I PROMISE I will write about Hope for Kenya tomorrow. There was some pretty bad stuff that happened this weekend, and I just haven’t had time. Also, none of ya jerks contributed, so no video for you! But oh well. I did this for me, and to prove that I could stick to something, and because of this I’ve signed up for the 2013 CrossFit Open as well. I know I won’t be able to Rx hardly any of the WODs in full, but I guess it’s a big step for me, mentally. I AM making progress, I AM getting better, I AM pushing myself, and I WILL NOT STOP.
- Squat 1-1-1-1-1: 125-135-135-135(f)-125-125. My legs are still completely smoked from Friday and Saturday’s WODs. At least I got two completed reps in this week. I rushed into the third and my breath wasn’t set, and it was a mess. But I’m still very happy I’m doing multiple sets at 125, whereas back in October I could barely do a single one, which probably wasn’t even to full depth.
WOD for Time: 11:03
- Overhead Squat: 55lbs, Level II.
- Pull-up: 15-12-9 reps, Level II.
- KB Swing: 35lbs American, Level II.
I am pretty stoked. I’ve made huge strength gains in the past couple months. Two weeks ago I was doing sets of 5 overhead squats at 55lbs at my university’s gym, so I knew that I was capable of doing them at that weight. In the beginning of the WOD, Erika said something to the effect of “if you’re going to be doing sets of 5, go lighter. You don’t want to be doing more breaks than 7-7-7 in the first round.” So right there I decided I was bound and determined to KILL these OHSs. I ended up breaking them up as 11+10 the first round, 10+5 the second round, and 7+2 in the final. I hang power snatched the weight overhead each time I started, and I swear, by the last round my grip was so completely gone that I didn’t think I was going to be able to get it overhead. But I did. And shit yes. I am so proud of myself for sticking through this WOD at that weight. My legs were killing me, so were my wrists and lats and hands, but I fought for every rep and I deserved my finish today. The pullups were great too. The first round I did 5-5-5, second I did 4-3-2-1-1-1 because I felt like I was dying, and the last round I knocked out 4-3-2. I’m very proud of my pullups. What gets me is when I don’t swing through enough at the bottom, and then I get a weird swing and my momentum is off and I can’t readjust my grips midswing. But I can’t believe I did three sets of 5 in the beginning!! And the KB swings were all unbroken, because I love them and I’m awesome at them. I’m just very excited that I did this all at Level II, and pushed myself to go heavy on the OHSs, probably my least-confident lift of all. But holy crap, am I going to be sore tomorrow. I’m going to take tomorrow as a pure rest day, and it’s going to be amazing.