So after two days of failed attempts at working out, I was determined to do it right today. Thursday night I got in half a bike ride---flat on the way back. Mindi taught me how to change a flat though. Yea for new skills! And its fun to look like a badass with bike grease all over ya. Too bad we drained the air before we got the tire right. Friday was just a waste...depressed.
I woke up early today and was catching on my blog reading. I just have to say a big THANK YOU to all you out there in blogland. You are such and inspiration and I would kill for one of your WODs a week. It is also good to know that others are struggling with the same things I am--motivation, working out alone, stress, the hell that military life can sometimes leave you in.
I am a huge fan of CrossFit Angie right now because her affiliates WODs are right up my alley, i.e. doable in my backyard without a lot of equipment. This morning was nice and cool so this WOD looked like a great one to hit:
30 Wallball (14#)
Finisher: 1 mile trail run (try that after 150 burpees) It was ugly.
I breezed through round 1 in 2:30, round 2 in about 3:30 and got slower from there. I just kept "chunking" each round. 10, 10, 10...5, 5, 5. catch breath between rounds. On round 4, Sexy Back came on my ipod...not a huge fan of JT, but just the right beat. Then I started thinking about how last summer I felt amazing, confident, happy with myself. I loved hanging out at the pool on the weekends, and didn't blink about having to put on my suit--even if it was a bikini. Not so much this summer...but you got to start somewhere. Hopefully by just plugging along at these WODs and not giving up, I can get my "Sexy" back.
This WOD will do that. Core must be tight on burpees. Abs and Gluts cannot sag. I also discovered that wallballs get easier if you just stick your butt really far back, while in the ass to grass position, then tighten your abs and thrust/swing with your hips, it takes a good deal of the quad work out of the movement--mine were screaming by round 2.
Hoping to maybe hit CF Ramstein on Monday. Maybe? Maybe?