It's a good thing I have the gym to take my mind off of things, otherwise I'd be going bat-shit crazy.
Maybe being bat-shit crazy wouldn't be so bad after all ...
30 rounds for time
3 chest to bar + 3 regular pull ups
Time: 26:04, Rx'ed
Let me be clear, ripping your hands is nothing to ever brag about. Hand rips are a stupid part of the kind of workouts we have to do, and one should never aim for rips. It doesn't make you more hardcore, it doesn't make you better, badder or faster. It's the opposite I think. Because now I won't be able to use my hands for a week. What's smart about that?
I tried to be smart during this WOD, I tried to keep my hands dry (toweling off) and to keep the bar dry and chalk-free, as well as use minimal amounts of chalk. It sucks because I sweat like A BEAST. I also was practicing a good bar-grip technique (using mainly just my fingers) until about round 25, when I was just so fuggin' tired, and started gripping with more of my palm instead of my fingers (which requires stronger forearm grip strength.) I also wasn't kipping very hard, because the more rotation and movement there is through the body, it will travel up to the hands and yes, create more friction against your hands and the bar = tears. But, again, as I was getting tired, I had to kip like a BITCH to get those chest to bar. I felt my palm skin slough off like a snake skin on the last round.
Popping those blisters was fun. Real fun. But they need to be done. Use a needle, let it drain, then keep it moisturized! An unscented chapstick rubbed all over works wonders as well as a little Mederma. They look 100x better this morning. Just make sure whatever you put on it as no alcohol in it, these are open wounds and that stuff stings like a bitch.
Bra shopping yesterday proved to be a fail. Why can't they make athletic clothing for actual athletes?! This bra was so tight around my rib cage, thanks to my ever-growing lats. You'd think they would make athletic clothing a little more accommodating for women with athletic bodies - strong legs, small waists, broad shoulders and broad backs. Oh no, Nike is still designing clothes for emaciated women getting busy on the elliptical to look like this "athlete."
Really? Strong? I don't see any muscle on her anywhere!
Sadly, its not just Nike, I have this problem everywhere. Lululemon, Adidas, Lucy, Victoria Secret, etc. I have a little bit better luck with Under Armour. I snagged this gem of a t-shirt and running shorts from the PX yesterday.
The shorts are a sweet Army green color. <3
Ran a few errands this morning, picked up some goodies for tomorrow.
Tomorrow? What's tomorrow you ask?
No big deal, no big deal.