If you follow me on Facebook & Twitter then you know that I’ve been
terrified brimming with excitement to start something new. CrossFit. It’s no secret that I want to get strong. That I need to get strong. That my body has been breaking down over the last year or so because it can’t keep up with the demands of what I ask of it each and every week. So I NEED strength to carry me thru when my body just isn’t feeling quite up to the task.
I’ve tried to do things at home. But getting out the weights is dangerous because my lil man then feels the need to also prove his strength. Do it when he sleeps, right? Wrong. Lil man doesn’t sleep much
cuz he’s my Mini Me.
I would have taken a class at a local gym but with my
lil man schedule being so crazy between work, “the commute”, kids, family, training & Aby’s extracurriculars …… well, they aren’t open enough hours in the day. I don’t have a traditional life and don’t fit into a traditional mold so I couldn’t get my ass to attend any classes at this point in my life.
Hmmmm…… what to do? Continue to be weak and dream of being strong? Sounds good! Maybe I’ll wake up “strong” one morning, that sounds way easier. Well, I’ve been waiting for years and that isn’t working. Then, I started talking with a few friends and it seemed that many others were having a similar problem, wanting to get strong but lacking the time to make it happen. So, I went out on a limb and asked a local CrossFit instructor if he wanted to open an early morning CrossFit class for us. And he said yes. Crap. I thought he would tell me to shove it. The fear seeped in immediately
for all of us. We were concerned we couldn’t do it. I was concerned that he was going to try to kill us and “make an example” out of us by showing us how weak we were even though we were all runners cuz that’s how my one and only personal training session went back in 2008. Yep, we were scared. Like really scared. And I was amazed that with all that fear floating around 19 people managed to show up for a 5 am CrossFit session.
Wow, proud to know these brave souls! And the workout was good, a nice intro to CrossFit without killing us. I know that it was probably one of the “easy” sessions but I’m glad that he didn’t scare everyone away because I don’t want to be the only one who shows up for Session #2!
Our first workout, WOD (Workout Of the Day) is below.
20 Minute AMRAP (as many rounds as possible) Teams
3 person teams – First team member completes a full round before 2nd person starts, 2nd person completes a full round before 3rd person starts. Repeat rounds, rotating thru team as many times as possible.
10 Ring Rows
10 Ball Slams
100 meter sprint
We had so much fun. The group had so much energy. The team concept really helped push us faster than we may have otherwise done had we been doing the workout “solo”. It was good! My group got thru 11 rounds in the 20 minutes. Today, I feel slightly sore in my chest and shoulders but it’s manageable. I was still able to swim last night. The Tuesday WOD didn’t destroy me. This means, I’ll go back for the Thursday WOD. Cross your fingers for us! We are all CrossFit “newbies” who are just looking to get strong!
** Trying New Things ** Amanda – TooTallFritz **