Lethargic

photo-137The title says it all. I felt so lethargic yesterday that I didn’t even post last night. Yesterday was Day 2 of Paleo Challenge, and it was a rough day indeed. I nonetheless felt compelled to complete WOD 1, and to add insult to injury the only time that I was able to do so was at 9:30 am. Uhm, that’s my least favorite time of day to work out. To add further insult to injury I hadn’t properly fueled my body, having only eaten a small apple and a couple of walnut halves.

Metcon (AMRAP – Reps)

4 Minutes – Row for Calories
1 Minute Rest
3 Minutes – Chest to Bar Pull Ups
1 Minute Rest
2 Minutes – 165# Back Squat
1 Minute Rest
1 Minute – 135# Shoulder to Overhead

This started of okay and then got progressively worse and worse. Dammit.

I rowed 68 in about 75 strokes, pretty close to 1 calorie per stroke. Not bad for someone 5’6″.

I only completed 36 chest to bar pull-ups, and had 1 failed rep in that chest, well, didn’t touch the bar. It’s estimated that, while we speak 120 to 160 syllables a minute, we can process up to 1000 syllables per minute. In a brief 1-second period of time these are the thoughts that went through my head (in stream of consciousness):

hips dammit my chest didn’t touch the bar my shirt did but that doesn’t count who would know? I would know don’t count that rep dammit dammit dammit…

Back squats felt very, very heavy, and I only completed 3 sets of 5 and 1 last set of 6 for a total of 21.

I was exhausted when it was time to complete shoulder to overhead. Uhm, 135# is 80% of 1RM and 94% of bodyweight. Dammit. I completed 3, a single, and 2 last reps for a total of a mere 6.

Total of just 131 reps.

A lot went wrong. In retrospect I needed to position myself so that I could better see the clock. (I like to hear a count that sounds like this 10…5…3, 2, 1.) For example, I had time to complete another shoulder to overhead but thought that time was close to running out when in fact there was plenty of time remaining.

I think I also need to hire a cheerleader.

That was yesterday. Today I feel better, although I still crave sweets. I was fearful that I would have to cheat, but fortunately have been able to resist the temptation.

For the first time in months I completed a back lever, and was quite surprised that I was able to do so. Yay!

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