Since these catch-up posts have become more the norm than the exception, I figured it was time to give them their own header. 🙂
Anyway, this was a hell of a week. We had things happening damn near every night and I have to say I may have lost my mind (briefly) at one point. Who needs their mind, anyway?
Tuesday was the last workout I made it to early in the week. Then I missed Wednesday and didn’t get much sleep that night. Thursday I decided to skip the workout due to the fact that I was so out of it, plus it was my youngest’s birthday. And that leaves the weekend — Friday, Saturday, and Sunday! Yes, even Sunday got involved. 🙂
I don’t often make Friday morning classes, usually choosing to take those days as a rest day before catching Saturday’s team WOD. But missing the middle of the week, I felt I needed to get my arse back in the box.
Coach Drea had an entertaining group, though there’s been enough madness since then I only remember Melissa and Dave. Apparently getting older means needing to write EVERYTHING down. 🙂
It was another workout involving strict pull-ups, which was a challenge. And I was a little sore from earlier in the week, so I went lighter than I originally wanted to. It was dumbbell clean & jerks, strict pull-ups, and GHD sit-ups.
- dumbbell clean & jerks (a pair), 35/25#
- strict pull-ups
- GHD sit-ups
As you might imagine, I scaled a little:
- 20# dumbbells for the DB clean & jerks
- a mix of strict pull-ups, banded pull-ups, and ring rows
- and GHD sit-ups to parallel
Strict pull-ups were the worst. The band, even a black band, didn’t work with me the way I wanted, so I ended up dropping to ring rows when the strict pull-ups gave up. But I think I managed 15 in the first round, 10 in the second, and 5 in the last round before dropping to ring rows.
I think the time domain was 10-15 minutes, but I finished in 17:18. That said, I was happy to finish at all. My grip was gone on the left side by mid-way through the round of 15. And I was doing shorter and shorter sets of everything as I chugged through.
Saturday – Team WOD
The Team WOD on Saturday was designed by Larry. And it was a doozy. AJ and I went in as a team together but we were far from alone. I think there were 10 or 11 of us. He had a pair of AMRAPs in store for us…
- 2 Person Teams (Each person completes all movements)
- AMRAP 1 – 15 Min (3 Burpees on the minute)
- 12 Push Press (135/95)
- 12 Box Jumps
- 12 HSPU
- 12 Wall Balls
- 5 Minute Break
- AMRAP 2 – 15 Min (200M Run at 5 and 10 minutes)
- 12 Hang Power Clean (135/95)
- 12 Goblet Squats (53/35)
- 12 KBS (53/35)
- 12 Knees to Elbows
AJ and I scaled a little:
- 95# bar for me and 35# for her
- 20″ box jumps or step-ups
- Pike push-ups for HSPUs
It was the burpees in the first AMRAP that really killed us I think. My arms were sore by the middle of the second full round of the first AMRAP and we were breaking up barbell movements into sets of 3 instead of sets of 6.
But we finished about 2 and a half rounds of the first one and nearly 3 rounds of the second when all was said and done. AJ did awesome and I think we wiped her out – she took a long nap that afternoon. 🙂
Sunday – Yoga with V
And today Ev and I headed in for the afternoon yoga class with our Yogi, Vanessa. We always have a fun time in her class and today was no exception. We laughed A LOT as we stumbled through (in my case literally) some of the movements!
Definitely an “active recovery” kind of day, but it was good to keep moving. We’ll see if I feel that way tomorrow. 🙂
We focused on a ton of balance moves, which was interesting. My chair pose felt pretty good, and I was able to balance for a while in warrior 3, but other than that it was a fun mix. I fell trying to do a handstand on my forearms while at the wall and nearly clobbered KB (SORRY KB!) but otherwise I think we were all unscathed. 🙂