Things I Suck At:
2. Wall Ball
Which brings me to today’s WOD:
Row 1000 meters
21 wall ball (12#)
42 abmat sit-ups
Row 500 meters
15 wall ball
30 abmat situps
Row 250 meters
9 wall ball
18 abmat situps
Bonus: make a free throw shot from a designated mark and reduce your sit-ups by half.
Well. I’ve only rowed about three times in my life, and I don’t think I’ve ever gone over 500 meters. So I had no idea what I was doing and no idea how to pace myself on the 1000m. I went out way too fast and fried myself, and I kind of lurched through the rest of the workout like one of the walking dead. “Uuuuuhhnnn! Me row now.”
Oh, did I mention that it was 5:15 AM? I’ve been running on Mountain Time for the last three weeks so that’s 4:15 AM. Uuuuuhhhhnnnn.
I think I could have shaved a couple of minutes off my time if I wasn’t so inept at wall ball. We were using the Dynamax balls and those things are like trying to catch and throw a pillow full of pudding. I haven’t been doing wall balls very much, and the ball I’ve been using is a 10# rubber basketball thingy. Much easier for my little tiny elf hands to catch and throw.
The upside of the whole fiasco for me was: 1.) getting to work out at the new box – it’s going to be awesome! 2.) getting to take pictures. I love photography, and I love sports photography even more. I would get up at 2:25 am in a raging blizzard rowing uphill both ways while doing wall ball if someone was doing something cool and let me take pictures of it. It took me a bit to get adjusted to the lighting, get my timing down, and figure out which lens I need to use. I’m going to try again tomorrow and see if I can get some better pictures.
I also picked today to start Intermittent Fasting (IF). I’m only going to eat from 12:00 noon to 6:00 pm. – I’ll black box it and see how it goes for me. I came home from the gym, did some work and then waited for 12:00 to roll around. I put a bowl of chicken chili in the microwave at 12:03 pm, and my mom called at 12:04 pm. Normally I love talking to my mom, but I was hungry!
Mom: Hi, how’s it going.
Me: Fine (looking at timer on microwave.)
Mom: How’s the weather?
Me: Uh, a little cold, I guess. (lovely soup smell wafting through the room)
Mom: It’s raining here.
Me: Really, wow. (thunderous rumble from my tummy)
Mom: What was that noise?
One thing I have noticed in my whole half day of IF – I’m drinking about 3x as much water as usual. Ok, I’m gonna go eat now, I only have four hours left. I think I’ll hunt a wild animal down and cook it over a fire I made from breaking up my desk chair with my bare hands. Uuuuuhhhn, meat!