It would be extraordinarily easy to grumble and groan about how miserable Monday mornings are…especially when a Monday morning has to follow the act of such an incredible weekend! I will, however, pass on the grumbling, and instead fill you in on the weekend success’!! 🙂
I am so excited to tell you about Friday nights workout. I did, in fact, leave a hour and a half early from work to partake in the 5:30pm workout.
21 Overhead Squats (I used 45#…prescribed is 65#…not yet guys..not yet.)
42 Pullups (blue banded…while I DID use the red band on Thursdays workout, there were just too many in this workout for me to red band them)
15 O.H. squats
9 O.H. squats
I did, indeed, rip a little again (Grrr), but I finished the whole workout in 11 minutes, 44 seconds 🙂
On the board for the end of workout challenge was a mile run time trial. I kept looking outside the entire workout thinking, there is NO way we’re running the mile, its POURING! To be perfectly honest with you, I was happy about this. I HATE running…with a fiery passion.
Come the end of the workout J.P says what I was dying to know…
“We will be running the mile…if you want…it’s optional.” Optional, he said it, I dont’ have to do it. Before I could even process this thought, however, I found myself turning to Nick and saying, “I think I want to run it.” He agreed to run it with me.
I am SOOOO glad I did 🙂 While I came dangerously close to throwing up behind JP’s car, and ran a slower mile than usual (8:20…not BAD at all for right after a HARD workout!)…I LOVED running in the pouring rain, I LOVED that I did something I hate for the sole purpose of stretching myself and improving…and I LOVE that I could run the whole thing, no stopping, and felt pretty dang good the WHOLE TIME!!!
Saturday’s workout was a toughy as well…whew! 🙂 I get there at 9am to meet up with my lovely friend Amanda Leigh Cannon 🙂 We look at the board and I start thinking, “yeah that looks tough…but it doesn’t look tough enough to be in teams…and I’ve NEVER been to a Saturday workout where there wasn’t teams…”
400m med ball run (I had a 12 # slam ball that I had to carry on the run)
30 OH lunges (with a 25# plate)
50 box jumps
30 ring rows
400m med ball run
Here’s the way it went down…We were split into teams of five (I was the only female on the team)…it’s done in a relay format. So I decided to go out for my run first…as soon as I got back, the next person started on THEIR run, and I got started on the burpees, and it went like this all the way through. WHOA MAMA!! 26 minutes of straight working your ass off!! Seriously… AWESOME workout! 🙂 One of my favorite feelings about that workout…I felt like I could keep up with the boys, and that felt DANG good! 😀
The rest of Saturday was blissful 🙂 Breakfast with the gang, beach day in Gloucester, a date with my love to go see Inception (incredible…totally messed with my head for a good hour after…!), topped off with a trip to the beach at the end of the night, to sit and talk next to the water (I loved this…).
Sunday was the Culture Festival in Salem, and exactly ONE YEAR since I met Nicholas Araza 🙂 I can honestly say babe, that I have smiled more in the last year than I did in the five years put together before you 🙂 Sappy…yes…but I don’t care 🙂
I would LOVE to know what YOUR favorite part of the weekend was 🙂
Finally, for your viewing pleasure, some AMAZING Crossfit pictures by my good friend Amanda Leigh Cannon 🙂 You’re the BEST lady 🙂