Last night turned into Girls' Night Out at Mercer Island CrossFit.
Coach Alison was back from vacation, and the class ended up entirely female. It was so fun! I love the guys at our box - don't get me wrong. They are all super encouraging, and three of them have even helped me with flat tires! But there's a different vibe when it's just the girls...or maybe we just chat more? Anyhow, it was a TON of fun and a TON of work.
Our skill involved kettlebell swings (which I love) and box jumps (which are fun).
Oh, yeah. And double-unders. Which I hate.
Ever since I was a kid, I've liked doing things that come easily...and avoiding things that don't. CrossFit has done a lot to get me out of this mentality, but honestly I got really discouraged and frustrated last night. I feel like I've been doing CrossFit for almost nine months now...I should be able to link at least a few double-unders!!!
Coach Alison had me just focus on the "rhythm" of two single skips followed by a double under...without actually DOING the double-under. (Jump low, low, high, low, low, high.) It was really good for me because then I didn't have to focus on being annoyed with myself for tripping over the rope!
I went with the #44 on the kettlebell swings...boy do I have fun with that weight! Heavier weight on the kettlebells tends to help me get better form, because you can't just cheat and use your upper body! If you don't really drive your hips, you won't be able to get the bell up. I used the 20" box and focused on landing quietly. I'm a huge auditory person, and I love anytime I can listen to how my workout is supposed to sound to gauge if I'm doing it right!
Finally it was time for the WOD.
I originally had high hopes of RXing, but my left wrist voted against it, so we agreed together to scale the weight down to #35. I even had to have my wrist taped! Which made me feel super cool since I've never done that in a workout (or outside a workout) before.
I felt good about my time, and was really impressed with my mom! She did so well at 50 reps that Coach Allison made her do 25 more! (Lol...CrossFit reward system: you did so great on that workout - we'll let you workout some more!!!)
It was a little humbling to scale this one when I felt like I should be able to do it, but I reminded myself that getting injured now will not help me consistently RX by my birthday.
My mom gave me a ride home...where Jared had a chicken and broccolini stir fry waiting. Holy smokes - spicy and amazing!
I got a big case of Vita Coco at Costco last week and have been enjoying a glass with dinner. It's SO refreshing, and great after a hard workout. And I mooched some of Jared's wine. Probably not as great after a hard workout...but it tasted pretty darn good anyhow!
Well, happy Friday everyone! I am trying to plan my afternoon workout as well as tomorrow am. Thinking of a WOD today and just focusing on skills and strength tomorrow. Plus, I'm going indoor rock climbing with some friends tomorrow afternoon! (I hate heights...so here goes fear fighting!)
Have a great weekend!
You tell me: Do you have double-unders down yet? Have you had to tape your wrist for workouts? What are your plans for the weekend?