It *Looked* Like Fun

I told Dave it was going to be fun. I didn’t intend for that to be a lie. But you know how it is: sometimes the WODs that look the most fun on paper are the toughest in reality.

Or maybe it was just my dumpling backlash.

Whatever it was, this morning’s Saturday morning outdoor play time was fun only in that “Man! This hurts, but I know I’ll feel good when it’s over.” way.

2X 10 pushups + 10 squats + 10 rotations
high knees, butt kicks, punter kicks, arm circles

Team WOD
walking lunges + 490m lap around the park
throw the kettlebell + 490m lap around the park
walk + 490m lap around the park
walking lunges + 490m lap around the park

Here’s how it worked:
I started with walking lunges while Dave took off to run the loop around park. When he got back to me, we high-fived, then I took off on the run, while he did walking lunges.

The next round required us to heave the 16kg kettlebell as far as we could, then scurry to it, pick it up, and throw it again… while the other person ran around the park. Then we switched.

The round three walk was a nice break for the walker, but required the runner to actually do about 1.5 laps to catch the walker. I begged Dave with my mind to walk very, very slowly.

The last round of walking lunges + running was pretty much miserable. By then I was super sweaty and feeling like the sun was trying to kill me, and my legs were screaming insults at me. (Turns out they’re lodging a formal complaint with the management… something about 175 air squats and 150 walking lunges on consecutive days being against union rules…)

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  • Miss B says:

    I just have one thing to say about that WOD "OUCH"!

  • jencereghino says:

    I'm confused…what part of that WOD ever "looked like fun"!? 🙂

  • Melissa 'Melicious' Joulwan says:

    Jen –> I *think* I was tricked by the "partner WOD" idea… and I always think "I'm good at walking lunges" because my Derby legs mean I can do them for a good long time. What I always forget is that yes, I can do them a lot, but they're still wicked hard!