A message from Anonymous
your body is amazing. I want to date the fuck out of you.

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A message from Anonymous
I weigh about 200lbs. Are you strong enough to pick me up or even squat me?

Deadlift fo-sho. Piggy back/ buddy carry yes. Back squat maybe. Nothing else…. yet. 

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Neat/interesting things:
This week at work I’ve been manning the front desk for phone duty (which I love!), and there have been some male attorneys who have taken to commenting on my arms- challenging me to dip contests, asking what my routine is, professing mad jealousy, etc. Flattered? Yes. 
There was a festival going on downtown today, which was fun to walk by. Unfortunately all the food was gluten/dairy-filled, or questionably so, but I got to pass by the live music, watch a gaggle of leashless dogs obediently follow their ring leader in the park, and see other crafty things.
I had some seemingly life-changing events happen technique-wise today. The class was small, and all advanced guys, so we didn’t have to deal with introductions to movements, and focused on what we needed to improve them instead. For double unders, I found I’d been using the wrong sized rope for a year- shortened it up a bit, and I flew through 50 unbroken with straight arms at my hips. My speed was crazy. Yay! Also learned how to do a modified ring dip with a kip that doesn’t bungee me up as much. Need to work on scooping with my feet, touching the floor behind me with them before I come up, because right now my instinct is to do a handstand push-up kip, which is pretty useless. It felt like the first workout in awhile where I was learning loads!
My hair tie fell out on the fortieth double under. It was in a side braid, so I had this wavy, sticky mess with bobby pins flying everywhere that I had to try to re-tame while taking a break on the wall balls (first 20 linked, boo-ya). Coach S found my hair tie, and the coaches who were warming up got a kick out of the entire situation. 
I focused on pushing myself today for the clean weight. The ten reps took me awhile, but I only failed one, and was happy I rXed it in the end, despite my lead on everyone completely falling away. Also I was able to link sets of 6 toes to bar with kipping form, which is awesome considering I normally resort to the double swing when cardiovascularly taxed. 
Not neat thing: my left hip hurts at the joint and I haven’t been able to target it with a foam roller yet. Will have to use a lacrosse ball tomorrow…
Warm-Up
2 rounds: 5 Wall Ball Cleans (14 lb), 5 Dead-Hang to Press Outs, 5 Wall Balls, 5 Push-Upsl, 5 Toes to Bar, 200 m Run
Chipper (14:51) 
50 Double Unders
40 Wall-Balls (14 lb, 10’ Target)
30 Toes to Bar
20 Ring Dips (1/2 in band around armpits)
10 Squat Cleans (125 lb rX)
Altogether a good workout. I have off tomorrow, so I’ll be trying to secure an ESL tutoring job on campus, printing and reviewing my L1 manual, and attending the olympic lifting class plus whatever metcon is thrown at us, too. Night, everyone!
Neat/interesting things:
This week at work I’ve been manning the front desk for phone duty (which I love!), and there have been some male attorneys who have taken to commenting on my arms- challenging me to dip contests, asking what my routine is, professing mad jealousy, etc. Flattered? Yes. 
There was a festival going on downtown today, which was fun to walk by. Unfortunately all the food was gluten/dairy-filled, or questionably so, but I got to pass by the live music, watch a gaggle of leashless dogs obediently follow their ring leader in the park, and see other crafty things.
I had some seemingly life-changing events happen technique-wise today. The class was small, and all advanced guys, so we didn’t have to deal with introductions to movements, and focused on what we needed to improve them instead. For double unders, I found I’d been using the wrong sized rope for a year- shortened it up a bit, and I flew through 50 unbroken with straight arms at my hips. My speed was crazy. Yay! Also learned how to do a modified ring dip with a kip that doesn’t bungee me up as much. Need to work on scooping with my feet, touching the floor behind me with them before I come up, because right now my instinct is to do a handstand push-up kip, which is pretty useless. It felt like the first workout in awhile where I was learning loads!
My hair tie fell out on the fortieth double under. It was in a side braid, so I had this wavy, sticky mess with bobby pins flying everywhere that I had to try to re-tame while taking a break on the wall balls (first 20 linked, boo-ya). Coach S found my hair tie, and the coaches who were warming up got a kick out of the entire situation. 
I focused on pushing myself today for the clean weight. The ten reps took me awhile, but I only failed one, and was happy I rXed it in the end, despite my lead on everyone completely falling away. Also I was able to link sets of 6 toes to bar with kipping form, which is awesome considering I normally resort to the double swing when cardiovascularly taxed. 
Not neat thing: my left hip hurts at the joint and I haven’t been able to target it with a foam roller yet. Will have to use a lacrosse ball tomorrow…
Warm-Up
2 rounds: 5 Wall Ball Cleans (14 lb), 5 Dead-Hang to Press Outs, 5 Wall Balls, 5 Push-Upsl, 5 Toes to Bar, 200 m Run
Chipper (14:51) 
50 Double Unders
40 Wall-Balls (14 lb, 10’ Target)
30 Toes to Bar
20 Ring Dips (1/2 in band around armpits)
10 Squat Cleans (125 lb rX)
Altogether a good workout. I have off tomorrow, so I’ll be trying to secure an ESL tutoring job on campus, printing and reviewing my L1 manual, and attending the olympic lifting class plus whatever metcon is thrown at us, too. Night, everyone!
Neat/interesting things:
This week at work I’ve been manning the front desk for phone duty (which I love!), and there have been some male attorneys who have taken to commenting on my arms- challenging me to dip contests, asking what my routine is, professing mad jealousy, etc. Flattered? Yes. 
There was a festival going on downtown today, which was fun to walk by. Unfortunately all the food was gluten/dairy-filled, or questionably so, but I got to pass by the live music, watch a gaggle of leashless dogs obediently follow their ring leader in the park, and see other crafty things.
I had some seemingly life-changing events happen technique-wise today. The class was small, and all advanced guys, so we didn’t have to deal with introductions to movements, and focused on what we needed to improve them instead. For double unders, I found I’d been using the wrong sized rope for a year- shortened it up a bit, and I flew through 50 unbroken with straight arms at my hips. My speed was crazy. Yay! Also learned how to do a modified ring dip with a kip that doesn’t bungee me up as much. Need to work on scooping with my feet, touching the floor behind me with them before I come up, because right now my instinct is to do a handstand push-up kip, which is pretty useless. It felt like the first workout in awhile where I was learning loads!
My hair tie fell out on the fortieth double under. It was in a side braid, so I had this wavy, sticky mess with bobby pins flying everywhere that I had to try to re-tame while taking a break on the wall balls (first 20 linked, boo-ya). Coach S found my hair tie, and the coaches who were warming up got a kick out of the entire situation. 
I focused on pushing myself today for the clean weight. The ten reps took me awhile, but I only failed one, and was happy I rXed it in the end, despite my lead on everyone completely falling away. Also I was able to link sets of 6 toes to bar with kipping form, which is awesome considering I normally resort to the double swing when cardiovascularly taxed. 
Not neat thing: my left hip hurts at the joint and I haven’t been able to target it with a foam roller yet. Will have to use a lacrosse ball tomorrow…
Warm-Up
2 rounds: 5 Wall Ball Cleans (14 lb), 5 Dead-Hang to Press Outs, 5 Wall Balls, 5 Push-Upsl, 5 Toes to Bar, 200 m Run
Chipper (14:51) 
50 Double Unders
40 Wall-Balls (14 lb, 10’ Target)
30 Toes to Bar
20 Ring Dips (1/2 in band around armpits)
10 Squat Cleans (125 lb rX)
Altogether a good workout. I have off tomorrow, so I’ll be trying to secure an ESL tutoring job on campus, printing and reviewing my L1 manual, and attending the olympic lifting class plus whatever metcon is thrown at us, too. Night, everyone!

