Good morning! Happy Hump Day!
He who is good for making excuses is seldom good for anything else.
It’s funny… the workouts I’m not psyched about doing at CrossFit always end up being my favorites, which is exactly what happened last night.
I’m not a fan of Squat Cleans. They actually might be my least favorite exercise because they’re really hard and my quads burn like a mofo when I do them. So when last night’s WOD called for unbroken Squat Cleans, I knew it’d be rough.
Unbroken Squat Cleans
300 meter shuttle sprint
Adv: (155, 115)
Rx: (135, 95)
L2: (115, 65)
L1: (75, 55)
Beg: (65, 45)
*Touch and go at floor only. Even a re-grip off the floor is a foul. Penalty is 3 Burpees per penalty. No dumping. Use same load for all sets. Rest as needed between sets.
As expected, the WOD was tough, but it was a good, challenging tough, which, of course, is one of the reasons why I love CrossFit so much. The workout pushed me out of my comfort zone and really made me work for it. I used 75 pounds for the Squat Cleans, managed not to die, and finished in 10:45.
Another great thing about this workout is that Mal and I got to wear our new CrossFit gear for it. (My friends at Reebok sent us some goodies.) I wore my new CrossFit hoodie (it’s fleece-y inside – love), which kept me warm during the shuttle sprints outside before the WOD, and Mal wore a pair of CrossFit Knit Shorts 2 and CrossFit Tri Blend Short Sleeve Top. Mal liked both items, but he really loved the top. It’s made from a cotton blend, so the fabric felt soft and comfy like a regular t-shirt, but acted like a performance top (breathability, sweat-wicking). He also liked the color and how light-weight it felt during the WOD. For the shorts, Mal thought they ran a little large, but maybe they just weren’t his style. He’s normally a medium and the waist fit fine, but the legs were long and wide—Mal said they’d be great for a guy with big thighs! Even still, he liked the way they looked (color, design) and enjoyed working out in them. Thanks, Reebok!
After CrossFit, Mal and I came home, showered up, and then tagged teamed dinner, which was Make-Your-Own-Tacos. He cooked up the ground beef with a can of Rotel (diced tomatoes and green chilies) mixed in while I prepped the toppings. Tacos are such a great weeknight meal—fast, delicious, nutritious!
Before and after dinner, I snacked on some peanuts. I’m pretty sure I’m going to turn into one at the rate I eat them and peanut butter.
Question of the Day
What’s your least favorite exercise?
P.S. I stumbled upon this old post about Murphy last night. It still cracks me up, so I just wanted to share it. My dog is ridiculous.