Thursday, May 7, 2009

Nothing Was As Bad As You Thought It Was

WOD for 5-6-2009

10 Rounds for Time:
10 ring dips
10 pull ups

Seeing this workout on the website I could feel pain in my hands, and I hadn't done anything yet. I knew I could do it, I just didn't know how long it would take me especially with this whole new Chest to Bar thing. I can do a few chest to bar, but 100? I began by using the blue band. That lasted one whole round. Then I switched to the Green Band....and that lasted a whole one round. So, I did the last 8 rounds with the green and blue band. By using two bands, it makes me feel like I am going backwards in my progress. Sure, if we only had to do 30 pull ups, I probably could have just used the Green band after doing ring dips. But after a few rounds, my arms were shot. And it wasn't going to be getting any easier. Granted, with CrossFit, I guess you don't want things to be too easy or you wouldn't get a good workout. I couldn't move my arms for an hour after this workout. Driving is a challenge when your arms feel like jello.

Something that I do like that we are adding to the workouts is a partner or a counter. Sandy, you helped push me through this workout. There was a few times, like around Round 7 and 8, that I really wanted to stop. But I didn't. You really helped keep me motivated and gave me the strength to finish!

Diet for Yesterday:
Breakfast: egg whites, 1 piece of bacon, strawberries, 6 almonds
Lunch: Salad, 3 pieces of chicken with some kind of thick sauce (very tasty, but not sure if it was Zone approved), 2 pieces of ham, 1/2 c sweet potato, 4 almonds
Dinner: 3 pieces of turky, an orange, 7 cashews, glass of milk
Total Water Intake: 2L

Currently Listening to: "Smile For the Camera" by Armor For Sleep

1 comment:

  1. Awesome job on the chest-to-bar pull-ups! I know what you mean about feeling like you're going backward because I have to use the green band for those. So until I'm off the bands (if ever!), I think I'm going to stick with regular blue band pull-ups, then hopefully move to red, and not worry about C2B unless that's the workout.