Hey,
I just completed my WOD, “my WOD for Sep 26, 2012”

Sep 26, 2012

For Rounds: 7+15

Wendler strict press. Kept it light after yesterday.

AMRAP 12 minutes
6 ring dips
10 toe to bars
6 push press (65/95 rx)

Susan did 6+19, used a band on dips and 45#

So glad not to have back issues today. Rolled out after.

Hey, I just completed my WOD, “my WOD for Sep 26, 2012” Sep 26, 2012 For Rounds: 7+15 Wendler strict press. Kept it light after yesterday. AMRAP 12 minutes 6 ring dips 10 toe to bars 6 push press (65/95 … Continue reading

The hardest workout of all: stopping

Subtitled “my first Crossfit DNF”

This morning the workout seemed not only straightforward but actually in my happy zone:

5 rounds for time of:

  • 10 deadlifts (225# rx, use a fat bar for beast mode)
  • 20 1 arm kettlebell swings (53# rx)
  • 400 meter run

I’m pretty good at deadlifts and KB swings and cruise on the runs. But…

I went out for the run on round 1 and my back was a little tight. By the run on round 2 my back was spasming. As I went out for round 3 the spasms were radiating into my glutes and hamstrings. Oddly enough it was the running that made things hurt, the deadlifts actually felt good and stretched things out.

I walked in round 3 and quit. I was in serious pain, walking hurt, running was impossible. I stretched for a bit, felt a little better, considered going for round 4 and in the act of walking around a bit suddenly cramped up all over again. Doesn’t feel like a pull or tear or anything, just all the back muscles that stabilize and recruit energy from everywhere else in my body signaled no mas. 

This was awful: watching my gym-members finishing strong (cheering) while I used a roller on my back and legs was just tough, hard not to get up and gut it out. But today I made the right decision to take care of my back muscles so I could avoid a serious injury that would knock me out for a long time. I figure I’m not walking and running enough right now, I need more of that to strengthen and stretch things out. Back to the gym tomorrow, but carefully.

The hardest workout of all: stopping

Subtitled “my first Crossfit DNF”

This morning the workout seemed not only straightforward but actually in my happy zone:

5 rounds for time of:

  • 10 deadlifts (225# rx, use a fat bar for beast mode)
  • 20 1 arm kettlebell swings (53# rx)
  • 400 meter run

I’m pretty good at deadlifts and KB swings and cruise on the runs. But…

I went out for the run on round 1 and my back was a little tight. By the run on round 2 my back was spasming. As I went out for round 3 the spasms were radiating into my glutes and hamstrings. Oddly enough it was the running that made things hurt, the deadlifts actually felt good and stretched things out.

I walked in round 3 and quit. I was in serious pain, walking hurt, running was impossible. I stretched for a bit, felt a little better, considered going for round 4 and in the act of walking around a bit suddenly cramped up all over again. Doesn’t feel like a pull or tear or anything, just all the back muscles that stabilize and recruit energy from everywhere else in my body signaled no mas. 

This was awful: watching my gym-members finishing strong (cheering) while I used a roller on my back and legs was just tough, hard not to get up and gut it out. But today I made the right decision to take care of my back muscles so I could avoid a serious injury that would knock me out for a long time. I figure I’m not walking and running enough right now, I need more of that to strengthen and stretch things out. Back to the gym tomorrow, but carefully.

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bricin:

Thanks Leo, I need this reminder on this lovely sunny day, I went walking with my wife, my kids are healthy and breathing, we have enough to eat. 

Kudos world, thanks for that! 

Today’s “thank you” goes to the world again, lovely sun peaking over the mountains on the way to the gym. Met my wife for a workout, kids off to school.

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One down, 3 to go

One down, 3 to go

One down, 3 to go

Fun WOD this morning, tough as always but fun, the day feels better for having done it.

But the really cool part was having one of the coaches spending the time to call out “no reps” at times, scrutinize the form, really make me pay attention to nailing the form, not the time.

Managed one no-rep on a double under, and then hit every thruster clean. Very happy about that. We won’t talk about some of the fugly hand-release pushups I did.

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Followed this up with a plate of scrambled eggs and bacon, feeling pretty great for a Monday.

One down, 3 to go