Oh my gosh. Years ago, like way more than twenty, I could jump rope fairly well. I could one foot, two foot, run up and downhill while jumping, criss-cross, boxer step, and alternate feet jumping, heel touch, jack jump, and sissor jump too. Now, I am happy to just keep the rope turning after years of inactivity.
In 2014, when I started at 26.2 CrossFit, jumping ropewell again became my goal. Here I am four years later and I still stink at it, in my mind. What is worse is I still have never done a proper double under. Honestly, I am happy if I can string 30 consecutive jumps together with a speed rope. Granted, I had three, yes 1 – 2 – 3, foot injuries this year so that has slowed my progress down but that is no excuse.
This year I discovered CrossRope. Picking up the Limited Edition Heavy Set and falling in love with it (having not yet jumped with Brunhilda – rolling my eyes) I ordered the complete serious of ropes with an extra set of handles. And finally, over all of my injuries, I have made it through this, my first Jump Rope Performance Challenge, except for….
Last night Coach Charles posted the WoD for today and I got so excited about it because three of the four MetCons are things I love to do!
1 mile run for time
200 DU’s for time
2000 m row for time
50 cal bike for time
Any order. Just get er done!
The order I chose to follow was how it came up on WoDify:
RUN: The only adaptation for me was I pushed Charlie R. in his stroller while running. He did not really slow me down that much since I Granny-shuffle anyway. Probably I could have walked it faster but he seemed to enjoy my speed as I went down the hills… both ways…
The amazing thing was my desire to run today. All I could keep thinking about was how shocked my Teammates from 26.2 CrossFit would have been to see the fire in my soul for running today. And it really made me happy to know that running is part of me now.
ROW: Yeah Baby! It is definitely my passion.
BIKE: Meh. Not my favorite, especially after pushing the stroller and then rowing. But I did not die so all is well.
DOUBLE UNDERS: These I cannot do yet, so stick with Single Unders. I dread having to double the count so use a CrossRope 1/2 pound rope to justify sticking with the 200 count. Using the heavier CrossRopes is going to pay off soon, I hope!
I am always the last to finish whatever it is to be done. Today was no different. But I was so excited to do each MetCon as best I could and that is what I did. Today was simply a #BestWoDDayEver at Guns Out CrossFit in Montgomery, Alabama.
Thanks to all of my teammates and my especially to my Coach, Happy Birthday Charles, for the encouragement to keep going and Git ‘er done!
I went for a follow up X-ray on my toe. The Doc seemed pleased with how well I am healing up. He told me I will have some continued swelling for a bit longer but things were looking really good. He said I needed to work and stretch the toe.
That was great to hear but he said I cannot start jumproping for an additional two weeks. A bit of a bummer to hear but hey, two weeks baby, and I am back working to get that double under with my CrossRope ropes!
At least I wear a matching set of normal sandals now!
P.S. Here is the correct numbering of articles written for this 365 Challenge: