Rowing Cindy

It had been 4 days since I had attended a CFD session, and 3 days since I had exercised (if a 10-mile run counts as exercise), as this past Saturday I came down with a very bad cold. When I’m sick, I have a difficult time recalling what it feels like to be healthy and an even more difficult time convincing myself that there will come a day when I’m no longer sick. Melodramatic, I know, but it suits me. 

I had intended to attend the 6:15am session, but couldn’t drag myself out of bed to do so. I instead spent the 2 hours between when I awoke (4:30) and when I finally got out of bed hacking up a lung. I am amazed by how much snot and phlegm the human body can produce. 

Anyhow, I attended the 5pm session, led by Dave, with 5 of the most wonderful people you could ever meet: champion rower, Anthony; l-sit Josh; v-sit Lindsey; Phillip’s second best friend, Keith; and “I married a man who possesses less than half of my intelligence, charm, and/or good looks”, Dori. Jack also attended.

We practiced l-sits. I’m still amazed that I can straighten my legs. 

Metcon–Rowing Cindy
4 rounds for time:
Row 500m
3 rounds of 5 pull-ups, 10 push-ups, and 15 air squats, i.e., Cindy

Should I have rested another day? Perhaps. Did I nearly die? Maybe. Did I come the closest I’ve ever come to puking DURING a workout? Yes. 

I forgot workout shoes, and instead had to wear weightlifting shoes. I didn’t like rowing in them, but other than that, weightlifting shoes worked fine. 

Josh was first off the rower, followed by Dori’s husband. I like Dori. She’s very nice. She’s smart, too. I completed the 1st rounds of Cindy unbroken. I should’ve warmed up my shoulders more, though, as the first 10 push-ups huuuuuurt. After completing the 15 pull-ups, 30 push-ups, and 45 air squats, I convinced myself that I could stop, as I shouldn’t push myself too hard. Josh and Dori’s husband got on their rowers and I couldn’t bring myself to quit just yet. “One more round, one more round.”

Josh and Dori’s husband were yet again off of the rowers before me for the second rounds of Cindy. I did start to gain some ground. I completed the seconds rounds of Cindy unbroken.

“Okay, then three rounds. You can stop after three.”

I didn’t. 

I completed all pull-ups and air squats unbroken, and only had to stop momentarily during the last of the 3 rounds during the 3rd set and the last 2 rounds of the last set. May not make sense to you, but it does to me, so I’m not re-writing. Sue me. I know a good lawyer. Her name is Dori. 

I was the second person to call time, and I made sure I was facing the clock when I did so. Some coaches (Dave, mostly) like to add seconds to the time. I called at 19:09. Dave recorded 19:11. 

I spent a good 5 or so minutes walking outside in an attempt to not puke. I came very close to doing so. 

Jack and I had a friendly conversation about the importance of competition, fartlek, and how we both hate Michael Kelley. 

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