21 – 15 – 9 X 3
Box Jumps (24/20)
Wall Balls (20/14)
– 2 Min Rest –
AMRAP (As many Reps As Possible) until WOD is done
20 Thrusters (75/55)
1 Rope Climb (4 ascents)
100 M Run
Although today was my first WOD in CrossFit for this week, it was not my first workout this week. On Wednesday and Thursday, I put in 90 challenging minutes each day of working on arms and shoulders. While I realize an hour and half isn’t an unordinary amount of time to spend at the gym, considering my midweek schedule, that’s pretty good.
It’s interesting how on day two, the “ache” in the muscles reaches its peak! Earlier today, I was talking to a colleague not realizing I held my arms at 90-degree angle. When I dropped my hands to my side…. Yowza!!! I thought my little guns were gonna pop! LOL!
For me, the most challenging part of the WOD were the thrusters. I broke them down into sets of five (5). By the time I reached 18, 19, and 20, I had to dig deep. My friend, fatigue visited and tried to take me out of my game.
For the warm up, we worked in teams: two teams of three people—girls vs. boys. We rotated anyway we wanted to for 8 min keeping count and trying to perform as many repetitions as possible.
8 Min AMRAP Calories & Burpees
I love that stuff! Near the end, I worked hard to catch my male counterpart in calories burned while rowing. I rowed hard like I was sprinting toward a finish line at a track me. LOL! If I remember correctly, my calorie count was 109; his 114 or 115. Darn!! I wanted so badly to catch and pass him. Overall the guys barely beat us out. Notice I said, “barely!” LOL!
There’s something very cool to me about beating the guys physically at anything! That’s the silly competitor in me. I’m pretty sure that it came from my childhood days of playing football and boxing with my male cousins.
Anyways, I enjoyed the WOD, the instructor, and my fellow CrossFitters. Tomorrow is leg day for me at the gym and a big football game for my son’s team, so I’m off to finish my laundry.
I still remember the ceramic tile hanging over the sink in my mom’s kitchen,
“A man works from sun to sun, but a woman’s work is never done!”
Have a fabulous weekend!