Tuesday, January 22, 2013

"Wow, those burpees were awesome!", said no one.  EVER!  lol - I came across this the other day and couldn't wait until we had a burpee day to use it.  I thought it was pretty funny!

I have to admit, I thought I would be way sorer than I am this morning after yesterday's 10k (I just love saying that!)  I can now say I've done a 10k!!  I posted it on Facebook last night and said "10k, and I didn't die!"  Of course, yesterday I felt like I was dying but this morning I am SO proud of myself for completing it.  I do wish I could have done all of it on the treadmill, but my legs were giving out.  I had slowed down to 3.0 speed on the last 1/4 mile and when I got on the bike, I thought I was going to scream.  Pure exhaustion on my legs, but LOTS of pride this morning!!

Today's workout is for time:
   30 pushups
   40 walking lunges
   50 kettlebell swings, 15 lbs.
   60 CrossFit situps
   70 burpees

I know we're not supposed to, but I might split this up into two rounds.  I'll decide once I get upstairs to my "gym".  Looking at this, I have to say I'm not looking forward to the lunges.  I just know the strain they put on my ass/legs and that's where I'm sore right now.  But, who knows?  Maybe it'll be a good stretch!  I think I will also wear my weighted vest that I received for Christmas today during the pushups and lunges.  I wanted to wear it yesterday, but thought NO WAY going so far on the treadmill - not a good time to try something new.  The good thing about the vest is it's 8 lbs, which is close to how much weight I've lost so far (7 lbs), so it will be kind of like when I started working out with that extra weight.  I'll give it my best today!
18:53 - WOW!  I don't know what I don't like more...running or burpees!  Both of them get my heart rate going like crazy!!  I did not wear my weighted vest and I did not split these up into two rounds.  I did ALL pushups, lunges, kettlebell swings, and half of my situps in 7:49 - so the remaining time is how long it took me to do the other half of my situps and all burpees.  I decided to split the situps and burpees into two rounds of 30 CF situps and 35 burpees, because those were the hardest.  My goodness!!  WHAT a workout!!!

I did run 9 blocks on my treadmill - thought it should have been easier than it was, but nope!  Not!!  I was glad to see the soreness leave my badonka-donk, but it came back once I started running!  And, the lunges??  WOW - those first few hurt, but thankfully got better!  Not too sore right now, just feel exhausted.

I tried to do the 2 minute plank for January's challenge, but gave out after 45 seconds.  My shoulders were ridiculously trembling!!  :)