Today was my first day back at Crossfit in two weeks. First getting slammed with sickness, and then Tough Mudder this past weekend; I’ve been having a tough time getting in there this month. Today was good though. I took it as easy as I could make myself (which wasn’t very easy at all, actually) and am glad I decided to go, in spite of all the homework I have to finish up tonight.
- Jerk 1-1-1-1-1: 85-85-85-85-85. This is the part where I kind of took it easy. I can clean&jerk more than that, but it’s been a while since I jerked (and since I worked out last) so I kept it pretty light and focused on form. I felt pretty solid up until the last one, where I really pushed my chest out and got all wobbly in my back. Recovered and completed the lift, but it was anything but pretty.
WOD for Time: 7:50
5 Rounds of:
- 4 Thrusters: 55lbs. Level I weight, Rx reps. Kept it lightish so I wouldn’t over-do it on my first day back.
- 6 Pull-ups: unassisted. Level II.
- 10 Games’ Standard Box Jumps: 20″ Level II. (Great video with Matt Chan)
This was a great one to get back in the box with. Max effort across the board, short amount of rest, really ass-kicking. The thrusters weren’t as awful as they’ve been in the past, probably due to light weight and low reps. The pull-ups felt awesome, and I’m still beyond thrilled that I can do pretty much every WOD with them unassisted now. I was limited by my grip pretty heavily though, since I haven’t been doing any heavy lifting for the past two weeks. And the box jumps were box jumps, with the mindset of “just get through them so you can be done.” On the third to last rep of the last round I totally missed the box and came down weird on my left leg. It feels like I over-stretched a muscle on the outer edge of my shin/calf? It just feels kind of weak now, but not painful. I was able to catch myself before completely falling, so that’s always a plus. I’d really like to start working on cycling box jumps at this height. It’s hard to remember to rest at the top!
It felt so good to get back in there. Sometimes when you miss a few classes, the thought of going again can cause a little anxiety. I was definitely feeling this today, and almost skipped out. Glad I didn’t. I feel great. I just had a lovely bath to rest my sore muscles. Lush and lavender epsom salts for the absolute win.