Today’s WOD was made of awesome!

  Woohooo – first Rx’d WOD ever! [Insert here a happy dance]   I am beyond stoked! Never before have I been able to pull of an Rx’d workout – and I’m not expecting to do so again in the near future either – but for a brief moment, I feel fabulous! The wall ball and kettle bell felt pretty darn heavy and the box was ridiculously high, but I wanted to try to push myself to completing the WOD with Rx values for once. I know I sacrificed a lot of potential reps in the process, but scoring higher couldn’t have made me feel better than the pretty yellow Rx’d icon next to my logged workout. Today I feel fabulous – also, high as a kite on post-WOD endorphins!   WOD [Rx’d] 5 rounds, for a running score of: 1 min wall balls (14lb), max reps 1 min box jumps (50cm), max reps 1 min sumo deadlift high pulls (20kg), max reps 1 min rest Score:...

Burpee hell!

  And I thought Fight Gone Bad was hard…   I think it’s safe to say that this one was the hardest WOD I’ve done so far. I thought my knees to elbows were going to be closer to ‘lift your toes slightly while hanging off the bar’ but I was able to lift my knees surprisingly high. The first few reps were armpit height and after that I got my legs over hips on all reps without problems. I don’t think it’ll take too much work to do my first proper knees to elbow. I made the mistake of taking a too heavy wall ball and it really lost me some time in the first two rounds. I picked 12 pound ball, but really, I should have been using 10. I had no proper control of the returning ball and the reps got messy towards the end of the second round. I switched to 10 pound ball for the last round to keep the reps clean. Burpees. Holy ****! I have managed to live my life this far without ever doing one and had no idea what I was up for. Obviously I didn’t do the pushup part. But I did jump my feet back and forth every time and I kept the jump at the end of the burpee. But these were the single hardest exercise I’ve done so far. I think it’ll take some time for us to be friends…. The best part about today’s workout was that the man was on the floor with me! This was the first time he joined a normal WOD and...

Another WOD survived

  The man finally joined my CrossFit gym and began his induction sessions this morning!   Today’s WOD was a killer, but so much fun at the same time! The man began his induction sessions today, which seemed to go really well. He appeared very excited about continuing, which is fantastic! Also, I can’t wait for Wednesday morning when he’ll be too sore to get out of bed… and I can tease out girly squeals by poking certain strategic muscles. Minutes and minutes of entertainment, I tell you! Note to self: rope climbing is more likely to result in uncontrollable bursts of embarrassment and giggles. Also rope burns on shins. Which somehow seem to conjure up mental images far more exciting than the truth behind them… WOD 40-30-20-10 reps, for time of Wall balls (4kg) Kettle bell swings (10kg) Sit ups Time:...