Ahh last week left my legs feeling like jello. I went three times in a row. The third day I was summoned to the world of Karen. The Karen WOD is 150 wall balls and I hate wall balls. Please continue ;)
P.S I clearly love pink.
[older crossfit journal entries]
year 2, week 26, day 1
5 Jumping Pull-ups w/ 1 sec pause at top and 3 sec descending
KB Situp; 24kg/16kg
KB Swing; 24kg/16kg
I ended up using a 12kg weird for the wod. I also got chafed really bad (I’ll let your imagine run for this one rather than go into detail) when I was doing the KB situps. Ouch :(
It was a really humid week last week. My entire workout tank was soaked through completely on the front and back. It was really gross, and I’ve never seen that much sweat (even throughout all the hot & humid summers at crossfit) come off my body. I took a photo but it’s hard to photograph sweat. Not that I should’ve really.
My favorite Lululemon tank of the moment. Pre-workout ;)
year 2, week 26, day 2
1 Push Press + 1 Push Jerk + 1 Behind Neck Push Jerk
2 Rounds of:
1 Min Power Clean
1 Min Front Squat
1 Min Row
Rest 1 minute
1 Min Toes 2 Bar
1 Min Russian Twist; 25/10lb
1 Min Double Unders
Rest 1 minute
Felt like a ninja wearing all black.
After this workout I took Alfie for a walk in the park. I noticed he was super bouncy and happy to be outside on the beautiful evening so I decided to start jogging with him very slowly, he seemed excitable so I kept going and ended up doing intervals of sprints and light jogs for about 2kms with him. That night was extremely humid, and due to me being already sweaty, it was unbelievable how much more sweaty I got going for a run with my dog.
We timed our run back home perfectly, because when I hit the driveaway – in the dark distance by the door I saw the Boyf coming back in from one of his long bike rides. So that was nice, we arrived home at the same time. He asked what was wrong with me because my face was probably purple (as it always gets when I work out) and I was walking REALLY slow lol…
year 2, week 26, day 3
E2MOM (every second minute on minute: 4 rounds)
10 explosive pushups
– 8 minute rest –
150 wall balls (20/16lbs) (15 minute time limit)
I never, let me repeat – never- go to CrossFit when they have wall balls. I just hate them that much and I get really angry when I have to do them lol. Sounds silly but it’s true. But this week for a warm up we did wall balls and I felt speedier on them when using a 14lb med ball. So when this WOD popped up online I decided to woman-up and go to the box that evening to try and to ONE HUNDRED AND FIFTY WALL BALLS.
When we were first setting up for the WOD I was using a 12lb wall ball. I knew I’d tire out quickly especially having 150 to do. So I bumped down to a 10lb med ball. The coach said if we completed 10 in 1 minute we could finish the wod. By the time 5 mins rolled around I had 60 completed and was definitely feeling it. 10 in a minute was doable for the first bit but I started to get achy (hip area) and only completed 3 at a time. I couldn’t get the PUSH from my hips. I started swearing (in my head) and got really frustrated. People were then finishing and “cheering me on” so to speak “C’mon Nancy do 10. Do 3 more.” etc. I was exhausted. Once the buzzer went off at the 15 min cap, I had 17 left to do. I raced to the bathroom thinking my lunch was going to come up, but thankfully it did not.
I still hate wall balls.
It’s funny. The next day I was walking around Target on my lunch break and I felt like I was walking with a wobbly strut. I’m not a strutter but I couldn’t move my hips/upper legs the way they wanted to go normally. It was the funniest feeling.
What is your favorite workouts to do?
I love cardio and gymnastic type of workouts. Anything with pullups, burpees, and sprinting is my favorite.
What workouts do you like the least?
Wall balls, end of story.