I started off on the run. I knew I could pace myself and be sure I didn’t try to go too fast and burn out. Plus, it would help warm me up. Some felt ending with the run was a better choice and started with the row. I guess that’s when it’s good we got to make our own decision.
It’s a CrossFit Tribute WOD, everything had meaning and purpose from the length of the run/row, to the number of movements and reps of each one, all the way down to the weights used. Of course I had to scale. I’m just not there yet but it didn’t take away the impact of what we were doing.
We warmed up as usual, practiced each movement, picked which weight was the best choice for us for each movement, huddled up and yelled “never forget!” and got in place to start.
When I was lined up outside to start my run, in the corner of my eye I noticed one of my fellow athletes on one knee. He had his dog chain in his hand, gave it a kiss and stood back up. For a moment I had chills, and it wasn’t just from the cooler weather.
This community is so powerful, so amazing, so inspiring.
It took me just over 30 minutes to finish. Others finished before me and others finished after me and per usual, we were there to support one another until the end.
Friday 9/5Strength: 3RM Thrusters #60WOD for time / CrossFit Team Series WOD #1:30-20-10Thrusters (35#)Chest-to-bar pull-ups (green + red – C2B and reg)Time: 7:22Saturday 9/6RestSunday 9/73 mile runMonday 9/8Back Squat 5-5-5-5-5 across: 85#WOD for time:40 Wall Balls (8#)Run 100m20 Pushups30 Wall BallsRun 200m15 Pushups20 Wall BallsRun 300m10 Pushups10 Wall BallsRun 400m5 PushupsTime: 13:47Tuesday 9/9Dead lift: 3-3-3+ : 125# (10)WOD, AMRAP in 10:00:5 Power Snatch (35#)10 Hang Power Snatch15 Knee Raises20 Box Jumps (16”)Score: 3 + 15 box jumpsWednesday 9/10EMOTM for 6:00: 5 push jerk (50#) (note: it felt SO heavy today…not enough recovery between Tuesday night and Wednesday AM WODS)WOD for time:Row 1000m100 Single Understhen, 3 rounds of:7 hang cleans (55#)14 Kettlebell swings (25#)time: 13:02?Thursday 9/11For time:2001m Row or 2001m Run11 Box Jumps11 Thrusters11 Burpee Chest to Bar Pull-ups11 Power Cleans11 HandStand Push-ups11 KB Swings11 Toes to Bar11 Deadlifts11 Push Jerks2001m Row or 2001m Run*If athletes begin the WOD with a Row, they finish with a Run and vice versaTime: 30:53
Anyway, I’m off to DesMoines this weekend for a little Blend getaway. We were supposed to be at HLS this weekend but since it was sadly cancelled, a few of us decided to get together anyway. Feel free to follow us at #blendDSMtakeover on social media.
What are your big plans for the weekend?