Update on FVTD

The only image I remembered to take when I was at the gym!

Hi lovelies! How are you? Hope your week is going well. I’m excited to have Jamie back tonight. He’s been down in London since Monday for a cocktail competition and I can’t wait to see him. I was a bit envious he got to go down to London again so soon, I absolutely love that city but I’ve been quite happy here in the sun and warmth (apparently London is freezing and very grey at the moment), silver linings 😉 I would love to go down soon to see some friends and go to all the healthy eating places.

I haven’t really updated you on how it’s going with the Forth Valley Throwdown qualifiers! So the leaderboard is now live after the first WOD being submitted (you can view it here, we’re Aurora Burpeealis, we had a mix up and ended up signing up with that name instead haha) and we’re 26th out of 53! I’m genuinely so happy about this. Some of the scores people got was just insane and I have no idea how they managed to get them but I’m impressed. They are some awesomely strong women. Who knows?Maybe one day I could maybe be up there haha.

We knew when we entered we probably wouldn’t be in the top but I’m so happy we’re giving it a try and we have given this our all so far. It’s cool to see how you’re doing in comparison to everyone else and it’s definitely taught me loads. There’s not only strength and endurance required but also strategic thinking and how to best utilise my partner Lindsey’s and my strengths to get the best possible score. We learn new things to think about all the time from trial and error but also from everyone else doing the WODs and speaking to them.

Yesterday we gave WOD 2 our first proper go! It went well. Lots of burpees and cleans tht gradually increase in weight each round (have a look at the WOD here). We weren’t sure we would be able to complete this WOD because the heaviest weight is five 50kg cleans and we had 24 minutes to complete all of the rounds. Neither of us had ever cleaned 50kg before until Sunday when I managed smash out a couple during our practice. So luckily we managed to get through the entire workout.

Lindsey was amazing doing the majority of the burpees so I could save energy for the final heavier cleans. Together we made it!! We’ve decided to give it another go on Thursday morning to see whether we could potentially get a better time but otherwise we’re really happy with submitting our current time as our final score. Stella thought we definitely should give it another go because every second counts on the leaderboard. I feel like we’ve got more to give but like we’ve learnt from the previous WOD, you never know what can happen. We’re happy either way and we can always submit the score we already have so we have nothing to loose.

Today we have a joiner in the flat to FINALLY fix our shelf in the kitchen, which fell down and crashed in front of me when I was washing the dishes. There was glass everywhere and it was absolutely terrifying. I don’t even want to think about what could’ve happened if I’d gotten some of it in my eyes. Luckily I jumped to the side really quickly. It’s taken our letting agency almost a year to come in and fix it. Oh the wonderful life of renting flats. I can’t wait for Jamie and I to get our own place one day.

Once this guy has left I’m going out to run some errands and tonight it’s time for another class at Gym G5. Hope you’re having a beautiful Wednesday my dears xxx

Published by madeleineskristensen

Madeleine Moves is a blog celebrating a love of exercise, food, travelling and life. I love being active, exercising and being out and about. With my blog I hope to spread this joy and inspire you to be your best. Who am I? I’m Madeleine (surprise). I’m a Swede who lives in the vibrant city of Glasgow in Scotland. I moved here for my university studies and in summer 2016 I graduated with a degree in Business and Management at University of Glasgow. My keyword has always been balance. I love eating healthy food but I also love to indulge once in a while. You need to enjoy life at the end of the day and limiting yourself is not the way to go. With this I would like to say welcome to Madeleine Moves. Love, Madeleine

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