Ugh. This whole day was a giant big set-up for Katie-failure. It took a lot of mental strength to get in there today, and I’m glad I did, but ugh. Today sucked. But I did go to hot yoga yesterday, and had an amazing practice and came out feeling thoroughly rung-out and flexible and wonderful and am going to try to go once a week again. But my quads and butt were completely toasted from it! They are very sore today, which is great because it takes a lot to make them sore, but not so great for the strength portion of the workout today!
Every 2 Minutes on the 2 Minutes of:
- 2 Back Squats: 95lbs. Like I said, very sore quads and butt. I wanted to do 105, but…that just wouldn’t have worked today.
- 12 Toes-to-Bar. I think 2/5 rounds I only did 10. I was trying so hard to focus on the movement that counting just wasn’t working too well. First time doing these since the injury, and I’m getting better at cycling them. Need to be more confident with a big swing through at the bottom, and stop looking at the bar!
WOD for Time: 6:47
- Pull-ups: unassisted, Level I. (Rx/LII were muscle ups. Ha!) My hand tore in the first round. Then tore again on the round of 9. Big ones. Ow. I forgot how much that sucked. But today was my first time stringing pull-ups together again, and although they were only sets of 3 and 2, it still felt good…minus the tears, which felt freaking awful.
- Clean and Jerk: 55lbs. Ugh. Level I was 65, but I just can’t do that kind of volume at any substantial weight for jerks with my stupid elbow yet. Ugh ugh ugh. I wanted to do 65 so badly, but it just didn’t feel right.
Sooo today was crappy. I am glad I went, being fully aware of how not-great it was going to be, because that was a big step instead of just cherry-picking the WOD and deciding to go on Sunday instead (which I wouldn’t have done). I am remembering back to what Erika told me once, when I had a really off-day, physically and mentally: “1 out of 3 workouts is going to suck.” I dug back in my archives and found that post, and this was something that resonated with me tonight: “Life happens, and sometimes you just can’t get out of your head enough, and you’re going to fail at things that you know with all of your heart that you can do. And you know what? That’s okay, and better than that, it’s normal.” Well, life happened to me in the form of my injury, and I’m still dealing with it. So maybe 1 out of every 2 workouts is going to suck for a little while, but hey, it’s going to get better. I’m going to get back to my normal capabilities, and this will have been just a small speed bump in my road. Hm. I feel better about today after writing this. That’s really nice.