Monday 1/14 WOD at PCF

Weekend Last week ended up being a bit of a bust, working out-wise. Since I’m only off from classes for the rest of the week, I’ve been trying to get a lot of things taken care of before they start up again. That, plus a close family member struggling with her health, and things just haven’t been in my favor. I’ve gotten a ton taken care of though, and was able to put in a few miles hiking over the weekend while the weather was nice. It was great to clear my head, and helped me reset and think about my priorities. I also recently discovered that I’m in love with sriracha, which is something I never thought would happen. I’ve basically put it in/on/around everything I’ve eaten since returning from Philadelphia a week ago. Sriracha deviled eggs are currently my favorite. And yes, I nibbled on a few jelly beans on the hike. I left some of the yucky ones for the bugs, and enjoyed every single one that I ate, which didn’t end up being very many.

 

Strength:

  • Squat 3-3-3-3: 105-105-105-105(-110 bonus). The sets of 105 were probably a little too easy. No, they definitely were too easy. The last time I squatted I did 3 sets of 5 at 105, and then failed on a set of 5 at 110. It’s been a few weeks since the last squat day, so wasn’t sure where I’d be. Should have gone for 110 across the board, but I’ll just push up a little heavier next week!

WOD for Reps: 101

4 Rounds of:

  • 1 Minute Power Snatch (Your hands must come off the bar and you must stand all the way up between reps): 52lbs, Level II-
  • 1 Minute Wallballs to 10′ target: 8lbs, Level II weight and height.
  • 1 Minute Rest: godamned programmed rest, I hate you so much.

I thought this was going to be easy. I thought for sure I’d be able to power snatch the Level II weight of 65lbs (I was not about to do the Level I at 42lbs, no sir no way no how, I’m stronger than that!!), but I threw up 55lbs to warm up and holy hell, I was a spastic mess. It felt awful, and I really had to use my legs to throw my hips into it, and I knew that just wasn’t going to happen after the wallballs. I swapped out my bar and plates, and even 52 felt heavy. Erika said that we should get between 5 and 10 good reps of the snatch per round, and I figured I could at least pull 5. For the snatches I went 7-6-6-7. The wallballs were more difficult than usual. I was killing them about a month ago, getting confident enough to start thinking about moving up to the 14lb ball. Nope, not after today! First round was great, second and fourth were okay, and the third was awful. They went 23-19-14-19. That brought me to a grand total of 101 reps. My goal for this was to cross over 100, so at least I did that! I definitely took a little more rest on the wallballs than I have in the past, but my legs were cooked from the squats and snatches.

Before&AfterI’m actually having a really hard time writing this, because I had my eyes dilated in an eye exam this afternoon, and they’re still not back to 100% yet. So if there were typos, sorry! I will go back and fix them later when I can see properly! Here is a shot from today, on the left is before the WOD, and the right is after. I wish you could see my legs better! They are so sore and huge right now! But my arm and shoulder looked pretty impressive, so I guess that’ll have to do for now. Oh! And new phone!! Yayay!

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