Fitness and everything else

Sometimes Counting Is Hard

It used to happen when we went to the Crossfit gym from time to time, and it happens here at home once in a while too. If I wasn’t sure about the count in the gym, I would just have them put work or some snarky comment about how I am unable to count at times. It usually happens when the WOD just doesn’t seem to flow to me.

This morning’s WOD was one of those cases for me where I either lost track of rounds or remembered it wrong. I completed the WOD too quickly compared to the time goal, and I knew hopping over the sandbag for me is slow, so I was positive I messed up somewhere along the line. Sure enough there were six heart rate spikes from my Garmin instead of the seven I should have had to do seven rounds. Sadly, I noticed it after the fact, so I just recorded my score with a note that I shorted the rounds and of course didn’t click RX.

It’s no big deal at all to me, as long as I pointed out that I’d fucked up on my counting. The only reason I might care a little is if the WOD were repeated in the future, I would know I shorted it. The other reason is the case of someone else wondering why my time was so low compared to theirs. While I don’t compare myself or my scores to others, I do like to glance at the whiteboard and see where I stand in the group.

It was different in gym because I knew who I was on a similar level with. There I would strive to be closer to the higher level athletes. I know realistically I wouldn’t be able to catch up with them or let alone beat them, but I tried. I do that here too but not to the same extent.

The important thing is I did at least most of the WOD. I got a good workout in. The workout will help improve my fitness and health, and of course, I felt better after I did it.

It was pretty warm when I did the WOD and raining outside. This made for it being as humid as hell type of workout. I had to be a little careful of how I laid everything out, so I wasn’t slipping on my sweat puddles.

Music for the WOD was Macabre.

Later in the afternoon we did our bro session and that was a pretty successful one. Thankfully, by this time the humidity had broken with the cold front moving through shortly before. I wound up using the 60 pound dumbbells for my bench presses, and they felt pretty good. Maybe a little heavy, but certainly not too heavy or to the point I felt I needed to lower the weight. I used the 75 pound dumbbell for three point rows, and they felt good. A bit heavy, but good. I used the 40s for the other shit.

Music for the bro session was Nevermore