Can You Lift?

Over the Christmas break, Ben and I went out to buy a new sectional for our living room in order to finally get rid of our futon. As Ben was putting away the mattress of the futon to make room for the new couch to be delivered, I started moving the frame by myself. Just as I was bending down to lift it up on its side, Ben stopped and asked:

Can you lift?

Hahaha! Can I lift?!? Yeah, I can lift this empty maple couch frame all by myself! Not a problem honey! Thanks for making sure though! I know he meant “Are you too sore to lift”, but I was just fine! It made me laugh. I almost replied back:

Yeah bro, I can lift!

The couch is nice and our living room will be a much nicer place to sit and cuddle and watch movies once the buyer of our futon comes to pick it up! Although, I don’t think the girls mind at all!

Feeling right at home on the new sectional!

Feeling right at home on the new sectional!

I was happy to get up early this morning and squeeze in a WOD before all the relatives arrive later this morning!

WOD: Triphasic

I asked Coach Caleb about scaling this one down in order to get the recommended recovery time, but then, he looked at me with a smirk and said: “It’s only a suggestion!” Alrighty then! I was gearing up for a 30-min workout without any recovery!

We split the 1st part in two heats: 5 of us started with the 2nd WOD while the remaining 4 started with the 1st one. It was chilly and windy (so much so that I kept my hoodie on for the run part) and the stars were shining bright in the dark sky this early in the morning. I quickly fell behind the pack in the running and was not quite about half way when the lovely Tracey double-backed and ran with me. Where we run on the street, there are often homeless people and beggars on the street corner and she didn’t want me to run by myself in the dark early morning, seeing as there was an abandoned shopping cart with stuff in it. She ran alongside me for a bit and once the car traffic picked up, she picked up to her pace and I was trotting along behind. I finished the 800m in just under 5 mins. Not the best, but also not my worst time. I then tackled the 30 pull-ups with the red and blue bands. I probably could have done them with the red and purple, but I was trying to maintain a bit of rest in the WODs. I managed to break the pull-ups into sets of 5, except for my last set which I broke into 3-2. I finished this one in 7:44

I caught my breath quickly and then got ready for the 2nd WOD. I rowed 21 cals, then did 21 HRPU Rx, then rowed 15 cals followed by 15HRPU Rx. As I was completing the HRPU, Coach Caleb told me to keep my feet together during the HRPU in order to maintain a better plank and avoid the snake-ing motion. It felt more efficient as well, so I was glad he gave me that cue! I rowed my 9 cals and did my 9HRPU. I finished in 7:14. Great! I had a bit of time to recover for the last WOD!

I still haven’t mastered my DUs so I asked Coach Caleb if I could sub them with 60 singles for all rounds (instead of scaling back to 30 singles for each rounds) and he said yes. I got myself a 35# KB, but I also brought a 26# one on  my mat, just in case. I surprised myself by doing all 5 rounds with the 35# KB. My 4th round was hard and my 8th-9th-10th reps were all broken ones because I kept dropping the KB at the top of my swing. For my 5th round, I broke the swings in 2×5 and finished the WOD in 6:37 for a total time of 21:35. I was pretty happy with that and although I was really dreading this entire WOD, it was a lot more fun than I anticipated! Now, I’m all showered up and ready to tackle the day! I have a lot on my list: running a few errands and working on our new nanny contract before she starts next week!

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