Saturday, January 28, 2012

Oh No!

January 27, 2012

Oh no is right!! This is exactly what I was thinking when I looked at todays WOD. Last weekend one of my skills that I wanted to work on were double unders... but... I didnt. I started to, but instead I decided to work on some things I "suck less" at! Yes, more enjoyable... but no... I didnt get "better" at anything. K warned me and I realize that I need to work more at those things that I dont enjoy so much so that maybe I will begin to enjoy them! I cant participate in the opens if I cant perform the skills I am lacking.

No surprisingly today was really really hard. Not hard because it was heavy weight, not hard because there was lots of cardio... hard because there were 3 rounds including 75 double unders AND 12 pullups! Yikes...Unfortunately/fortunately T and I have the same issues with the dreaded double unders, but we both pushed through and did our best... I did attempt all 3 rounds of 75 double unders (it was a sad sad sight) and I also attempted to kip for all 3 rounds of pullups. I was not going to give up and I was not going to let the clock get in my way.

Talk about annoyed/frustrated/pissed off... T and I, we looked a little like these guys at the end of the WOD...

http://drawn.ca/archive/gary-taxalis-oh-no-oh-oh-toys/

... and yes, now I really want to buy these little guys!!

More than ever after the WOD I knew that tomorrow there is no questions asked. My skill WILL be double unders, I will get them back, I will work on them as long as it takes. There is nothing more frustrating than wanting to do them, knowing that I can do them and just only being able to bang out one at a time. No more excuses. They are not all of a sudden going to appear again.

I feel as if my pullups are coming along. I still cant connect them together and not every one of my attempts gets my chin over the bar, however I feel much more comfortable doing them now. I am working as hard as I can and have a few more weeks before the opens. I am glad that I am pushing forward with that. Now I just have to apply that same motivation for getting the "kip" with getting double unders again!!


WARMUP:
500m Row
3 Rounds
- 10 Spiderman
- 10 Pushups
- 10 Pistols

WOD: Jumping "Helen"
3 Rounds for Time
- 75 Double Unders
- 21 KB Swings (1Pd)
- 12 Pullups
(My Time 23:00 Rx <--- kinda)

SKILL/STRENGTH
Snatch 3-3-3-3
45lb (Practice Snatch Form, slow movements)

WEEK 3, DAY 5: Paleo Challenge
Post Workout Shake - 2 Scoops Protein
Morning Tea
Morning Snack - 2 Egg Muffin
Lunch - Crock Pot Chicken with Mushrooms, Onion, Spaghetti Squash
Afternoon Tea
Afternoon Snack - Tsp Almond Butter
Afternoon Snack - Lara Bar
Dinner - Leftover Butternut Squash Lasagna

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