This was a beautiful sight this morning.
After nearly two weeks away from CrossFit, I have to admit that I really missed it. I tried really hard to do some sort of strength training on the road last week, but it’s just so much easier to run when you’re traveling. That’s pretty much why I love running – all you need is a pair of running shoes and you can do it anywhere. Sure, you can do body weight moves anywhere too, but it’s not the same. I struggle with pushing myself when I’m strength training on my own, I need a coach or a team there pushing me to succeed, otherwise I take too long of breaks and flounder.
This morning was a great “welcome back” WOD since it was heavy on the running side. We warmed up with a 600 meter run and drills, then timed a 200 meter sprint. My shoes came untied halfway through (I’m the world’s laziest shoe tie-er, that always happened to me), but I still managed a 36.9 on the clock. A time to improve on for the future.
The main WOD was pretty straight forward.
- 600 meter run
- 10 thrusters
- 10 h.r. pushups (I think h.r. stood for hand release?)
- AMRAP in 20 minutes (as many reps as possible)
The run was awesome. It’s my strength and I relish every step when I’m outside in the morning sunshine. The thrusters? Ugh.. not so much. It had been so long since I’d done one, that I almost forgot how to do them. I felt weak during warm-up and stuck with what I thought was a lighter weight, but that lighter weight felt like a million pounds during the WOD. It’s amazing how much weaker you are in a WOD when a long run portion is involved. I would have happily shed all the weight on the bar if I hadn’t clipped it all on before the start. Maybe that was the coach’s plan all along… clip the weight on so we wouldn’t be tempted to shed during the WOD? I pushed through, but it was a struggle.
The hand release push ups were new to me. Basically you bring the push up all the way to the ground and lift your hands up for a second once you’ve hit the bottom. Sounded and looked easy, but the extra effort of making the belly touch the ground was more work than I thought. This was definitely a burner.
By the time our 20 minutes were up, I had managed to complete 4 full rounds of the WOD, plus an extra 100 meter run (I was 100 meters in when time was called).
I felt so good once the workout was over. Since I really don’t have any long races in the near future, I think I’m going to pick up CrossFit to 4 times a week in the last month before the wedding. We’ll see what happens with my travel schedule, but I really want to kick it up a notch before the new year.
I’m falling into a new breakfast pattern of eggs and apple slices. A little bit of savory mixed with a little bit of sweet – love it. 🙂
Something to make you laugh this morning:
Hilarious. Simply hilarious.