Got up at 4:30 a.m., threw on some clothes, ate some blueberries and yogurt, filled my water bottle, and headed out to the CrossFit gym. I was the last one to arrive for the 5 o'clock class.
After a fifteen-minute warmup, we worked on One-Legged Squats (a.k.a. Pistols) -- 3 sets of 5, followed by 3 sets of 3.
Then came "Fran."
Fran is the name of one of the many CrossFit workouts with feminine names, though there's nothing "girly" about them. Fran consists of 21 Barbell Thrusters, followed by 21 Kipping Pull-Ups. And then 15 Thrusters and 15 Pull-Ups. And then 9 Thrusters and 9 Pull-Ups. As fast as possible.
I scaled down the workout -- using a 75 pound bar instead of 95 pounds, and using a big rubber band to assist me with my second and third rounds of pull-ups. Still, it took me 8:36 to finish, which I'm not thrilled about. But for now, I'm too damn tired to move. Time for a break!