NOOOO! Event 5: 1 LB DU MAX

 

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PREMIUM SET

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 rope well 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 123, 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 eyesI 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….

Tomorrow’s dreaded double under event. And with a one pound rope!

I will work to get that double under tomorrow. Yes. YES I WILL

Even if my max is one, at least I will be done. I will never quit. I will do my very best at Guns Out CrossFit

#TeamMe #TeamBooGah #GoFightWin #TeamGunsOutCrossFit 

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A Best WoD Day Ever: Don’t Hate

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! 

“Don’t Hate”
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: FullSizeRender

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. 

Yayeee!

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!  

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The Good News Is…

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! 

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P.S. Here is the correct numbering of articles written for this 365 Challenge:

365 Date Article
1 1/29/17 Just the end of the day
2 1/30/17 Family Home Evening
3 1/31/17 51 GOP votes to FULL Repeal
4 2/1/17 Thank You, Glenn Beck & The Blaze Staff
5 2/2/17 THAT BABY: Charlie R.
6 2/3/17 Do a Good Turn: Opportunities Right in the Way
7 2/4/17 Remember when Ryan said….
8 2/5/17 Positively Wonderful: Life Is Grand
9 2/6/17 We Choose Roku
10 2/7/17 Worthy of Repeated Reading
11 2/8/17 No Welching: Full Repeal and End FedED
12 2/9/17 Meaningful Work and an Authentic life
13 2/10/17 Politics: A good rule to remember
14 2/11/17 DeVos not your Cup-0-Tea? Who Cares?
15 2/12/17 14 on 15/365
16 2/13/17 Stop the Bullies: Be your own Lobbyist
17 2/14/17 Stop Stalling: Congress has the Power
18 2/15/17 Living on the Dole is not Welfare
19 2/16/17 Grandmacousin
20 2/17/17 Smells like Totalitarianism
21 2/18/17 Found a Protein Powder
22 2/19/17 A little something finds a home
23 2/20/17 Bottled Peaches and Cherries
24 2/21/17 Take the Leap
25 2/22/17 Kindness begins with…
26 2/23/17 CPAC 2017: Original Sources
27 2/24/17 Get on with Full Repeal
28 2/25/17 17.1 Masters, Scaled – Completed
29 2/26/17 Thanks but uh, No Thanks
30 2/27/17 Remember what the American people were sold: FULL REPEAL
31 2/28/17 Okay, so I have a counting problem…
32 3/1/17 Sebastian Gorka can #FrameTheDebate
33 3/2/17 Thinking of David H. Hackworth
34 3/3/17 Pay through the nose
35 3/4/17 Get in the Game: It makes a difference
36 3/5/17 My friend, the Hockey Puck Maker
37 3/6/17 Yes, I did 17.2 Twice!
38 3/7/17 Ryanocare: So mad I could spit!
39 3/8/17 Revolt and FULL Repeal, Basta!
40 3/9/17 Melinda’s Marvelous Moving Sale
41 3/10/17 Speaker Ryan: Talk Less. Do More
42 3/11/17 17.3 WoD today and only today
43 3/12/17 If you only knew how many things…
44 3/13/17 CrossWriting: Forging Elite Cerebrations
45 3/14/17 Stinkin’ flu bug 2017 and other illnesses
46 3/15/17 Let Ryanocare Die an Ignominous Death
47 3/16/17 47 on 48 …
48 3/17/17 Motives and Priorities
49 3/18/17 The Spirit of Guns Out CrossFit
50 3/19/17 Guns Out CrossFit Bowling Team
51 3/20/17 17.4 is did, done and over!
52 3/21/17 Part 1: Bill Posey’s 2017 Constituent Survey
53 3/22/17 Part 2: Bill Posey’s 2017 Constituent Survey
54 3/23/17 A Series on Healthcare by Glenn Beck
55 3/24/17 What will Speaker Ryan do next?
56 3/25/17 Nancy’s Social Folly: Obamacare
57 3/26/17 Whenever I hear the song of a bird…
58 3/27/17 A stinkin’ blackout
59 3/28/17 #DailyDana #SassyWithMassie #GetTheBlaze
60 3/29/17 Download FREE Educational Serials
61 3/30/17 Now Hear This, GOP Fauxnies
62 3/31/17 Healthcare: Know the History then Teach Others
63 4/1/17 S2 of The Relative Race
64 4/2/17 Improve myself each day
65 4/3/17 Another day, another Cross-What?
66 4/4/17 “Murph” is just around the corner
67 4/5/17 Check out the #PRINCEofPeace
68 4/6/17   Friday WOD 4/7/17 and Part 2: Friday WOD 4/7/17
69 4/7/17 First Day with CrossRope… and Johnny meets Brunhilda
70 4/8/17 Kong’s ROOT Salon: Slaying my hairs
71 4/9/17 Jesus Christ: Easter Week
72 4/10/17 Zabars! Yep. Zabars!
73 4/11/17 Remington Carriage Museum
74 4/12/17 Think Tank, Drive Thru History and More!
75 4/13/17 A lovely service: Maundy Thursday
76 4/14/17 Today’s Golden List
77 4/15/17 Playing Catch-up: Toxic Tuesday Group
78 4/16/17 A lovely Easter Sabbath
79 4/17/17 Food: The struggle is real
80 4/18/17 ACA/AHCA: “The power to tax is the power to destroy”
81 4/19/17 Fittz Meals: Salmon for Lunch
82 4/20/17 Murph 2017: I am registered!
83 4/21/17 Oh no! Not the shoe!?
84 4/22/17 A day missed posting. Arghhh!
85 4/23/17 S2:E7 Relative Race
86 4/24/17 A Stinkin’ CR and Full Repeal Debate
87 4/25/17 Oh those dancing Chimpanzees
88 4/26/17 In the beginning and in the end PUH-LEASE, Frame the Debate for Full Repeal
89 4/27/17 Update to Puh-lease, #FrameTheDebate for #FullRepeal
89a 4/27/17 FAB interview: Mark Sanford – NOT Repealing Obamacare
90 4/28/17 Jim DeMint is My Hero
91 4/29/17 An International Food Fest at MAFB
92 4/30/17 Caleb and his Eagle Scout Court of Honor
93 5/1/17 Oh yeah. The powder is dry…
94 5/2/17 Pulling my Heritage Donation is Good News for…
95 5/3/17 Liars, Progressives, and OmnibusHell vs the Consistent Conservative: Jim DeMint
96 5/4/17 What a stinkin’ week in D.C.
97 5/5/17 So excited about GofG vol. 2
98 5/6/17 Homeschool Fun with Granny Jo
99 5/7/17 Unmarred by Earthly Care
100 5/8/17 The Debacle: Still working through it
101 5/9/17 Yes. We are Groot
102 5/10/17 Know what the Elites are reading?
103 5/11/17 Like John Wayne in the house
104 5/12/17 Happy Mother’s Day: Yes. I am thrilled for you and your day
105 5/13/17 Yes, I am Groot.
106 5/14/17 Fantastic Speakers at Church for Mother’s Day
107 5/15/17 Sorting through the news chaos
108 5/16/17 Chocolate Vanquishes Chaos
109 5/17/17 My little Charlie R.

Another day, another Cross-What?

After three years of not being able to do double unders I have no idea what possessed me to get into some crazy jump rope scheme.

Yes. Having lost my mind, I ordered the CrossRope Killer set, the LIMITED EDITION HEAVY ROPE SET.

No, I could not merely begin with the STARTER SET. Noooo. That would be the sensible thing to do.

The good news is there is help with starting as a beginner on heavy ropes here: 

Wish me happy hopping and joyous jumping. 

 

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