Sweat Beats Frustration
I didn’t do a workout yesterday. I was up late Saturday, I was annoyed at life, and it was Sunday so I told myself I would be fine. And I was.
Today though I tried to do the same. I had a late meeting (4:30 is late in teacher land) and the gym would be crowded with the regular after work folks and the post-work classes by the time I got there. I’d also get home later than usual and so it would make dinner late. I had all kinds of excuses.
My wife encouraged me to go anyway. She probably figured I was still a bit annoyed at life from yesterday and taxing myself physically would be good for me. She was right.
The gym was crowded. There was equipment being set up for circuit training classes, and I only had fifteen minutes on a squat
rack to get in a strength session before I would be relegated to a far corner of the gym so I had to work without wasting time. I also told myself that I would be in and out of the gym in an hour or less including time to change.
5:05 I was out of the locker room and changed. I had until about 5:20 to warm up and knock out 3 sets of 5 overhead presses for strength.
By 5:25 it was metcon time. I gave myself a 15min AMRAP workout to make sure that
I hit my target time.
I was out by 5:45 and essentially home by 6:00. I put in a good, dedicated 40 minutes of work and it felt good. My mood turned around and I’m excited to go back tomorrow and put in a more intense workout.
5 @ 80lbs
5 @ 90lbs
5+ @ 105lbs (I got 8)
Metcon: 15min AMRAP
10 tire flips
4 Turkish Getups (2 each side @ 16kg)
10 pushups (hand release)
10 situps (strict)
10 sumo deadlift high pulls (16kg)
4 rounds even. Not fancy, but it worked. For the future: Turkish Getups are too slow for a good metcon.