It’s totally my Friday today but, for the rest of you who have to work the remainder of the week, Happy Hump Day!
Why is it my Friday, you ask?
Well, Thing 1 officially became a Sailor yesterday and we’re off to the graduation ceremony!
It’s been a pretty awesome week for me so far and capping it with the pomp and circumstance of her boot camp graduation ceremony will only make it awesomer!
Yes, that’s a word.
I can’t wait to see her in her uniform! I will probably explode with pride. And tears. I’m a crier.
Hell, even the Cheerios commercial makes me tear up! You know the one where the little girl puts the Cheerios on her daddy’s chest?
So sweet! 🙂 I know, I know. I’m a sap. I can’t help it.
Okay, so, let’s talk workouts.
Yesterday’s was a killer.
I was really concerned about those box jumps. I know I got the clearance to run but the last time I did a box jump, it hurt and I was very, very nervous. Pre-workout, I grabbed the 12-inch box just to see. It honestly took me a few minutes to work up the nerve to jump. I was afraid of the possibility of pain! I finally did it and – IT DIDN’T HURT! So, I tried the 18-inch box. That also took a few minutes for me to work up my nerve but I did that one, too! And I was okay! So, progression dictates that I try the 20-inch box since that’s what I was doing before my injury. That took a little more working up to. I finally did it but boy, do I have some nerves to get over! I ended up doing box step ups for the WOD because, really, I don’t have all day to do box jumps and, honestly, I’m supposed to be coming back slow and 72 box jumps didn’t seem “slow” to me.
But, I did RX the weight at 95# on the back squats! Great. Googly. Moogly. Those were so hard!
And yes, I did the 400m runs. Although, my legs were a little wobbly so I’m not sure how I managed them but I did. I may have kicked Monday’s workout in the ass but yesterday’s kicked back. So, heading into this morning, it was
Jennifer – 1; WOD – 1
And then, this morning, this happened.
I DID A PULL UP!!!!
Actually, I did 4!! But, who’s counting? 🙂
The first 3 weren’t videoed because I certainly didn’t think I was going to do them! I mean, I was really close yesterday but I didn’t think I was going to get one today, much less 3!
So, after the WOD – 1 km row, 2 mins rest, 5 mins max kettlebell swings (35#), 2 mins rest, 1 km row (sorry, forgot to snap the photo of the board in my excitement!) – I decided to try one more. Didn’t think I would get it – and I almost didn’t!
But, could I be having a better week?! No, I don’t think so.
Jennifer – 2, WOD – 1
So, if you’ll excuse me, I think I need to go and float through my day.
How’s your week going? Can you do a pull up?
Oh! And, I made stir-fry last night. Om nom nom!