28 days of me

Day 21

"Now you know you've got lungs"

Thursday, August 21st, 2014

Anything interesting happen?

I was one Russian kettlebell swing away from bringing my green smoothie up all over the mat today. No exaggeration.

My body is either going to love me or hate me for this tomorrow. It has been a very long time since I pushed it that hard.

We had a small class today (only 4) and I was last to finish – I had 3 more rounds to get through after everyone else finished. It was the first time I actually considered stopping – I really didn’t think my body was going to be able to get through it.

When I finally did finish, Alexander’s comment was ‘Now you know you have got lungs.’ Correct – I know know I have lungs, and how poor my cardio vascular fitness is!

WOD results

Warm up WOD

2 rounds of:

200m run
10 squats
10 push ups
10 scorpions
10 lunges
10 Inside Outside

This was just a warm up WOD so a score wasn’t recorded.

WOD FT (For time)

100 Double Unders (or 300 single skips if you can’t do double under – I did 300 singles)
50 Wall balls

Every minute you need to break and do 9 Russian Kettlebell swings.

So, the slower you are at completing it, the more Kettlebell swings you will end up doing.

Result: 14:48

How are you feeling?

My right shoulder is feeling a bit sore – it still isnt right from pushing it too far in Acroyoga at the Wilderness Festival that I went to earlier this month, and when your body is so exhausted and your brain is mush (like in the WOD today) it is harder to stay in touch with pain and how your body is feeling. It really helps to have someone there (either a partner or trainer) to act as your brain when you are so fatigued. It was helping having Alexander yell ‘take a break’ every time I need to.

I have had to ice it a few times and hope it is OK again tomorrow :-(


I am sharing this video because it is relevant to the Double Unders. A friend shared it with me last week and I’m still a bit disturbed by it. I was naive enough to think the question was “Do you take a break during your workout to stop and go to the bathroom to pee”