08 March 2014

Crossfit Open 14.2

When this WOD came out on Thursday I was a little excited. Not that I was going to crush it or anything, but that it was doable. I was hoping to get 2 rounds done. Okay, the WOD:

0-3 minutes
2 rounds:
10 overhead squats
10 chest to bar
3-6 minutes
2 rounds:
12 overhead squats
12 chest to bar
6-9 minutes
14 overhead squats
14 chest to bar

Adding 2 reps every 3 minutes until you can not finish 2 rounds in the 3 minutes.

When I saw the WOD on Thursday, my thoughts were - I can do this. I can do overhead squats, though they are tough with my knee and my shoulder. Because I'm 55 I get to do the jumping chest to bar. Totally thought I could do that. Boy, was I wrong. Got to the box and warmed up, tried a few overhead squats, knew they would be hard but also knew I could do them. Tried the jumping chest to bar, and could not even get close. Ugh!! I could just not jump high enough. I tried and tried and tried and could not get one. Oh well, I have it my all and only got 10 reps. Oh well, just another thing to work on.......

02 March 2014

Left it all at the box

Yesterday, after I did 14.1, I toyed with the idea of redoing it again today to try and better my score. I was going back and forth between doing it or not doing it....Then I woke up this morning. Everything hurts. My quads, hamstrings, traps, triceps. Every. Thing. So if there was any question about whether I gave 14.1 everything I had, the answer is yes I did. I would not be able to do any better today and in fact would probably do a lot worse. So there will be no redo of 14.1 for me.

I will instead be working on school work. Yesterday's time management post got me to thinking about how best to stay on top of all this work. Since I do most of my work on the weekends, I can just shift from working on the assignments the weekend they are due to working on them the weekend before they are due. That way, most of the work will get done before they are due. If any problems or questions come up, I have all week to figure it out. And then I can look at it a few times before I turn it in. So that will be my goal and it starts today. Yesterday I did some work, today I will do some more. I want to get all three discussion posts written today and ready to post. Some things, like a pretest I have to take, I can not do until tomorrow when class officially starts. But everything else I can start on now. That is the plan. If I do that I should have a whole lot less stress about the work load.

Now I'm off to start my work.

Monsoon season has arrived

and we got our first rain yesterday. Actually, it's still raining a little this morning. It wasn't a lot of rain, but it was rain....