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For the first time in my life, it appears that I may be allergic to something. Grass pollen, perhaps? I know I’m not sick. No fever, I’m not tired, etc. I am, however, very congested, and my eyes itch. Gah!

I worked out with the  4 pm athletes. And it was grueling — but not as grueling as I thought it was going to be, particularly since I spent some of that time upside down.

In front of a clock set for 12 minutes:

1 minute of box jumps (30 33)
1 minute of sumo deadlift high-pulls (95 105)
2 minutes of box jumps
2 minutes of SDHPs
3 minutes of box jumps
3 minutes of SDHPs

Rest 2 minutes

In front of a clock set for 12 minutes:

1 minute of handstand pushups
1 minute of bent over rows (95 105)
2 minutes of HSPUs
2 minutes of bent over rows
3 minutes of HSPUs
3 minutes of bent over rows

I had planned on jumping 36″ and lifting 115. Given that I was concerned with the impact of allergies, I split the difference.

I missed the first box jump. Dammit. As I always do with box jumps greater than 30″, I placed plate on box so that my feet could land on box beside plate if needed.

Needed. Fortunately, I didn’t miss any more box jumps the first round. I completed 17 box jumps.

SDHPs felt heavy. I completed first round in reps of 10 and then, for the remainder of the workout, in reps of 5, for a total of a mere 14.

I only completed 20 box jumps the second round. Why so few? Because I missed 5 reps, including (yet again) the very first one! Notice that I did not count reps. I completed 22 SDHPs, not quite double the first round.

The last round of box jumps went much better. No failed reps! I completed 33 for a total of 69 reps. I completed 34 SDHPs for a total of 70 reps. Shit felt very, very heavy. Grand total = 139.

Rest for a mere two minutes.

I’ve done far too many HSPUs as of late. No failed reps today. I completed 11, 12, & 17 for a total of 40 reps. Not too shabby, I suppose.

I completed all rounds of bent over rows in reps of 5. ‘Twas difficult to do so. I completed 26, 40, & 61 for a total of 127. Grand total was, for those of you doing the math at home, 167 reps.

I took a Claritin. Let’s see if it helps.







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