Mad Skillz

I’ll occasionally post blog for public consumption. Enjoy! And you’re welcome.

I slept until 8, which isn’t that unusual. (Keep in mind that I was wide awake @ 4:30 most each and every day for the last 5 years that we lived in Apex and I owned CFS.) Jeff surprised me by joining Luke and me for our morning walk around Carrier Park. Yay!

I was feeling a little sore after yesterday’s 45-minute metcon, and had almost talked myself into resting today. I knew my time was going to be limited, as we were meeting Brian and Danielle for lunch, so I decided to work on skills. And am I glad that I did!

Vertical ring hold
Establish max time

My goal was 2:30, 15 seconds more than current PR. And I got it. My forearms were on fire. And I don’t know that I could’ve held the hold for any longer.

Windshield wipers

I completed 15 unbroken reps. Could I have done more? Yes, but today was about form and control.

L-sit pull-ups

I completed 5 strict and unbroken. Six might’ve been too much. I recorded, and am pleased to say that I maintained L, i.e., legs didn’t drop below parallel.

V-sit ring pull-ups

Why V instead of L? Because the lever is different for rings, folks. Yup, strict and unbroken, with rings touching chest.


What? A headstand? Yup, my first attempt since ACDF surgery well over a year ago. I held for about 15 or so seconds, and with no neck pain.

Crow pose

What? Crow pose? Yup, again, my first attempt since well over a year ago. Not only was I able to hold for about 30 seconds, I was also able to spring back to strict plank.

Parallette HSPU

I had the confidence to attempt what is always a difficult movement. It took me a couple of tries to kick my legs up to the wall (with elbows locked, of course), but I was able to complete rep on first attempt. I was stoked, I tell you, stoked.

Run to end of driveway and back (about 30m to end of driveway)
Strict parallette pass through(s)

Pass through consists of strict plank, strict pushup with chest to hands, jump through to strict pike with hips extended, dip, return to pike, kick legs back to strict plank. Uhm, and on parallettes. That shit’s though.

Time = 11:?? 

I’m too lazy to walk to the garage and retrieve piece of paper listing time, so there’s that.

I made homemade pretzel bites (salted as well as cinnamon and sugar) and peanut butter cookies with chocolate chips in thumbprint.


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