Saturday, May 05, 2012
Sprint. Jump. Pull. Push. Press. Squat. Sprint. RUN.
That's CrossFit. Sprinting, jumping, pulling, pushing, pressing, squatting and more sprinting. I love it. I'm having such a great time! I began with two sessions a week and then found myself attending three each week and last week I attended 4. Sweet progression.
I am PRing in everything. My strength amazes me. When I compare myself to others in the box, which I try not to do, I am pretty close to the bottom, but when I compare myself to where I began, I am certainly getting better. My disc damaged side is much weaker and I really struggle with that..but I'm doing the best I can.
I find CrossFit much more fun than lifting for 45 minutes at the gym, by myself, same lifts, same thing. With CrossFit I am still lifting heavy but doing so much more! The workouts are varied, fast, incredible moves that I have never completed before.
Steve and Troy built me a jump box! Yes, a box which I jump onto. It's 20 inches tall, wood, portable. I haul it from the garage to the grass. When I first completed box jumps at CF I was afraid, I held Susan's hand because I was sure I was going to kill myself. It was a 14" box! I moved to 16" and now am not afraid of a 20". They will be building me a 24" box soon, I am sure!
We are running a competition right now. Last Saturday we completed "FRAN" which consists of thrusters and pull ups. I completed my workout in 13:30. We had our time recorded, our body weight, our weight lifted, measurements. In 4 weeks we'll see how we progressed. I love it!
On Memorial Day there is a "MURPH" workout contest at a box in St. Cloud. MURPH consists of this:
1 Mile Run
1 mile Run
7 members of our box are entering and I think I'm going to as well. It will be difficult, but if it was easy I wouldn't be interested. I have to register by May 7 so I need to decide. Quickly.
I'm increasing my mileage on road for the next few weeks as I have the Minneapolis Marathon the first week of June. I enjoyed it very much last year and since I'm out for Kettle 100, Minneapolis Marathon will do :)