My woman’s intuition was all ablaze this morning. Check the CFBC website to see what today’s WOD is. I did, and it included running (Yay!), toes to bar (reminds me of a certain someone…), KB lunges (ugh!), and rope climbs (ugh?). I put on a pair of Reebok compression socks and Nike compression shorts so as to protect my left as well as third leg. REMINDER: This blog is rated PG-14. I should’ve placed that reminder at the beginning of this post. Next time, perhaps.
I put my Lululemon gym bag in the Golf TDI, made sure Luke was settled in the back seat, and started the TDI – but my woman’s intuition was still all ablaze. You forgot your rope climbing shoes! I retrieved my Reebok Nanos and was on my way.
A mere 13 hours later and I was back at the box. Aaaaand, who’s the first person I see once again? Nikki, who coached this morning’s session!
Nikki led us through mobility. Unfortunately, I had spent time wrapping my leg and putting on my shoes, so I didn’t get that extra bit of stretching that this middle-aged body so desperately needs. My bad.
Nikki reviewed the WOD, we had an opportunity to practice each of the activities and set up our stations, I peed, and we began.
4 rounds for time:
20 KB lunges (10/leg), 52#
10 toes to bar
2 rope ascents, 20’
I set my goals to do KB lunges and T2B unbroken, to only pause ever so briefly between 2 rope ascents, and to complete WOD in less than 20 minutes. . Uhm, so let’s get this out of the way now: I did not achieve all of my goals. Can you believe it? I hardly can. Maybe I’m not as awesome as Scott keeps telling people that I am.
Round 1 – Running went well, although I do not like running in the Nanos, as the Nanos are too much shoe for me. KB lunges were challenging from the first round. I held the KB upside down with my hands cradling the KB, i.e., not holding the KB handle. I completed the first round of T2B unbroken. I focused on form and climbed the rope the best I’ve ever climbed. I did take my time doing so. Form, consistency, and then intensity.
Round 2 – I ran this and the last round in the opposite (clockwise) direction so as to keep track of rounds. Running again went well, and I once again completed KB lunges and T2B unbroken. Even the rope ascents went well.
Round 3 – Running still went well and I completed KB lunges and T2B unbroken. Uhm, yeah, so the compression part of my Nike shorts had ridden up during the previous 4 ascents and the inside of my left thigh was all ablaze – just like my woman’s intuition had been earlier. In addition, my ring and pinky fingers of both hands had gone numb; thus, I felt like I was hanging on the rope with just my thumbs and index and middle fingers. Weird, huh? Someone tell me why this happens! Regardless, I slowed down considerably on the ascents, and I began to use my arms far too much.
As an aside, I have a rather odd way of descending from the rope. I merely place my feet on the sides of the rope and use my arms to descend. Sore forearms? Well, I don’t mind if I do!
Round 4 – Running was a big, hot mess, as I developed a side stitch after running a mere 100m. As my arms were all ablaze from the rope climbs, I swung them across my chest for most of the run. I did manage to completed KB lunges unbroken. I did, however, fail on the 8th T2B and thus had to do last 3 reps as singles. I. Did. Not. Want. To. Climb. That. Damn. Rope. My inner thigh was (you guessed it) all ablaze, and I was in pain. I briefly considered wrapping the rope around my right instead of left leg, but feared that I’d hurt my third leg as I dress to the right. Too much information? I glanced at the clock and realized that I only had about 90 seconds to ascend the rope twice if I was going to achieve my time goal. I climbed it once, paused briefly, climbed it again, and yelled “Time!” Nikki wrote 19:17 on the board. Is that an awesome time? I’ll let Scott decide.
Jazzi said I’m like a robot rabbit on crack. Discuss.