And that is how I found myself sitting in my office on a Tuesday afternoon after a quick trip to Walgreen's, shaving down my calluses at my desk. At least I closed the door.
Turns out that my brand new office pedegg is a great deal sharper than my older at-home pedegg. I shaved off way too much of my calluses, and my hands are now soft, like a baby's.
Babies don't do a lot of kipping pull ups.
During yesterday's metcon (50 handstand pushups and 100 pull ups, to be completed in as few sets as possible), I couldn't hang onto the bar for more than 5 or 6 pull ups. By some miracle I made it through without any tears, but my little baby hands are really tender today.
Monday April 23: I was pretty geeked out to work out with PhillyGuy, since this was his first regular session at CFCC. Front squats, peak of 2 - 85-115-135-155 (failed on second - bottomed out)-155 easy. I think I have 165 or 170 in me for a single, but we'll see. Metcon: "Crushing Helen" - a crossfit football workout. 8 rounds for time, 60 yard sprint, 8 russian kettlebell swings (2/1.5p), 5 plyo pushups to a 45lb plate. 8:37, as RX'ed.
Tuesday April 24: baby's first advanced class.
Diane. 21-15-9 deadlifts (225/155), handstand pushups. I've done Diane twice before - "scaled" both times because I thought the women's RXed weight was 185lbs. According to the regionals events, though, we were wrong. With partial range of motion handstand pushups to a small medball, 10:22. Based on my prior Diane times (6:36 with 135lbs and regular pushups, 8:00 with 155lbs and regular pushups), this is really slow, but meh.
My knees started to visibly bruise during the workout. Today, it looks like somebody nailed me over the kneecaps with a baseball bat. I had planned to stay for gymnastics, but I was spent after that and headed home.
Wednesday, April 25: imagine my delight at seeing, the day after a metcon involving handstand pushups and deadlifts, regular session programming involving handstand pushups and deadlifts. I knew I was probably not going to PR anything, but it's still disappointing when it happens. Conventional deadlift, peak of 2 - 135-175-205-235-255F. I got 255 up once and felt my back start to crank when I came out of the bottom on the second one, so I bailed and called it a day. Frustrating, because 235 went up like it was bodyweight and I was hoping to get 275 in. Womp womp womp. Metcon: 50 handstand pushups and 100 pull ups, in as few sets as possible. Come down out of a handstand, that's a set; come off of the bar, that's a set. I finished the handstand pushups in 12 sets; would have done fewer but I kept falling out of the handstand. However, my little baby hands could NOT hang onto the bar, and I did my pullups in sets of 3 to 8...guh. 35 sets total, using kipping HSPUs to an abmat and kipping pull ups. Please kill me.