I say it’s a day I’ll never forget.. It’s the day I did more than 1 kipping pull up.
Because it was the day after the 4th, everyone was smashed from the night before, except for literally a handful of people. Only about 10-15 people showed up to the Saturday WOD, which is unheard of, so we opted for Open Gym. Gina decided that a Deck of Cards WOD would be fun, and I had actually just been thinking how I wanted to do one again, soooo thank you Universe, you made it happen!
We chose ball slams, box jumps, pull ups, and hang cleans for the movements. For the Jokers, we chose 20 burpees and 50 situps.
I decided that today I would use a purple band instead of a green one. I mean, come on, the highest number of reps for any of the movements was 10. NBD.
The WOD started, and it was instantly regretted by a lot of people, I think! Haha I loved it. It wasn’t until we were like, 26 cards in that I wished I had done something different instead.
Whenever an Ace was pulled, it was just 1 rep. So when that was called for pull ups, I did my one RX pull up. I could do one! Why not?
Then 2 was called for pull ups.. I was like, fuck it, let’s try this. AND I DID IT!!! I DID TWO PULL UPS! It sounds so stupid, but.. holy shit I’ve never been able to get past that! I’ve always been so afraid because I could never get past that STUPID number one. And then I did 2.
Well, the story is anti-climactic at this point, because my hands started hurting and I didn’t want to tear or rip, so I did HSPUs for most of the remainder of the pull ups. Until the last card was pulled. 4 pull ups.
I went for 1. Got it. Second one, got it. Holy shit! Let’s try the third. I GOT IT. omgomgomg.. Can I do my last one??
Everyone else had finished, and it felt like they were standing there, waiting for me to nail my 4th pull up.. it went in slow motion. I jumped up on the bar, got a good swing, and I fucking did it. 4 kipping pull ups in a row. It felt like the best day ever. My friends cheered for me, high fived, time was called, and we all wrapped it up. I started tearing up; it just made me so emotional! I held them back though, on like, 4 different occasions as we put all our stuff away. Finally, I got to the car and just broke down.
Holy shit, I just did 7 pull ups today. Life changing.
|Happy girl. Here with my awesome coach, Russell Peters.|