3 Shower Day

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.

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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.

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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!

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