I seriously thought I could do all 150 wall balls. Really!!! I thought I would get at least a few double unders in. It was not to be. I could give you a whole long list of reasons excuses why, but the bottom line is it didn't happen. What did happen is that there were points when I thought my heart was going to explode. Maybe I need to get a fingertip pulse oximeter to monitor my blood oxygen. Or maybe I need to work a tiny bit on my cardio. Whatever. But I learned from this and that is probably the best thing to happen. I learned that the attitude I walk in with has a huge, huge influence on the outcome of the WOD. I learned that, while heavy, a 14# medicine ball is totally doable. I learned that eating crap and thinking it will be okay is so, so, so wrong. So even though I only got 102 wall balls in 12 minutes, I feel this was a success because of all I learned from it. Now I need to put this behind me and more on with my life.
I am walking on my treadmill at the moment. It is 5:30 a.m. and I really want to do another 5 minutes or so. I started my 2nd week of WW on Saturday and while I am not perfect, I am far better than I was without it. Yesterday when I came home from work I was not exhausted. I did get tired in the afternoon and I did have some coffee to drink, but I did not nap when I came home. Huge success. Also, I want to walk on my treadmill in the mornings. Yesterday I only had about 15 minutes, but I did it. Today I rushed to get everything done so I could jump on. It took a while, but I think I'm beginning to turn the corner on energy. Jeez I hope so. I probably shouldn't get too excited. I should see if it happens again today. The thing today is, I have no last period and we are having the honors assembly. I could leave at 12:35. I'm trying to decide if I want to or not. I could stay and sit through a boring assembly and then after school. Or I could leave early and come home and ge…
That is what I have, a seriously weak upper body. My legs are strong. I have thick, muscular thighs and my calves pop, but my upper body - bleh.... So that's what I'm really hoping to improve through crossfit. I want a toned, well defined upper body. I realize that it's going to take time, and I am getting there. I have muscles in my arms that I never had before. Awesome.
Last night's Crossfit workout:
800 m run40 pull-ups (I did jumping pull-ups and am getting quite good at them)80 push-ups (I used a low band that helped support my hips)120 kettlebell swings - with a 25# kettlebell800 m run
There was a 30 minute time cap and I did it in 30:40 - not too shabby. As you can see we worked the same muscles over and over and over and over.....it was brutal. But that's what I need to work on so I'm really not complaining. I am a little sore this morning though :)
My foot hurts. Specifically my left foot hurts on the inside of the heel, it's almost the Achilles tendon but not quite. Right there where that black circle is. Now I know exactly what tendon it is. It is very painful. It only hurts when I do a certain workout - which I did last night. I haven't been doing that workout because it made my foot hurt. The pain went away and I thought I'd give it a try. Now this morning I'm in pain. I don't know what to do about this. Is it my shoes? The floor at the gym? Some biomechanical thing? I just don't know and it's really starting to annoy me. Maybe I should take something? Would hgh releasers work? I've heard they help a lot of ailments.... I just don't know what to do. The worse part is I can not run like this and the shoes don't seem to help much. Actually, I just had a thought as I was typing this... Maybe if I ran on soft surfaces like grass. I may give that a try. This morning is stre…