50 Foot Prowler Push - Rocked the boys 140# weight. BOOYAH!!
1 Minute Prone Plank Hold
20 Atlas Stone Squats (110/80) - Used 55# sandbag
1 Minute Left Side Plank Hold
20 Hollow Rocks
1 Minute Right Side Plank Hold
20 Kneeling Kettlebell Half Moons (24/16)
1 Minute L Sit Hold
My core is not what it used to be, that’s for sure. I can rock the heck out of some sit-ups but where I used to hold a 3 minute plank without breaking a sweat, I struggled to get through these planks. And as for the L Sit hold…I thought I had lucked out and skated by without having to do these until they showed up today. I asked Jamie what I could do to scale because there was no way I could do it. When he told me planks, I said to heck with that and went for the L sit. It had to be broken into a few different segments, but I did it.
And then you know what else I did? I tried to go for my pull-up again…it is the beginning of the month after all. Mary Cabell was nice enough to help me out and I’m not going to lie - I was scared and my confidence had been wrecked with my previous try. I tried the black/green band combo again but tried to pick bands that I could tell were older in hopes that they would be stretchier. I tried but as soon as I took my other foot off the bench, I was swinging a LOT and it scared me. So MC made the suggestion to try 2 green bands instead and there was a lot less swinging. I got about halfway up…more than my first attempt with the black band..and I don’t know if I don’t have the upper body strength yet or I was scared but I couldn’t get all the way up.
Guess there’s always next month.
Although, my stubborn personality wants to try again in a week or so just to prove to myself that I can do it.
AND THEN, because I hadn’t wrecked my arms enough, I figured a good training swim was in order. It wasn’t fast, just consistent. 1100 yards. The total yardage for the tri is 2212..so I did over half the distance. I could have done more but people were waiting to get in the lanes and I was annoyed having to wait so long when I got there without anyone else being considerate, I thought I’d be nice.
Then, because my arms still had some mobility, more packing and lifting heavy boxes was in order.
A great Monday if you ask me.