Neat/interesting things:

  1. This week at work I’ve been manning the front desk for phone duty (which I love!), and there have been some male attorneys who have taken to commenting on my arms- challenging me to dip contests, asking what my routine is, professing mad jealousy, etc. Flattered? Yes. 
  2. There was a festival going on downtown today, which was fun to walk by. Unfortunately all the food was gluten/dairy-filled, or questionably so, but I got to pass by the live music, watch a gaggle of leashless dogs obediently follow their ring leader in the park, and see other crafty things.
  3. I had some seemingly life-changing events happen technique-wise today. The class was small, and all advanced guys, so we didn’t have to deal with introductions to movements, and focused on what we needed to improve them instead. For double unders, I found I’d been using the wrong sized rope for a year- shortened it up a bit, and I flew through 50 unbroken with straight arms at my hips. My speed was crazy. Yay! Also learned how to do a modified ring dip with a kip that doesn’t bungee me up as much. Need to work on scooping with my feet, touching the floor behind me with them before I come up, because right now my instinct is to do a handstand push-up kip, which is pretty useless. It felt like the first workout in awhile where I was learning loads!
  4. My hair tie fell out on the fortieth double under. It was in a side braid, so I had this wavy, sticky mess with bobby pins flying everywhere that I had to try to re-tame while taking a break on the wall balls (first 20 linked, boo-ya). Coach S found my hair tie, and the coaches who were warming up got a kick out of the entire situation. 
  5. I focused on pushing myself today for the clean weight. The ten reps took me awhile, but I only failed one, and was happy I rXed it in the end, despite my lead on everyone completely falling away. Also I was able to link sets of 6 toes to bar with kipping form, which is awesome considering I normally resort to the double swing when cardiovascularly taxed. 
  6. Not neat thing: my left hip hurts at the joint and I haven’t been able to target it with a foam roller yet. Will have to use a lacrosse ball tomorrow…

