Today was a work day and it began as any other one does. I slept until the last possible minute doing sit-ups in bed as I hit my snooze over and over again.
I got up and showered, packed my bag and lunch, and headed out the door.
I missed my run yesterday and I was determined to get in a quick 3 miler today even though I knew I had my Cross Fit class tonight too.
I didn’t get running until 1:30 this afternoon and by that time it was a whopping 93 degrees outside. Adding the normal 10-15 degrees to give you an idea of how it will feel once you start moving, I knew I was in trouble. I’m not sure what 103-108 feels like but I can tell you that today was a doozy. I had a good run, I just had to keep it really slow and steady.
After a quick cold shower, I was back at my desk and happily working away.
Tonight I attended my 3rd CrossFit class. Since I am new to CrossFit, my box (CF word for gym), requires that I complete the Foundations series before I start going to the normal open classes.
What a night it was! You know the song, Roxanne, by The Police? Well for our warm-up, we had to do jumping jacks to that song. And….whenever we heard the word Roxanne, we had to do a burpee. Man o man! Do you know how many times Sting says Roxanne in that song!? I was exhausted 3 minutes into my class. It was so much fun though. I’ve been singing Roxanne all night and I even taught Mason how to do a burpee when I got home. Fun times!
Next we learned a lot and focused on the overhead squats. I’m only using a pvc pole right now and it is hard. I can’t imagine what it is going to feel like once I start adding weight.
For our WOD (Workout of the Day) we only did 7 minutes. 7 little minutes! 7 amazingly hard minutes!
We started with throwing a 14 lb. ball high up on the wall. We would squat down and then throw it and it had to make it over the green line. They guys had a heavier ball and a higher mark on the wall. Then you had to catch that same 14 lb. ball and squat again and throw again for 7 times. Friends, my ball never made it to the green line so technically, all my throws were no reps. It was so hard!
Then we had to do 7 pull-ups and then 7 knee-ups. Then back to the ball throws and kept repeating it all until the 7 minutes were up.
For my pull-ups, our coach guided me to use a strong rubber band to help me get my chin up and over the bar. When I first got the band on my foot, I was like wow! This is easy! Then I quickly realized, even with the band, pull-ups are killer!
The knee ups were supposed to be toe touches but all I had to do was hang on the bar and bring my knee up parallel to the ground. Again….Killer!
When I got home and was getting out of my car, I reached over to get my purse and I could barely pick it up. (And it’s a small purse.)
I am loving CF so much and I especially love my CF! When I first walked in on June 1, the first thing I noticed was my favorite verse hanging on the wall.
I knew right then and there this was going to be a fun adventure!
I’ve stayed up way too late but I’m off to get my 3rd shower of the day and then it’s sandman time for me.
Happy almost weekend everyone!