So let’s talk about how July is almost over. Like this week and we’re done. Time just flies by now, and I think it’s because we’re old, but I don’t feel any different! Unless I worked out for the first time in a week and then go and sit still for an hour, and then try to get up out of the chair I was sitting in; then I feel old. REALLY old.
Anyway. Today is titled slow moving agony. I was deceived by our WOD today. Easy peasy, right? Riight.
First off, we worked on back squats, finding our 5 rep max, our 20 rep max and then apparently our 5 rep max in x number of weeks will become our new 20 rep max down the road. Supposedly I am aiming for 185 but that just seems ridiculous. I did 5 reps at 185 today, and then 20 reps at 105.
Regardless, my back felt great under those squats, and I was really happy about that! I was almost chipper about the WOD, but then I realized what the numbers were and I quickly straightened up.
40 – 30 – 20 – 10
back rack forward lunges (75lbs for girls)
KB swings (70/55)
Holy shit. I got through 10 or so lunges and thought to myself, I’m never going to finish this. I’m going to die here. This is it. This is the first WOD I’ll quit.
I agonized through 40 lunges then 40 55lb KB swings, and then 30, and then I got to my set of 20s, and I was like.. I can’t do it. I’m hurting. I’m in pain and this isn’t worth it. So I skipped the 20s and went right to the 10s. Awful awful awful.
I was stopped trying to catch my breath and trying to NOT feel lightheaded more than I was moving, it seemed. Rare for me, and I tried to rationalize that this is abnormal and maybe I shouldn’t have eaten Chipotle today.
The thought of going through the 20s and then the 10s after was sheer hell. It sounds so dramatic but I was on the verge of tears, and well, that’s NOT worth it! So.. I went straight to the 10s and immediately went to the floor. What the hell.
Was it the heat? My new shoes? Lack of water? Chipotle fuel? Sheer tiredness and exhaustion? My body trying to send me a message? I don’t know, but I listened to it. I’d rather finish my own scaled version than just quit, or be injured as a result.
I should’ve scaled those lunges, but pride got the better of me. 🙁