My laptop, on the other hand… it has kicked the bucket. Given up the ghost. Shuffled off its mortal coil. Shat the bed. Last Thursday morning, I was sitting in my chair, having my coffee, and the wheezy old thing just died in my arms. I wasn’t sorry, because the stupid thing was a piece of crap, but a new computer isn’t exactly in the budget right now. I was planning on replacing it closer to Christmastime, after I had gotten some full-size paychecks in the bank, but I guess old Delilah (that was her name) was needed in Computer Heaven sooner than that. My mom, bless her, offered to buy me a new computer. I said no… but I also said if she wanted to front the money for a new computer, I would pay her back. So that’s what happened. I have a shiny new computer and I love it–mostly just because it works properly. I’m not exactly a tech geek. (Also I’m way better at naming computers now. This one is Tits McGee.)
I’ve still been CrossFitting regularly, on our normal 5-a-week routine. I’m not going to do a full recap, because I didn’t set any PRs or anything (with the exception of my automatic-PR-by-way-of-being-the-first Cindy, which was 14 rounds + 5 reps and a skinned knee from doing girl pushups). My favorite WOD of the last week was last Friday morning. We had a mountain of lifts (or rather, an avalanche, since the rep count went down on each round. It was:
- 50 deadlifts
- 45 back squats
- 40 power cleans
- 35 push press
- 30 sumo deadlift high pull
- 25 hang cleans
- 20 front squats
- 15 thrusters
- 10 snatches
- 5 overhead squats
This was performed with a partner, so we got some rest in there, and we were able to switch off with each other however we wanted. My partner and I used a 63# bar and did sets of 10 until we got to the front squats, when we switched to sets of 5. We finished in 33:04, and were one of the very few groups in the box who were able to complete it within the 40 minute time limit. Granted, we were not doing it Rx’d; I would have been ok with the Rx weight of 75#, until I got to the snatches. Then I’d have a problem.
Speaking of problems with my snatch…
This morning was my least favorite WOD of the last week. I didn’t sleep well last night, I’m still sore from the rest of the week, I had a fairly physically-demanding week at work, and I’m pretty sure I was low on my water intake yesterday, so I was sort of doomed from the beginning. We started off with a 10-minute EMOM of 3 power snatches. My partner and I were on a 65# bar, and I could.not. put that stupid bar over my head. I could get it as high as my chin and no higher. I had no drive in my hips and I couldn’t generate any amount of shrug, not even a little bit. I was soooo tired. Coach gave me the go-ahead to do clean & jerks instead, but I was just so aggravated. After that, we did 100 burpees for time. I wish I was joking. I finished in 13:34, and I was the second-to-last finisher, but I finished. And they were good reps. And hopefully that means neither snatch nor burpee will make an appearance in tomorrow’s WOD.
So that’s been the last week. CrossFit, back at work (where not one person has commented on my sick pythons), getting a lot of reading done in the absence of a computer.
It’s really, really nice to be online again.