Monday, October 21, 2013
Start of Another Week
The warm up was enough with running, bear crawls, broad jumps, walking lunges and stretching. I was puffed before I even started. I chose my scaling and upon thinking about it further I decided to go down slightly in weight for my thrusters but stuck to the orange band for my pull ups.
It was a tough workout but once I got into it I knew that I was going to get all 5 rounds done ... not fast but done. The thrusters and pull ups weren't a drama (maybe I should have stuck with my original heavier weight for the thrusters) but the run leg got me. I have decided that if I have running in a WOD I would rather it be the first exercise instead of the last. I'm not sure why but there is something about finishing the last pullup and then realising there's still a run to go.
On Saturday I was determined to not let anyone pass me during the running section of the WOD and a couple of times I really picked up the pace on the way back into the box. The sound of someone running behind me just spurred me on. I didn't have that today and I tried to increase speed but it wasn't at the same intensity as Saturday. I think I might be a little competitive :P
I felt really good in the pull ups today (even with DOMS) and there was a glimmer of hope that I might be off the bands sometime in the near future. As I was looking around at the other girls doing their pull ups and they look so pretty doing their kip, it seems like this nice fluid motion. Me, I think I look like a frog in a blender as I seem to really kick with my legs. Nevermind, it gets the job done.
It is nice being back to my old, positive self. I had a few moments when I doubted what I was doing and as I looked at my goals I set months ago I thought how I haven't achieved very much on the list. I know that I will never set the world alight with my progress but regardless, I'm making progress; it's just baby steps