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I’m not sure what made me think it was a good idea to get up early on a Saturday to go do a WOD! It usually takes an act of congress to get me up before 8:30 but today I was up by 7 and out of the house by 7:30 and ready to get my but kicked by 9.

Since this was the first Saturday I’ve ever gone to the gym I wasn’t sure what to expect. There were 10 of us there, a few that I’ve never met before. Scott and Shane were videoing the entire workout and taking pictures. We’ll see what the results are in the next few days! We normally have a skill or a strength we before we start the WOD, but today we didn’t have either.

We were split up into 2 teams. The WOD was supposed to be 4 rounds of 10 Thrusters (35#), 20 Box Jumps, 10 Knees to Elbows, 20 Kettlebell Swings (25#), and a Weighted 200 Meter Run (12 or 14# can’t remember which). Each person does the workout but can’t move on to the next exercise until the person before is done with that exercise. Since I was the slowest, I put myself last. I didn’t want to hold up too many people, but I guess it doesn’t really matter in the end when I’m slower than everyone else anyway! I was on a team with Neil, Courtni, Robert, and Alen. I should have probably used the 45# bar for the thrusters, but I didn’t want to slow myself down more than necessary. On the box jumps I did ok. The boxes were in the middle of the room instead of up against the wall like I usually put it. I found it a little easier to do the jumps that way. Maybe it was because I wasn’t concerned about hitting my head. On my last round Neil kept trying to push me to finish my last ten box jumps but I just didn’t feel I could get my feet up cleanly so I dropped down to step ups again…which was sad. I should have just sucked it up and tried to finish the box jumps but I wanted to finish for the team.

The knees to elbows were pretty sad too! I couldn’t get my knees very high. The kettlebell swings were fine. They only had a 50# and 25# weight there, but I think I could have done 30 or 35#. The run was a little awkward because Shane made the girls carry a medicine ball. I had a hard time gripping it comfortably. I also can’t remember if it was a 12# or 14#s. Shane and Scott decided to drop down our rounds to 3 instead of 4 (thank goodness!). I was so happy to be done!

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