I was going to work out at 9:30 and even began the workout, but called it a day after a mere 2 minutes. Some days you just have to listen to your body, and today was most certainly one of those days. I went home, ate breakfast (3 pieces shy of 6 pieces of bacon minimum), took Luke for a walk, and returned to the box.

I needed to sweat.

I created my own workout.

20-min AMRAP
3 pull-overs
9 med ball cleans + tricep pushup + 180 degree twist
27 unbroken double unders

I completed 7 rounds + 12 reps. While all rounds of double unders were completed unbroken, it took me three attempts the third round, completing 12, 9, and then finally 27 reps. Dammit.

Med ball cleans + tricep pushup + 180 twists were, uhm, taxing. I ensured that I landed with feet beside med ball at completion of twist, i.e., I didn’t adjust feet.

With pull-overs I kept my hands on the bar. Whilst completing the third or fourth round I thought, “Try to string them together.” And I began attempting to do so. It wasn’t until the 8th and final round that I was able to do so, and I did a happy dance. Yay!

As the clock was counting down I set a goal to complete all 9 med ball cleans, and I did so, landing after the ninth twist just as the clock sounded. That’s 27 bar pul-overs, 72 med ball cleans + tricep pushup + 180 degree twist, and 216+ double unders.

Pull-up Rig Traverse

This was my first attempt at traversing all 70′ of the extended pull-up rig. I wore a 20# weight vest as I did so, and Deborah was kind enough to record.

This. Was. Tough.

My grip strength began to weaken and it was very difficult to keep grip on the bar. With 20′ remaining I was convinced that I was going to have to drop off of the bar. I didn’t. I was more winded after the traverse than I was after the 20-min metcon. Oh, it took me 1:14 to traverse.

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