My husband is an introvert. That’s always been who he is, and one of the many reasons why I love him. For a lot of the social gatherings I go to, he usually opts not to go. We’ve been together a long time, so I choose my battles carefully, only “forcing” him to go to events where it means something to me that he goes. He’s actually gotten a lot better about wanting to go to events without me bugging him about it…and he even started Crossfit (which throws you into group situations from the get-go!) Anyway, for the longest time, there was a running joke at work with my friend, Cardell (and some others), that Niko didn’t really exist – and my Facebook was filled with pictures of me and someone I paid to be my husband on Facebook to keep the creepers away.
Me and Niko circa 2003. “The heavier years”
Why am I bringing up this story? Did you think that this was going to be a post for me to talk about how we’ve both gone through self-improvement phases over the years, blah, blah, blah. Nope. Actually, yesterday, I came across an article from a dude who shows how people can fake having a girlfriend on Instagram. It was kind of genius. And if I wasn’t really married to Niko…and Cardell’s theory was correct…I would have had 8 easy steps on how to create a fake boyfriend (or girlfriend). Click on the picture below to find all the juicy secrets!
Today was a workout PR. I’ve actually done 5 workouts straight without having to modify the movements. Also, other than doing partner assisted with Jarrod once (so he could test my pull-ups) I’ve never been able to to do partner assisted pull-ups in a workout! Usually, it’s just ring-rows all by myself. Today, I got to do them! It’s nicer than you think to not have to modify workouts all the time. While I’m still getting a good workout in, it’s hard not to feel left out of a group when they are all working on one movement and you are doing your own thing. While there are still things that I have to modify (no snatches, swinging to overhead movements, kipping) the list is getting smaller and smaller. While I really want to work on heavier weights, I’m working the lower weights so that I can build muscle and strength.
A1. Thruster @ 45#
A2. Pullups – 5 sets
BEG- 3-5 Partner Assisted (I did 3 / round and did standing rows after class)
B. 3 rounds for time
20 DB Thrusters (10#)
Thrusters felt good and I was able to get through them relatively easily. The pull-ups were hard at the initiation, but I was able to get up afterwards the first half of the pull. LoriBro was my partner and did a great job supporting me. Did 10# for the dumb bell thrusters and again, easy to get through. The dumb bell thrusters are a bit harder for me, as I can’t use the stability of the full bar to help me through them. Mostly taxing on the engine…need to work on stamina a bit more. Final time was 4:10.