Seriously folks, I was in bed last night, moments before falling asleep and I had an itch on my back. Of course I went to itch it but when I did, I felt like I broke a rib when I reached around to get that itch. It freakin hurt! So I laid there hoping it was a temporary pain but it looks like it was sticking around. After about 10 minutes of not moving my dumb butt was going to try and roll over on my side of said hurt rib and I about died. This is no bueno. But I’m thinking there’s not much I can do but try and sleep. I’d find a comfortable position, then roll over and be stuck short on breath. I don’t think I actually broke a rib but I feel I pulled something.
Woke up this morning and it still hurts. Why am I so fragile all of a sudden? Can I just be 21 again and be invincible? Please!
Despite traffic woes, I made it home in time to cook dinner for the fam and hit up the 7pm class at the BOOM Box. And I totally had spaced on the WOD and forgot there was RUNNING involved. Yay!
Skill: 10 min Handstand practice
No handstands for me. Instead PISTOLS was my skill work. I’m weaksauce and fear I will never have a pistol
MetCon: 3 rounds of 400 m run and 15 Squat Clean Thrusters 135/95
I’m finally happy to have a busted up wrist. SQUAT CLEAN THRUSTERS are NO JOKE! I was charged with plain ol’ Front Squats. And I was not looking forward to the run. Oh how I envy you cold weather runners. I see you merrily running along when I’m driving to and from work. But it’s so cold. And I don’t like running.
I start off for my first 400 and I’m feeling ok. Until I realize my face might freeze off. But it didn’t feel so bad. I almost made the whole 400 before walking but fell short. Got back inside with thoughts of 8 and 7 for my squats, but reality set in and I did 3 sets of 5 at 75lbs. 10 more lbs than I worked with a few WODs ago. I still am uncomfortable not being able to rack the bar with my hands. By my second and third round my runs got slower but I feel I knocked out the squats at a better pace. Time: 15:44.
I wasn’t sure how mobile I would be with my “broken” rib. After some warming up, which helped I was able to do most everything we worked on. Warming up with the PVC was limited and squatting in general was uncomfortable, but nothing I could work through.
Skill: Snatch 20 min emom; Odd minutes: squat, Even minutes: power
My modifications was working the Power Snatch technique with the PVC. I’m happy my wrist can go overhead into snatch position. As much as I struggle with this lift, I’m still looking forward to using a real bar with some weight.
For the Odd minutes I worked on Deadlifts with Snatch grip. I worked up to 115lbs. Too bad my actual snatch is not this. I know in theory it should be but I scared.
MetCon: 10 min AMRAP of 5 Burpees, 10 KB swings, 15 Jumping air squats
For burpess, I did the good ol’ flat left hand and fist right hand. My poor knuckles hate me. I had ZERO idea of how many rounds I’d complete but Coach T had a nice idea for counting rounds. He threw out some cones and lined them up. As I completed a round I would just kick the cone. Pretty nifty I think. Better than chalk or walking over to the white board.
Of course the first round was great. Then I was pretty much mentally done. Fortunately I just kept chipping away. Sometimes slow, sometimes with conviction. My legs and hips were smoked pretty fast and I struggled most with Jumping Air Squats. Final: 6 rounds + 5 burpees + 8 KB Swings.
That’s all I got for the now. I’m feeling good about staying consistent as far as workouts go, now if I could just get my eating on lockdown. I’m still on the lookout for a chef to cook all my meals and of course be FREE. Hahaha. I wish. I guess that’s me. I have to get motivated to cook GOOD CLEAN FOODS regularly. When I do cook, it tends to be clean. But there hasn’t been much cooking going on for myself Hope you all have a Happy Wednesday. Be AWESOME!