I took off yesterday and Sunday from any sort of physical activity. Ok, actually, that’s a lie. I cleaned our entire house from top to bottom on Sunday and took Murphy for a long walk yesterday, but I didn’t do a CrossFit/running/barre/yoga workout because last week’s sweat sessions really kicked my butt. After Thursday’s long run and Saturday’s KFIT workout, my body felt totally and utterly exhausted, so I knew I definitely needed a couple of days of rest. I’m feeling a lot more energized today, but I’m still planning to take it semi-easy at CrossFit this afternoon. With that said, here are last week’s workouts:
Monday’s WOD was short and sweet: EMOM 8 (Every Minute on the Minute for 8 minutes) 3-5 Power Cleans + 10 Air Squats. Three to five reps? That means the weight for this workout was heavy. The Rx weight was 135 pounds for ladies, which is, hello, my 1RM (1 rep max), so I opted for Level 3 (105 pounds). That weight was still pretty heavy for me, and the fact that I used over 100 pounds for a workout still blows my mind—and I did 24 reps! Crazy. I’ve come a long way.
Tuesday’s WOD was my favorite kind of workout: long-ish with all sorts of fun CrossFit-y moves. I don’t remember my exact time, but it was definitely a good/tough workout. The Burpee Wallballs were brutal and took forever!
Thursday: 12.5 miles
I worked out at KFIT on Saturday morning. It was my first class, and I loved it! I don’t know why I waited so long to take a class!
The workouts at KFIT are typically a mix of a bootcamp-style class and CrossFit class, so they’re high-intensity and challenging. Kerrie programmed “Blake,” a CrossFit hero WOD, for Saturday morning. (She substituted push-ups for the Hand Stand Push-Ups.) It was a tough workout and my glutes were sore for days! Holy walking lunges!
During this workout, I really struggled with the box jumps and took a bunch of breaks to rest, which is something I don’t normally do. I can usually do 30 box jumps unbroken without much trouble, but I must have stopped at least two or three times each round. My body felt so tired. I guess I was still recovering from Thursday (or the multiple glasses of sangria the night before)? Running long distances takes so much out of me—I was pretty much useless on Thursday once I finished those 12.5 miles. Maybe it carried over until Saturday morning?
Health News & Views
At the beginning of summer this past June, after a 6-month hiatus, I started running again on a regular basis. It took me a little while to get back into the swing of things, but once I figured out what worked best for me, especially with regard to summer running, I finally got into a groove and started to see some improvements.
Now that the weather is starting to cool down and fall is upon us, I’m taking what I learned this past summer and transitioning it to my fall routine. (I’m training for a half marathon after all!) Here’s what I learned from summer running!
Questions of the Day
How many rest days do you usually take each week?
What are you going to miss most about summer workouts?