Ughghghhghghghhh I’ve been the worstttttttttt. Back in mid-December I did 2 WODs that I didn’t ever get around to blogging about, and from there on it was all downhill. I went away for my birthday and Christmas, and the gym where I was was seriously lacking. I went a few times and did 100 American KB swings (35lbs), 50 Russian KB (50lbs), weighted back extensions, weighted calf extensions, leg presses (was one plate away from maxing out the machine on sets of 5, that was pretty cool), and some cable rows. I worked up a good sweat and was sore the following days, but it just wasn’t anything special. My first full day back was the 27th, and then I left to go to Philadelphia from the 31st through the 6th, and of course, I caught a cold on NYE. It’s still lingering, and today I feel worse than I have in the past few days. I definitely overdid it in my first day back at crossfit yesterday, but it felt amazing and I’m damn happy to be back in there. The only reason I’m looking forward to the new semester kicking up is so I’ll have a set routine to work out and dance and eat and get awesome. GET AWESOME 2013!
- Jerk 2-2-2-2: 75-75-75-75(-75-75 bonus sets). Kept it light, trying to work on form. Turns out my bar path is on point and goes straight up, but I’m pulling my head so far back out of the way that it’s throwing me off. I don’t get it! I’ve never had this problem before! I’ve never nailed myself in the chin or anything, so this fear is very random. Definitely something I need to work on. I did two extra sets because it just felt so light. I stuck with push jerks, and didn’t even feel the need to split.
WOD for Time: 11:16
- Power Cleans: 65lbs, Level II. Felt amazing. 21 round was 15-6, 15 round was 8-7, 9 round was 6-3. Really pushed myself to take very little rest.
- Over-the-Box Jumps: 16″, Level II. No landing on the top of the box. No rest, powered through each round without stopping.
- Pull ups: unassisted, Rx. Awful! After such a long break my kipping rhythm was all off. I did sets of 3 and 4 in the 21 round, sets of 3 and 2 for the 15 round, and one set of 2 with the rest singles for the 9 round. Awwwfuuullll. And I can definitely feel it in my back and shoulders today! BUT I am not going to complain, because I did 45 unassisted pull ups. Hell to the yes.
Overall, great WOD to get back in the box with. I’m sore as all get-out, and it brought back my cold, but oh well. I felt amazing, and still do, and I’m super excited to get my pre-holiday body back. I don’t feel like I gained any fat, which is extremely surprising considering how I drank/ate, but I definitely lost some muscle tone. And the number on the scale stayed the same, even though I don’t judge myself by that; it was just…surprising. Abs, I’m coming for you again! My shoulders are filling out so nicely, and so is my back. Happiest. I am supposed to have my new dance class at a different studio location and with a different teacher tonight, but I made dinner plans before I remembered that this was the first week of the session. Oh well. I guess I’ll just have to wait until next week to see how I like it.