Fits and Starts

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View from my balcony – Atlanta, GA

Walked from my apartment to the farmer’s market one Saturday morning, and saw a sign for Crossfit Peachtree on my way home.  For some reason this triggered me to want to know more and get back into Crossfit.  I emailed them, set-up a time for me to go to a class, and went to a 7:30PM class.

For those of you who know me and have followed this blog – you know that my least favorite activity in Crossfit is running.  I’m slow, my ankles are shitty, etc. Since I couldn’t access the gym Wodify because I’m not a member, I couldn’t see the workout (which is probably a good thing).  I showed up, walked down the stairs to the gym, and what do I see – lots of people outside running.  A RUNNING WOD.  I’m actually proud of myself that I didn’t turn around and go back to my car and drive home.

Walked in, met the coach. I’m usually good with names, but I’m a scrub and forgot the coach’s name that evening.  Really nice dude,  tho.  I introduced myself to my fellow classmates and off we went.

Warm-up was a workout in itself.  I was sweating and breathing heavy just from the warm-up – which was a key indicator that I’m super out of shape.  As I’ve documented about my of my shoulder issues, I usually have to modify workouts.  I’m a pro at it 🙂 You’ll see modifications in PINK and my weights / times in BLUE. Workouts at CF Peachtree, post warm-up and generally broken into three separate sections:

Weightlifting
12min to Find Max worked on form
2 4 Hi Hang Cleans + 2 Power Jerks 45#

Strength
Arnold press dumbell bench press 10×5 10#
Weighted Pullup Ring Rows 10×5

Metcon
Metcon (Time)
2×400 M Sprint Rest 1:1 2:35, 2:36
Then
5×200 M Sprint Rest 1:1 1:10, 1:13, 1:11, 1:16, 1:14

I won’t lie.  It was REALLY, REALLY nice to get my hands on a barbell again.  After conferring with my PT who said no S2O, I knew how to modify.  Cleans felt good, need to lean back a bit more on my heels – but I’ll get there.  Stayed light, which kind of killed me on the inside – but overall I knew it was within my best interest to keep the weights light as I ease back in.  Need to avoid injury.  The strength training felt good.  Metcon sucked, as expected – but I was pleased that I kept my times fairly consistent.