I can rest when I want to…

… I can leave all my cares behind.

I enjoyed Wednesday’s WOD, but was nonetheless somewhat sore yesterday. This didn’t prevent me from meeting with GF and working on power cleans and push jerks. As always, I gained much from the experience.

I worked out after coaching the 8:30 session this morning, and for the first time in as long as I can remember I began my workout with skill building. I practiced thrusters, cleans, and push jerks, keeping the weights relatively light and focusing specifically on form. I then completed today’s programmed strength.

Power clean
5 reps @ 75% of 1RM
5 reps @ 80%
5 reps @ 85%

I completed sets @ 110, 115, & 125#. Never did my feet leave the ground.

I then reviewed butterfly pull-ups, and gave them a try. And succeeded. Once I discovered the sequence and then let it happen it, well, happened. Not that I don’t need to practice and gain muscle memory, however.

10-min AMRAP
30 double unders
10 power snatches, 65#

First, I should’ve gone heavier with power snatches, as with improved form the weight felt too light. I nonetheless completed 1 rep at a time, focusing on form. Yup, I know it’s a metcon and it’s supposed to be completed quickly. Yup, that didn’t stop me from slowing down a bit.

I did complete double unders quickly, and completed 3 of the rounds unbroken. Wow. I didn’t realize how difficult double unders would be doing power snatches. My legs felt like lead. I completed 5 rounds + 21 double unders.

I had a moment of panic this morning, and I’m not quite sure why. I’ve been exceedingly busy, often working (coaching, programming, blogging, updating files, etc.) from 5:30 am to 8 pm, with but a short break to walk Luke and, if possible, grab an afternoon power nap. With the exception of July 4, when I was ill, I haven’t had a day off since our Grand Opening back in April. That’s more than a half a year without a day off and/or away from CFS. It’s not even that I’m complaining so much as stating the obvious: I need a break. It might not be until another half of a year until I get one. And you know what? That’s okay.

Because I absolutely love what I do.


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