Who Would’ve Thought…

I know I may have said it before, but it’s amazing how
quickly things add up. It seems like just yesterday that I started this blog as
I tried to stick to P90X as a way to lose weight and get healthy. It was a
means for me to remain accountable and to share a bit of this journey, both the
highs and the lows (and as you may have guessed I’m not a big emotional
‘sharer’). Over the last few years I’ve tried my hand at lots of things,
snowboarding, cycling, running, P90X, but it seems fitting that post 700 is
about a day doing the thing that has changed my life. A normal Monday, sweating
it out with my family @CrossFitCanuck.
Warm-up
400m Run
3 Rounds of
15 Beat Swings
15 Push-ups
15 Squats
As I took off on my Run, my legs were decidedly unhappy.
This was not the ‘easy’ motion of the bike and they were stiff from 300KM over
the last 7 days. I was nervous about even coming in tonight, but a response
from Jillian stated that without a doubt I should show up (in hindsight, I
really wasn’t looking for any other answer, just a gentle nudge). I did make
one concession, I wouldn’t be lifting heavy as we were entering our final round
of Texas. 6 minutes, lifting every 90 seconds with my Back Squat buddy
@SarahBassels lifting 165lbs. Oh, did I mention it was 5 reps? Well it was and
it got heavy very quickly. Still having some footing issues, but new lifters
will have to wait. We followed that up with a 5 minute EMOM of HSPU. Since I’m
still nursing the shoulder, I’m going off the box until I get results of my
MRI.
WOD (20 minute CAP)
From 0 to 6 minutes
64 Pull-ups
8 OHS (@205lbs)
From 6 to 20 minutes
200 Single Skips
50 Kettlebell Swings (@50lbs)
25 Thrusters (@95lbs)
I finished 28 Pull-ups in the first section. My shoulder was
tired, but in a sweltering box I worked as hard as I could. Based on the
debacle during my last DU session (almost took out my eye), I took Coach Z’s
(@zlreyes) offer of singles. The Kettlebell Swings were back to an easier
weight and the Thrusters felt reasonably good. I finished the second part in
8m28s. The #530Crew all finished under the CAP and even in the heat (or
fighting the Rope).
Cash-out
3x400m Run
3x250m Row
Sluggish is the only way to describe my attempt at running
today. My legs felt like lead, but I slugged it out to make sure the work was
done.  The Rows were less stressful, but
still not as easy as they normally are. I thought that I was going to let my
evening stand here, but I could hear the words of Dr. Spin reverberating in my
head. Stretch.
BWOD
Glute Stretch
Hip Stretches
Back Stretch
Not a lot of stretching to be sure, but some is better then
none. Still being somewhere between Europe and Eastern time zones, I was still
pretty messed. Tuesday is a recovery day and I hope that I will be back to
normal by the time Wednesday rolls around.
Thank you for following this journey,
Beez

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