Wednesday, April 3, 2013

I run...I'm slower than a herd of turtles stampeding through peanut butter, but I run!  Or, at least I try to run!  lol - Today is a run day - yay!  This is me...being positive and happy to run!  I'm smiling as I type this - really...I am.  It's ALL positive thoughts.  I've got this!  :)

Today's CrossFit is for time:
   Run 1000 meters (.621/mile)
   20 Leg lifts
   Run 750 meters (.466/mile)
   40 Knees to Elbows
   Run 500 meters (.311/mile)
   60 Sit-ups

I went ahead and posted today's workout before talking about my thoughts, so everything I say will make sense.  I know - it's worth a shot though, right?  I'm not sweating the running - I'm really not.  It's the knees-to-elbows that have me concerned today.  I admit it...I have girly hands.  Every time I say that, I have this image of Frank and Hanz from Saturday Night Live saying "you have girly hands" in their Arnold Schwarzenegger accent - it cracks me up!  My palms are still sore, but I'm ignoring it.  Which is easy now, but when I start doing knees-to-elbows on the bar, I know they're going to hurt.  I think I might see if I can remove the padding from the bar and see if that helps.  If nothing else, I can at least wear my gloves then - I'm pretty sure they would work, but I'll have to see.  I'm also going to look and see what I can find out about "proper" grip.  Who knows?  Maybe I've been doing that all wrong.  Regardless, I need to get over it.  I don't think it's bothered my so much before because we've never done (at least I haven't) knees-to-elbows so many days in a row before.  And, oh my goodness - were my shoulders and upper back muscles sore?  My upper abs were also sore last night - that was definitely from the knees-to-elbows movement!  I'm so happy with my progress on those!

Y'all wish me luck with my "girly hands"!  
38:19 - WOW!  Not a happy WOW, just a WOW!  That was intense!  What a workout!!  So, I slowed down my running to 4.5 and was able to run to 10 blocks, then I slowed it down to 4.2 and was able to run 12 blocks, but the more I ran the worse I got!  It wasn't my breathing so much today (thank goodness!) but my calves were killing me.  I think from yesterday's treadmill workout?  The entire workout was inclines of 4, 5, or 6 without going less than that until the 2 minute cool down period.  I did walk some of the run segments today, but ran way over 1/2 the time.  Whenever I did walk, I did it at 3.0 speed so I could drink water, wipe sweat, and blow my nose while walking without having to stop and do all of that.   My total treadmill time was 23:13.  Not great, but it's okay.  I ran.  I ran longer than ever before and I'm happy with that.  :)

I struggled with the leg lifts, but am proud to say I did them in 2 1/2 minutes!  At least that's something positive!

Knees to Elbows were knees to below my boobs - not quite as high as they were yesterday.  My girlie hands are going to have to get over themselves.  They hurt today, but not like yesterday.  They are still red, except for my calluses - they are white, white, white!  Crazy looking hands today!

Sit-ups killed me!  It took me almost 5 minutes to do sit-ups.  I glanced at the timer when I started and it was 33:25.  It was at 38:19 when I finished.  NOT a great time for those at all, but I did them so...yay!

Not sure if you noticed or not, but the Ripped Goddesses put up a different April challenge workout.  I'm glad 'cause I didn't like the one they had - all that running.  Ain't nobody got time for that!  lol  Anyway, April's challenge is Wall-sitting and today's was for 30 seconds.  I did it, but it was the weirdest thing to feel your thighs quivering, then to actually sit and watch them quiver almost made me lose my balance!  I think the only reason I didn't fall was because my back was so sweaty I was sticking to the wall!  lmao  - It was really hard to get up from wall sitting and came really close to just sliding down to the floor, but I pushed and pushed and made it back up!

Can't wait to see what tomorrow has in store!!


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