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Ripping Through Those Pull-Ups


Made-up fact = it is not an obstacle racing blog, until you post at least one gross picture of some sort of training/racing scratch/scar/blister. Done and DONE!

Ah, well – skin on your palms is overrated. Although, I gotta say a new high (low?) today. I have worked out before so it hurts to go down the stairs (squats!), so it hurts to laugh and get up from the couch (GHD sit-ups), even so it hurts to shower (major chafing after Ultra Beast), but at no point, I have worked out to a point at which it hurts to wash dishes!

I finally had the x-ray and ultrasound done for my wrist. Hopefully will know more soon. For the record, I have a really good looking wrist! Awesomely attractive bones on that baby. Just sayin’.

The ultrasound technician calls me in, sits me down and starts spreading the gel around my wrist.

“How many pregnant jokes today?”, I ask.

He rolls his eyes. “Ugh. The guy right before you… It’s always the men, for some reason. On a good day, I get two or three of those. On a bad one, four or five.” He sighs.

As I was getting an ultrasound of my knee few years ago, I actually did ask the technician at the time if he thought my knee was pregnant. It only hit me as I was walking out of the office, how exponentially lame that was. I mean, if you had to come up with the most un-original joke in all history, I’m pretty sure that would be it.

WOD – CrossFit:

20min, AMRAP

5 chest-to-bar pull-ups 10 dumbbell thrusters (25lb dumbbells) 15 sit-ups 8 rounds + 3 pull-ups

*Now, I’ve actually managed to complete 8 rounds of this without bands for pull-ups, totaling (count’em!) 40 pull-ups. There is no way I could do that with regular pull-ups. The only explanation? I kipped! Yay. Freaking yay. On my way to be able to do kipping pull-ups and finally be fully justified in making fun of them.

And, of course, if you are looking for some palm-ripping music, put on “Eye Of The Tiger” – the anthem of hard core training. Bonus points if you are not wearing a shirt.

Signing off, SOLO


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