Thursday, April 19, 2012

Excellence is not a singular act but a habit. You are what you do repeatedly." - Shaquille O'Neal

Spartan Shape-Up, Day 273:

Rough day, BlogLand, so this one will be a little more truncated that normal. But at least I'm here. It's like a WOD... sometimes, no matter how much things suck, you just have to show up and get it done.

I rolled over and slept through CrossFit this morning. I can't even express my frustration about that right now. But, I'm working on it. I've got some sleep goals for myself, and I'm trying to adhere to them (she says at 12:52am...).

In light of this, I asked the GT to send me a WOD for when I got home tonight. I was presented with:

100 Box Jumps (with my new 20" Plyo Box)
75 Burpees
50 Kettlebell (35#) Swings.

... for time.

Yeah, that did suck pretty much as much as it sounds like it would.

Box jumps were not too bad, once I got in a rhythm. I managed to figure out how to jump up AND jump down (as opposed to step down), without killing myself, or landing face first on box. This is a plus. First 50-60 of these weren't bad, but then I totally had to do them in 10 jump segments. Just kept moving though.

Onto the burpees. They just suck. Hard. My last 10 were slower than hell, but I refused to "cheat" my burpees. I got chest all the way to the ground, and jumped at the end of each of those 75 burpees. I pretty much wanted to die. This was my slowest, most painful section of the WOD.

Then we finish up with 50 KB swings. You know your WOD is yucky when you realize that 50 KB swings with a moderately heavy KB is the "break" part of it. I did this in two 25 swing segments, with just a tiny breather in between.

I was a hot, sweaty mess after this WOD, but I was proud of myself for having done it. It would've been easy to just come home and not worry about it having "missed" the gym today... but I beasted through it in a respectable time (22.37), I think. I may repeat this WOD next week sometime, as I think I could get a faster time... just must push a little harder......

With that. I'm going to bed. I completed my food log, I blogged, I tracked my WOD.
I'm not feeling funny or witty tonight, and I'm tired. That's a sign.

To bed with me, to run in the morning!

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