This weekend I had to the opportunity to drop by my first CrossFit gym, CrossFit Jenks, and visit and WOD with some of the most fantastic people on the planet. I have a theory that Breck likes to torture me when I come to visit. I swear every time it is either a high rep muscle up or handstand push up WOD. I like both of these movements, but I’m not very good (I’m getting better) at them when we get into the high rep category. I’m definitely improving, but I was looking forward to a good tail whooping on this one. I mean that in all seriousness, I love getting my butt kicked. It is a reminder that I have to keep working my own butt off to get where I need to be with my weaker movements.
5 Rounds for time of 7 muscle ups and 21 burpees.
I could not be more pleased with how it went for me. I hit my first 7 muscles ups unbroken. PR for me! I feel like I could have easily gotten 10 if I kept going. I was able to keep hitting multiples through the first three rounds. I finished round three at about 10:30. Then this happened….
My last two rounds went to singles on the muscle ups. Finished in 19:45. I was very happy with how it turned out. Yes, I know, It is super gross and incredibly painful. However, I will survive! This picture was taken 24 hours later. I’m tracking the healing process. 🙂 On the up side….my shoulders felt great the next day.
A few months ago I would have let a work out like this freak me out. I would have been nervous and upset if it didn’t go well. I’m dealing a lot better with frustration during a wod and being able to make adjustments and just keep going.
In nutrition news….
I made it through a weekend and Christmas celebration at my in laws without touching the sugar and grain! I was surrounded by mashed potatoes, noodles, and dessert after dessert after dessert. I came armed and ready with my go to snacks. Thanks to Perfect Paleo for helping me be prepared! I still enjoyed a great Christmas dinner. Ham, turkey and a lot of raw veggies. Surprisingly, I was incredibly satisfied! Day eight and I’m feeling good.
Here is a video of my 27 food handstand walk from Friday night. So close to that 30!! Big, big, big improvement from the last video I posted! I’m trying to figure out how to breathe while I do this. I find that I hold my breath almost the entire way and breathing without throwing myself off-balance is slightly difficult. Suggestions?
Hard work beats talent when talent doesn’t work hard.