Playing Catch-up

Sometimes time just gets away from me like the last few days… Geez. The last throes of my holiday break before heading back to work to face reality again. Funny how the real world smacks you in the face from time to time. 🙂

But I managed to get through a few workouts in the last handful of days…

  • Saturday Team WOD (5-JAN-2019)
  • Monday 9:30 WOD (7-JAN-2019)
  • Tuesday 8:30 WOD (8-JAN-2019)

Saturday Team WOD

Saturday we had a good crew for Coach Jimmy — Caleb & Megan, Jordan & Lara, Lisa & her sister, and Drew.

We did:

  • Teams of 2 –
  • 5 rounds for time
    • 50 calorie row or bike
    • 40 toes to bar
    • 20 Double DB Burpee box step ups

I worked with Caleb and we scaled it slightly. Toes to bar became knees to elbows (or at least knee raises – I won’t say my knees actually touched my elbows) and I think we had 20# or 25# dumbbells and a 20″ box for the double dumbbell burpee box step-ups. We split the row 25/25 and did everything else in sets of 5. And I definitely felt pushed. 🙂

We finished first in 37:11, but everybody else was right behind us. And I won’t lie – I was pretty wiped out after this one. Very hip intensive as I found out today. 🙂

This was one of those subtle workouts that I knew was going to kick our butts. Jimmy put together a doozy.

Monday WOD

Sunday I felt pretty good until Saturday’s workout caught up with me. Of course, that might also have had something to do with the fact that I really only had one meal that day, but hey.

Made it in for a 9:30 workout with Coach Drea. Lara, Alicia, Deana, and a few other folks joined us. And though it was more of a skill day, I won’t deny that it also kicked my butt.

I ended up doing the Fitness level:

  • 15 minute AMRAP
    • 5 strict ring pull-ups, false grip to collarbone
    • 5 strict ring dips
    • 4 squat snatches, 75#

I tried warming up to 95# or higher, but I couldn’t drop under the snatch with the heavier weight. My hips were tight enough I kept leaning forward under the weight. 75# felt ok and even that got a little hairy in spots.

Strict ring dips went really well, though my ring pull-ups were slow as snot.

I finished 4 full rounds plus 11 reps (one squat snatch in round 5) and called it good. 🙂

Today’s WOD

Today AJ and I headed back in for the 8:30 class with Coach Lara. We were joined by Maria, Chris, and Deana.

This one, though I knew it was going to be a bit rough, went better than I expected. I really expected push-ups to fall apart more quickly than they did. 🙂

  • 15 minute AMRAP
    • 20 push-ups
    • 50 squats

I started out by doing 10 push-ups in a row, which was silly in hindsight. Should have broken them into sets of 5 from the start, instead of doing that after the first set of 10. 🙂

But I think it was the squats that really got to me — I managed to get through 4 rounds plus 20 push-ups and got through 4 air squats. (4+24)

Now that I’ve seen that tomorrow’s workout is running. Lots and lots of it. I will be dreading that for a while. 🙂

Good work everybody!

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