All of a sudden I have allergies this year for the first time ever, assumedly because it’s the worst allergy season since 1949 or something ridiculous. I haven’t been sleeping through the night because of this, and it sucks. I feel very sluggish and man is it hard to get out of bed. Today’s metcon felt like it lasted an hour. As I was going through the first 25 burpees I could not see an end in sight, and it felt like I was doing 5reps for every 1. But I stuck with heavier weight for my injured arm, so at least I got through the whole WOD without having to drop the weight down!
- Clean and Jerk 3-3-3-3: 65-65-65-65-70(Bonus!)-65(Bonus #2, Squat C&J). First time clean and jerking any kind of weight since the injury! It has actually forced me to get really comfortable with catching the bar across my shoulders instead of catching it low and muscling it up into the right spot. The movements just feel a lot better. I still suck at the squat cleans, but I’m getting better. Surprisingly, 70lbs felt pretty good on my arm. I figured since I can do handstands again, I can push the overhead stuff a little more now. Considering the last time I did C&Js I was hitting two reps at 85 for my max (granted, this was a while ago), I’m feeling pretty good about coming off of an injury straight into 70lbs. Baby steps!
WOD for Time: 10:47
- Burpees: Rx.
- Single Arm DB Power Clean and Jerk: 25lbs, Level II.
As I said earlier, the burpees felt like they went on forever. I hope this allergy medicine and nasal spray will allow me to get proper rest again finally. For the DB C&Js, I alternated sets of 5 per arm every round, until the last where I did 1 set of 10 on my right arm, and the last 5 on my janky arm. I was pleasantly surprised that I was able to get through this sticking at 25lbs. I had a 20lb on standby in case my elbow went to shit, but it held up and as I got more tired I would just drop a little lower under the DB on the jerk. Feels good to start having my shit back together. Once these meds kick in I’m hoping I’ll feel more improvement from the changes I’ve made in my eating habits/foods over the past couple weeks. I’ve really been putting in the effort but not feeling any results because I constantly feel like crap from not sleeping. Oh well, at least my torso and thighs have leaned out a little, so I can tell it’s doing something!!