Pineapple right-side-up cake

Ah, CrossFit Surmount, how I missed you…

I worked out solo this afternoon, completing today’s programmed WOD. I had no predetermined strategy, as there are times when it’s best just to go based upon feeling. I should’ve, however, thought through the math. I listed all activities and reps/distance and kept track of completed reps/distance as I progressed.

10 rope climbs
25 wall climbs
50 bent over rows (95)
75 weighted jumping squats (45)
800m farmer’s carry (52/hand)
2000m row

You may complete in any order and may divide work as desired. For rowers and ropes, first come first served. Do NOT drop KBs on the ground. You are allowed one (1) barbell only. You must use barbell for weighted jumping air squats, i.e., you may not use plates, DBs, KBs, etc.

I began with a 500m row, as that’s always a good way to warm up.

I completed ropes climbs in no fewer than 2 and no more than 3 climbs, wall climbs (more in a moment) in reps of 5, and bent over rows in reps of 10.

I stripped the bar of the 25# plates after completing bent over rows and then completed weighted jumping air squats in no fewer than 10 and no more than 25 reps.

I completed what I thought were 2, 400m farmer’s carries. Uhm, yeah, so it was only 2, 200m carries. Again, more in a moment.

I finished rows in rounds of 500, 250, 500, & 250m, finishing with a row. Or so I thought. Read on.

First, about the wall crawls. I had consumed a piece of pineapple upside-down cake just prior to working out. Big mistake. I honestly thought I was going to hurl. Thank god that I have a very good gag reflex.

Okay, so upon finishing the row, I glanced at the clock and it read 29:12. But something didn’t seem right. It took me a while to realize that I had only carried the KBs 400m instead of 800m! Dammit. I then had to finish with 400m farmer’s carry. I began the farmer’s carry when the clock read 30 minutes.

My finishing time, including the 48 seconds of rest, was 35:51. Fastest time of the day. Yup, I’m that guy.


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