Today went as planned only if you were sitting at home just reading the website and thinking to yourself the same thing I was when the WOD started. This is gonna be a grinder of a workout.
First mile I had a pleasant convo with Lindsey from running shoes, to tech in shoes to her biz as a Doula in her company Chicago Birth Boutique. Pace was about 3.6 mph and we went into our WOD ready to knock out the reps on today’s WOD (180613). Everything was performed with rucks except the burpees (thank God). Too much gravel and slipping makes for a longer and more suffering event, and we used the rucks for everything in the WOD thereafter.
Suffering on many levels for everyone involved. Weber setting the pace, then Selene, Lindsey, Gil, and I with a quick turnover from exercise to exercise. Burpees, goblet squats, sit-up and press, step ups, flutter kicks, and finish with the one mile ruck at the end. Ok, I did not have a quick turnover on anything today. (There I said it)
I’ve personally not run with 50lb ruck in a very long time, and today I ran the half mile back. On the tail end it felt like my lungs were ready to explode. Legs, hips, and abs felt great. Just not looking to run with that weight anytime soon.
Times differed greatly, as did the weights we used on the rucks. I weighed my ruck when I got home, and something told me to check. Dry weight is 50lb, bag, and supplies took it to 58lb. Water, gels, med/trauma kit (always), light jacket, and other supplies brought the weight higher.
I’m a big proponent of getting healthier while doing things the rest of the world seems horrible, hard, and unthinkable. Why? Why not? This life is not easy, nor will it ever be easy. It’ll knick you and bleed you, knock you on your ass and stomp on you if you let it.
Getting up, and deciding to move forward and not quitting is what defines you , emboldens an individual which in turn causes you to carry yourself with a higher sense of purpose, and confidence that the rest of the world is greatly lacking.
I don’t coddle anyone, anytime. I’ll give you support, and I’ll challenge you all the while making sure you don’t quit on yourself. You may be the last one, or like me I’ll bring in the rear at times, but I WILL NOT QUIT! We do it #RuFF style. The RuFF crew knows when to put the head down and grind it out.
Will post a video on YouTube later with some of the ugly that was today’s WOD!
Hope to see you here soon. Come join this band of go getters. You’ll never be the same, promise.
Mi A Gi