It Starts With Burpees

I like it when the WOD starts with burpees.  You get the worst part out of the way first.  And then you’re wasted for the rest of the workout!  Woohoo!

Just kidding.  That’s not a woohoo.  That’s a grrrrr.

Today’s WOD was one of those busy ones that has a lot going on.  Not a lot of information to keep track of, it wasn’t complicated or anything… just busy.

Three rounds.  Ten minutes each.  Work on every other minute.

  1. 10 burpees, 10 wall balls, 10 med ball cleans
  2. 20DU/30 singles, 10 situps, 10 ball slams
  3. 10cal (men)/8cal (women) row, 10 KB swings, 10 box jumps

I’m definitely one of those people who likes to get the hard or unpleasant stuff out of the way first.  I’ve done that ever since I was a kid–if I have a list of tasks or activities, and I don’t have to do them in any particular order, I will always, always do them in order from most suck to least suck.  So yay, my group got to start with burpees!

I would have happily saved Round 2 for last, because that one was a breeze, but oh well.  Can’t win everything.

I also can’t do All The Burpees yet.  I was working out next to a sprightly high school boy; he was down and up and down and up like a superball.  I felt more like a hacky-sack.  A sweaty, 32-year-old, huffin, puffin hacky-sack.  After the first two sets, I brought it down to 5 burpees and felt much better.

So.  I scaled my burpee reps, and I also opted to step rather than jump on my box.  I’m still a little scared of box jumps, especially when it’s at the end of a WOD and my heart is leaping out of my chest and Coach didn’t drag out the little baby 12″ box for me.  Lately I’ve been fine on a 14″ box, but I don’t know… it just felt really, really high this morning.  So I stepped.  I regret nothing.

So yeah, that was the WOD.  Honestly not as taxing as some Saturday WODS, but I’m okay with that.  Yesterday was quite hard enough (and it kind of buggered up my shoulder) so it’s fine.

Tomorrow: rest day.  And I need it.


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