Monday evening I realized that handstands are really scary for some people. I know, novel realization. I'm such a smart cookie. Growing up dancing and doing gymnastics in high school, I can't remember a time when I couldn't do a handstand. I remember constantly playing on my hands with my feet straight up throughout my childhood. When I started doing yoga, I learned to actually control my handstands, although they are done much differently in a yoga class than I was ever used to.
My friend mentioned on Monday that she wanted to start working on handstands.
I was surprised, "what do you mean, 'work on them?'"
Haha. Apparently handstands are hard for people and that it is an actual CrossFit skill! Of course, all I could think was: At last! A Crossfit skill I already have! Finally.
Our WOD Monday wasn't too crazy. We went through the circuit below 5 times and I felt like I was flying through it easily.
The hardest part for me was the row, as I am still trying to work on my technique, which is making me a little slower. I'm trying to take that in stride because I know eventually, I will be a better rower!
The other exciting thing happened this afternoon. After our workout, I was working on my pull-ups, per usual. One of my coaches came up to me and asked if I could do one un-assisted dead hang pull-up. I answered "no" and she asked if she could see.
By some miracle, I did it! One dead hang pull up! Totally unexpected! And, right after that I whipped out 2 kipping pullups in a row! I'm such a proud little Crossfitter! (And that is a lot of exclamation points. Sorry for the insane excitement.)
Our workout featured a little barbell complex our coach made up. It started with a dead lift, then a clean, and a thruster. That's a lot of squating! It was a fun little complex, though, and I appreciated our coach linking so many of the lifts together.
The actual WOD wasn't too difficult, except for the fact that I was feeling pretty tired.
Admittedly, I probably don't take enough rest days. After my awesome race and long run on Sunday, I rested the remainder of the day so that I could run again the next morning. Not the smartest decision, but it works for me.
My Monday and Tuesday runs were nice and mellow. I was trying to do some tempo miles on Tuesday, but was still feeling tired, so I just slowed down when I really felt I needed to.
In other news, I've got some exciting things coming up! First, the Tough Mudder! I have a little over 2 weeks to continue to freak out about this race. I am going trail running again this Sunday to help prepare myself more. I am mostly worried about the obstacles and my main goal is just to come away without getting injured. Although I want to be a bada**, I am going to make it a point to skip an obstacle if I think I may actually get hurt from it. We'll see if I can follow through with that one!