Alexus attended the 11:45 session today! I made sure to place an exclamation mark after her name: Alexus! It’s a well known fact that Alexus is my favorite. The next name I wrote on the board was “Glenda”. Glenda said, “Wow. You could at least say that I’m you’re second favorite.” “You are my second favorite Glenda,” I replied, “and I know two Glendas.”
All in good fun, Glenda. But Alexus is my favorite.
Every now and then I like to complete a WOD that I won’t, at least in the near future, be programming at CFS. Today was such a day.
I worked out at 1. I completed a Hero WOD posted on the main site this past Thursday.
Hero WOD “Dobogai”
Seven rounds for time of:
22 yard garmer carry, 50 pound dumbbells
I used 52# KBs. The farmer carry was a welcome relief, and as it was just a mere 11 yards up and back it was a far too short walk.
My one and only goal was to not fail on any muscle-ups. I came close to doing so on many occasions, but fortunately did not.
I set the rings high enough that I would have to jump to them. That’s an added challenge. I made sure to tape my wrists. Read on.
I completed 8 unbroken mus the 1st round and walked 22 yards carrying the KBs.
I completed 5 & 3 mus the 2nd round. Luke was at the garage door when he heard a sound. He almost toppled me over as he ran to the front of the building as I was carrying the KBs.
I completed 5 & 3 mus the 3rd round as well. I rested between sets and attempted to shake out my arms. I grunted loudly. I looked to the front of the building to see what Luke was barking at.
It was then that I thought, “Why does this WOD even have anything other than muscle-ups?”
I completed 4, 2, & 2 mus both the 4th and 5th rounds. My arms were getting very, very tired. I also began to feel a pain in both wrists, but assumed it was merely agitated skin under the tape on my wrists.
I glanced at wrists after completed farmer carry and noticed tearing on inside of left lower palm. Dammit. It appears that I hadn’t taped correctly.
I completed 3 mus of the 6th round and then got some tape. It was one of those days when I couldn’t get the tape to tear. Dammit. I taped my left wrist and completed 3 & 2 mus.
“Just 2 more rounds!” I proclaimed to no one. I completed the 6th round in reps of 3, 3, & 2 mus.
One. Last. Round.
I completed 3, 2, 1, & 2 mus the very last round. I ran with those damn KB one last round and called time at 14:32.
I then glanced at my right lower palm and noticed hanging flesh. Gross. Both palms had missing flesh.
I wasn’t done yet. I completed today’s strength and, like with the Hero WOD, recorded all sets.
My, how I’ve truly grown to love overhead squatting. I completed sets @ 75, 85, 95, 105, 115, & 125# (a little more than 90% of 1RM).
I wore a Mickey Mouse tee shirt. Reminds me of my days working at EPCOT center…