Boat Race

Last night the WoD was posted and Niko was super excited about the workout.  Me, not so much.  It was a benchmark workout called “Boat Race” which is an AMRAP 20 of 500m row and 400 run.  I looked at Niko and said “Yea, I’m not working out tomorrow.”   I have no idea why those words came out of my mouth, as I have not really cherry picked in a long time.  Needless to say, I put out my workout clothes before I went to bed and went into the gym.  I was still a bit worried about my wrist during the row, but knew I could airdyne if the row wasn’t working out. I worked on maintaining a steady pace and got 3+row+100m run in under the time cap.  I hate these types of workouts, but today felt decent, and I was really happy that I managed to get through the entire run / row workout without having to modify.  My wrist was a bit swollen at the end, but it recovered quickly. While I definitely wasn’t the fastest, I did it – and it’s kind of a big milestone for me.

Before the workout, Jarrod had us do a mobility test – 10 minute squat.  Yep.  That’s 10 minutes sitting in the squat position.  Then, we were to stand up and figure out what hurt the most.  It was fairly easy for me to do, and when I stood up – the only part that really bothered me were my ankles – but I managed to shake that off in about 2 minutes 😀

Also, since I was away last week, I wasn’t able to give some shout-outs to my pals, Katie and G, for their recent kick-ass accomplishments.  G won our No Bread Challenge AND placed 8th in a recent competition, making it into the finals.  Here’s a shot of her transformation and a link to her story:


And phases after. HAWT. (And she has awesome hair…)

And Katie, who’s squat has been haunting her and has been cutting out sugars and such from her diet in the effort to get a six-pack – her work has paid off.  Take a look at her below:

Squat Progression


Before and After. Ab-ulous!

#inspiration #abtastic



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