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Double Unders

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I realized on my way to a Girl Scout bridging ceremony how freakin tired I was yesterday. Little miss ‘Kelly’ took all the energy I had so by the end of the day, all i wanted to do is go to bed. But as fellow parents know – when you work full time during the day at your ‘professional’ job, coming home is really starting your other job. Granted, its rewarding, loving, etc — but you can’t ignore that it’s another job – and in many ways, even harder. With that in mind, there are days when all I want to do after work is get under some covers and go to sleep.  But family time is next, then dinner, activities – baths, prepping for tomorrow. Sleep comes many many hours later.  I am positive I am not alone in this — and on most days, I’m cool with it. It’s my life and totally worth it. Last night was just an ‘off’ night —

Well that off night also caused an off morning and for a brief moment I thought to myself — stay in bed. But I am glad I didn’t listen to the sleep monster and I got up and headed out. Coach Jerry has been one of my biggest supporters and I love his training mixed with gymnastics, so if I am wanting to take a rest day — not on one of his coaching days.

Warmupx2
25 Jumping Jacks
5 Head Rotations
5 Trunk Rotations
5 Cherry Pickers
5 Hip Rotations
5 Shoulder Rotations

Skill
Handstands
Ring Work

WOD
5 RFT
10 Push Ups
10 Ring Dips
25 Double Unders

Guess what? I did Rx’d and finished in 18:26. My DU’s weren’t perfect but they are getting better!!

Power Cleans are Tough!

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Hard to believe that spring is here in all of its glory. I have been meeting so many  new people this month and in the course of discussion, it ends up talking about health and fitness. I have shared my story with them and in doing so, I hope I don’t come across as preachy. My only hope is to inspire others to take a look at where they are in their life and begin to realize how important their health is and go one step further –how important they are. They are doing no one in their family a service by putting themselves last on the priority list.  I firmly believe that you set the examples for your kids by your own actions. Teaching them that just because you are a parent, it doesn’t mean you lose your identity. Healthy living can and should be a huge part of your life — Lead by Example!

I heard this quote this morning and wanted to share: I know you can, even though you think you can’t.

warmup
20 box jumps
10 Pass Thrus
10 OHS
10 pull ups
10 ring dips
10 cobras

skill
handstand transitions
power cleans

WOD
12m AMRAP
8 75lb Power Cleans
8 14lb Wall Balls
8 KTE
rounds: 5+

I am frustrated with doing power cleans. For some reason, I can’t seem to get the transition to get under the bar. I want to and often do, muscle it up. Coach Jerry and I worked after the WOD on some moves that can help me figure out the transition. It’s not the weight –its the transition from doing the deadlift/shrug to getting under the bar. In my mind, I want to move the bar up and what I should be doing is getting under the bar with my body. The bar shouldn’t really move but tell that to my technique! Frustrating!!!!

But on a non-frustrating note, my handstands are getting better. We did partner spot Handstands and I can tell I am getting better with engaging my core.

 

I saw this funny video this morning of a Czech president pocketing a pen, seemingly forgetting he’s on camera. Made me laugh, so I wanted to share:

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