My current CrossFit actually posts their upcoming week’s WOD’s on their site, unlike FCF that hides their WOD’s and often made me feel like I should be bribing my fellow athletes to make sure that I didn’t show up on jump-roping days. I was oddly SO giddy about doing today’s WOD. It just sounded SO impossible that I wanted to go do it and see how far I can go.
Today’s warm-up was jump-roping for 3 minutes.
- Wall ball (Rx: 14, I did: 8)
- Box jump (Rx: 24”, I did: 12”… the lamest part is that I ended up scaling it down even further by stepping up on the box by the second round).
- KB swings (Rx: I don’t even know, 16? I did 8, then I scaled it down to 4 at the third round).
I finished the first round feeling like I should’ve gone with the heavier KB and the 20” box. By the end of the second round of wall balls, I was pretty nauseous and grateful that I was such an underachiever. After taking a break, I knew I couldn’t jump the box if I wanted to ever finish the WOD. The realization that there’s only so much you can push your body to do is depressing, since you always hear “the sky is the limit.” I suppose adding “but there’s only so much you can do today” makes it sound less glamorous.
I think I did the KB swings somewhat wrong, the instructor kept pointing out that I shouldn’t swing the KB so low as it would put unnecessary strain on my back. Although I got his point, it seems like my brain and my body just don’t connect. Proud moment of the day: Did I just do 50 wall balls and 50 box jumps without stopping? Damn that would’ve been impossible 3 months ago :)