Good morning! Happy Thursday!
Last night’s WOD was “easier” than most. I’d normally be annoyed by an easy workout, but I totally embraced this one because I was so exhausted. I probably should have skipped CrossFit all together, but “Annie” didn’t look too tough. I made it through the WOD no problem, but today is definitely going to be a rest day. My body needs it!
50-40-30-20-10 rep rounds of:
“Annie” is 150 Double-unders (a jump rope exercise in which the rope makes two passes under the feet per jump) + 150 Sit-ups. I’m still working on my Double-unders (I can consistency do 2-4 in a row, but no more than that), so I did the Level 1 option, which was doubling the reps. So, instead of 50 Double-unders, I did 100. Instead of 40, I did 80. You get the idea. (I did the prescribed number of Sit-ups. No need to double those!) I finished in 10:30.
Before we started the WOD, the class spent some time practicing Double-unders. While I tried to get them down, I chatted with a couple of the other ladies in class. We started talking about jump-roping as kids and other games we played, like Chinese Jump Rope and Cat’s cradle. I was also a fan of Skip-Its, Pocket Rockers, and Pogo Balls growing up. I was totally a child of the 80’s.
As I was writing this post just now, this game randomly popped into my head:
Anyone else remember Mall Madness? It was such an awesome game. You went to the mall to go shopping in order to win and the game was electronic, so it talked to you, which, of course, was super cool in the late-80’s. I thought it was the neatest game ever. I never actually owned Mall Madness, but my friend Jenn did, so we’d play every time I went to her house.
After CrossFit, I came home and snacked on some veggies with Creamy Spinach Dip while dinner cooked. I was starving and couldn’t wait to eat!
On the menu: BAT’s (bacon, avocado, tomato) on Paleo Bread with sliced tomato sprinkled with truffle salt. The BAT was so delicious. I really love that Paleo Bread!
After dinner, I still wanted something to eat, so I broke out some Pretzel Crisps + White Chocolate Wonderful Peanut Butter to eat together. I ate a bunch and then went back again for a second round. The munchies hit me hard last night!
Question of the Day
What were your favorite childhood games?