Not Resting

I had intentions of taking a rest day tomorrow. Coach posted last night that we were going to do death by pull-ups today but don't rip your hands because we're doing a good pull-up WOD later this week. Fine. I'm thinking Fran on Friday. So after my death by pull-ups (10 rounds +8 pull-ups = 63 pull-ups (I think)), I ask coach if we're doing a good pull-up WOD on Friday. Nope. Tomorrow. Helen.

Oh Helen.

I posted my thoughts on Helen about a year ago. I figure these same thoughts will be going through my head tomorrow. Helen doesn't sound bad, but it is. 

3 rounds for time:
Run 400 meters
21 kb Swings
12 pull-ups

I rock the kb swings. I don't rock everything else.

But I had it in my head that I would take a rest day tomorrow. I was even thinking about getting my hair cut (if I take some of this weight out of my hair, will it help me with pull-ups?) I don't really like rest days, but I do recognize that they help once in a while (or a couple times a week). I can't take a rest day when we have a lady WOD that I can finally RX. That's what we train for - RXing stuff!  (and functional movements?)

I saw a Crossfit friend say something on facebook recently - one of his friends commented on how much he works out, and he said that he doesn't see it that way. It's just like having fun and hanging out with friends. That's how I see it, too. If you're reading this and I see you at the box, I like working out with you. I may not always look like I'm having fun, but I am. I also understand that there is life outside of Crossfit (baseball!), but until I find something else to do with my time, you're totally stuck with me.

Edited to add that I got 11:43 for my first RX Helen. It took a lot out of me. All kb swings unbroken. Still not sure when I'll take a rest day.


Katy K said...

Lol...I like the end there, Robin! What are you talking about? You rock the pullups! I guess it's all relative, but I can't even do rx, so from my perspective you're a pullup pro. Hopefully see you (and enjoy working out with you too) tomorrow!

Emilee said...

you mean I am going to have to work out with you again? ha ha! just kidding. only i am very serious about dancing more often...

i can guarantee one thing, whenever they FINALLY make an emilee or a robin wod, hmmm, maybe we could just go green and create a hybrid...robilee....emin ha ha there will be at least 10 rounds of dance dance revolution...and maybe some snatches. so you can snatch and dance :) ha ha