Saturday, January 29, 2011

CROSSFIT

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!

11 comments:

Heidi Austin said...

love love love it... in addition to tri training though... i don't buy the cross fit endurance gig though... (unless your goal is to just finish a tri) helen is my FAV workout of all time. it kicks your ass- the only downside is that your sore for DAYS lol

Christi said...

I have friends who do crossfit and they swear by it. I haven't done it but it sounds pretty cool. Congrats for taking the challenge.

Pegasuslegend said...

I really admire you and taking the challenge! congrats very cool!

AM-GoalsfortheWeek said...

i have heard great things about it, it just hasn't fit into my schedule w/all the other xtraining that comes w/tri's. OH, and to try to get yoga in too. oy! not enough hours in the day;-)

thx for sharing your xfit workout though. interesting to hear what it consisted of.

TRI-james said...

they are called burpees. and they suck.

Big Daddy Diesel said...

And people think we are crazy, I think cross fitters are crazy

Kim said...

I think that's great!! Way to go!

Lindsay and James Cotter said...

oh ya! crossfit is puke worthy! Love it.
LC

Bill said...

At least in Fort Lauderdale, they do the Crossfit workouts on the beach. I think once a week as cross training is fine, and an acceptable alternative to a weekly weight training workout. Just don't overdo it.

Habeela said...

I did Crossfit 2 years ago briefly and loved it! I ended up stopping because I got injured but if it's a good crossfit group, that shouldn't happen.

Linae over at a Most Peculiar Grey http://linae.blogspot.com/ also does Crossfit and probably has some great insights on how to mesh Crossfit with other stuff.

Katie said...

i haven't tried it, but it looks awesome/ridiculous. can't be bad for you if you almost puke, right?