Saturday, December 8, 2012

Finishing What I Started

I had a killer CrossFit session today. By the time I got home I was just aching to go to bed. 

Our warm-up was some frantic combination of lots of burpees, hand-release push-ups, thrusters, ball-to-walls, etc. For strength training I practiced snatches again as well as front squats. Then it was time for a mind-numbing WOD: 

50 burpees (25 with a 10 kg plate that I'd raise above my head as I came up from the burpee)
40 pull-ups (I'm still doing a modified version)
30 deadlifts
20 box jumps
20 hand release pushups 

The workout actually called for 30 cleans instead of deadlifts, but I was too exhausted to do them. So after I finished my WOD, I took about 30 seconds/1 min rest and then took the weight off my bar and did 30 cleans. 

I never really thought that I'd go back to complete a workout. I mean, I did the exercises. Sure I modified them for what I could do, but I did the workout. Still, as I was huffing and puffing and sweating up a storm, I went back and completed the needed exercise. I just didn't want to allow myself to not do it. 

Does that make sense? 

I know everybody has their own level of fitness and we can't all be the same/do the same things. Still, at that moment in time I didn't want to be the one who didn't complete the workout because she didn't try. Anyway. 

So I'm glad I went back and did the cleans ... and then I practiced my double-unders ... and then Coach had me row 500 meters in an effort to complete it under 2 minutes (I failed at that miserably and did it in 2 min 30 seconds). 

By the end of that, I really was totally wiped out. 

As I said, once that I was done I just wanted to shower and get to bed! 


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