April 1 - April Fool's...and no this is no joke. I attempted GRACE this afternoon. Here is the workout.
1K Row for warm up - 4:36 - super slow but I was chilling to warm up.
"GRACE" - 30 x clean and jerk @ 135lbs as RXed.
For those that dont know Grace is one of the "foundation" Crossfit workouts. It is part of a number of female named workouts like Fran, Karen and Isabel. Feel free to youtube GRACE and you will see the workout. It is pretty hard. I have always wanted to try it and see where I stacked up. I really hate proving my coach right but when he is right he is right. He is probably reading this and thinking "Why dont he listen to me?" I just hit this wall when the pain envelopes my body and I just want to shut down. It is definitely a mental block and I guess that is what separates elite athletes from recreational peeps to 24 hour fitness weekenders. (No offense to those that run on a treadmill at a global gym and go home). I cant get over that mental block...when the pain hits I just have to struggle to work over and through it. This work out made me face the challenge. I did OK. There is some room for improvement. I did GRACE, legit...as prescribed in:
Not bad....I then did ANOTHER 1K row for time trial...I did it in 4:07
Then ended the afternoon with a 1 hour kickboxing session. Not too shabby. I am going to feel like crap tomorrow. I already know it. But...the feeling of accomplishment is worth it. I feel good...tired but good.
Thanks again to Coach...for the yelling and crap. I do appreciate it...and I guess that is the reason you have a trainer/coach right? Push you to do things you dont want to. I have to travel for work this week for 2 days. I hope I am not too wrecked for my meetings. We shall see. Should I bring my jump rope for some DU practice at the hotel gym? I need to research and make sure there is a gym in the first place. If not I can always do some squats, push ups, sit ups in my room.
Have a great week readers!