Humans are forgetful animals… probably the MOST forgetful of all. And I’m not talking about not remembering to take the library books back, or forgetting a friend’s birthday, or completely spacing on someone’s name you just met. I mean forgetful on an entirely different level.
We forget how good it feels to be out in the ocean surfing as the sun comes up. Huddled under the warm covers in the dark, hitting snooze, remembering only the cold water and how good another hour of sleep would feel. But once actually on a wave with the sun edging above the horizon we wonder why we don’t do this more often. Because we just forget how amazing it feels when we DO it.
We forget how rough it is on a Sunday morning after a “fun” night out. More food, more drinks, more excess… more of whatever. Dizzy, nauseous, dehydrated. “I’m not EVER going to do that again!” Famous last words that have always been repeated… usually after less than a few weeks.
We forget how much better the day goes on a full night of sleep. One more hour of TV or just another TED talk so often pushes the shut down time into the following day. Logging back into email or “I’m just going to do a little more work” frequently manages to keep the brain working overtime as the head hits the pillow.
We need to do more things that make us feel good, less that make us feel bad, and keep the brain a little less cluttered. But we are just do forgetful.
Wednesday’s WOD at 7 and 9am, 4 and 6pm
Midday Open Training Hour and 5pm Games Open Prep Strength
Partner WOD Four sets for time AND max jump over abmat burpees**
YOU row 50 cals while partner completes 25 USA KB swings (24/18kg) then as many jump over abmat burpees as possible: partner records number of burpees and switch places immediately and then;
Partner rows 50 cals while YOU complete 25 USA KB swings (24/18kg) and as many jump over abmat burpees as possible: YOU record number of burpees and switch places immediately and repeat set 1 with new rowing requirement
Row 40 cals, same number of swings and max rep back burpees, switch places and repeat
Row 30 cals, same number of swings and max rep burpees, switch places and repeat
Row 20 cals, same number of swings and max rep back burpees, switch places and repeat
**Note: sets 1 and 3- regular burpees with jump over mat, Sets 2 and 4- back burpees and a simple jump up (heels and back of hands must be on ground simultaneously)
Post your team’s time and each individual’s total number of burpees and any scaling to chalkboards/journals.