Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Wednesday's Workout

Strength Skill:
  • Single-Leg Deadlifts

Before this morning, we hadn't practiced single-leg deadlifts since July. Not surprisingly, I have not managed to develop cat-like agility in the intervening months. In other words, I still kind of suck at trying to balance on one leg while repeatedly lifting a heavy-ass barbell off the ground.


A doozy of a WOD. For time:

Result: A perfectly respectable 12:39 -- but I was the last in my class to finish today. I'm not making excuses, but my fellow 5 a.m. classmates are frickin' INTENSE. (Okay, maybe I am making excuses.)

The worst part: The thrusters. This isn't the first time I've cranked out a set of 21 thrusters at 95 pounds, but that was at the start of Fran. Trying to do 'em at the end of a hard workout is another matter entirely. I could barely string three thrusters together at a time.

As I packed up my gym bag at the end of class, though, it suddenly occurred to me that I no longer spend hours racked with nerves on nights before my CrossFit workouts. The anxiety that used to unsettle my stomach as I headed to bed? Gone! Weirdly enough, I don't know when I stopped freaking out about the next day's WOD. I still get butterflies, but they don't appear until the WOD gets written on the whiteboard moments before our coach yells "3-2-1-GO!" The workouts are more fun than terrifying now, which is a good thing.

(One exception: Rowing. I hate, hate, HATE it.)