Warm-Up

  • 2 rounds: 5 Wall Ball Cleans (14 lb), 5 Dead-Hang to Press Outs, 5 Wall Balls, 5 Push-Upsl, 5 Toes to Bar, 200 m Run

Chipper (14:51) 

  • 50 Double Unders
  • 40 Wall-Balls (14 lb, 10’ Target)
  • 30 Toes to Bar
  • 20 Ring Dips (1/2 in band around armpits)
  • 10 Squat Cleans (125 lb rX)

Altogether a good workout. I have off tomorrow, so I’ll be trying to secure an ESL tutoring job on campus, printing and reviewing my L1 manual, and attending the olympic lifting class plus whatever metcon is thrown at us, too. Night, everyone!

unofficiallycrossfitbanks:

OHS 3-3-3-3-3
65-75-95-105-115 fail-115# success

You look awesome, your form is stellar. Keep crushing it!! 

Pssst. Julie Foucher got engaged.

  1. It’s a rest day.
  2. I am happily sporting the new J Crew bathing suit I nabbed for under $20 while trying to be a yogi, drink tea and relax
  3. My dog is getting in the way of the latter very well. 
  4. I have been getting progressively sorer and sorer as the day has gone on. Hammies, lower back, shoulders, neck- all falling like dominoes. And my traps are positively popping.
  5. After an hour of power yoga and mobilization, I believe it is time for an ice bath.
  6. I’m also looking to volunteer at a Menage-a-WOD event nearby that my dad’s old Krav Maga studio hosts annually. They seem to have their system down to an art, but I think it would be cool to go in, cheer for people, watch really amazing competitors from all over the tristate area (maybe?). 
  7. My L1 is this week and I need to find a printer that can handle all 120 pages of the handbook. Not that I didn’t nerdily outline it and take notes already, but… you know. Excitement.
a-yogi-who-wods:

I had a fabulous time at The Games this past weekend.  I got the chance to meet someone I’ve admired for years, Christmas Abbott, and I even got her to chuckle (swoon).  I also spotted Lindsey Valenzuela,  Miranda Oldroyd, and Garrett Fisher sitting in my section but decided not to bug them for a photo.  They were hanging out with their families and I didn’t want to be that guy.  I left The Games inspired to work harder.  Both at the gym  and in life.  I’ve been in a rut.  I’ve been disappointed in myself with my running, yoga, work, faith, and so forth.  The status quo hasn’t worked for a while.  I know what I have to do to change my narrative.  It’s time I trust the process.

(I would have totally been that guy.) But that’s awesome, I’m so glad you had a great time!
a-yogi-who-wods:

I had a fabulous time at The Games this past weekend.  I got the chance to meet someone I’ve admired for years, Christmas Abbott, and I even got her to chuckle (swoon).  I also spotted Lindsey Valenzuela,  Miranda Oldroyd, and Garrett Fisher sitting in my section but decided not to bug them for a photo.  They were hanging out with their families and I didn’t want to be that guy.  I left The Games inspired to work harder.  Both at the gym  and in life.  I’ve been in a rut.  I’ve been disappointed in myself with my running, yoga, work, faith, and so forth.  The status quo hasn’t worked for a while.  I know what I have to do to change my narrative.  It’s time I trust the process.

