When we woke up this morning and looked out the window, we saw this: Smudge had this reaction. (If I'm being honest, that's pretty much...Read More
I Wish I Had Arms Like Barbie
Not because I aspire to her completely unrealistic measurements – read this entertaining piece that answers “What would a real life Barbie look like?” – but because if I had arms like Barbie, I COULD TAKE THEM OFF UNTIL THEY FEEL BETTER.
This month’s workouts at CrossFit Austin are devoted to helping us train for the testing we’ll undergo at the end of the Circle Of Awesomeness Challenge. Yesterday, we focused on movements to make us better at Fran and Fight Gone Bad.
3 snatch push press+ 3 OH squats
10-8-6-4-2 chest-to-bar kip pullups
My weights: 53 – 53 – 58 – 58 – 63
Pullups: blue band
5 push press, 55#
5 sumo deadlift high pull, 55#
My rounds: 4 + 4 + 4 + 4 + 4 + 3 + 4 = 27
That WOD looks kind of unassuming, right? Those were vicious 2-minute intervals. I felt myself just give up on round 6… I wasn’t even close to completing four sets of push press + sumos… and then before the final round, I decided there was NO WAY I wasn’t going to get four. I finished with a few seconds to spare. Just goes to show ya: the arms might want to come off, but the noggin is the boss. (Matt if you’re reading this, thanks for being my workout partner. Keeping pace with you helped me stay on track.)
I’m proud to say that I got the second-highest score for girls at RX (another girl got 32!).