Fifty-six

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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:
8 muscle-ups
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.

Strength
Overhead squat
5-5-3-3-2-2

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…

 

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