“The Grinch”

Dave was kind enough to allow me to coach a session at 10am today, Christmas day, at CrossFit Durham. I was pleased that seven people attended, including Kim C. and Paul Pi. (who both completed yesterday’s workout) and three of the MacLeods – but not Nick! I was hoping to sing “Jolly Young Not-So-Saintly Nicholas”. I shall do so next year.

My good friends at CrossFit908 posted and completed “The Grinch” yesterday, and I suggested to Dave that we do at CFD today. He thought it was a great idea. Most All of my ideas are.

12-11-10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1 of the following for time:
Dead-lifts (225/185)
Ring dips
Wall ball shots (20/14, 10’ target for both males and females)

Uhm, I had planned on resting today, or at the very least just working on skills. I just couldn’t help myself, and I did indeed do the WOD prior to the 10am session. I did, however, go somewhat easier than I typically would.

My one and only goal was to complete all rounds of activities unbroken. I knew that I would need to dead-lift less than 225 lb. and to also increase my rest time between activities, and that’s exactly what I did. I settled on 205 lb. for dead-lifts. I achieved my goal. The rounds of 10, 9, and 8 dead-lifts were particularly challenging, ring dips weren’t the least bit challenging, and wall ball shots were somewhat annoying. Why? I shot three air balls, and had to redo. One of the those air balls was the first rep of the round of 3. Ouch.

I rested a long time between many of the activities, often leisurely walking to the water fountain for a drink, putting a band-aide on a cut on my leg, opening the door for folks as they arrived, and singing along to Ru Paul’s “Ho Ho Ho” Christmas album. I completed the workout in 20:54, and was completely exhausted after having done so.

Happy Holidays to all, and to all a good night!


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