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500m Row
50 Burpees
50 Wallballs
50 Sit-ups
50 Pushups
50 Pull-ups
500m Row

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Pau-Kune showed me an article from the current issue of Trail Runner magazine titled, “Caveman Approved: Is the Paleo Diet right for runners?”. It’s an inside look to the development of the book “Paleo Diet for Athletes” by Dr. Cordain and Joe Friel. Below is a brief excerpt from the article:

It all began with a friendly argument. Joe Friel, a long time runner and Olympic coach, insisted that his high-carb diet was superior when it came to endurance performance. His colleague, Dr. Loren Cordain, challenged him, suggesting that a a diet akin to our Paleolithic ancestors’ was better.
Friel set out to make a case for carbs by committing the the Paleo diet, assuming he would return to his old ways. Two weeks passed and he felt miserable. Then, Friel’s legs started recovering more quickly. The 50-year-old bumped up his training volume and stuck to the diet for an additional week, discovering he was able to sustain mileage he had not hit for 10 years. That was nearly two decades ago. Friel and Cordain then co-authored the book, The Paleo Diet for Athletes.

I tried to find a copy of the article online but had no luck! I will leave a copy of it at the gym! Thank you Pau-Kune for the tip!

This time of year is BUSY, BUSY, BUSY. School is wrapping up, summer plans are being made, and the weather is nice….which all mean very few of us want to spend great amount of time in the kitchen!

I know I personally had gotten lazy with my diet. I was still eating Paleo (for the most part), but everything I made tasted the same. I was completely uninspired to cook and honestly have very little time or energy to cook. I was in a rut!!

My saving grace came in the form of a new website from my friend Paul! Paul sent me this recipe for Taco Chicken Wings, tipping me off to a great new Paleo site, Health-Bent. I LOVE this site because not only has it helped me get back on track, it also has saved me great amounts of time in the kitchen. Every recipe is super easy to make, has few ingredients, and are all delicious!

I found three great recipes from this site to make for this week:

Fajita Frittata (for breakfast)

Coconut Chicken Nuggets

Mini Meatloaf Pizza

The best part of this week’s recipes is that most of the ingredients I already had on hand. All of the groceries I bought for the week are in the picture above. My total grocery bill was a whopping $28.59!!!

I know what some of you are thinking, “$28 for a week of groceries is crazy talk.” I agree. I was shocked too. The point is, you don’t have to spend an arm and a leg to eat well. But, you do have to plan well. My challenge to you is to plan a week of Paleo meals and share with us what you ate. Get creative! Post recipes and food tips to comments!

Tuesday WOD, May 17, 2011

5 thoughts on “Tuesday WOD, May 17, 2011

  • May 16, 2011 at 8:10 pm

    Joe Friel was my coach back in the day when I was doing tri’s and he managed my transition to pure cycling (2001). As an endurance athlete I was sure I was eating properly (high carbs, but hey, it was all “clean”). Joe used to tell me about the paleo diet and I thought he was smoking crack. Its funny how all these years later, I am doing nothing but CrossFit and eating Paleo.

  • May 17, 2011 at 7:00 am

    18:00rx good work out this morning.

  • May 17, 2011 at 5:16 pm

    22:14 Rx

    Pull-ups were a struggle

  • May 17, 2011 at 6:15 pm

    25:44 (release push ups) @ Firebase Apache
    The last 100 m of the row I thought I was going to puke

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