I’ve never been so happy that a week of the challenge is over. Between being sick and having to put off the WODs until the end of the week, I was fried.
On Friday morning, with my stomach aching and the rain pounding away outside, I decided to do this challenge workout inside:
100 dumbbell snatches (15#)
I found the form hard to master, and I struggled, but I finished in 8:47.
On Saturday, I still had one more challenge WOD to do, but I also promised I was going to show up to the free UTB workout on Saturday morning. You know me — when I say I’m going to be somewhere, only a major act of nature can stand in my way.
After warm-ups we did:
45 sec wall balls
45 sec chest pumps/fast feet
Then, with a partner and a medicine ball we did:
2x 20 around-the-worlds (each partner)
2x 20 chest passes (each partner)
2x 20 overhead throws (each partner)
To round it off, we did 25 squats and ran as fast as we could to the other side of the MoPac pedestrian bridge and back.
I was worn out after that workout. I was happy to take a nap later in the day. I only intended to sleep 30 minutes, but I woke up 2 hours later. Yikes! And I still had that challenge workout to do! It was one I had been dreading all week.
Army PT Test (all levels)
2 min max reps sit-ups
2 min rest
2 min max reps push-ups
2 min rest
2 mile run for time
Considering how worn out I was, I did better than I thought — 53 situps, 40 pushups (chest to deck of course) and a 17:50 run. I ran around my neighborhood and got back just before it got dark. Whew!
It was a rough week, and I’m hoping this week goes better. I’m taking Sunday off. No workouts. The only thing I’ll be doing is cleaning my house and sending the boys off to a birthday party so I can have some peace and quiet.