Sometimes the hardest part of blogging is coming up with a fitting, let not totally lame, title. Some days my post gets delayed for hours cause I draw a complete blank when it comes time to title the thing :p Ah well. I’m far from perfect. 😉
Today I somehow came to the conclusion that I’ve overcome the box jump hurdle in my mind. Not saying I’m a pro. Or that I don’t expect more crashes in the future. For whatever reason today when it came time for the box jump portion of the WOD, I was able to talk myself down from that ledge that usually leaves me chickening out, and JUMP! That’s my victory for today, cause otherwise I sucked. Was totally gassed before we even got going and felt totally dehydrated. I’ve never experienced that before and wow it sucked! I made it to Christmas without acquiring the community cold that has been going around my little store, but this morning I felt like I may be losing that war. Ah… working with a small team day in and day out, we share everything.
30- Thrusters #115/#80 #55
30- Pullups ring pulls
30- Power Cleans #115/#80 #55
30- Push Jerks #115/#80 #55
30- Box Jumps
Got through the thrusters alright. Then the power cleans had my number. I made it through the first 5 reps unbroken. Then somehow got to 10. Then stood there thinking “my gawd! This could take me all day!” Got to 15… then could only manage 3 unbroken… then 2… When I finally hit 30, I had a moment of relief before realizing the next bit of self-torture was burpees. Amazingly enough, the most enjoyable part of this little bit of crazy, was the box jumps! Say what?! It’s all relative I guess. Pair anything with burpees and that anything will seem not so bad. Even when my mind and body were completely spent too. Have to admit… I sat on my BUTT for a minute after this one. I know what Coach Dave would say… “only the weak animals lay down”, but DUDE! I was DONE!
Then in to the insanity of boxing week retail chaos. Good times! (noooo)
**Note to self… box jump practice at work, not the greatest of ideas!
I love my job. Well, 51 weeks out of the year anyway. Boxing week is not one of them. My crazy day is finally over 🙂 Mmmm… leftover Christmas turkey, acorn squash and Brussels are waiting for me at home 🙂