them runs as hard as they can, essentially pulling the other person behind them. Great running training!


We did two rounds total of the workout I just described.

The class finished with some weighted back squats — I’m still having shoulder mobility issues so they set me up with a 30 lb. dumbbell doing squats instead. I need to get better about doing the shoulder mobility stretches the coaches showed me — I’ve been bad and haven’t done them much lately because I’ve been so busy.

The other workout of note so far this week was my Lululemon run club last night! It was pretty warm out but the sun was setting over the water near the end of our run and the views were stunning. I’m getting so excited for fall running!


We did a big loop around that ended up coming in just under 6 miles. Unfortunately I forgot to bring my watch or I’d share time/splits! I lost the group I was with in the last mile which I was kind of bummed about — my legs were sore from Crossfit and the front group of runners were pretty speedy last night! I think about 8 mins/mile flat by the end, at least? They were fast!

Off to work. I’m having one of those weeks where I’m feeling like I need at least 5 more hours in each day to get everything done…


  1. 1

    I don’t think any of us had watches last night – ha, probably not a bad thing ;) Sometimes it’s good not to let the numbers mess with you.

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    I can tell you from experience, grad school / clinical doesn’t last forever! ;)

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    Tire flips make me go bananas. I am always afraid I am going to go head over heels with the tire.

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    Your Crossfit experience looks so cool! I would love to try a tire flip sometime. Just doing one would make me feel like a rockstar. I love the Reebok Crossfit gear too! I agree, the shorts are a happy color :)

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    Hey Anne,

    I’ve been following your blog for a little while now. It’s great! Hope you’re well, btw – seems so. :)

    On the shoulder issue, I would get it checked out by a Physical Therapist before you try any of the stretches or exercises. They’ll give you the most accurate picture of what’s going on, and help you with stretches, manual therapy and exercises. I have the opposite problem (hypermobility) which has caused multiple subluxations (like a partial dislocation)in my right arm… fun.

    Good luck and look forward to continued reading!

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    The photo of you tire-flipping looks pretty hardcore to me!

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    Happy to see you’re back at CrossFit! I love those shorts! The Reebok CrossFit line is the best! I love all the new colors!

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    Love the Crossfit outfit! Flipping those giant tires looks nuts!

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    Love the idea of resisted running – I imagine that would do wonders for running capabilities!

    The super-bright shorts are adorable. :-)

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    Just hang in there, Anne! I totally know what you mean by needing extra hours to each day! I’m glad you’re getting some great workouts in though! One of my class got cancelled as the professor is ill today so I’m going to go for a nice little jog. Yes! I mean, “professor, I hope you feel better soon!.” ;). Wish I had that view though! And the color of your shorts make me happy too! I love yellow!

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    Adventurer says

    Looks like a super workout — and you’re looking super fit! Well done on the crossfit and run, too!

    On the shoulder: take a light dumbbell or water bottle or some such and gently swing your arm 360-degrees backward, then same to the front, then the other arm, then across your body. Do that to warm up before working out. Guaranteed to help limber up and improve mobility. (Best is light “duck pins.”) Give it a shot.

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    You make crossfit sound so fun! I don’t think it’s my thing but I enjoy reading about the different workouts you’re doing.

    Quick question, what style is your Reebok top? It’s really cute — I’d like to check it out on the website. Thanks!

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    That Reebok outfit especially the tank top is so freaking cute. I’m really loving these crossfit style workouts as well. They are short, and you feel smoked afterwards.

    I know how your feel about being so busy!

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    Cute outfit! I’m so jealous of the tire flipping. When I was in crossfit, that’s one activity I never had a chance to try.

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    I do not know what you are talking about dear, you look like your flipping that tire like a boss!! Way to go, plus that outfit is super cute!

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