The hubs is in the kitchen making dinner while I fill you in on my butt kicking today
because I am too tired and may be unable to walk tomorrow. He’s a keeper alright. The girls were meeting up for our run by the harbor. The schedule called for 8 miles, but after the last couple of weekends, I think we all needed a back down week. It was a perfect SoCal morning for an easy six miles (ran 5, strolled back with a couple of the girls for the last mile).
Afterwards, I headed home for a quick bite.
Then let the fam bam know I was off to check out the local CrossFit box, Outlier CrossFit (see what I did there? Yes, grammar nazi’s, I know how to spell liar).
I’ve done boot camp style workouts that really get the heart rate going, and I’ve had an itch to give CrossFit a try. Kat is turning into a maniac, and Tasha recently finished her first competition. Yeah, that’s all I needed to tip the scales and put me on the hunt for a local box. Turns out there are a couple few not too far from me, and there was one that offers a free workout once a month.
Free my butt. I paid for it with every hot drop of sweat. They were nice, but got right to the bizzy biz.
There were just over twenty of us and we started with a warm up. Quarter mile run followed by burpees, squats, and sit ups. Oh, then more burpees, squats, and sit ups. Are we all warmed up, she asks. Warmed up? Um crap, that was just the warmup. The morning run was a brilliant idea, really. On to the actual workout:
3 rounds of 1min stations, resting 1min between rounds:
Kettlebell Swings (1.5/1)
Wall Ball (20/14)
Box Jumps (24″/20″)
I tried not to geek out and take too many pictures, because there were some girls training for the CrossFit games. These girls were no joke. HARD CORE. The kettlebells weren’t too bad, but I suck at wall balls. I did not like them at all. I have a love/hate thing going on with burpees, but there was no love for those wall balls. I guess I should be thankful the ball didn’t return the love and smash my face. Box jumps scare me, but the circuit moves so quickly I couldn’t stop for scared and just had to do them. Sweet. Granted, the jumps quickly turned into step ups, but I kept it moving.
Apparently my real deal pushups are not true push ups. These didn’t seem too hard when we did the trial run through the circuit, but doing them with jello arms, not so much. Ditto on burpees. I was always taught that when you come down and kick your feet back, you go into a push up position and jump back up. Oh no, today it was all about when you came down, your whole body was on the ground
begging you not to get up again.
Three circuits later, everything was burning and I was a hot mess. But I did it! I was a little apprehensive about showing up on my own, not knowing anyone else, but once we got going, I was too busy trying not to throw up or pass out that I did not even think twice about anyone else having their own near death experience. The minute break was not enough to actually rest (liars), but just enough time to catch your breath and commiserate with the nearest newbie
so you could both put on smiles like you were at happy hour.
Between my run and this workout, I was fired up! Actually, it was more like everything on fire. This particular box offers a free workout the first Saturday of the month, but I found another that offers a free weekend warrior workout every Saturday, so I might have to go check that out. Just maybe not after a morning run.
How was your Saturday? Where are you watching the Superbowl? Are you calling it a free eating day, or are you creating healthy versions of football food?