Spending Time Together: Filthy 50

Being a coach’s wife is difficult at times. Irregular hours. Lots of lonely days and nights. The grind of the season.

Yet, I am so very thankful. My husband has a job. A job he is passionate about. One that I am passionate about too.

A coach’s wife does not have to deal with a stress level even remotely close to that of a military wife, so I feel guilty even complaining. I have overwhelming admiration for military families.

But, it’s still hard, so the time Coach and I do get to spend together (especially this time of year) is precious. 

We make the most out of it by combining things we love: working out and spending time together!

Filthy 50 courtesy of CrossFit

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We survived in around 40 minutes. Before you congratulate me, let me identify the modifications I had to make (Coach was on point).

#PROOF I know. I look like a tool!

I did assisted, machine pull-ups instead of jumping ones, used straps to support my arms for knees to elbows, and could not get the double unders down for the life of me! So, I did 200 regular jumps & more tabata jumps post-WOD.

This is a longer WOD [workout of the day] than most others. And tough.

Then, it was game time.

WSU vs. ASU

The team is very talented, but needs to get hot…NOW, in order to even think about post-season.

During the busy season, I’m not the only one that misses Coach either. He’ll probably be pissed for posting this one. Muahahaha!

Dad, will you tell me a bedtime story?

Also, I updated my Feisty 50 workout with the demos of the in/out crunches and hand release push-ups below.

How do you maximize time with loved ones?

What are you reading now?
-I’m on book 2 of Fifty Shades of Grey. It’s spicy, very spicy. ;)

Comments

  1. Just finished the last book…yes, spicy. very spicy! ;)

  2. ahhh…the fifty shades trilogy. I am over halfway into my second and going to a book party for it Thursday night. so, I am a coaches wife as well, and former collegiate athlete…my husband as well. Men, coaching, books…we have lots in common ;)

  3. I just started the second book, I feel like I need to keep it under cover when I’m out in public ;)

  4. I KEEP HEARING ABOUT THOSE BOOKS! (and yes, necessary to shout here!) Are they worth reading? I’m currently on book 2 of the Game of Thrones series but I keep hearing all the talk about the Shades books that I think I’ll give it a try when I’m done :)

    And girl, a double under?! My shins would be all sorts of whiplashed if I tried to do 50 of those :)

  5. Nice job on the workout…I like all the change in moves! Just finished the “Fifty Shades” trilogy, I was almost embarrassed to read it in public!

  6. I’m about to get the e-book for this fifty shades I keep hearing about… I saw the audiobook for it on itunes, but I’m thinking, based on what I’ve heard, it might not be the best thing to listen to while running.. lol

  7. I get a lot of time with some loved ones, but not so much with others. Really, I need to set up some date nights I think!
    Wish I could have seen you when you were down. Any chance you’ll be back in Eugene again this spring/summer?

  8. I am on book #1 and wowza. Good read, almost makes me feel a little bit dirty, lol. :-)

  9. This book is getting around. I must read it!
    Girl, you are going to put me under with that workout! LOL. But I am proud that I did do some box jumps, lateral jumps and mountain climbers in the rest of my workout today. And I feel great!

  10. it has taken me YEARS to learn this one.
    I think it took 30?
    and it’s so obvious now, but wasnt to me before.
    IM PRESENT WHEN IM WITH MY HUSBAND.
    we used to have LOTS of time together—none of it quality.

  11. I just started reading 50 Shades of Grey last night wowza!

  12. Awesome workout! I just did ZWOD #15 and holy guacamole! I am worthless today. Seriously. I will be trying this workout when I recover my jelly legs. DH and I love to workout, but don’t get to because we take turns with early workout with the kids.

  13. I am reading 50 shades of grey too! Spicy is a nice term for it….it is craziness!

  14. Damn girl! When I got to 50 burpees, I was tired from reading it all! You guys rock.

    I keep hearing about that book–gonna have to take the plunge and try it!

  15. I’ve heard 50Shades is spicy…but terribly written.thoughts?

    also,I <3 you

  16. what’s the point of hand-release pushups? isn’t that rest built in? and the in-out crunches should be straight arms/legs (v-sits) for more of a challenge? right? just wondering.

    • The hand release push-ups make you do the entire range-of-motion for a push-up (many people do not have their chest touch the ground). Try them, you won’t feel like their is any rest built-in after several rounds.

  17. The husband travels a lot, and we’re usually super busy with kids activities, so we have at least one date night/month, and we also try to do one lunch date a month. It’s not great, but it’s something. I wish we had more time together – I can definitely tell when we haven’t, because we tend to bicker more. ;-)

  18. I can only imagine how tough it is to have a traveling husband. I love the fact you workout together. That is great!!

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