Happy birthday to my partner in crime, my bestie that convinced me to try Crossfit in the first place!
In honor of her, I agreed to visit her box and do her birthday workout with her tonight. Little did I know that she’s a freaking SADIST and requested KAREN (that’s 150 wall balls for time kids!) as her birthday workout!
I still love her, but will think again when I promise a sweat sacrifice as a birthday gift.
Warm Up: Pretty standard. This is probably the coldest day of the whole winter so far in Florida, so even after the warm up, I wasn’t even close to warm.
SWOD: Snatch 5×3
We did a pretty extensive snatch warm up with the PVC pipe and the empty bar to make sure we were really ready for this.
5×3 @ 33 lbs
I did a few of them as full squat snatches, but was having trouble getting my balance. Obviously, I haven’t been to Crossfit in over a month and didn’t want to overdo it my first day back, so I changed to power snatches and added and OHS to work on my stability.
WOD: Karen 150 wall balls for time
Time: 15:50ish at 120 wall balls- 90 with 15 lbs slam ball, 30 with 10 lbs slam ball
So I had every intention of doing this with a 10 lbs ball, as I know I’ve lost a lot of fitness from being out AND being sick for so long. Unfortunately, there weren’t enough 10 lbs balls to go around, and there were folks far newer than me who needed and wanted the lighter weight. I decided to be a good sport, but by about 60 reps in my legs were literally giving out.
I knew I wasn’t going to be able to finish this workout. I hate to say that, but physically I was not able to do it. My legs were shaking so bad by around the 100 rep mark I was doing singles and failed reps stuck at the bottom of the squat and unable to stand up.
When the birthday girl finished, I called it. With 30 reps left to go.
I would be lying if I said I wasn’t a bit disappointed, but I know that I gave it all that I had.
Now to foam roll myself so that I can walk, and WOD, again by Monday!