Where I try to catch up.

That’s probably worthless and boring, but I’ll add hit some high and low points in the last couple of weeks.

Non workout related: the maps people are making on FB of the states they’ve visited make me laugh. Many people are counting states they’ve driven through, on their way to visit another place. The people who are NOT doing those maps? My runner friends who are chasing 50-States status. Like my friend who has done a marathon in all 50 states, 3 times. I’ve been keeping a map of the states I’ve done marathons in for 5-7 years now. So, I will not be participating, but you can check my map that I keep here! (I’ve visited far more states than I’ve run in, btw)

Good stuff: great workouts until about a week ago, Thurs?.  I even was FIRST female in the gym ranking on 11/6! So cool! Of course it was a moderate weight, long workout, with running. Right up my alley. Or, trailer park. (The term du jour is “wheelhouse.” I loathe the term. So, when someone uses it, I reply with, “Oh your trailer park?” Yes. Yes, I do.)
Anyway…
10 rounds (for 10 years), of 11 air squats, 6 hang cleans, then 2004 m run.

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image(10/27) We did Helen too. I love Helen. I am at least 2+ min slower than my PR. 😦 My pullups need some work, and my engine could be a little stronger, but I’ll get there.

imageSpeaking of working on pullups, a week later we did this killer WOD. It was a LOT of push jerks and pullups. It was a miracle my hands didn’t rip and I’m so glad I did it Rx.
For the 2 of you that care, that’s 10, 9, 8…1 of push jerks, and 2, 4, 6…20 pullups.

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knot in my back hurt, stopped at 6rds instead of 7.

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Veterans Day: 3 Wise Men. Named after the 3 Wise brothers, 2 of whom died in combat. 3 WODS.

THE WISE BROTHERS.

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What I wore on Veterans Day. Tights are black camo.

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Painful 3-6-9 workout of hang cleans, burpees, and squats. 18 solid rounds though!

That’s enough “catching up”. The last time I blogged workouts was the end of Oct. That’s too many days. Moving on.

The not-so-good: I slept wrong on Wednesday night. Or had poor posture. Or both. I don’t know. I felt a knot in my shoulder and it was uncomfortable. It got worse as the day went on. Friday, I was pretty miserable. I went to the gym thinking I could roll it out on the lacrosse ball, heavy duty foam roller, and other Mobility WOD torture toys. I couldn’t lift my arm, I had shooting pain up my neck. I was nauseated.
Unsuccessful (multiple) calls to my massage therapist, and no ART practitioners were open on the weekend.
Let’s just say I spent the weekend doing a recovery WOD:
hot pad on the floor.
Lax ball.
Epsom bath.
Stretching.
Sleep.
Repeat.
Repeat.

Tuesday (yesterday) and I went to the gym as I was feeling more functional. Spent many minutes on the Mobility ball. Did a scaled workout. Felt ok. The knot is still there, but it’s tolerable. I have the number of a masseuse the women at the gym recommended.
Scaled workout: 3 rounds of 50 double unders, 10 power snatch (45lbs). Time: 16:15.

I leave you with this funny. I was thinking about providing a fun little snapshot at the end of the blog, sort of like Anderson Cooper’s Ridiculist.

Would have been wrong to hit this car? I think this is even worse than taking up two spaces. Let’s just park right in the driving lane, shall we?
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