(I would have totally been that guy.) But that’s awesome, I’m so glad you had a great time!
a-yogi-who-wods:

I had a fabulous time at The Games this past weekend.  I got the chance to meet someone I’ve admired for years, Christmas Abbott, and I even got her to chuckle (swoon).  I also spotted Lindsey Valenzuela,  Miranda Oldroyd, and Garrett Fisher sitting in my section but decided not to bug them for a photo.  They were hanging out with their families and I didn’t want to be that guy.  I left The Games inspired to work harder.  Both at the gym  and in life.  I’ve been in a rut.  I’ve been disappointed in myself with my running, yoga, work, faith, and so forth.  The status quo hasn’t worked for a while.  I know what I have to do to change my narrative.  It’s time I trust the process.

(I would have totally been that guy.) But that’s awesome, I’m so glad you had a great time!
a-yogi-who-wods:

I had a fabulous time at The Games this past weekend.  I got the chance to meet someone I’ve admired for years, Christmas Abbott, and I even got her to chuckle (swoon).  I also spotted Lindsey Valenzuela,  Miranda Oldroyd, and Garrett Fisher sitting in my section but decided not to bug them for a photo.  They were hanging out with their families and I didn’t want to be that guy.  I left The Games inspired to work harder.  Both at the gym  and in life.  I’ve been in a rut.  I’ve been disappointed in myself with my running, yoga, work, faith, and so forth.  The status quo hasn’t worked for a while.  I know what I have to do to change my narrative.  It’s time I trust the process.

(I would have totally been that guy.) But that’s awesome, I’m so glad you had a great time!
a-yogi-who-wods:

I had a fabulous time at The Games this past weekend.  I got the chance to meet someone I’ve admired for years, Christmas Abbott, and I even got her to chuckle (swoon).  I also spotted Lindsey Valenzuela,  Miranda Oldroyd, and Garrett Fisher sitting in my section but decided not to bug them for a photo.  They were hanging out with their families and I didn’t want to be that guy.  I left The Games inspired to work harder.  Both at the gym  and in life.  I’ve been in a rut.  I’ve been disappointed in myself with my running, yoga, work, faith, and so forth.  The status quo hasn’t worked for a while.  I know what I have to do to change my narrative.  It’s time I trust the process.

(I would have totally been that guy.) But that’s awesome, I’m so glad you had a great time!
a-yogi-who-wods:

I had a fabulous time at The Games this past weekend.  I got the chance to meet someone I’ve admired for years, Christmas Abbott, and I even got her to chuckle (swoon).  I also spotted Lindsey Valenzuela,  Miranda Oldroyd, and Garrett Fisher sitting in my section but decided not to bug them for a photo.  They were hanging out with their families and I didn’t want to be that guy.  I left The Games inspired to work harder.  Both at the gym  and in life.  I’ve been in a rut.  I’ve been disappointed in myself with my running, yoga, work, faith, and so forth.  The status quo hasn’t worked for a while.  I know what I have to do to change my narrative.  It’s time I trust the process.

(I would have totally been that guy.) But that’s awesome, I’m so glad you had a great time!
a-yogi-who-wods:

I had a fabulous time at The Games this past weekend.  I got the chance to meet someone I’ve admired for years, Christmas Abbott, and I even got her to chuckle (swoon).  I also spotted Lindsey Valenzuela,  Miranda Oldroyd, and Garrett Fisher sitting in my section but decided not to bug them for a photo.  They were hanging out with their families and I didn’t want to be that guy.  I left The Games inspired to work harder.  Both at the gym  and in life.  I’ve been in a rut.  I’ve been disappointed in myself with my running, yoga, work, faith, and so forth.  The status quo hasn’t worked for a while.  I know what I have to do to change my narrative.  It’s time I trust the process.

(I would have totally been that guy.) But that’s awesome, I’m so glad you had a great time!
a-yogi-who-wods:

I had a fabulous time at The Games this past weekend.  I got the chance to meet someone I’ve admired for years, Christmas Abbott, and I even got her to chuckle (swoon).  I also spotted Lindsey Valenzuela,  Miranda Oldroyd, and Garrett Fisher sitting in my section but decided not to bug them for a photo.  They were hanging out with their families and I didn’t want to be that guy.  I left The Games inspired to work harder.  Both at the gym  and in life.  I’ve been in a rut.  I’ve been disappointed in myself with my running, yoga, work, faith, and so forth.  The status quo hasn’t worked for a while.  I know what I have to do to change my narrative.  It’s time I trust the process.

