It’s official: I must get a new alarm clock. Today.
I’m not sure that a new alarm clock will solve the operator issues (ahem), but I need one that will not allow me to confuse a.m. with p.m. and reliably rings when it’s supposed to if set properly (To be fair, I don’t always set the alarm properly, hence the aforementioned “operator error.”)
Yesterday morning, I was supposed to get up at 5:15 a.m. to make myself look like a Polished Professional™ to go to a client meeting in Dallas. Leave the house at 6:00; flight at 7:40. My breakfast was cooked and in the fridge. My big bag was loaded with airplane and business meeting essentials. My grown-up clothes were laid out and my shoes were polished.
All of this prep work turned out to be absolutely essential because I woke up WITHOUT THE ALARM at 5:50 a.m.
Let me do the math for you: That allowed 10 minutes for to get from bedhead to Polished Professional.
It didn’t happen.
But I did get out the door by 6:15 and was safely at the airport, drinking coffee and eating my packed breakfast in plenty of time to get my ass into the Southwest Airlines seat.
An inquiry into the incident has revealed that I set the alarm for 5:15 p.m.
Then today, I planned to go to the 8:30 a.m. CrossFit Austin class. My plan was to set the alarm for 8:00 a.m… but I didn’t.
I just didn’t set it.
So again, I woke up late (8:07) and ran around like a maniac to get where I was going on time.
I was three minutes late. Nine-burpee penalty.
Warmup (abbreviated ’cause I was late)
3X 1 push jerk + 1 split jerk, 65#
2X 1 push jerk + 1 split jerk, 75#
1X 1 push jerk + 1 split jerk, 80#
push ups :15 on :45 off
swings :30 on :30 off, 16kg
unbroken wall balls :45 on :15 off, 14#
split squats 1:00 on 1:00 off (switch legs at :30)
My numbers: 79 – 77 – 77 – 81
I’d never done split jerks before, so that was pretty fun. I know I can jerk more than 80# (and I know far too well I can be a jerk), but I was tired this morning and all in a muddle from being late, so I didn’t throw around very much weight. Whatever.
The WOD was vicious and fun. I really loved this one!
pushups: to the deck… 9 – 10 – 9 – 11
swings: 16kg kettlebell all the way overhead every time
wall ball: horrific. Many of them would not have been counted in FGB, but I counted them anyway.
split squats: my left leg is WAY stronger than my right from roller derby. again: whatever
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