Wednesday, October 19, 2011

“If you can find a path with no obstacles, it probably doesn’t lead anywhere.” ~ Frank A. Clark

Spartan Shape-Up, Day 90:

Well BlogLand, it was a much better day today. I think sometimes you just need to have those crappy days, and get them out of your system.

Today, was a Crossfit day for me, despite this foot thing. Seriously, no idea what I did, but it hurts like crazy to walk on. Although, a bunch of Ibuprofen, icing it and generally just dealing with it seem to make it better. Hmm. Felt okay with my sneakers on (vs. pretty work shoes), so I voted that Crossfit was a 'go', regardless.

First off, I would like to start by saying I am currently suffering from Screaming Ring Dip Shoulder & Back Syndrome. Other victims of this terrible disease will understand. Maybe I should explain the skills and the Wod, before I continue to whine?

We began with a 5 min Jump Rope. Gotta warm up you know. I knew it might be an interesting day when the two 18 year old high school football players were visibly annoyed that they couldn't jumprope more than 10-15 consecutively... and I could. Seriously, the short one and I had a bit of a stare down, somewhere around minute 4, when I was still going. Yeah, biatch, I do this ALL.THE. TIME. (Thanks, GT. Who knew this torture of yours would come in handy for gym-time Chicking?) All was well until Tiny Hercules (Lisa, the trainer of the day), decided I should bust out at least 10 double unders. Consecutively, I got 4 (new PR! lol), but managed the 10.

Then, to continue our warm up, we move onto a 400m row... Good stuff. A different sort of challenge there. One of those brain things, where you try and keep the right form through the activity, while regulating your breathing...

After that, onto some skills building (this is my LAST "learning class" YAY!). Today, we did cleans and squat cleans with a bar and with a KB. I beasted a 40# KB through those, as we had run out of 'lighter' ones, and the rest of the class (including the dudes! weren't up for it. Tiny Hercules decided I was. I swear, she's out to kill me.). 40# is not really a lot, but I have a much harder time maneuvering it for cleans/squat cleans at that size. I would much rather lift MORE weight, but on a bar. .... And then I got my wish. More weight on the bar for me, and a whole lot of small sets of squat cleans, in particular. Apparently, my class was struggling with this form, and (because I squat a lot, and have been for a while)

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