Gahhh. I am so behind on this shit. The last month of this degree has been slowly eating away at my sanity, and the little time I used to use to actually write things here is now used for mental sanity checks like walking the dogs or reblogging stupid shit on tumblr or taking a bath or writing “YOU GRADUATE SO SOON!!! KEEP IT UP!!!! FINISH STRONG!!!” a million freaking times everywhere I could possibly look throughout the day (SO CLOSE!!!! 14 more days!!!!!!!!). I hate days where I feel like I have to plan things down to the minute in order to get everything done, and it feels like that’s been more often than not recently, ugh. One day I’ll get back to posting, maybe (Late June? When new job and a regular schedule AND FREE TIME start?!). But for now I’m kind of enjoying not worrying about it, honestly. Later, y’all!
Man. After a less than desirable last week, I’m finally back on a normal schedule for now. And as a consequence, I felt weak as all hell today. But I got in there! And that’s what matters.
- Back Squat 5-5-5-5 (with 75 seconds rest between sets): 105-105-105-105(-105 bonus set). I was doing 115 easy previously, but today 105 felt nearly impossible. I blame all the crap food I ate last week, and the allergy flare-up I had this weekend from an accidental gluten-bomb ugh.
WOD for Time: 8:07
4 Rounds of:
- 6 Single-Arm Dumbbell Snatch: 35lbs, Level II.
- 12 Push Press: 55lbs, Level II-. 65lbs just wasn’t going to happen.
- 18 Box Jumps: 20″, Rx.
I neeeed to start doing more weight with the DB snatches, especially when it’s lower reps like this. 35 is cake for me now, and it shows. My left arm has finally caught up and doesn’t fatigue as much as it did when I first started back up after my elbow injury, so I think 40lbs is in my future. The push presses were heavy as all hell. even at 55. I feel like for the first time in a while I got a serious shoulder workout. And the box jumps I did step up-jump down. My legs were smoked from the squats and the push presses, so I did that instead to be able to keep moving and not take any breaks during those reps. I liked this one though! A good overall burner.
What? April? Already? It’s already a quarter of the way through 2014. I don’t know when that happened, but at least it’s finally starting to be nice outside. And you know what that means. PCF is rolling out the running WODs. Ugh. Double ugh. Today was the perfect day for it though! I definitely didn’t have enough to eat today and don’t get much sleep last night, so today was a #justshowup day. The strength was bleh, but I felt really great about the WOD.
- Snatch 3-3-3-3: 65-55-55-55-55-55-55. I didn’t have it in me to increase weights, so I stayed light and did a million sets. Shoulder started bothering me in the last set, so I rolled around on a lacrosse ball for a while to loosen it back up.
WOD for Time: 15:05
3 Rounds of:
- 10 Deadlifts: 135lbs, Level II.
- 30 Wallballs: 8lbs to 10′, Level II
- Run 400m: Rx.
These were definitely the largest sets of bodyweight deadlifts I’ve ever done in a WOD, but they were definitely manageable. I did them unbroken in the first round, 6-4 the second, and 7-3 the third. I was steady on the wallballs at 10-10-10 every round, and they were easy peasey compared to the 14lb to 9′ ones from the Open! I broke them up anyway because I didn’t want to burn out my legs before the running. And the running was great, surprisingly! I picked people to pace myself with for the running, so I would keep moving. I ran out the door for the last 400m at 13:08, and my goal was to get back in before 15:15 because I was hurting. Hot damn, I was hauling ass apparently, because I came in way faster than I thought I’d be! And then I collapsed and couldn’t breathe and was 100% sure I was dying. I’m going to be out of town Friday, so I’m going to wake my sore ass up early tomorrow and kill a morning WOD with the 9:30 crew tomorrow!