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Open season, Open mind

Ok… this should have been pulished yesterday.  Better late than never!

Thankfully spell check had my back today!  Apparently heavy squats bring on a case of the dumb.  Talking to a customer this morning I kept mixing up my words too.  If only there was a live version of spelling/grammar check…


So, I’m days behind on WOD logging but I’m just going to summarize and even might skip a few days.  They are all recorded in the good old-fashioned pen and paper format and I’m almost ok with it.  A few days ago my ribs started spasming/throbbing again.  First I battled through 2 nights of trying to sleep with what felt like daggers wedged in my sides, then I got my sh*t together and got to the Chiro Saturday.  After a good cracking, there was relief at last.  But it didn’t last.  Yesterday I said to hell with it and went to the box for the Sunday WOD anyway.  I scaled the hell out of it, but despite the wave of spasms in the warm-up that I joked and claimed to be just contractions, when all was said and done I felt a LOT better!  Maybe just needed some mobility to regain my mobility!  I haven’t posted for a little bit cause I’ve been down on myself for getting myself injured this close to the start of the Open.  I had a bit of a moment of reflection last night though where I came to terms with things and realized it was a good reminder to not take myself so seriously.  Like, seriously!  Not like I’m competing to hopefully make Regionals!  It’s a personal challenge and meant to be FUN.  So this year, that’s my plan.  I’m not going to stress out about what the WODs may be.  I’m not going to beat myself up if I don’t live up to my own expectations either.  At CFD, whether you are signed up to record your scores or not, you STILL complete the Open WODs on Friday.  So that’s how I’m going to look at it.  It’s another Friday WOD.  A non-scalable one, but the goal is just to do the best I can do.  Just for ME.


Sun Feb 22:

AMRAP, 8 minutes:

0:00-5:00 MAX reps Burpees

5:00-8:00  MAX reps Squat Clean Thrusters   #55

Result – 60 / 26

Ever considered what you would do if you had to scale a burpee?  Well… I needed to reduce the amount of spine flexion, so I lowered to the ground in control, pushed myself back to a plank, and stepped my feet back to my hands.  It was NOT easier, but didn’t jack up my hear rate like a traditional burpee so I was actually able to keep a consistent pace for the entire 5 minutes 🙂  I’ve decided that the burpee should have its name changed.  Kipping push-ups makes more sense!

Fri Feb 20:

Teams of 2, 3 rounds:
40- Wallballs (20/14)
40- Sumo-Deadlift High Pulls (75/55)
40- Box Jumps Overs (24/20)
40- Burpees
40- Calorie Row
Rest 1:00 Between Rounds

Time – 30:35

 I LOVED this!  Like, a lot.  I’m just twisted like that.  AND… my fav. part was quite possibly the burpees.  What?!  I know!

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Thurs Feb 19:

Part 1. Front Squat
5 – 4 – 3 – 2 – 1 

Part 2. For Time:
1K Row
*On the Minute, 3 Squat Cleans (135/95)*

*NEW front squat PR 🙂

Bailed the first #145 attempt.  Got it up “out of the whole”, then time stood still and so did the bar!  “um, ok.  It’s not moving.  Like, at all.” went through my head before I dropped it.  Laughed about it, shook it off, cheered on a few others for a few minutes, then stepped back to the bar and killed it.  Slow, but in control and successful.  🙂

Tues Feb 17:

Teams of 2
AMRAP 5-4-3-2-1:
10- Pull-Ups   10 5
10- Hand-Release Pushups
10- Power Snatches (75/55)
Each Partner completes 5 AMRAP’s individually – 5/4/3/2/1 minutes.

No more ring pulls for this kid.  Coach Dave may never let me scale to that version again.  My hands may hate me for that.


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