Friday 7/19 WOD at PCF

Every single night I have dreams about doing crossfit. Two nights ago I was doing a WOD with Elisabeth Akinwale and Camille Leblanc-Bazinet, and last night I dreamed that I was doing chest to bar pull-ups on a rope in someone’s house. It’s every single night now. Pretty awesome. Oh! Tomorrow is CrossFit Total day!!! I’m so excited! And also a little nervous, since I haven’t done ANY strict pressing since my elbow incident. For that, I’m just hoping I can meet my previous best of 57.5lbs. I’m not counting on it, but it would be awesome if I could. I’m really looking forward to pushing myself on my back squat and deadlift, to get a good new baseline of where I currently stand! I’m hoping I can get myself in tomorrow, but if not they’ll run a makeup for it on Monday.


Every 2 Minutes on the 2 Minutes of:

  • AMRAP Unbroken Muscle-ups: assisted ring dips. Man, that bottom position of the dip is rough on my elbow.
  • 2 Power Cleans: 85lbs. Felt amazing. And pretty great considering two weeks ago I couldn’t get 85.

WOD for Time: 9:12

4 Rounds of:

  • 10 Pull-ups: Level II. Rx was chest-to-bar. So close to being able to do them!
  • 10 Burpees: Rx/Level II.
  • 25 Double Unders: Level II. ALL ROUNDS UNBROKEN. YES.

This was AWESOME. My pullups are coming along so well, and I’m really getting a good feel for regripping slightly mid-rep so I can get in a couple more. I did multiple sets of 5 again, a lot of 4s, and only a few singles. The burpees felt more sluggish than usual, because I was trying to pace them instead of going out way to hard in the beginning. But they felt good. And the double unders. Double unders! They are my new love! I’ve had awesome double under days recently. I meticulously picked out my rope today before the WOD, and I know I got some silly looks as I was comparing the lengths of the “standard” medium length ropes, but they DO differ, and it makes a huge difference!! In the warmup, I had one that was too long and it threw my timing off and I kept whipping my arm (still have welts), and then I switched to one that was too short and it kept catching my ponytail and then whipping my thighs (again, welts). So I’m very glad that I pulled out a different one for the actual WOD, because I ended up doing all 4 rounds unbroken! Such a great feeling. I feel like I’m finally passing my pre-injury capabilities (aside from ring dips and pushups, because of the bottom position of both) and making regular non-injury progress, and that is freaking rad. So happy. Blahblahblah so many words. I’m putting off writing a paper, can you tell?!

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