Well, as can be expected the first WOD was UGLY. UGLY. I thought that some Cindy would be good for me. 5 pullups is managable, right? Um, no...sadly. I discovered today that I learned my kipping pullups on a skinny bar--i.e. the circumference of the bar was small. Rogue bars are much thicker and require significantly more grip strength since I can't quite keep my hands all the way on their when I come down from the kip...I just slide right off! I could only get two in a row at most. The rest were singles. I was quite sad. BUT--I'm not giving up. I have my red band and it will just be my friend for a little while. I'm also open to suggestions about pullup technique and building grip strength. I am strong enough to get up there--I just can't hold on!! Finished a measly 6 rounds and finished with situps and planks.
In other news--I have a new challenge. My BFF Nikki, (far left in photo) needed to set a crossfit goal. We have agreed to a pullup challenge. She must have 1 pullup by the time I return to DC. I must have 5 in a row. GIRL...IT'S ON!! This will take serious dedication from us both.
Army 10 miler training is going well. I got in a fast 3 mile trail run last night and am shooting for another 6 miler tomorrow--nice and easy 9min mile pace. I also signed up for a race in the Backyard Burn Series as a comeback race with my running buddies. A five mile trail run! We're all signed up to run!
|Fairfax 4-Miler, New Years Eve 2008|