Kal Su

“Do one thing every day that scares you.” ― Eleanor Roosevelt

For me on this day, the one thing that scared me was a WOD named Kal Su. It haunted me throughout the day, from checking it in the morning and watching the demos, till the afternoon whereby I would check again to make sure by some stroke things might have changed in my favor. No such luck. Kal Su is a combination of all things that not only take me a long time to complete, but take me a long time to complete. It is a medley of all my absolute sucks wrapped up in a bow.

I fretted over this WOD all day. Trying to think of any excuse not to go. But yesterday was my rest day and no rationalization seemed strong enough. The truth is, you have to face these things and I knew if I didn’t show up and at least try I would only regret it.

Warm-Up:

2 Rounds:

15 Overhead Squats with Barbell

20 Jumping Lunges

25 AbMat Situps

Strength:

Establish a 1RM Thruster in 10 minutes

Completed: 65lbs, 85lbs., 95lbs., 105lbs.  Then onto Kal Su. My stomach was in my throat. Kevin very nicely shared a story about how when he performed this WOD for the very first time many years ago it about ruined him to Crossfit for good. That’s how much it leveled him. Kevin is one of the top coaches at ACF. Strong, very knowledgeable. Don’t get stuck in burpee hell, he said. And I knew then my best approach was to scale as best possible, and just get through it.

Conditioning:

“Kalsu”

On the minute:

Complete 5 Burpees and then perform Max Thrusters (135/95).  Continue this pattern until you’ve completed 100 Total Thrusters.

*25 minute cap

Completed: scaled to 3 burpees per round and Thrusters at 55lbs. Completed 72 Thrusters total in the 25 minute time cap. Was not looking for any personal record setting here. Just glad I showed up and did it. For me that is the grand achievement for today.

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