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This Week’s WOD’s

This past week was particularly challenging because, once again, I was sick for half of it. I am just so elated that it is finally warming up and I can hopefully put this horrible season of flus, colds and obnoxious winter allergies behind me. Here are the WOD’s I somehow made it through this week:

Tuesday: 40-30-20-10 reps, for time:
Wallballs (16 lb./20 lb.)
Kettlebell swings (35/55)
Result: 13:28, Rx
Unfortunately, I went back to the gym way too early for how sick I was over the weekend. The result was this terrible time. I felt like I had to pass out/throw up the whole time. Lesson? Take your rest days when you need them! Working out sick SUCKS.

Wednesday: 5 rounds for time:
5 power cleans
5 front squats
5 push jerks
10 pullups
Rest 90 sec.
Result: 22:49 @ 95 lb.
Okay, no one took longer than me to do this. Proooobably because my max clean is only like 15 pounds heavier than this. I was literally throwing up in my mouth and thinking I was going to die. However, I feel quite accomplished… and sore – reaaallly sore.

Thursday: Could. Not. Move.

Friday: Open WOD 13.5
4 minute AMRAP of:
15 Thrusters (100 / 65 lbs)
15 Chest to bar Pull-ups
*4 minute bonus for every 90 reps (3 rounds) completed
Basically, unless you have a terrific Fran time, this was a 4 minute workout for you.
Result: 41 reps, regular pullups… Yeah, couldn’t get the chest to bars to save my life, so I figured I would at least get a decent workout, quit trying to get them and do regular pullups. So, for me this was fun and quick and relatively painless (compared to Wednesday, the thrusters were cake). For those competing and getting reps up in the 200’s, I imagine it was a bit more painful.

Saturday: Team open WOD at our gym for new people interested in joining. Basically lots of cardio – wallballs, burpees, box jumps, slamballs. A nice little break from my sore, sick week.

Rumor has it…

There’s some kind of big deal happening today.
Oh yeah, it’s INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY!!

Jk. F that noise. It’s the Crossfit Open.

cf open

Put on your big boy pants and man up today, everyone.
(My feminist contribution to Women’s Day. You’re welcome.)

Seriously, though, good luck to everyone competing. I won’t be competing but I will certainly be suffering alongside you all through this miserable 17 minute disaster of a WOD. Remember that yes, it is a competition, but more importantly we’re all just trying to be better than yesterday. Now go kick some ass!!

CrossFit Games Open 13.1
Proceed through the sequence below completing as many reps as possible in 17 minutes of:
40 Burpees
30 Snatch (75/45 lb)
30 Burpees
30 Snatch (135/75 lb)
20 Burpees
30 Snatch (165/100 lb)
10 Burpees
Max rep Snatch (210/120 lb)

Haha… snatches on Women’s Day. Okay, I’m done now.