I've been very busy and traveling for work this past week - and my workouts kind of took a back seat. I am also looking at this past week as 'tapering' for my marathon on Feb 6 :) Ha...whatever. I was just to tired and busy to get my runs in. Anyway - my friend Carol asked me to come to crossfit with her this morning. I was all about it.
So I pick her up this morning - and she's telling me where to go. And we literally turn into a storage unit area. No joke. This Crossfit location as literally in a storage unit. Right off hand - I was very nervous and I knew I was going to be puking. Specially with my workout hiatus last week. Anyway - we meet the trainers and start the warm up along with a handful of other people. It was very basic....3 sets of ten push ups/assisted pull ups/sit ups/squats and then 500 meters on the rowing machine. Then came the main set- 15 of some things I don't remember what they are called..burkeys maybe? Where you jump up, throw your legs back, go all the way into a push up, legs back up and you clap. And then 15 squats...and then you grab a 14lb medicine ball and run 400 meters! And you see how many times you can do this in 15 min. Ok. I'm not going to lie. My shoulders can already feel it. But it was awesome. Quick and powerful. Lots of arms and core work.
I'm thinking this will be added to my weekly routine. Has anyone else used crossfit? Thoughts? Feelings? Was it held in a crazy place? I know they talked about it in last months Triathlete - and it sounded pretty promising to helping out with my upcoming season.
...oh yeah. I also didn't puke. I was kind of hoping I would so that I could in the running for the pukie award.
Hope everyone is having a great weekend!