Undoubtedly recycled wall ball pic

Karen is like rowing a 2k, but with the erg fighting back.  It’s the same move over, and over, and over, and over, and over again 150 times.  We last saw her on April 2nd.  The target hasn’t gotten any lower, and the standards for the movement haven’t gotten any less stringent, but let’s see if you can step up the weight, and cut down the time this Friday.

September 10th, 2010

WOD: Karen

150 Wall Ball Shots (20#/14#)


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  27 comments for “Karen

  1. Justin S.
    September 10, 2010 at 8:01 am

    First time doing Karen. 7:40 Rx, not thrilled with that time but i will get there. my goal is to get sub-6 mins.

    • Kristin
      September 10, 2010 at 9:07 am

      Marry me.

      • Yosh
        September 10, 2010 at 10:36 am

        Get in line!

  2. POPE
    September 10, 2010 at 8:03 am

    13:27 @ 10# first time completing a wall ball workout without popping my shoulder.

  3. Kristin
    September 10, 2010 at 9:06 am

    25:36: R motherf**kin’ X!!! AND NO INHALER!!!

    OK…so the time sucks, and the last 15 felt like rocks were being thrown at me, but I did it. Huge thanks to both the 6:30 and 7:30 (including Joe) crews for their support, and Stace for the “brain worms.” Also thanks to Eric, for challenging me to do it in the first place…my love to all.

    • Justin S.
      September 10, 2010 at 9:25 am

      1) yes
      2) proud of you, amazing job

      • Haley
        September 10, 2010 at 10:21 am

        if you guys get married, does that mean that the much talked about the lennon & yoko photo will actually happen? :)

        SO proud of you, KP .. awesome effort, inspiring to watch! you rock.

        first time doing karen today, and she is a bitch. 9:39 rx

        • Yosh
          September 10, 2010 at 10:39 am

          That is awesome, Kristin! So…..to sum up in two days worth of efforts: When I saw you yesterday, you pulled your PR for your new 1 rep max. Now, today, you RX’ed the shit outta this.

          Alotta fun to watch the progression. Congrats!

          • Yosh
            September 10, 2010 at 10:41 am

            Sorry, meant *Pulled your PR for your new 5 rep max

    • Julie D
      September 10, 2010 at 9:35 am

      You forgot to mention the wall ball induced tourettes!

      Well Karen, not only have you made most parts of my body sore, but I think you might make me start to develop adult onset acne, seeing as I tried to throw the last 30 dirt-covered wallballs with my face.

      22:28 14# to the blue tape

      • CJ
        September 10, 2010 at 9:47 am

        Nice Work…. sometimes its hard to “embrace the suck” but afterwards you feel much better about it…. awesome job

      • Jen K
        September 10, 2010 at 10:14 am

        Ha ha – awesome job Julie!

    • Cal
      September 10, 2010 at 10:05 am

      that time does NOT suck and the important thing is that you did it!!! congratulations!!!

    • Scrappy
      September 10, 2010 at 10:26 am

      Awesome stuff…and don’t forget the sweat angel on the parking lot!

  4. Sandon
    September 10, 2010 at 9:10 am

    10:25 rx

    Great Job Kristin!

    • Kristin
      September 10, 2010 at 9:49 am

      I just realized how much faster you did this…congratulations!!

  5. Scott R
    September 10, 2010 at 10:02 am

    Shoulder still hurting, so instead of 150 wall balls, I had 150 front squats at 35kg (per Joe’s suggestion). Wall balls don’t look fun, but neither are 150 front squats.

    Now I’m away for two weeks (work & vacation), so it’s time to get that shoulder right.

  6. Scrappy
    September 10, 2010 at 10:31 am

    Ehhh. Karen, you kind of owned me. 15:02, 10# to the tape. On the plus side, unassisted ring dips…3-2-2-1-1-1.

    Fantastic work by everyone at 5:30 and 6:30.

    Brain-worm of the day (paraphrased): “If you can yell ‘m*****f****r’ and then say ‘sorry,’ you can put the ball up again!”

    • Haley
      September 10, 2010 at 10:45 am

      HAHAHA please tell me that quote is from stacey

      • Kristin
        September 10, 2010 at 10:56 am

        Of course…

    • Jen G.
      September 10, 2010 at 11:05 am

      If you can’t utter a “sorry” after it, are you exempt from putting the ball up again?

      I’m saving all of my swearing today for this one tonight.

      • Scrappy
        September 10, 2010 at 11:21 am

        This WOD seemed to bring out the longshoreman in everyone. And of course, the above-referenced quote was from Stacey.

  7. Tiffany
    September 10, 2010 at 12:09 pm

    4/2/10: #10, lower target, 13:51

    today: #14, CFF target, 14:51

    Can’t wait to improve even more, but next time I see Karen will be too soon!!!

    Awesome performance to the am classes! Esp. J$, KP, Haley, and Sandon!!!

  8. Dan
    September 10, 2010 at 2:42 pm

    13:31 Rx

    Great job by the noon class today. Perfect Wall Ball weather!

  9. Cal
    September 10, 2010 at 8:22 pm

    8:37 with 10#

    really would’ve loved a 12# ball!! great workout though!

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