Today was the day. A big milestone for me. Grace Rx for the first time ever, and after almost a year of shoulder injuries and rehabbed to a place where I could do it. Highest weight I’ve done for this workout was 65# and that was last year. Was very nervous going into it – but just went for it. Was hoping for sub-7 minutes. Wore a fancy outfit for the occasion. Jarrod gave us a lot of final tips before we started, and also told me to remember to breathe. On my practice reps, I was holding my breath from the ground pull until the overhead. Breathe, get under the bar, use your hips. 30 reps. Simple enough, right?
The 5:30AM class was finishing up and there were a ton of people who were doing their first Rx Fran and a ton that PR’d their Grace workout. Really inspiring to witness before my class time to see. #crushingit
Jarrod asked me what the music should be and I had no idea. Also, during the entire workout – I don’t actually know what was playing – so I guess it doesn’t matter. First five reps were frantic. Once 3-2-1 go, I stopped thinking. John had to come over and tell me to calm down a bit, breathe, and focus on every rep. Kendyl counted / coached for me and reminded me to get under the bar on my jerks. I had a REALLY messy shoulder to overhead where I pressed it up. Just lost my head for a rep. Did singles, broke it up into 6 sets of 5 singles. Last 10 just tried to keep moving with a minimal breaks. Final time was… 4:17! Under 5 minutes. I’m so excited. There is a small chance that I did an extra rep, but Jarrod said all my other reps were crap – so it’s good I did an extra one for posterity. #coaching
Can’t wait to tackle Grace again now that I know how it feels. Definitely need to work on my engine. Next goal: sub-4!