Monday: Cleaning day. Laundry day. Grocery shopping day. Lots of standing and walking. All members of family on cranky side. Stressful day. Wanted PJs and bed. BUT MUST GET IN WORKOUT!! ( I have come to far to skip a day) Crossfit day.
Did you catch all the standing and walking accomplished in 2 days??
The WOD(workout of the day) for Monday contained lots of squatting. My legs felt a little like jello, so did my arms! I met new people that night who encouraged and inspired me! I walked in cranky and stressed. I walked out happier and less tense.
I awoke Tuesday very sore, however ready to take on the day. I met with my trainer who did not feel sorry for me about my soreness and he pushed me. He made me dribble a basketball around the court! Apparently, he is unaware of my poor motor planning and coordination! ( In junior high I was the basketball book keeper or something. I was not on the court!) The ab work we accomplished makes me think there is a 12 pack under there! (this helped with my August ab challenge for the day) Oh, and he made me do ropes, which involve squatting on my already sore legs!
|And somehow afterwards I am still smiling!|
This means I ran 800m
Did weighted lunges, hang cleans, and push presses each with reps of 21,18,15,12,9,6, and 3
Then ran 800m again!!!
I was able to run the first 800m. I did all the reps, however had to put down the weight(35#) for lunges due to my knee during the process. I would look at what rep set I was on and think there is no way I can do this. I would see the clock thinking I could not finish. I would wonder how I could possibly wrap it all up with another run. I just kept fighting. I stared each number in the face and kept moving. My whole body wanted to stop, but my heart wanted to finish. I ran/walked that last 800m. My kids ran with me the first lap, spurring me onward. Coach Tim and Coach Shaun encouraged me. My kids went inside the second lap, but I could hear them cheering for me. I finished in 30:45. The intensity of this day was so much more than the 5ks I have ran, but finishing was similar. I cried crossing the finish line of my 1st race and I cried finishing this WOD.
I never thought I was strong enough!!! Because of the one who made me I am!!!! Knowing I can conquer this physical challenge, gives me hope I can conquer the craziness of the upcoming school year, parenting, and weight loss.
"I can do all things through Him who gives me strength" Philippians 4:13