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After what I considered to me a very successful 13.2 I wanted to try it again. My original try (you can read that here) was done with 65lbs instead of the regulation 75lb and that just didn’t sit well with me. So when Crossfit Commotion was running a special night for those that wanted to try (or re-try) 13.2 I was in!
And well, attempt #2 at 13.2 was pretty awesome. I finished with only 3 box jumps less than what I finished my original attempt at and honestly with 10 more pounds added to the exercises I think that was a pretty awesome accomplishment.
I have no freaking clue why but I love 13.2. I think it just challenges my body in ways that I don’t but that I feel strong with. I also love that this workout takes me over the edge but in the best way possible. My goal for the month of April will be to continue to take my body a little further every day and to really concentrate on proper form and pushing the limits. Speaking of pushing the limits… did you try Filthy Fifty yet?!
What are your goals for April?!
Have you tried the Crossfit Filthy Fifty workout yet? If not, it’s a doozy. Actually doozy probably doesn’t describe it. It’s a can’t walk, can’t sit on the toilet, can’t wash your hair, and difficult to drive your car kind of workout.
But it’s awesome.
Here is what ours looked like…
And in case you can’t read that here they are..
- 50 box jumps
- 50 jumping pull ups
- 50 KB swings
- 50 walking lunges
- 50 knees to elbows
- 50 push press (45lbs)
- 50 back extensions
- 50 burpees
- 150 jump rope singles
So compared to the regular prescribed workout we did jump rope singles because double unders just are not something I am able to accomplishment… yet.
BUT BUT BUT
I did 65lb push presses instead of 45lbs which I think is pretty awesome. I was encouraged to do this by Gail and Chris who also completed 65lbs! Those women are an inspiration and totally awesome.
This exercise was for time and I while I was the last one to complete the workout I finished in 28:54 which I was highly satisfied with! A perfect way to start out my workout week.
After 13.1 comes 13.2
And heck what can I say, I may just be a little crazy but I was pumped for it. When Crossfit 13.2 was released and saw that the workout was
When I read this I was actually pumped. This workout really played to my strengths… box jumps and deadlifts so I mentally prepared myself all day. I literally gave myself a pep talk on the drive over to Crossfit Commotion. I kept reminding myself that anything I accomplished was a success because at least I am trying!
This attempt I decided to go with the regulations box jumps but to use 65lbs instead of the 75lbs. I hadn’t attempted a 75lb shoulder to overhead so for the first competitive time around it seemed like safety first was a good motto!
I completed just under 6 full rounds (I was 3 jumps short of total completion) and I felt TIRED but so accomplished. I felt strong throughout the ENTIRE workout which is tough to do when you are jumping a box that high and totally and completely out of breath.
So worth it!
I WAS SO SORE. The next day I was pooped. My shoulder were sore. My legs were sore. My core was sore. My everything was sore. It was AWESOME. Being sore may not always feel fun but it is a reminder of how proud you should be of your body!
I know I’m proud of mine!