Crushed It!

The announcement for workout 15.2 came out last night and I was very troubled by it. I don’t think I was the only one, judging by Michele Letendre’s facial expression right after the reveal.

I looked up my post on 14.2 from last year (you can read it here) and then it all came back to me. I had fallen on my butt so many times, just trying to stabilize that bar overhead. I remember trying my little heart out for those 3 mins and only managing 2 reps. I then looked up the scaled option for the WOD and figured it wouldn’t help me at all: I don’t have C2B nor do I have my unassisted pull-ups. All right. I made the decision to do it Rx. I knew the weight of the bar would be heavier (65# vs 45#) and I wouldn’t get a C2B with my attempt, but I figured, if I can manage the OHS Rx, I’ll at least score higher than all the people scaling the workout. I was hoping for at least 3 reps, with a goal of somewhere between 5 and 10.

The 0600 class was split into 2 heats and I was in the second heat. I offered to judge Karen and she did amazing. Then, it was my turn to do it. 3-2-1-Go!

I managed 3 reps of the OHS without putting the bar down. I was slow and calculated on the down, but I felt like I could do this. I had already PR’d my previous attempt, so all was good. Rep #4 was tough. I started to squat, felt the bar really wobbly overhead and stood back up. I stabilized the bar, braced my core and managed to squat it. I think it took me about 2mins to do all 10 reps. Like I said, I was slow and calculated, but I was doing it. I never lost my balance like I did last year and I never fell on my butt. Much improved IMHO! I made my way to the rig to attempt a C2B, but failed miserably. To be honest, I didn’t care! I had just surpassed my goal by at least 7 reps! I tried 3 or 4 times to get a C2B before the 3 mins were up, and that was it for me!

I’m floating right now. Just to know how much I have improved in the past year and how much more I can do compared to when I first started this journey. It is so freakin’ empowering!

Under Coach Caleb's watchful eye

Under Coach Caleb’s watchful eye

One rep completed!

One rep completed!

Big shout out to Apprentice Coach Graham who took these pictures of me. It’s rare that I get to have pictures of myself working out for the blog and I have to say, I’m proud as punch of these!

4 thoughts on “Crushed It!

  1. Way to go!! We’re also doing the 15.2 tonight at my gym and to say I’m nervous is an understatement!

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