Curse You Curtis P’s …

and 60 Plyo Push Ups and 30 Burpees! Ha! Walked into the Boom Box this morning to a new set up and it is Very Nice! New Rogue Rig right down the middle. It’s like Christmas at the Box.

Back on topic … so this morning on the whiteboard was Shoulder Mobility (much needed) and a chipper from hell (much need as well although I didn’t want to admit it)!

MetCon: 30 Curtis P’s (65lbs), 60 Plyo Push Ups and 30 Burpees. The last time I did Curtis P’s my knee was a little wonky and I did a modified version. Today however I was ready to do full on movement and boy did it HURT, PHYSICALLY and MENTALLY! It was a big struggle for me.

8/7/12 WOD

For those of you in need of a description here goes it: Power Clean the bar, Lunge forward with each leg holding bar in Front Rack position and then press bar overhead; rinse and repeat. Woooo those lunges are killer! I was happy to knock out 5, then 3’s and 2’s from there on out till 30. But wait there’s more! 60 Plyo Push Ups! So here’s the deal. I have a 35lb bumper plate in front of me. The 35lbs plate is probably 3-4 inches high. You start with one hand on plate and one hand on ground. You then push up and move hand on plate over to ground and hand on ground to plate for the next push up. Keep going to 60. After doing 30 presses, my body just didn’t want to do all those push ups. Today I literally wanted to cry. BUT WAIT…. THERE’S MORE! Burpees. By now Coach is encouraging me to finish under 20 minutes. I really wanted to quit at that point. There is no way I’m gonna hit that mark. I mentally fell apart. I felt every sore muscle and I let my mind focus on all the negative. I’ve never sucked so bad at doing burpees till today. Coach was really trying to get me to focus and although I finished I know I could have finished stronger and sub 20 minutes. I missed the mark though and finished 20:44. I’m having a hard time typing right NOW as a result of my shoulders being dead. I just want to lay down. Seriously! I’m thinking there may not be an Outdoor WOD tonight!

Last Night’s Outdoor WOD
Jonas bailed on me yesterday. He has this dry cough and said he wasn’t feeling well… “Mom, Can I sit this one out?” Blah Blah Blah, Yes sit this one out son. Whatever! Hahah. This was prime opportunity for me to follow suit and sit this one out right along with him. But I pressed on! I took a warm up jog around the fields (approx 5 min), then headed over to basketball courts. I just pulled this WOD out of thin air and it ended up being good work. I started at one end of the courts and did 5 burpees, ran to the other end (I was estimating this was 25yds) and did 4 burpees. I ran back and forth till I was down to 1 burpee. Not a lot I know but from there I did 10, 9, 8, etc of Butterfly Sit Ups in the same pattern. When I got down to 1, I then finished with push ups starting at 6. All said and done I did 15 burpees, 55 Sit Ups, 21 Pushups and Ran 475 yds with a time of 7:55. Finished off with a short run back to my chair and I felt good! Woooo!

Like I just said there probably won’t be a 2nd workout today but ya never know. I’m a crazy one and I just might not be able to help myself. I enjoy working out but I’m ok with it. There are worse things I could be doing!

Anyhoo…. have a FAB TUESDAY! Challenge yourself to do something new, try a new food, run a little farther. Go outside your comfort zone! BE AWESOME!

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