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I Am Eeyore
And now, a re-enactment of my internal monologue at 6:15 a.m. today:
“Oh, bother. I forgot to take my Synthroid… now I can’t eat breakfast until an hour after my workout. Oh, dear. I hope my sneakers and sweatshirt are still at the gym… I can’t believe I forgot my shoes AND my jacket there yesterday. [sigh] It’s raining. We’re going to have to run in the rain.”
Seriously, you guys. I’ve been such a whiner this week.
I missed the warmup 400m run ’cause I was late, and I was threatened with a burpee punishment, but just now realized we all forgot to have me pay penance. Woot! The run ladder made the warmup fun, but I have to admit: I was really intimidated by the workout. No skill work today – just a kick-your-ass WOD. See?
5 strict chin-ups, alternating blue & green band
100m run (pose technique, recovery pace)
10 db snatches/arm, 15#
10 db thrusters, 15#
15 American db swings, 20#
My time: 28:24
I went to a very dark place during Round 3. Round 4 featured thunder and lightning! And by Round 5, the drizzle had turned to a full-on downpour.
“This seems appropriate somehow, ” I said to Matt, as the rain splattered around us. (Or, more accurately, “This [huff] seems [puff] appropriate [gasp] somehow [wheeze].”
“It just got surreal,” he replied.
I might have walked a few steps at the turn-around of a few of the running segments in Rounds 4 and 5, but I forced myself to “be aggressive” on the one-arm snatches and worked hard (really hard) on those thrusters. I give myself an A+ for relentlessness.
When I recovered from the WOD, I did the extra credit: a one-minute side plank on each side.
Then I left a giant sweat angel on the floor.
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Eeyore vs. Giant Sweat Angel 2010…LOVE IT!!! Hard WOD for sure, but you killed it, despite mother nature's sarcasm! NIce.
Gutsy Girl! Thanks for commenting. I'm really loving your blog!
Its so funny because I use Eeyore as the perfect way to describe someone that is always the downer. We have this one woman who will find the down side to EVERYTHING — And what's great about your eeyore day is you still went ahead and kicked ass — that's what matters really!
Thanks, Steph! I'm STILL battling an Eeyore vibe, but I'm trying to keep it to myself 🙂