Not at all graceful

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My day began early, as I arrived in Pittsboro at 7am for the 5th Annual Pittsboro Elementary School Monster Dash 5K. Nope, I didn’t race, but instead represented CFS and led a group warm up just prior to the race start. It was very well received! For the first time in a very long time I wanted to race. Yup, I wanted to race. If I hadn’t had to rush to CFS for 2nd Annual Barbells for Boobs I may have very well stayed and done so.

I led the very colorful 8:30 session and then worked out at 9:45. I offer no excuses for my lackluster performance.

“Helen meets Grace”
Run 400m
21 KB swings (53)
12 Pull-ups
30 Clean & jerks (135)

Helen was a breeze, Grace was a disaster. I completed all rounds of KB swings and pull-ups unbroken in a time of 9:37, a full 37 seconds slower than fastest time. I was saving something for Grace. i shouldn’t have.

I had every intention of completing as prescribed, but after 2, count them 2, failed attempts at a 135# power clean I lowered the weight and completed 30 C&Js at a mere 115#. One at a time. One. Atta. Time. My total time was 18:59. I’d estimate that it took me at least a minute to transition from Helen to Grace, so I completed Grace in around 9 minutes. Nine very slow and miserable minutes. I just wasn’t feeling it today.

One a positive note, Julie made Luke a wonderful birthday cake! On a negative note, I’m down to 140# — even weighing myself after consuming large breakfast and consuming many fluids. Dammit. Yes, I like the Paleo diet, but it’s a struggle for me to maintain 143#.

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