Monday, October 14, 2013

Coming back from a cold

My sore throat last week developed into some aches and pains and a cough by Friday night so I took it extremely easy this weekend and watched two seasons of Don't Trust the B* in Apartment 23 on Netflix, finally ironed all my clothes and organized my bedroom.  I did absolutely no exercise and it felt pretty weird but also nice to not do anything but veg for two days.  And vegging to the B* in Apartment 23 was excellent so I have to write about it and tell you to watch it! It's demented, has a lot of funny lines and good dialog but the best was in Season 2, Episode 8:

Queens accent: "You crazy.  You stabbed a bitch in the conference room! You from Queens?" 
Midwestern accent: "No, I'm not. I'm from--"
Queens accent:  "Oh, you from Queens." 

For some reason, this 30 second piece of dialog had me laughing over and over again.  Sometimes television delivers.  The bummer part is that the show was cancelled! Oh well, it's probably for the best since it ended still being funny.  So the weekend was a wash as far as fitness goes but I was feeling better by Sunday night and decided to go in and do a WOD Monday morning.  Jason was teaching and it was just me and BC.  Before the WOD, Jason promised to show us one self-defense move and the first thing he showed us was how to get away if someone was trying to choke you. I'm going to have to ask friends to practice this with me so I remember how to do it!

The WOD itself was pretty hard:
25 pullups
50 deadlifts 63 lbs
50 pushups
50 floor wipers 63 lbs
50 box jumps (I did step ups)
50 thrusters 63 lbs
25 pullups
I thought the deadlifts would have been easy but my arms were tired from all the pullups so I had to break down the deadlifts in 15 rep intervals. The thrusters were the hardest of all (a front squat into a push press) and I was breaking them down in 3-5 reps at a time.  And I almost did more than 25 pullups at the end because I had the number 50 in my mind! Luckily for me, I stopped at 25 when Jason asked me how many I finished and he said I was done at that point!


Anonymous said...

Glad you're feeling better! You and Alix can practice your self defense moves on each other :-)

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