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I haven´t been writing for a while and I´m not sure if I remember all of it anymore, but I´ll try :D. I didn´t go to a lot of workouts so it shouldn´t be so hard.

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On the 5th of September I did the above workout. And I remember that I was really happy with it. I did it in 39.57 minutes if I recall correctly. I did knees to elbows instead of toes to bar. And I remember that one of the rounds I managed to do all 15 in one go and that felt so good!!

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Saturday september 7th we did a Hero workout “Manion”. Which is 7 rounds of 400m run and 29! back squats 135/95lbs.

I did the back squats with 20kg bar and 10lbs on either side so that´s about 30kg. I think. I´m not sure if I remember correctly. Maybe it was a 15kg bar. I think it was 20 though… We had a timecap too, but I´m not sure what it was.. I think 40 minutes. I think I did 4 rounds.. But I don´t really remember this one very well. I do know that I really tried to do my squats properly and that it was quite heavy haha.

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On the 9th of September I kind of screwed up. We started practising some technique for pistol squats and double unders. I managed to do 2 double unders in a row for the first time (until now I could only do one). After that we did Nancy: 5 rounds of a 400m run and 15 overhead squats. The overhead squat was a new move for me and it felt very awkward. Basically you hold the bar above your head with straight and locked arms. It feels like you´re over stretching them. You have to put pressure on (almost like you want to snap the bar) to make sure you don´t drop it. While keeping the bar up there you do squats (and feel like falling over :p). We did some practising with just a stick first and when it was time to do the wod I did it with a 15kg bar.

During round 2 I noticed my left arm had started sleeping. It slowed me down a bit because it was distracting. At some point I asked Rich if that is normal to happen and he said I shouldn´t worry about it. It didn´t hurt, so I continued. I don´t remember my time. We didn´t have a time cap so I did the full 5 rounds, but I didn´t look at the clock… The whole time my underarm and hand kept having the sleepy pins and needles feeling.

And this feeling never went away. I still have it now. It´s mostly only in my thumb now though. On Tuesday I went to the doctor and she sent me to the Neurologist on Wednesday. He told me I have a trapped nerve and to find out where it´s trapped I need to get an EMG scan. I´m getting that scan today. He also told me that I could do everything as normal as long as it doesn´t start hurting/gets worse. And it hasn´t gotten worse.. it doesn´t hurt. It´s just an annoying feeling. And to be sure I did decide to take it easy on the workouts. So I didn´t go to crossfit for a week.

Last Monday I finally went again. But I did skip on doing the Thrusters, as I didn´t want to have my arms overhead like that again before having my arm checked out properly.

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Instead I used that time to practise my double unders. And this time I got up to 4 in a row! Progress!!

We didn´t end up doing Annie as too many people showed up. Instead we did 16 minutes AMRAP in pairs of 20 double unders/2o situps while the other one did a medballwalk up the hill. So basically one is doing as many double unders/situps in the time that the other takes a medball and runs it up the hill and back. We started before I even realized so we forgot to get some chalk to write down our reps, but I think we did pretty good. I just did singles instead of double unders though. I had been practising it before and just wanted to get a good workout in instead of stumbling around with the double unders.

Then, yesterday I went again.

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We had a 36 minute time cap and I ended up doing 4 rounds in 36.5 minutes (with 10lbs ball). And now I feel completely worn out. This work out was so hard for some reason! I already had trouble getting through my reps in the first round. And during the first run I seriously thought about giving up because I struggled getting through it so much. But I kept going, albeit very slow. And when I finished my wall balls in the 4th round and the clock was on 35 minutes I considered of course to call it a day but ended up doing a sprint to try and make the run in the last minute anyway. So in the end I was happy with pushing through. But damn, do I feel it now! I haven´t felt this “empty” since the first week I started crossfit. It probably didn´t help that it was 30 degrees outside. But I think I could really feel that I haven´t done any sport really in the last week.

It´s been two months now since I started CrossFit and I´m still loving it. This month I don´t think I changed so much physically, but I can really feel the difference in my energy and strength. I did make some pictures the other day and I´ll post them later.

I really hope they can fix my sleepy thumb soon so I can stop worrying about it.

This Friday I fly to Holland for a 10 day holiday with my family. But I will be doing plenty of workouts there. I have a weekend at a waterpark, I am going to a Gladiator workout, doing a bootcamp training with a friend and at the end of the holiday I´m doing the Mudmasters MudRun, which is going to be such a fun challenge! I also want to check out the CrossFit box they have in my hometown :D. And in between I will relax and stuff my face with yummy Dutch snacks. I think this holiday will be a good one!! :D

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