Tuesday, September 14, 2010
Ouchy hands and evac knitting
5 rounds for time of:
15 OHS 55#
My time: a little over 20 minutes. Not sure exactly. I was on track to beat 15 minutes, then in the third round, rip, rip, rip. I won't post pictures, they're too graphic. Both hands - palms, callouses, everything. It was a test of will to finish. The pain in my hands was really bad and I had a very hard time holding on to the bar. But I did finish, eventually. Picked up some emu oil after the workout and I'm hoping it speeds the healing. Please, please no pull-ups or kettlebell snatches in tomorrow's workout.
Was this simply an exercise in masochism, or was there some point to it? I like to think that I accomplished something by fighting through the pain. I've worked through rips before, but never this many reps. That's what it's about, right? Pushing the limits.
The only knitting project I had with me when I realized I couldn't get to my house last Monday was a very fine-gauge stockinette scarf. Great for plane knitting, but I needed something soothing, simple, cotton, colorful. And BIGGER GAUGE. So I hastened to Michaels for some size seven bamboo straights and five skeins of sugar and cream dishcloth cotton. A few days later, I have this odd mishmash of midcentury modern/60s-kitschy mitered square and ballband goodness, with a seventies variegated avocado waffle thrown in. Comfort knitting at its best.
Posted by Amy at 4:12 PM