The Workout of the Day is called, appropriately, “Friday the 13th”. I was a bit scared going into it, especially of the 135 lb Thrusters (Front Squat into a Push Press, for those keeping score at home), since that’s 40 lbs heavier than the thrusters in Fran, and Fran destroys me.
You see, I had intended to “warm up” at 95 lbs and then, because it was going to be so awful, simply do that for the workout. But I can’t do math at six in the morning and I grabbed two 45 lb bumper plates for my 45 lb bar. 45 plus 45 doesn’t even equal 95, so I’m not sure what I was going for.
Since the weight was there, I decided to give it a go, and what do you know, I was able to do it! I even did the WOD in sets of four, four, and then five. I had been planning on 3 + 2, but Coach Mikey talked me into 5 straight. Not that I was arguing (I was barely breathing), but his encouragement helped. So that was a PR on Thrusters in a WOD. Woot!
I also got my first jumping muscle-ups today. My arms hate me. A lot. But it was worth it. Now I just need to keep practicing them so I can get them off the ground!
- Leftover Paleo Pumpkin Chili
- Almond Butter
- Pork with bourbon mustard sauce
- Snack: 4 strawberries and some almond butter
- Chicken with Mango Chutney
- Steamed Veggies
“Friday the 13th”
13 – Pistols, Right leg (with blue band)
13 – Muscle Ups (jumping)
13 – 135# Thrusters
13 – Burpees with 1 foot Jumps
13 – Pistols, Left Leg (with blue band)
14:17, pretty slow, but I finished!
200 push-ups, which after those muscle-ups, was quite the challenge.