Well, I finally did it. I did my first crossfit WOD (workout of the day) tonight at Ignite Fitness in Hoover. Lucky for me, it was only a fifteen minute workout. I use the term “lucky” because I only had to suffer for a short period of time. 🙂 One thing I learned quickly is how weak I really am. Since I already knew that, it was something I came to grips with before I got there tonight. I knew that I only needed to do what I could do. Much like when I started running, I’m really only competing against myself. Of course, I shouldn’t be that hard to beat right now.
The following is the WOD we did tonight:
Three rounds of:
Burpees | 75/55 pound Power snatch | Box jump, 24/20″ box | 75/55 pound Thruster | Chest to bar Pull-ups
“Hope” has the same format as Fight Gone Bad. In this workout you move from each of five stations after a minute. This is a five-minute round from which a one-minute break is allowed before repeating. The clock does not reset or stop between exercises. On call of “rotate,” the athlete/s must move to next station immediately for good score. One point is given for each rep. Score is total number of reps.
one person performs, other encourages and counts
I can see right out of the gate that crossfit will do a lot for my overall fitness. As a result, my running should benefit tremendously. I’ve seen the way crossfit benefits many of my running friends like Jack and Russ. The extra workouts should help me shed a few more pounds, which will add speed to my runs. Let’s hope!