Monday, July 25, 2011
Today, I accomplished 2 things!
1) Performed a snatch! Amazing - I really doubted I could do this, and with good form. The class consisted of only 1 other athlete and I, and the coach. We started with the Burgener warmup, then the skill was the snatch balance, OHS, and the snatch itself. Once we did it with weights, I started with the 35lb barbell. When the coach felt that my form was great, we moved on and added 20 pounds. I did these quite well, and moved on to add another 10 pounds. I did struggle a few times throughout the next 20 or so attempts, but I completed the lift more times than not. And I am so freaking proud of myself! Coach Nick said that it's the hardest olympic lift! Look at me! :) And, 65 pounds? Yeah, I am one proud mama!
2) Double Unders - This is jumping rope, but during one jump, the rope completes two rotations! This means that your jump needs to be higher, and your rope needs to move faster than a normal single jump. Google it. It looks easier than it is, though. Or, maybe once I get it down, it'll be easier than it looks? Right now, I know that it's definitely tough. Perhaps it's because my fitness level isn't where it needs to be so that singles are easy! Anyhow, after a few attempts, I completed 1 double under! Coach Nick was impressed - he said it normally takes people longer, but I did it in my first 5 minutes of trying (though it was really like less than 2 minutes! Maybe even less than 1 minute!!!). The final part of the WOD was maximum DUs in 2 minutes. After all of the snatches, I was pretty beat, but I am still super proud to say I completed 5 DUs! I know there are people out there who can do 100, even 200 in 2 minutes, but, hey!!! First attempt and I did 5! Maybe next time I'll string together 2 in a row! Hahaha... It was funny, every time I did one, I was so happy I'd stop and yell! Silly!
I left the gym at 5:57am this morning, feeling pumped and totally pleased with myself. I am so proud of myself. I can't believe the progress and the things I'm accomplishing, and it's only been 3 workouts (counting the intro WOD). I cannot wait to see what I've accomplished in a month's time, 2 months, 6 months, etc. I love CF! I know there will be days when I'm going to question what the hell I was thinking, but I know in the end, I'll be proud and getting fitter. What a confidence booster!