Partner WOD. I hate the word.
As I hate hell, all Partner WODs.
Partner WOD is, in my opinion , the worst damn thing that can be on the board in the gym besides burpees. For those that are physically unfit, the Partner WOD is our chance to drag down our partners and struggle to keep up. That’s not exactly how it is, and if you ask any partner of the unfit, you will get the ” don’t worry about it”, ” no big deal response”. But for me, its like a death sentence.
I know, I know , I am being super dramatic. But picture this if you will. Me, being the new kid on the block again , not knowing ANY of these people and knowing how limited I am . And these folks, I am sure were like, ” Ain’t no body got time for her” (they were all actually very nice, but still ) I could feel the sense of fear in my eyes as the coach was explaining the work out. I even offered to do it by myself so I would not bring anyone down. No go.
It’s not that I don’t want to be part of a team or have a partner – some folks are hardcore, balls the wall, keep track of every rep and push it to the limit. I would never want to hinder anyone’s success. That’s my issue with it. On the other hand , it is nice to have some one to push you.
So the way the workout went yesterday was partner 1 did a run, then partner 2 did a move. There were 3 of us in my group, my set was based on one persons stuff, so when she ran, I rowed. Here is how I did:
35 min AMRAP
Row 506m (rowed while partner ran )
DB Hang Squat Cleans 7.5lbs ( ugh but man it was hard!) 26
Rowed 490 m
159 single jumps
Kettlebell swings 18lbs – 32
Hands Release Push Up – 13 (I was DYING at this point )
DB Hang Squat Cleans 15
Row 480 m
140 Single Jumps
So first off – it was an AMRAP and Any AMRAP I go into praying to the Gods that I can make it through at least 1 round . This workout I was able to due to the fact it was a partner WOD. So yeah , victory ! In my eyes . And I only said “Just Keep Swimming ” twice , lol. Those pushups, man , those were rough .
All in all , I am really happy with the workout I did . I was feeling great and dying at the end – so to me , total success! I really think these classes are going to be awesome for me .
It’s all coming together!
Hope you all have a great rest to your week! It’s Thursday, that means I need to do my shot, it’s a pain in the ass but a small price to pay for feeling better.