I skipped class on Thursday because I spent Wednesday night in the ER with the husband. He had the flu and needed 3 bags of fluids.


I looked back at some old workouts to see what I could adapt to do at home. I did 2 rounds of:

  • 7 deadlifts at 155#.  I think that’s a new PR for me so I was happy I could do it multiple times
  • 11 pike pushups
  • 10 knee raises

Then I went for about a 2.5 mile walk.  After the husband came home that day he wanted to go for a walk too so we went about another mile.


Warmup this morning started with rowing.  We did 20 seconds max effort followed by 10 seconds of easy rowing for 8 rounds.  Then we did squats and pushups and situps followed by stretching.

We worked on hang snatches.  This is taking the bar from mid thigh to overhead.  I try to muscle it up too much instead of having good technique for using momentum.  I did 68 lbs working on form.

Then we were tortured again.  We had to hold a PVC pipe over our heads and do duck walks down the length of the jump and duck jumps back.  We did 2 rounds of that.  Ouch.  That’s a much nicer comment than others that were made during this exercise.

The workout was 4 rounds of:

  • 11 handstand pushups or 22 pikes
  • 15 pull ups
  • 30 double unders or 120 single jump ropes – Our trainer decided that we had to all do 30 double unders for the first round.  I counted 30 valiant efforts at double unders or I’d still be there.

I did it in 17:40.  That was a tough one.  It doesn’t read too bad but it wore me out.