I earned my stripes today

LITTERALLY!!!

One of today’s wods involved double unders, which clearly I have NOT mastered. ha!

So I’ve been told the double under is all about timing and coordination.  My coordination is good, so it must be m y timing.  I have days that I can string 25-30 together no problem, and other days ( like today) i can’t seem to get more than 2.    The downside of missing a double under isn’t just compelete and total frustration, it’s a nice red welt, or several of them. 

The idea that a rope moving that fast whipping against your skin would deter most people, but I guess I’m not most people.  The only way to figure it out is to practice….practice….practice.  I try different ropes, differnat handles, different jump heights, different angles of my arms.  Everyday I get a little closer to consistency. 

I find myself so often looking at the Tonya’s, OPT’s, Khalipa’s of the world and think….’they make it look so easy, I’ll never get there.’  It’s a constant fight I have with myself.  It’s not about what anyone else is doing, it’s about me, and am I better than I was yesturday?  After today’s wod’s I would say yes.  I picked a weakness and I worked on it.   Of course, its always nice to slam through a wod of exercises you love and are good at, but where does that get you?  My methodology: rank all the CF exercises you could see in a wod from most favorite to least favorite; now flip that list upside down, and tackle wods that contain your weaknesses or things you hate.  I guarantee that you’ll get better at your weaknesses, and learn to hate them a little less.

Today’s WODS:

One armed flying Fran
21-15-9
One armed KB Thrusters (36lbs)
Pullups on a portable pullup bar (really interesting to try and kip on an unfixed bar. The top push off that you normally do is no longer efficient and you have to adapt)
5:22

Rest 10 min

3 rounds of 75 double unders for time
1 – 2:56
2 – 3:03
3 – 2:25

And yes, my right arm matches my left.