I realized something these past two days.
For the past year, I’ve been thinking these challenge WODs were insanely tough because I was pregnant. As it turns out, they’re just insanely tough. I’m feeling the BURN just as much as I did a year ago.
I remember thinking on round 2 of the benchmark yesterday — “Wow! This really IS a hard WOD!”
Those exact same thoughts went through my head again today as I took on my first challenge WOD at home.
10 DB Thrusters (15#)
I thought about doing 20#, but we’re supposed to choose a weight that’s challenging but let’s us move fast. Admittedly, I had to stop to breathe several times. I’m a little disappointed I was nearly a minute slower than last year.
There was also a strength component to this WOD, which I eagerly took on. I did this part first, so that may be why I was slower.
I know I can back squat more, but I was limited by how much I can clean and press — no rack at home.
My workout grid also had me working on my handstands and running. For the handstands, Andy had me try a headstand against the wall — which I sucked at — so he switched me over to laying on my back and pushing my feet as high as possible toward the ceiling. I did about 10 of those.
I finished out everything with sprints.
5x 100m sprints
24 sec / 23 sec / 24 sec / 23 sec / 23 sec
Again — slower than I was last year — but that’s why I’m doing the challenge, right?