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Wednesday, March 8, 2017

CrossFit Open 17.2

Dave Castro's making sure we get the most bang for our buck out of those dumbbells. Fuck my life, do I resent dumbbells. I miss my bar. I miss it's weights. Praise the CrossFit gods that we can get a barbell at any weight in 17.3.

So after a work week in Austin that included a fantastic bout of food poisoning, I was finally home in Atlanta. I was so excited for Friday Night Lights and the day couldn't go by fast enough. I made it over to CrossFit Identity around 5:30 PM. Man have I missed that place.

All photos in this post are by my talented friend Elena Pesavento of Spot-on Photo. You can follow her on Instagram at @spotonphotoatlanta and Facebook. She also has started an awesome Women of CrossFit page on Facebook and at @womenofcrossfitatl.

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Workout 17.2
Complete as many rounds and reps as possible in 12 minutes of:
2 rounds of:
  50-ft. weighted walking lunge
  16 toes-to-bars
  8 power cleans
Then, 2 rounds of:
  50-ft. weighted walking lunge
  16 bar muscle-ups
  8 power cleans
Etc., alternating between toes-to-bars and bar muscle-ups every 2 rounds.

Women use 35-lb. dumbbells. Men use 50-lbs. dumbbells.

Thirty-five lbs dumbbells are heavy fuckers. The lunges were the worst part of this workout if you don't have muscle-ups. I definitely didn't feel too hot right out the gate.

Kayte judged me and then I judged her. She beat me by 4 seconds. I felt so heavy during those TTB. It was the first time I did TTB since I hurt my back in December so that's one accomplishment.

This was the moment I realized Elena was photographing me. I quickly put a smile on my face but she didn't capture that. Round two of the lunge sucked.

I got a little nervous for my back and wished I had worn my belt. I just kept moving as Kayte kept hollering at me.

I made it through the third set of lunges and then stood underneath the bar contemplating a muscle-up. I struggled enough with the toes to bar to know that it wasn't going to be my magical muscle-up day but I got some pretty nice looking pull-ups. We called time at 7:15.

I took this crappy photo with my iPhone.

 And then we spent the remaining 4 minutes and 45 seconds cheering Blaine on through his muscle-ups.

I said I was going to re-do 17.2, but ultimately I decided to stick to my one and done Open plan this year. Could I have gone faster on the TTB and beaten Kayte? Probably, but I saw the regularly scheduled Monday WOD of hang power cleans, wallballs, and doubleunders and decided to do it instead. In keeping with my 2017 goals, I said no to shit that I didn't want to do.

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