A week off and a #FightGoneBad

A couple of weeks ago I planned to take a week off from working out to just give my body time to recuperate. Doing CrossFit three times a week and then adding in two or three rowing sessions for the last two months on top of volunteering as a server at the local VFW Friday night dinners was taking a bit of a toll on me. Plus, I had several things happen that required repairs around the house so needed to be home and ready to deal with service calls.

Monday we did Michael (Time), in honor of Navy Lieutenant Michael McGreevy, 30, of Portville, NY, who was killed in Afghanistan June 28 2005.

3 Rounds for time of:
800m Run
50 Back Extensions
50 Sit-ups

Of course I always modify the workouts due to some physical limitations. Rowing instead of a run, I do Good Mornings using a 15# bar and an Ab-Mat for Sit-ups. Even with modifications, my time was pretty good for me after a week off of eating, sleeping, and being a bum. I finished in 33:27 with enough energy to row an additional 1000m for a cool down.

But then there was today. It was an AccuWeather.com RealFeel of 81F with 95% humidity. My 500m warm-up row felt like it would never end. The stretches and movements to prep for the workout felt like I was moving in a dream. You know, that slo-mo thing in the brain? It was like my body was moving long before my brain caught up to what I was doing. And it was like that the entire morning. Worst FGB since I started CrossFit.

Three rounds of:
Wall-ball Shots (Reps), 20#
Sumo deadlift high-pull (Reps),  75#
Box Jumps, 20″  (Reps)
Push-press (Reps), 75#
Row (Calories)
1-minute rest

Yeah. Mine did not look like video linked above. (Not even close.) Still, I fought my way through it, m-o-d-i-f-i-e-d. That’s my style. I’m the #ModifyTheWodifyGirl. I used a 10# WB and a bench because I still do not have full range of squat motion. My SDLHP and PP were merely 25# even though I can go 35# on a SDLHP. The Box Jumps are not there yet so I do 16 inch step ups. The Row, well, that turned out fairly well in the end as my saving grace.

Truly today was the ugly WoD. It definitely was my #FightGoneBad. But I am glad I stayed the course for it was an effectual struggle.

God is Great. Life is Grand. No struggle is in vain. It’s all good.