It’s Games Week!
I’m no pro and I love a good challenge. Challenges that have you cursing you and your bright idea to take on such a task BUT when it’s all over, I’m tellin ya, best feeling ever.
I’ll never make it to the Games, or even Regionals. (definitely not with this attitude anyway) But I wanted to do as many of the Games WODs as I could now that I have a kick ass garage gym with just about everything I need. It’s a work in progress, but dang the hubs did a fantastic job!
Here is how it went down:
Day 1, August 1, 2018:
IE1: CRIT – 10 laps on a Bike, each lap being 1,200m. PASS. Not only do I not have a bike but I can’t think of anything to modify and make it even remotely close. So I’ll skip it.
IE2: 30 MU. Given I don’t have a (bar) muscle-up anymore, 30 wasn’t going to happen. So I opted for 30 chest to bar. To my disappointment on the very first one, I’m feeling sore and weak. So 30 pullups it is. Time: 3:34 *note to self, get chalk ASAP*
IE3: CrossFit Total (1RM Back Squat, Shoulder Press and Deadlift). This I was going to have to do from the ground because I have no rig. I knew it was going to be short and relatively light but I didn’t think it was going to be THIS light. 115#, 85# and 185# respectively. Da Fuq?!?
Ok fine, whatever. Moving on.
IE4: Marathon Row. Castro, you funny! Oh hell nah. Instead, I took the endurance WOD from @TheCrossFitBox. 8 Rds of 800m run, 80 DU and 20 burpees with a 1 hour time cap. Ho…..ly…..nope, couldn’t finish. In fact, I stopped sweating and my face was feeling funky. In the 4th 800m run, my !#?#$ timer stopped. Either way, at the hour I was just shy of 7 rounds; 6 rounds + 890 reps.
When I came inside, my husband had made chili. I can’t help but laugh. I ate it…and prayed.
See my friend Batilda? She keeps me company when I workout during the day then vanishes into the night…..
Day 2, August 2, 2018:
I PR’ed rest day!
Day 3, August 3, 2018:
“The Battleground”. That sure isn’t happening either. How am I supposed to transform my backyard into an obstacle course? I guess with some money and extra muscle I could. But I have this thing called a full time job so I’ll have to skip this one. Instead I did a quick AMRAP from a local box
16 Wall(less) Balls 14#
3 rds + 23
By the 3rd round I was slipping off the bar. I had absolutely no grip either with bare hands or with my bear grips. I ignored my “note to self” on day one to get the goddamn chalk! So I switched over to pushups and abmat with the 14# med ball.
In an effort to keep with the “Battleground” theme, I took the CompTrain WOD for today and added battle ropes for cardio instead of an assault bike. *note to self, get an Assault Bike*
3 rds of:
20 Deadlift 155#
1 minute battle ropes
20 Hang DB reverse lunges (30’s)
1 minute battle ropes
And of course that’s not all. Had to throw at least one more in there.
“Fibonacci” 6 minute time cap
Double KB Deadlift
lunge 89′ with 2 KB OH (35’s)
So this one was easy to modify:
#30 DB OH lunge to end of gravel driveway and back
That one took a little time because I struggle with my HSPU….and got a busted blood vessel around my eye as a result. But hey, I did it.
Tomorrow is Saturday. Not sure how it’s going to go down since the little dude is home with me all day. But let’s find out.
Aaaaaand, good night.