Friday, April 20, 2012

Friday's Workout

A lot can happen in two days.

Between Wednesday's workout and today's:
  • We finished the Nom Nom Paleo iPad app after months of intensive work, and submitted it to Apple for review;
  • I sat in a plane on the tarmac for an hour and a terminal for two hours before being told that my flight to Southern California (for work) was grounded.
  • I was booked on another flight, only to be told at midnight that it, too, was canceled.
  • I drove home and collapsed -- only to be jolted awake a few hours later by my wife, who had awakened to a the sounds of water gushing out from below our kitchen sink. Three-quarters of our house was covered by a half-inch of water.
  • We bailed water like crazy.
  • An emergency crew came over and started tearing out our hardwood floors and baseboards.
  • We packed up our stuff and moved into a hotel. The insurance company has us booked here for a month.
  • Oh, and Big-O had a Little League game.
I'm a little tired.

But I was looking forward to getting back in the gym so I could work off some of the stress I'd accumulated.

Strength Skill:
  • Turkish Get-Ups (1, 2, 3, 1, 2, 3)

This morning, I didn't feel super-stable in my shoulders, and found my arm wobbling a bit. Perhaps my shoulders are still fried from Monday's and Wednesday's workouts, but then again, maybe I just need to get stronger.


AMRAP in 8 minutes:
  • 21 chest-high kettlebell swings (24kg / 16kg)
  • 15 push-ups
  • 9 toes-to-bar
The swings and push-ups weren't too awful, but my toes-to-bar were slow as mud. I need to figure out a better way to generate momentum at the finish of each rep; right now, I end up in a dead hang position, which forces me to initiate a big wind-up before continuing onto the next rep.

Result: 5 rounds + 1 rep as RXed.

I tried but ultimately failed to catch the Terminator, who ended up with 8 more reps than me. Such is the way of things, I guess. It's a comforting reminder that even when life throws you for a loop, some things never change.

On tap for tomorrow: The Whole9 Foundations of Nutrition Seminar at CrossFit Palo Alto! And another Little League game.