The CrossFit Games Open is finally coming to an end. Although it can be a ton of fun I tend to make it really anxiety ridden. I also get to see for a fact how far down the totem pole I am. Which by the way last year I was just excited to not be last in the world. But this year I took the fun out of it for me and just focused on what I lack. To make matters even worse, there wasn’t much improvement for me when reflecting back to last year. Yes I’m stronger, but not at a point I would like to be. And I’m positive I’m not faster. The upside to this disappointing 5 week journey is that I want to be not just better by next year but MUCH better. With that said I’m not delusional enough to think I’d be regionals worthy but hopefully better in general and with more skill sets!
Don’t get me wrong, the COMMUNITY is still super awesome. I love watching everyone else KILL it and it was a blast being part of the BOOM BOX Fridays where we all get together to become one big CRAZY family cheering each other on! I just know I didn’t rise to this year’s OPEN like I though I would have.
So let’s get to it, although there’s not much to report! I slept in for yesterday’s workout. It’s that cold, rainy crap that had me sleep right through my alarm! Hehe right? Totally not my fault! And this morning was my turn to attack 13.5. Well boys and girls, 13.5 was an insane crazy person’s dream nightmare brought to reality!
Complete as many rounds and reps as possible in 4 minutes of:
65 pound Thruster, 15 reps
15 Chest to bar Pull Ups
If 90 reps (3 rounds) are completed in under 4 minutes, time extends to 8 minutes.
If 180 reps (6 rounds) are completed in under 8 minutes, time extends to 12 minutes.
If 270 reps (9 rounds) are completed in under 12 minutes, time extends to 16 minutes.
FUN RIGHT???!!??? So let me break it down. I don’t have PULL UPS so I surely don’t have CHEST TO BAR PULL UPS. My score will be 15. But for putting in work purposes we less elite athletes went for an 8 minute AMRAP using modified (banded) CTB Pull Ups. That’s doesn’t really help when you are no good no matter how many bands you use. 😀
I did my 15 thrusters UNBROKEN. Woooo! And then I had approx 7:30 minutes to keep working. Welp it took me way to long to do 15 Banded CTB and I got back to Thrusters for my second round and did them in sets of 5. I was tired by then. I was mentally wasted. Got back to CTB and had several NO REPS. Only got a score of 50. Those darn CTB!
That concludes my week for now. Of course I have tomorrow’s Community WOD that I plan on attending. But we also have baseball, so we’ll see what happens. I hope you all have a great weekend! It’s supposed to be beautiful weather here in Texas! Now I go back to my regularly scheduled wodding!
On a quick note before I tell y’all to be awesome and stuff. I’m currently looking into eattoperform.com. I’m thinking about giving their suggestions a go because right now I’m stuck in this half ass clean eating mode. And if I have a plan I’m more likely to stick with it. When I did Whole30 I did amp up my fat intake and ever since then I realize I’m probably not getting enough in. So we’ll see how it goes. Now that’s really all! Go out and make your weekend AWESOME!!