one day it'll all make sense.

a believer? maybe.

Ok, it’s now Wednesday.  4 days since I started writing this post, yet I’m just about to hit publish.  Why do I do this to myself?  haha.  Anyways, small piece of follow-up on the crap written bellow – my traps are SORE!  It’s awesome 🙂  I SHRUGGED my hang cleans for once!  YES!  Other bits are sore too, but my traps make me happy.  Weirdo.

Honestly though, I have so much swimming around in my head that I want to write about.  Yet I can’t get anything to form any logical sort of order to transform into text.  Might have something to do with the fact that I’ve been walking around with the biggest smile on my face since the morning WOD.

Tues. Sept. 23:

warm-up  OTM rowing/burpees

3 minutes holding the bottom of a goblet squat (OUCH!!)

Part 1. Pause Back Squat (3 Seconds)
On the Minute for 10 Minutes – 2 Reps   #105

Part 2
AMRAP 5 Minutes:
5 Pull-Ups  3
10 Pushups   6
15 Air Squats   9
*Rest 5:00*
AMRAP 5 Minutes:
5 Pull-Ups   3
10 Pushups   6
15 Air Squats   9

result – 11 rounds

Dave’s “treats” – AMRAP, 2 minutes:

Kettlebell Swings  #35 – 69 reps UNBROKEN!! 😀

This was a fun one!  I like when there are lots of “parts” rather than a huge chunk of the same movement.  Hence “Karen” and I are not best friends…  Until today, I’ve never done any variation of “Cindy” without either banded pull-ups, or ring pulls.  TODAY, I went to set up the rings for the 2 AMRAPS, but Coach Dave said “not today McDowell!”  Gulp!  Really?  Like, actual pull-ups in a WOD?  When the 3, 2, 1 – GO! happened, my mind switched gears 🙂

Coach Dave believed in me, and for once I believed in me too!

Kipped my way through 6 rounds in the first 5 minutes, then 3 rounds in the second before my hand ripped and I had to switch to strict pull-ups.  It stung a bit, but grossed me out more than anything.  Baby.  I know.  But I didn’t stop.  AND I set a pace and did the full 2 minute of kettlebell swings.  Win.

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Mon. Sept. 22:

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This sounds pretty awesome, right??  How about when you are the ONLY one who shows up for the 7:30 class?  Still awesome, but maybe not so much?

Teams of 2 complete
5 rounds of:
24– Deadlifts   12
18– Hang Power Cleans   9
12– Shoulder to Overhead   6
Barbell Rx – 155/105   #75

time – 12:11

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This morning I got to the box at 9:30 to spend some time with the foam roller in an attempt to work out some of the tightness in my upper back! I don’t know what it’s problem is, but holy tight!!  Oh, and to whip the hell out of myself a little with my daily double unders practice. Not a successful day for that. When Coach Dave pulled us all together to discuss the WOD, which wasn’t posted last night or even on the white board, I moaned and bitched. It’s Sunday though, right? Sundays I bitch.

Sun. Sept. 21:

50 wallballs   #14

5km run

50 wallballs   #14

time – 2:06 / 28:12 / 4:06

After all of my bitching, I was the first one back from the run 🙂  Boo-ya!  Best part of the whole workout – when Coach Sharon thanked me for proving her RIGHT!  LOL!  What? haha!  Apparently she had put her money on me getting back first from the run.  That’s right.  Once the 3, 2, 1 – GO! happens, the bitching is sidelined and my mind is in the game.  Coach Sharon chimed in at some point that we (ya, probably mostly me) should quit our complaining since she would KILL to be able to workout right now!  (Still recovering from an injury)  She’s so right!  I felt like a total ass.  So when the #14 wallball was suggested, I didn’t argue at all.  Just bitched quietly to the ball.  It didn’t seem to mind.

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^^^ please excuse my blurry pic :p  It was taken while Marley was kinda spooking about something totally random.  But you get the idea 🙂

I’ve been in this business long enough that I will say I knew it would come to this at some point.  I’ve had my defence strategy in my back pocket since the start though.  Things have been going well with the Marley project.  First time on his back, he spent much of the ride trying to kick the saddle off :p  Second ride was marginally better, but the last time I was on his back there was definite progress.  KS even got on him after and was able to feel some of the improvement I saw.  Her dad has seen me ride.  He’s seen the challenges Marley has.  He’s even noticed the help I’ve given KS.  Every time I’m there with Marley’s owner, there’s a mention of “don’t break my horse.”  This is always followed with “I’m just joking” but I know there’s an underlying truth there.  I thought I put out that fire last time by responding “I’m not going to break your horse.  I’m just teaching him another language.”  I thought he got it!  Horses with more skills and training are worth more than horses that try to kick off the saddle.  Just saying…  Anyways, the latest comment involves wanting me to pay him to ride Marley.  Sigh.  People get greedy.  I get that horses aren’t free to keep, but training services aren’t cheap either.  This used to be a career path I had hoped to pursue.  Truth of the matter, he should be paying me to work with his horse… but I just want to ride…

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