You hear that? That’s the sound of the PR bell that was in my head this morning!
My alarm woke me up this morning, a rare event lately as it’s set for 0500 and I’m usually awake before it goes off. I was exhausted, but managed to get ready to go to the Box anyway. I just felt like I had nothing left in me this morning, but I was determined to give it my all anyway.
Skill: Push Press 5×5 + Ring Rows (6-10) E90s
I knew that my previous PR was 70# for the push press and I wanted to try at least 75#. I planned to be at 75# on my 4th rep and here were my total reps:
Yay! I PR’d by 10#! I was pretty happy about that one, but I need to remember not to jerk the press!
WOD: Hashtag Darkhorse
The first time I had done this one was on August 8 and I finished with a time of 7:12. I had done FG at 55# and that’s pretty much what I wanted to do today. I didn’t think I could go heavier than 55#. Again, I felt so low in energy and I just wanted to be done and over with this.
I managed to do the 10 hang power cleans unbroken and that was something new to me. I remember clearly breaking up the sets back in August. I then moved on to my 6 burpees. Back to the bar for yet another set of 8 unbroken hang power cleans, followed by 6 burpees. I was slowing down a bit for the hang power cleans, but I was still pushing through. 4 unbroken hang power cleans and probably 8 burpees. By this time, Mark was done and he’s certain he counted more than 6 burpees, but I got confused and didn’t know where I was in my burpee count, so I just kept going for a bit. 2 unbroken hang power cleans and 6 burpees later, I was done! I looked at the clock and it said 6:17. I wrote my score on the white board and went over to log my stuff on my phone. That’s when I realized I had also PR’d for the WOD (I couldn’t remember my time for this one and hadn’t looked it up before starting the WOD). I was so happy! Stupid grin flashing on my face and I couldn’t wipe it off! I still came in last, but I almost shaved off an entire minute on that WOD. All the hard work, focusing on nutrition and hydration is slowly paying off! I can’t wait to see what the future has in store for me! I am pumped! I know my time is still very slow, but right now, I’m too happy to care! Forget the Darkhorse, there’s a little Beast inside this BabyMama!