(I would have totally been that guy.) But that’s awesome, I’m so glad you had a great time!
a-yogi-who-wods:

I had a fabulous time at The Games this past weekend.  I got the chance to meet someone I’ve admired for years, Christmas Abbott, and I even got her to chuckle (swoon).  I also spotted Lindsey Valenzuela,  Miranda Oldroyd, and Garrett Fisher sitting in my section but decided not to bug them for a photo.  They were hanging out with their families and I didn’t want to be that guy.  I left The Games inspired to work harder.  Both at the gym  and in life.  I’ve been in a rut.  I’ve been disappointed in myself with my running, yoga, work, faith, and so forth.  The status quo hasn’t worked for a while.  I know what I have to do to change my narrative.  It’s time I trust the process.

(I would have totally been that guy.) But that’s awesome, I’m so glad you had a great time!

a-yogi-who-wods:

I had a fabulous time at The Games this past weekend.  I got the chance to meet someone I’ve admired for years, Christmas Abbott, and I even got her to chuckle (swoon).  I also spotted Lindsey Valenzuela,  Miranda Oldroyd, and Garrett Fisher sitting in my section but decided not to bug them for a photo.  They were hanging out with their families and I didn’t want to be that guy.  I left The Games inspired to work harder.  Both at the gym  and in life.  I’ve been in a rut.  I’ve been disappointed in myself with my running, yoga, work, faith, and so forth.  The status quo hasn’t worked for a while.  I know what I have to do to change my narrative.  It’s time I trust the process.

(I would have totally been that guy.) But that’s awesome, I’m so glad you had a great time!

CrossFit is so fascinating to me- particularly seeing what the community posts, including PRs, happy WODs where everything went right, sad WODs where everything went wrong, etc. It gives me an insight into how different we all are. One person’s strength is another’s weakness. You could be able to naturally squat 220 lb with perfect form, yet can’t run for shit. Or wall-balls might be your cross to bear, but you hit those butterfly pull-ups like it’s nobody’s business. Or hill sprints are your downfall, but handstand push-ups bring you to life. I don’t know!

The best part is you get better at everything, no matter what you struggle with, which is awesome. 

I took these sometime on vacation. Sunrise= best part of the entire week.
I took these sometime on vacation. Sunrise= best part of the entire week.

I took these sometime on vacation. Sunrise= best part of the entire week.

silvercaz:

#crossfit Always….Annie

Things about me: 1) It is a genuine rarity for me to have a pair of matching socks, let alone be wearing them. Here is no exception. 2) I still look like a goofball taking swolfies. Have to get the brother to teach me a lesson. 3) Someone pointed out my crazy ponytail made me look like Lauren Fisher today and I have never been more proud of my mane. 4) Today. Was. Fun. I inspired my partner on the deadlifts to go for a heavier weight than she thought she could do (she rocked it!), held pace with the guys for the workout which had rowing in it (I was in disbelief, considering I usually s-u-c-k at erg work), I did all the step-ups unbroken, every single time. And one of the newly appointed coaches said I shouldn’t be sad about having 3 weeks left at the box because I apparently made a ginormous amount of progress at school, and he has no doubt I’ll stick a muscle up within 3 weeks. Works for me.
Strength
5RM Deadlift: 195 lb
comments: not enough time to properly warm-up, however I did get a technique cue that made the lift feel stronger. At the top, do a belly breath, frankenstein with the arms to engage the core, and then address the bar. Also need to work on a neutral head. That does not come naturally.
4 rounds: (10:11)
250 m Row
10 Step-Ups (20” box, 1 pood kettlebells)
Rest 1:00
3 rounds: (10:15) 
10 Muscle-Up Transitions on low rings
5 Snatches (65 lb)
Accessory Work
3x 1:00 Handstand Holds with 0:30 rest in-between
Things about me: 1) It is a genuine rarity for me to have a pair of matching socks, let alone be wearing them. Here is no exception. 2) I still look like a goofball taking swolfies. Have to get the brother to teach me a lesson. 3) Someone pointed out my crazy ponytail made me look like Lauren Fisher today and I have never been more proud of my mane. 4) Today. Was. Fun. I inspired my partner on the deadlifts to go for a heavier weight than she thought she could do (she rocked it!), held pace with the guys for the workout which had rowing in it (I was in disbelief, considering I usually s-u-c-k at erg work), I did all the step-ups unbroken, every single time. And one of the newly appointed coaches said I shouldn’t be sad about having 3 weeks left at the box because I apparently made a ginormous amount of progress at school, and he has no doubt I’ll stick a muscle up within 3 weeks. Works for me.
Strength
5RM Deadlift: 195 lb
comments: not enough time to properly warm-up, however I did get a technique cue that made the lift feel stronger. At the top, do a belly breath, frankenstein with the arms to engage the core, and then address the bar. Also need to work on a neutral head. That does not come naturally.
4 rounds: (10:11)
250 m Row
10 Step-Ups (20” box, 1 pood kettlebells)
Rest 1:00
3 rounds: (10:15) 
10 Muscle-Up Transitions on low rings
5 Snatches (65 lb)
Accessory Work
3x 1:00 Handstand Holds with 0:30 rest in-between

