Thank you crossfit. More to the point, thank you Crossfit Division for inspiring me to give it another chance forever ago now. Today I proved to myself just how far I’ve come and reaffirmed a big part of WHY I do this. It’s been a week now since most of my hands, forearms and legs from the knee down have been numb, yet I still kinda killed 16.4. Don’t get me wrong, it was mutual, but still happy with the determination I dug up to get through this bitch of a WOD despite all the self-doubt swimming around in my head. I will admit, I went against my game plan for this year’s Open a little… I was nervous going into today. Biggest fear was probably not being able to catch the wallball. Oh and I dreaded the push-ups (rightfully so). I had more than one coach mention to me “this is YOUR WOD!” and they were totally right. The weight was light, and I dig a grinder. But the game was different. Thankfully my lungs kept it together and the annoying cough didn’t resurface till I got to work. Thankfully the time I spent last week figuring out how to work with the whole numbness thing paid off. Thankfully the WOD didn’t involve skipping or box jumps! (That’s a big one) My coordination isn’t the greatest right now.
Open WOD 16.4
Complete as many rounds and reps as possible in 13 minutes of:
55 wall-ball shots
55 hand release push-ups
Women deadlift 95 lb. and throw 10-lb. ball to 9-ft. target
Score – 231
I can’t think of another crossfit moment where I’ve felt so close to barfing after a WOD. My legs gave up and I sat on the floor for what felt like forever, but I survived. Coach Dave asked before the WOD “what’s your goal McDowell?” I couldn’t come up with a response at the time, but all said and done whatever it was I think I crushed it. I got through a full round and back to the deadlifts. I didn’t catch a wallball with my face. And although I’m pretty sure I back-talked some profanity when Dave encouraged me to keep my split time above 900, I was happy with my row. I survived 🙂 MS messed with the wrong girl 😉