Cardio days are not my favorites.Â The workout today was 3 repeats of:
500 m row
400 m run
I did it in 20 minutes.Â The row killed my legs and then I muttered through the run.Â My deep dark secret though is that I get better the longer I run.Â My first 400 of a day is awful and then the rest is much smoother.Â That doesn’t mean that I want to do longer distances though.
I picked a workout that covered a bit of everything.Â It had 15 reps then 12 reps then 9 reps of:
I did it in 11:30.
Then there was a weird thing.Â There is this guy who I only see on Sundays.Â I’ve never talked to him before.Â Out of the blue he said to me, “I noticed you like workouts with deadlifts.”Â That’s weird, right?Â I said that I liked to lift much more than running so given a choice I would always pick workouts with weights.Â Â He said that I should do Thursday’s workout to get better at running.Â I said that I already had.Â He got perky at the thought that I had done two workouts that day.Â I said no and explained that I had done it on Thursday.Â Then he offered to go run a half mile with me.Â I politely declined.Â The husband says that I was getting hit on and normally I might agree but CrossFit people are just weird enough to truly want someone to go run an extra half mile with them.
Wow. That’s all I can say. I’ve never seen a workout that no one could do. This was rough. Luckily they put a 15 minute time cap on it or I’d still be there.
It was supposed to be 4 rounds of:
Yeah, so, I got through 2 rounds sort of and did 15 more lunges in 15 minutes. I say sort of because I counted around 30 double under attempts as good enough.
It is about 2 weeks until the start of the Whole Life Challenge. There is still time to sign up if anyone wants to play. I’m off today to find some of the specialty foods that I’m going to need. I found some great food (dessert) websites last night so I’m feeling a bit better about the nutrition portion of this.
Congrats on managing something in an insane workout!
I’m getting the impression from my sister-in-law that there’s a real social aspect to CrossFit that feels like an odd vibe in modern society — she seems to be really enjoying it.
CrossFit is very social. It is something they pride themselves on. Since it is a group workout no one is listening to iPods or anything so you interact more than in a traditional gym.
That Tuesday workout does look insane! Now, if I could just pick up the kettle bell once… 🙂
Your work outs always sound like pure torture but also fun… in a strange way.