I’ve had an unofficial goal since last May’s Garage Gym Throwdown: master the double under!
It bothered me to scale the double unders in the competition. I decided then and there that I would stop talking about double unders and actually do it!
I’ve been practicing over the past few months. My speed rope is showing its wear. the wire is showing through where it hits the pavement. I create sparks in the driveway (fire hazard!).
On Sunday, the speed rope and I disagreed over where I should land my legs, and I got a little ripped up.
All of the practice paid off Tuesday morning when I tackled the WOD RX for the first time ever.
This was not my first run-in with “Annie.” I’ve taken her on here, here, and here, but never RX’d. I wasn’t sure I’d finish. But as the WOD wore on, I realized my double unders were getting easier, as long as I focused. On the last set of 10, Zach was watching, and I messed up several times. So I stopped, took a deep breath, and refocused. That got it done!
Time: 12:43 RX
I had an extra spring in my step all day. Yay!