An entertaining WOD this evening. I wanted to do “Erin” and I wanted to workout outdoors (so much better than the gym) so I knew that this meant I would need to drag my dumbbells all the way up to the Pinetum. I don’t have 40s but I have 25s, so I strapped those to an old luggage carrier thingy and ambled on up to the Pinetum to meet Red for a WOD.
Upon arrival I was shocked to see literally hundreds on itty bitty pre-schoolers and their parents running all over my precious Pinetum.
I think there were 4 little rug rats hanging off the pull-up bar with their proud Dads holding them up when I arrived. Well, after walking 20 something blocks with 50lbs of dumbbells in tow, I wasn’t about to let 400 zillion little squealing monkeys and their dawdling parents get in the way of my WOD.
So, I cleared a little space by the pull-up bar, threw down the dumbbells and went at it. And I have to say, it all went fairly harmoniously. Nobody even really looked at me. And apart from one Dad who got in the way a couple of times showing off to his kid doing Pull-ups, basically every time I needed the bar, the kids cleared out. It could have been that my appearance (dripping in sweat, frothing at the mouth, and panting like a rabid basset hound) scared them off, but in any event all went relatively smoothly and I conquered Erin (w 25# dumbbells, not as rx’d) in 11:44. I do however, have to add that a highlight was; mid-round 4 a little speck of a baby boy strolled up to a tree not 2 feet from me. I watched as he squirmed with severe discomfort before Mom came round the bend with what appeared to be a frisbee, which she stuck under his bum while he nervously took a nice little steamer. Awesome.
A few pics below of the crowd and me all sweaty. Also some pics of Red working dumbbell snatches and push-ups. She did
5 rounds for time of :
10 Snatches (5 a side)
9:00. Nice work Red.