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Feeling Tough….and Tired

on June 17, 2013

Tonight I was back to the Box for another WOD.  Tonight was “Nasty Girls”.  No idea why this WOD is called this, but this is what it entails:

June 17 WOD

I can’t do a muscle up yet (not even close!), so I had to scale the WOD.  Since I also can’t do an unassisted pull-up yet, I did the Level 3 scale, and subbed 14 pull-ups and 14 ring dips for the 7 muscle ups.  Although they were scaled, the pull-ups and ring dips were still hard.  I used a green band for the pull-ups and purple for the ring dips.  I really need to get started on my pull-up practicing as I am not making much progress on my goal to do an unassisted pull-up by the end of the summer.  I have to find the program I printed out and then actually do it!

For the hang power cleans, I didn’t do Rx, but I did make an improvement on my weight.  Last time I did them, I used 55lbs. Tonight I was able to clean 65lbs.  Still not Rx, but getting closer.  I had good form and managed to do 10 good hang power cleans each round.  They were challenging, but I managed, so that is progress!

All in all, it was a good night at the Box.  My time for the Nasty Girls WOD was 20:45.  Lots of room for improvement, but I’m feeling good about improving my clean weight and I’m feeling a little on the tough side with the crazy ass callouses I have on my hands:

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I’m happy to only have callouses and not have any rips from the pull-ups. 

Before I went to CrossFit, I enjoyed another Paleo dinner.  Tonight we had “Rockin’ Moroccan Chicken”.  This was another easy to prepare and super tasty dish.  The cinnamon gave it quite an interesting flavour.  I ended up adding in more chicken stock than the recipe called for, since the 1/4 cup it called for seemed to dry out quickly.  I probably added another 1/2 cup or so, in a few stages, and there still wasn’t all that much “sauce” in the pan.  Regardless, it was a tasty dinner and I have a serving left for lunch tomorrow at work.  Love, Love, Love Leftovers!
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Tomorrow is my golf night.  I tee off at 5:30 and will be going out with my scramble team for a practice round before our Chapter Championships on Sunday.  Hopefully the weather cooperates and we have a lovely night on the course.  Hopefully my golf cooperates and I play well.  Send positive vibes, please!

Now, it’s late, I’m tired, and I need to go to bed. 

How was your Monday? 
Did you get a good workout in?
Ever done “Nasty Girls”? 


6 responses to “Feeling Tough….and Tired

  1. iwillrunforbacon says:

    Never done Nasty Girls…but looks like a gooder!


  2. jsresults says:

    Awesome work! Nasty Girl looks nasty haha. Definitely not something to fool around with. Awesome work and its great to see the Paleo train rolling!! 🙂


    • cathyo says:

      Thanks. Starting to feel like I am making progress. I think being a little stricter with my diet is helping. I’m still not 100% perfect, but probably close to 90%. Now I just need to stick with it….keep that train rolling!


  3. Love the WOD name! It took me five months before I could do an unassisted chin up, so I feel your pain! Try doing shoulder and back exercises to build up strength, especially rear delt flyes. Good luck! You can do it!


    • cathyo says:

      I’ve been very bad about doing any extra practice, so not surprised I haven’t make any real progress yet. I’m determined to get them, so just need to do the work.


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