Helen aka "Hell"en

Well, after a wonderful and loong weekend (which included several late nights, a lot of time on my butt, and wayyyy too much fried food) Chris and I made the decision to skip Monday's Crossfit. I know- FAIL- but I honestly could barely pull myself up from the couch... I don't know how I would have even managed to do one pull up or whatever wonderfulness awaited us.

Today was the first time that we attempted kettle bells. Luckily, I remembered the "secret" I figured out  last week:  the key to being able to make it through the reps when doing a crazy amount of weight lifting is to use your legs as much as you can to help thrust the weight up.  That was how I managed to survive this WOD. Unfortunately, Chris let his forearms do much of the work and is currently feeling the aftermath of that decision.

Soooo without further ado let me introduce you to "Hell"en:

Warm up #1: 10 big arm circles l/r
                      10 little arm circles l/r
                      10 good mornings
                      10 pull throughs
                      10 knee circles
Warm up #2: (2 rounds)
                      200 m sprint
                      14 sit ups
                      9 OH squats (PVC)
                      8 push ups                    
WOD:          (3x for time)
                     400 m sprint
                     21 kettle bells (CK 35 lbs SK 15 lbs)
                     12 pullups
Now this might sound like a "light" night to you, but the goal is to finish this WOD as quickly as possible. That means one sad fact: NO BREAKS. Which, made it extra sucky... Right now, we are still worried about completing the workout without losing our lunch. Hopefully in a couple weeks (when we are regularly going at least 2x per week) we will actually care about the time that we make. Until then, I'm just content with making it through alive.

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