Things about me: 1) It is a genuine rarity for me to have a pair of matching socks, let alone be wearing them. Here is no exception. 2) I still look like a goofball taking swolfies. Have to get the brother to teach me a lesson. 3) Someone pointed out my crazy ponytail made me look like Lauren Fisher today and I have never been more proud of my mane. 4) Today. Was. Fun. I inspired my partner on the deadlifts to go for a heavier weight than she thought she could do (she rocked it!), held pace with the guys for the workout which had rowing in it (I was in disbelief, considering I usually s-u-c-k at erg work), I did all the step-ups unbroken, every single time. And one of the newly appointed coaches said I shouldn’t be sad about having 3 weeks left at the box because I apparently made a ginormous amount of progress at school, and he has no doubt I’ll stick a muscle up within 3 weeks. Works for me.

Strength

  • 5RM Deadlift: 195 lb
  • comments: not enough time to properly warm-up, however I did get a technique cue that made the lift feel stronger. At the top, do a belly breath, frankenstein with the arms to engage the core, and then address the bar. Also need to work on a neutral head. That does not come naturally.

4 rounds: (10:11)

  • 250 m Row
  • 10 Step-Ups (20” box, 1 pood kettlebells)
  • Rest 1:00

3 rounds: (10:15) 

  • 10 Muscle-Up Transitions on low rings
  • 5 Snatches (65 lb)

Accessory Work

  • 3x 1:00 Handstand Holds with 0:30 rest in-between
"A good goal should scare you a little and excite you a lot."
Chris Soriano (via w-ildfires)
"I began to realize how important it was to be an enthusiast in life. He taught me that if you are interested in something, no matter what it is, go at it at full speed ahead. Embrace it with both arms, hug it, love it and above all become passionate about it. Lukewarm is no good. Hot is no good either. White hot and passionate is the only thing to be."
Roald Dahl (via kushandwizdom)
"Develop a backbone, not a wishbone."
Phillip B. Gilliam (via unnaturallystrong)
Nikon COOLPIX S8200

Why hello there super-flattering eBay dress I managed not to wear until today. So Monday’s workout was basically made for me. I wish I hadn’t done a ton of shoulder-taxing handstand walks yesterday, but what can you do. Someone might have mentioned my soreness and lack of time to mobilize (so much traffic!) evened the playing field a bit. 

Warm-Up

  • pigeon stretch (I was so tight!)
  • 2 rounds: 30 straight-armed jumping jacks (better for mobilizing shoulders), 20 jumping lunges, 8 ring-ups, 5 wall-walk outs
  • HSPU workshop with step-by-step corrections, focusing first on head placement, then elbow direction, then tight core

GF Version of Midline March- 2 rounds: (10:30)

  • 60 AbMat Sit-Ups
  • 30 Handstand Push-Ups
  • 60’ Overhead Walking Lunge (25 lb plate)

Accessory Work

  • 800 m cool-down run with crampy calves
  • Muscle Up Drills with lower rings, Coach J trying to get me to visualize and do. One good technique tip was to jump up to the rings and use that momentum to start the swing back. I was just too beat up and tired to hold on for long, as evidenced by my beautiful almost-there first kip, and a downhill slide after that. Coach E and other ladies said in a few days they’ll take me through it because boys just don’t get how to teach MU to women.

For the sit-ups, I only started to feel them around the 50th rep, and on the second set, the 30th. Regarding HSPU, I came off the wall at 15/23/28/30, and the last round did in sets of 3-8. This was obviously the bottleneck, help-I’ve-fallen-and-I-can’t-get-up part of the WOD. The OHWL were a thing of beauty if I could have just straightened my elbows all the way. I think the narrow grip was too taxing, and I preferred to have the plate be a little less stable in return for happy elbows.

I also like the fact that I’m easing back into the box WODs after a vacation week. I was 15 seconds off from getting the winning rX time today, but I gave it all I had, visualized the workout this morning, and attacked it accordingly. Kind of needed a winning WOD today, so I’m very happy, and now just waiting on what tomorrow will bring.