Say WOD?

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At school today, every time a student or colleague asked, “What’s today’s date?”  I eagerly responded, “11-12-13” and chuckled.  I know– corny! LOL!   Little did I know how much counting I would do later this afternoon.

Gingerly I stroll into CrossFit. I glance to my left to casually read the WOD, hand written on the white board, and stop dead in my tracks. To clarify what I think I just read, I move closer re-read the board.  Mmm… the numbers didn’t change.  Oh my! How on earth am I going to do all that?

“Angie” had been waiting for me all day. What the heck!?  Really??  All in one day?  “Angie” is the WOD (workout of the day)

WOD:   Angie

100 Pull ups

100 Push ups

100 Sit ups

100 Air Squats

*You cannot move on to the next exercise until you complete 100 of the first exercise and so on.

A green band assisted me with the 100 pull ups.  After that, the WOD was all about my will and my desire to finish.  My classmates moved faster than me, but I focused on my counts, my form, and just finishing the WOD.  I was the last woman standing.  Seriously, as I started my sit ups, they (2 women and 3 men) were finished and had moved on to cooling down and stretching.  Steadily I focused on finishing.

The best way to complete a WOD like this is to break each exercise into sets of 10.  Pause and do 10 more and so on.  It reminds me, of my approach to running long distance. You focus on each step, then each mile and before you know it, you’ve reached your distance goal of 10 miles or whatever your goal is.

I completed the WOD in 25:39!    Until we meet again Angie!


All “Barbara’s” Are Not The Same

WOD:   “BARBARA”

5 Rounds

20 Pull ups
30 Push ups
40 Sit ups
50 Air Squats

My long time and best friend of 38 years name is Barbara.  She is much kinder than this Barbara!  I was so tired at the end of the workout, that I forgot to record my time.  Do the math!

* 100 pull ups, 150 push ups, 200 sit ups, and 250 squats *

My estimated time: Around 42 minutes

Today’s class was large and full of energy; it was challenging, but it felt like a party!  LOL!  Laughter, moans, groans, grunts, and encouragement from all.  You really have to try CrossFit before you judge it and think that you can’t do it.  Trust me, YOU CAN!

Enjoy your weekend!