AMRAP: Pout, Gasp, Sweat

Question of the day: 
Is it possible to pout and complete a WOD?

Why, yes! Yes, it is.

But note: the diversion of energy to facial muscles required for pouting is not recommended. However, research shows that while one might find one’s workout more pleasant if an attempt is made to enjoy it, the damn thing does, in fact, get done, good attitude or bad.

5 sets:
1 power clean + 2 clean pull-unders
rest :30
AMRAP kipping pullups, white band + 2 negatives, 5-count on lower
rest 2:00

cleans: 45# –> Went light because of the pull-unders.
pullups: 10 – 9 – 7 – 5 – 5

5 rounds:
:30 max pushups
15 unbroken box jumps, 20″
:30 max abmat situps
10 OH walking lunges, 25# plate
rest :30
My time: 14:13

Gah! I was sure during the box jumps that I was going to eat it. I did not, which was no small relief. And pushups are still killing me. I managed only 10 per round, and they hurt, and I wanted to cry, and it was pretty unpleasant.

Monday, man.

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  • cavegirl_couture says:

    just found your site, and just wanted to say hey, since you're the only other fashion conscious crossfitting blogger ive ever come across.

    and i have done my fair share of WODs pouting. it is indeed possible. even, occasionally, preferable, though rarely.

  • Lori says:

    Just found your site as well. It's great!

    I also WOD pout and cry!

  • MelG says:

    Had a tough Monday wod too, freaking burpees bruise the insides of my kneecaps every time. I find my pouty bad attitude doesn't slow me down too much, but those days when a full blown tearfest comes on, all that sniffing, eye wiping and nose blowing, that puts some minutes on the clock. Keep kicking butt Mel!

  • Melissa 'Melicious' Joulwan says:

    cavegirl_couture & lori –> Welcome! Glad you found me and thanks for commenting. I love hearing from the readers out there! Cavegirl, I agree! Some days, the pout not only seems doable, it's 100% appropriate.

    MelG –> Hey, lady! Sorry to hear about the burpee bruises! Badges of pride, my friend. Perhaps we should have some kind of tear/sniffle/pout handicapping systems for the clock 😉