Thursday, November 14, 2013

The Workouts With Names are the Worst!

Who would have thought it? When we do a workout in Crossift they are different every day, but there are these Benchmark workouts that are the same every few months to check progress and those workouts have these cute little names. Linda, Fran, Karen (that last one is said with a growl where the R is, cause its evil!) On Wednesday we did Karen. It sounds so easy, 150 wall balls for time. It was absolutely brutal. I did it with the requested weight, 14lb ball, and I never put it down. I did take a few breaks, a lot of breaks, but I didn’t put the ball down. I was ready to die at about 90 and there were still 60 to go. I did it! But I am paying for it today….

15 reps of 10 in 14:28. The time is upside down because I after 150 I just fell to the wall and slid down and wrote my time with my dead arm!

In case you are wondering what a Wall Ball is….

Also, my Wednesday workout was with a new Coach. The normal guy was out so we got to have a sub, the girl Coach from the evening class. She was so nice and encouraging and played pretty good music so I just might have to take her evening class sometime!

As the day went on my legs got more and more sore. I even used the foam roller when we were done but no luck still sore. I stayed pretty still at work, did my best not to get up and down excessively. I really just wanted to sit with ice on my legs and not move but work had to be done. If I moved the muscles would loosen up and I felt better but that moment from sitting to standing was just almost not worth it.

After work I had several errands to run and thought I would never get in bed at a reasonable time. I was out the late the night before and really wanted to get in bed at a reasonable time. I managed to get all my “next day” stuff done before Choir practice so when we finished up choir I just had to go home and put on my jammies! I was in bed by 9:15 and sound asleep by 9:30. When you are exhausted you sleep so soundly, ha! Oh and when I got home there was a big box rubber banded around my mail box, guess what I got…..MY NEW SHOES!!!! Marathon training is getting more and more real by the second.

This morning it was another named workout but not a woman (which makes it better I guess) but it was still a full body scorcher. Today was squats followed by Ricky. Ricky: 10 Pull-Ups, 5 Dead Lifts, 8 Push Presses. AMRAP (As many reps as possible) in 20 minutes. I got 8 full rounds and not one thing more. I have been really working on my Pull-Ups so today instead of using the Rings I actually took my butt to the bar. I pulled up with all my might and with a big resistant band under my foot and did the pull-ups. They weren’t perfect but they were better than they have ever been. I thought this workout was easier than the gajillion wall balls yesterday but Big Bad Cheryl thought it was worse than yesterday.

As the day has gone on I have noticed a little more soreness in my legs. The worst part was my inner thighs but I am still able to move. I just can’t wait to see what we have tomorrow. I am amazed every time at how some things seem so easy and aren’t and the hard ones are even harder than you could imagine…and I just love it!

I do have one thing coming up that I am way too excited about. This is one of those things that I say year after year, “I really want to do that race!” and well I hope to never think that again so when the idea of the Krispy Kreme Donut run was mentioned I was ready to go. It’s a crazy 4 mile race. You run 2 miles to Krispy Kreme, eat a dozen donuts, and then run back to the finish line, all in 1 hour. I have wanted to do this race since I heard about it for the first time and have missed it or been afraid to try it in the past so I thought, Why not this time? I’m not officially signed up yet but I got tomorrow to register. I CANT WAIT….and depending on how it goes I might have a few pictures for you when done. It has the potential to be really fun or to be awful but I want to do it so I’m going for it.

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