Friday, March 22, 2013

The day after leg day...yep, that's what it feels like!  lol  I thought this would be SO appropriate today!  I admit my thighs are not as sore this morning as they were last night - they throbbed forEVER last night!  And, to top it all off - my monthly visitor arrived, but guess what?  Midol works great for throbbing thighs as well as cramps - YAY, Midol!  ha

I knew we were going to finish this week out with a bang - which for me means "run"!!!!!  Oh well, at least I was expecting it, right?  ;)

Today's CrossFit is 5 rounds of:
   Run 400 meters (1/4 mile)
   30 Box jumps, 18" box
   30 Wall ball shots, 10 lb ball

I really want to run the entire thing today (no, really...I do), so I'm going to split this in half to make sure I can do that whole running thang!  Here's how I plan to do it:
   10 rounds of:
      Run 200 meters (1/8 mile) - I know I can run this without walking or stopping
      15 Box jumps, 11" box - it's all I have
      15 wall ball shots, 4 lb ball -'s all I have!

I'm doing it this way because I know I can run 1/8 mile without having to walk or stop.  I know Jenni likes for us to do these as they are written, but isn't it better to run the entire thing than to walk half?  I think so!!  Now, let's just hope my legs hold up!  I'll make sure I take an aspirin (or even some Midol) beforehand!  lol

March Madness:
   40 Squats
   17 Burpees

In all honesty, I don't know that I will be able to do 40 squats or 17 burpees after today's CrossFit.  Maybe I can eke out those squats throughout the day.  I mean, they really don't take any time at all to do, right?  Y'all wish me luck with today's CrossFit....I'm gonna need it!  I got this.  I got this.  I got this.  :)
****************************** I still alive?  I must be, I'm fighting for air!!!  lol  WHAT a workout!  I did not get this one in yesterday (Friday) - I'm sure those of you who read my blog already noticed that, but I did it today (Saturday)!  I am VERY proud, tired, sore - you name it, I'm there!

So, like I mentioned already, I decided to break this up into 10 segments and I also decided to run the entire thing - no walking allowed!  Which means, I stopped...a LOT...but I ran, and ran, and ran, and ran, and ran - well, you get the picture!  This was entirely a mental game for me today.  While doing the running part of round 5, I decided to get on my bike for the last 5 rounds.  However, after doing the boxjumps and wall ball for that round, I thought one more round on the treadmill.  Then, after 6 full rounds, I thought one more round then I'll get on the bike.  Well, after the 7th round, I thought "You only have two more rounds - get on the damn treadmill!"  So, that's what I did - it wasn't pretty, but I did it.  I stopped to catch my breath - a LOT - did I mention that I stopped a LOT?  lol

I'm almost embarrassed to say what my time was, but I will.  I'm not posting it on CrossFit Mamas though - it really is a terrible time, but I DID IT!!!  Are you ready?   Ya sure? time was 59:03.  Pretty sucky, huh?  Oh well - I did it.  I not only did it, but I ran it.  So..yay me!!  :)

My treadmill time was 15:04 - which isn't too bad and I'm sure all of you runners out there are laughing, but it really is a struggle for me to run.  I did all rounds of box jumps and wall ball shots without stopping, except for the two times I almost busted it on the box jumps.  Box jumps are SO much better than before.  I still remember only being able to do 4 or 5 before I'd have to stop and catch my breath, so doing 15 each round without stopping is a big deal.  However, it really makes my total time look bad.  Oh well - it is what it is.  The important thing is I did it - I didn't walk ANY!  I would have had a much better time if I had walked, though.  Oh well - it's done and I'm happy.  :)  Tired, but happy!


  1. Don't be embarrassed!! You did awesome! Its a great feeling when you meet a goal like that!! WTG!! :))

  2. Thanks, Jen! Can you tell I was a little disappointed when I wrote this yesterday? I am VERY proud of myself - I just needed to calm down and chill after all of that! I'm glad I didn't listen to my inner voice and quit - but at the time, I was dying!!!! lol

  3. Berta I'm soooo proud of you! I know how hard it can be to keep going..I struggle with running as well..I keep working on it and have managed to be able to go 3 miles now but its not very fast and not very pretty! but we are lapping the people sitting their asses on their couch! its so hard to keep moving when your mind is telling you that you're dying! but you did it and you can do it again and again! crossfit had made me realize I can do so much more then I ever thought I was capable of..I don't want you to ever give up cuz you rock! I look forward to reading your blog every morning almost as much as I do crossfit mamas! keep up the good work!

  4. Thanks, Gina! I'm so glad I came across Crossfit Mamas! It's made me so much stronger and I really do enjoy all of my accomplishments!!