So… remember those 3 miles that I planned to run today? Well, Fran had different plans for my afternoon. (Mal and I went to the 12:30 CrossFit class this afternoon.)
Who is Fran, you ask? Fran is THE baseline measurement for CrossFit. It’s also one of the hardest WODs. Check this out:
Thrusters (95#, 65#)
It’s only two exercises, so you might not think it’s all that tough, but the combination of the two exercises, coupled with the number of reps and weight, is absolutely killer—you need some serious strength and endurance for this one!
I actually didn’t even do the prescribed Fran weight (65 pounds) for women. In fact, I didn’t even do the Level 1 weight (45 pounds). I used 35 pounds and a green band for assisted pull-ups, and Fran was still a frickin’ challenge for me. I even needed to stop multiple times during the workout to catch my breath and rest my muscles. I ended up finishing in 5:55 and my body felt like Jello from head to toe. Holy crap, Fran kicked my butt. There was no 3-mile run in my future.
And… I have one more goal for 2012: do a Level 1 Fran.
After CrossFit, I came home and threw together a quick lunch: 1 egg + 2 egg whites, tomato slices with salt + pepper, carrots sticks + garlic hummus, and a clementine.
Now, I am glued to my computer for the rest of the night. I have lots of catching up to do!
Enjoy the night, guys!