“Wake up with DETERMINATION,
Go to bed with SATISFACTION.” – Unknown via Pinterest
4 Min of Partner Assist Handstand Hold
4 Mins Practice Double Unders
2 Rounds Partner Rowing 1 Min While Partner Planks
Mobility: 6 Minutes
2 Rounds for Time: Ring Muscle Ups* OR 20 Pull ups + 20 Ring Dips
20 Pistols (10 L/R) or 50 Air Squats
10 Min AMRAP of 200 M Run
15 Box Jumps (30/24)
*I don’t have the strength to do Muscle Ups….yet, so I did pull ups & ring dips (both with the assistance of a band). Initially I was hesitant performing the box jumps on the 24 inch box because my shins are still healing from last week’s slip. With encouragement– actually it was more like a direct order from the instructor I “man-upped” and completed my rounds on the 24″. Whew, no slip ups!
Although I’ve completed more challenging WOD’s, I was still fatigued when I finished. Tomorrow’s WOD might be one to contend with.
Immediately after the class, hubby and I made a few stops to get supplies to begin painting Tailor’s room. Once we got home, I ate a quick snack (a Gala apple & some cashews) and started priming the wall. The primer needed one hour to dry.
During the hour wait, an intense urge of wanting to run returned. I wanted to run yesterday, but the day got away from me and I ran out of time. Mentally I went back and forth. Should I or shouldn’t I? Hubby said, “just go run, you know you want to!”
That’s all I needed, so I ran. My sore hip is healing and I don’t want to push it, so I planned to run 3 easy miles. Well… it felt darn good to be out there, I ran longer. Lol! Trying to put how I felt into words is difficult. As I listened to my favorite play list, I laughed and enjoyed every step. My run was heavenly!!
While cooling off and walking up the driveway, I looked at my stats and fell out laughing in amazement. This is what I saw:
During my run, I didn’t feel like I was running hard, I got into a nice rhythm and ran at a comfortable pace. There is no doubt that I am seeing the wonderful benefits of CrossFit. Even though I haven’t ran much in the past two-months, my pace and splits continue to improve. I am over-joyed!